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I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« on: October 12, 2015, 07:31:29 PM »
My daughter turned 18 this past Sunday and it just hit me that I started brewing shortly after she was born.

It doesn't seem like 18 years have gone by (either for the hobby or the kids).  Both journeys have been a blast and I'm looking forward to the temps dropping and getting the brewing season started again.  It will be a busy Spring with a high school and a college graduation!

Thanks to you all for all your advice, knowledge and support over the years.

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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 07:51:41 PM »
Too bad you didn't give brewing a chance :)

Congrats on the brewing milestone, surviving the teenage years (I know, still a couple to go ) and the upcoming graduations.  Homebrew for the college grads...homebrew soda for the high school?
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 08:03:29 PM »
Cool!  Congrats!  I hit 18 years next March.  Brew #489 today, hoping to hit 500 in the next few months.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 08:28:22 PM »
Cool!  Congrats!  I hit 18 years next March.  Brew #489 today, hoping to hit 500 in the next few months.
Just like Big Papi..you can do it!
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 08:34:33 PM »
3 years next month for me. Hopefully in another 15 I'll still be learning.

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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 08:37:26 PM »
Happy B-Day!!

I started brewing the week my second daughter was born.  She turned three in March.  I have some catching up to do!
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 08:40:51 PM »
Congrats, Paul!  22+ for me - pretty much steady except for a couple full time college stints when time was at a premium- and still loving it.
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 08:57:56 PM »
3 years next month for me. Hopefully in another 15 I'll still be learning.

I know I am!  That's what makes it fun for me.
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 09:26:13 PM »
I'm working on my brewing being legally able to buy beer (I'll hit 21 years in May).  I really stopped counting a while back.  Switching to 10 gallon batches a couple years ago cut my batch count per year way down, though.

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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 10:44:23 PM »
I'm a year behind you.
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 11:25:03 PM »
My youngest daughter bought me a "2 bucket" homebrewing kits plus a True Brew beer kit for Christmas 14 years ago. Homebrewing, up to that point, had never crossed my mind. I remember peeling off the Christmas paper wrapping and opening the box and thinking "what the hell am I going to do with this"?
But here I am 14 years later, many $ in additional equipment and BJCP Certified. Who knew, not me, that's for sure!
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2015, 02:38:23 AM »
It started assembling gear in late 1992.  I brewed my first batch in mid-February 1993 (Valentine's Day to be exact). 

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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 10:50:14 AM »
Just hit 17 years a short while back.
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Re: I just realized this is my 18th year brewing.
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2015, 11:27:47 AM »
Thanks folks!  The years fly by,that's for sure.

It makes the 3.5(ish) years until our youngest (we have 4) graduates from high school seem like tomorrow.  Which is both terrifying and very exciting. 

Denny is way ahead of me in batch count though.  I'm only up to 235 or so.   :)

Paul
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