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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2012, 09:50:12 PM »
Try doing IT in a "mega-bank" for awhile and you'll understand why I sometime wax nostalgic for my days cleaning the hog barns with a pitch fork when it was 110F out.   :-\

I felt cleaner when I got back to the house most days on the farm than I do i this place.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2012, 02:43:23 PM »
I'm not too keen on turning my hobby into something that becomes a drudge to perform. ???

I also work for a fairly large corp. While there are definite advantages to this the main suck about the job is my fellow employees. I studied and trained for many years to do what I love to do. It's the shocking behavior demonstrated by my "colleagues" that'll drive me from the industry and not the repetitive nature of my work.

I might end up sweeping floors in a brewery before long   ;)

If you really love brewing it would not be drudgery. Part of the fun of this venture (for me anyway) is the challenge of growing a business and marketing it. Also, getting to meet people is awesome. But the main joy for me is definitely still brewing and getting to experiment with different ideas.

Also, whomever said I needed together a new hobby I think really hit it on the head. I need something to do at home that isn't brewing. Still trying to figure out just exactly what that is going to be.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2012, 06:23:22 PM »
The next step in the process...

(hold the hops please)
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2012, 06:48:56 PM »
The next step in the process...

(hold the hops please)

Amen to that! ;)
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »
Huh ???

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2012, 04:38:01 AM »
I'm not too keen on turning my hobby into something that becomes a drudge to perform. ???

I also work for a fairly large corp. While there are definite advantages to this the main suck about the job is my fellow employees. I studied and trained for many years to do what I love to do. It's the shocking behavior demonstrated by my "colleagues" that'll drive me from the industry and not the repetitive nature of my work.

I might end up sweeping floors in a brewery before long   ;)

If you really love brewing it would not be drudgery. Part of the fun of this venture (for me anyway) is the challenge of growing a business and marketing it. Also, getting to meet people is awesome. But the main joy for me is definitely still brewing and getting to experiment with different ideas.

Also, whomever said I needed together a new hobby I think really hit it on the head. I need something to do at home that isn't brewing. Still trying to figure out just exactly what that is going to be.

How about a hobby farm Major?
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2012, 05:21:20 AM »
Hey I might be available for consulting. :) And I will travel.
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2012, 05:50:44 AM »
Hey I might be available for consulting. :) And I will travel.

For free? (that entices breweries) just saying.....

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2012, 06:42:36 AM »
Also, whomever said I needed together a new hobby I think really hit it on the head. I need something to do at home that isn't brewing. Still trying to figure out just exactly what that is going to be.
Denny is always recommending people take up knitting.  Something to consider ;)
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2012, 11:35:19 AM »
My wife already knits, it looks really boring. Screw it, I'll just drink more.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2012, 02:53:14 PM »
Screw it, I'll just drink more.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2012, 04:05:59 PM »
I have buddy who reloads ammo for himself and his shooting friends.  He always says we should live well after the revolution, ammo and alcohol will make us a good living.  You could do both.   ;D

On a more serious note you can always become a BBQ/Smoker expert or a lawn fanatic like my neighbor.  Maybe wood carving?

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2012, 05:13:38 PM »
I'm pretty good at manning the smoker. Not a master, but aspiring to become one. I live on 7 acres of mountain land, so no lawn.

Wood carving - that's a nice thought. I have an abundance of Chittam wood on my property.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2012, 08:38:44 AM »
As much as I love homebrewing, I find it way too labor intensive...I'd love to go pro just for the simple fact that I would have all my stuff in one place with an efficient set-up...I usually have only one or two kegs on tap at a time, and constantly run out before a new batch is done....so for me the obvious choice is to move towards going pro, just because I need an efficient way to produce a constant supply of beer for my own consumption  ;)
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2012, 01:48:29 AM »
I live on 7 acres of mountain land...

Damn man, you're a natural!  (see my last post)
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