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A homebrewing milestione
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:17:36 PM »
after nearly 17 years of homebrewing, it's finally come to this....there is nothing home brew related I want for Christmas!  I have all the gear and ingredients I could want or need.  In a way, it's kinda comforting!
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 05:32:45 PM »
Excellent!  As long as this isn't followed up with "There is nothing new in home brewing that I want to try."

Now your lovely wife can focus on chia pets and the like.
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 05:37:11 PM »
That's pretty cool, Denny.  You know, I think I'm there, too. I used to have this idea of splurging on a fancy system, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's just not for me. I have my system dialed in and I like it !  If I need to replace something I will, but I think I'm good on equipment. Won't tell my wife that yet. Just in case !
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 06:00:42 PM »
Finally time to do what you've threatened all these years and take up knitting.

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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 06:25:44 PM »
I've reached there with kitchen stuff. I can walk through a shop and finally not buy anything. Homebrew gear, nope, not quite. New stuff still holds a compelling fascination. I must say that getting to brew with a friend who has the most tricked out system I've ever encountered has put the brakes on my desire to acquire though. A person just can't brew enough to make all the set up and clean up worthwhile.

How about books Denny? Don't those count? The Malt book is out, which I will have to get and I'm really looking forward to Randy Mosher's new book too. Then there's that Experimental Brewing book. Perfect gifts for the brewer who has everything.

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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 06:45:20 PM »
I asked for the Malt book.

So the enlightened state that Denny has reached is in the future.
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 07:34:29 PM »
Finally time to do what you've threatened all these years and take up knitting.

Too late....I learned to knit when I was 12.  Besides, all my time for the next 6 months is set aside for writing.
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 07:36:15 PM »
I've reached there with kitchen stuff. I can walk through a shop and finally not buy anything. Homebrew gear, nope, not quite. New stuff still holds a compelling fascination. I must say that getting to brew with a friend who has the most tricked out system I've ever encountered has put the brakes on my desire to acquire though. A person just can't brew enough to make all the set up and clean up worthwhile.

How about books Denny? Don't those count? The Malt book is out, which I will have to get and I'm really looking forward to Randy Mosher's new book too. Then there's that Experimental Brewing book. Perfect gifts for the brewer who has everything.

I saw Randy's book at NHC last summer and I'm really looking forward to it.  I think it could become a new standard.  The Malt, book, I dunno....I found Water and Yeast not really homebrewer friendly.
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 07:40:28 PM »
Ask for a gift card to your favorite HBS. That's what I did.

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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 07:41:51 PM »
Ask for a gift card to your favorite HBS. That's what I did.

That's what my wife usually gets me, but there's really nothing I need.  Got a freezer full of hops, a fridge full of yeast and several hundred lb. of grain.
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 07:45:50 PM »
It's good to be satisfied. Happy Holidays.

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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 08:08:11 PM »
Aside from completing a kegging set up, which I don't have room for, this Christmas will flesh out all the equipment I think I will need. I just need to keep a supply of ingredients and a faster metabolism so I can drink more of my beer. There are still things I could want like barrels or a recirculating mash system but I don't have space for them and I'm making good beer on my current set up so no reason to spend cash needlessly with law school debt hanging over my head.
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2014, 10:05:07 PM »
I was starting to feel the same way....... then someone went and released a book I didn't have, and ruined it ;)

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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2014, 12:11:39 AM »
I was starting to feel the same way....... then someone went and released a book I didn't have, and ruined it ;)

You're welcome!   ;D
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Re: A homebrewing milestione
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 01:54:49 AM »

after nearly 17 years of homebrewing, it's finally come to this....there is nothing home brew related I want for Christmas!  I have all the gear and ingredients I could want or need.  In a way, it's kinda comforting!

I promised you the glass. I will send it someday but it will not arrive for Christmas.
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