I realize I cannot possibly have a motivation listed above for all scenarios, but I was just
curious as to when you are brewing what you MOSTLY are striving for.
Me, I brew with the best possible ingredients I can get using tried and true methods
and don't care really about much else...If the beer resembles a commercial variety
then that is a plus as a sideline...altho some tasters of my beer prefer unique different styles.
That being said, this methodology results in very good beers IMHO.
All of the first 3 for me, so I didn't vote in the poll.
Denny I clarified that commercial beer line for your benefit
me too (hey it's not a +1)
There Fred that is for your benefit HIGH gravity!