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What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« on: August 19, 2010, 12:14:03 PM »
wingnut made a comment here that got me thinking.  
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3341.msg37896#msg37896

He said "In my opinion, drinking the beer is only half the fun!"

I think that's too high for me, I'm thinking more like 25%.  Another 25% is the gadgets and equipment, 25% for actually making the beer, and 50% for sharing the beer with others while talking about beer and beer making.

What is that, 125%?  Oh yeah, -25% for cleaning everything.  There 100%.  :)

Anyone else?
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 12:15:14 PM »
The fact that it's like one giant ongoing science experiment
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 12:22:27 PM »
Having the ability to make beer that isn't available to me and a lot of it.   And then while drinking it, be amazed that I didn't somehow make poison or blow myself up in the process.
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 12:40:54 PM »
The people I've met through homebrewing, beer judging, beer events, etc.  For the most part, a really great bunch of people, many of who are now close friends. 
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 12:42:36 PM »
I work with numbers, spreadsheets and meet with clients all day long.

Its nice to actually roll up my sleeves and make something that's all my own and tailored to me.
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 12:51:49 PM »
I won't lie. I'm just in it for the beer.
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 12:57:55 PM »
I get to drink tax free beer.

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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 12:59:49 PM »
I'm a DIY sorta person and I love to cook so brewing allows me to put both of those to good use.  Plus the beer ain't too bad either...  ;)
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 01:00:45 PM »

What is that, 125%?  Oh yeah, -25% for cleaning everything.  There 100%.  :)

+  a bunch  ;D

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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 01:12:15 PM »
I'm a clean phreak. For me, it's all about the cleaning and sanitizing. Consumption is secondary.

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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 01:17:40 PM »
Soooo .... you homebrew because it gives you something else to clean?? :-\
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 01:22:25 PM »
Rupert, meet Tom.  Tom, Rupert.

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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 01:29:17 PM »
I won't lie. I'm just in it for the beer.

That's pretty much my feeling too and is what got me started so many years ago.
  
That, and the fact that  like many things home made it's generally better than anything available commercially,  once you get the hang of it  (at least as far as my go-to "styles" are concerned).  

I have to say though...I do enjoy the process.  It really has become my "treehouse", and I really look forward to my brew-days.  I'm not at all into fancy gadgets because you just don't need them to make great beer and besides,  I like the "hands on" feeling of doing it very simply.
 
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 01:30:07 PM »
Rupert, meet Tom.  Tom, Rupert.

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Rupert can come to my house and clean my brewing gear anytime.  Bathrooms too.  I'll even give him free beer when he's done, that will help me empty kegs so he has more to clean and I have more to fill.  I like this plan :)
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Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 01:32:23 PM »
I won't lie. I'm just in it for the beer.
 
That, and the fact that  like many things home made it's generally better than anything available commercially,  once you get the hang of it  (at least as far as my go-to "styles" are concerned).  

 

Absolutely. I guess for me I enjoy having around things I have hand crafted. I really do enjoy the process as well. Brewday is always a funday! ;D
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