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totally random
« on: January 23, 2011, 09:13:55 PM »
Well needless to say i am a newbie. Only on my first brew, only on this site for a week (if that), but I am ridiculously obsessed. Actually have been for months before I even made my first batch. Took me a while to get my equipment and whatnot, courage to take the leap, blah, blah, blah.

So I just met a fellow brewer at a copy shop in town and it was very random but also very profound. He was there to print some labels for his first brew. I was only making copies for my wife but that is beside the point. The point is that I feel like I am starting some new life. There are all of these brewers out there and I just put one foot into the proverbial door. I can’t wait to learn everything. I want to skip to all grain. I want to go automated. I want to make 50 gal batches. As I said, I am ridiculously obsessed.

I will have to refrain myself though, because - well for many reasons. Time, money, energy - you know, the practical stuff. Also because I want to be a good brewer and realize the necessity of learning along the way. Build a wall one brick at a time, right.

I laid my first brick and I can’t wait till I have myself a great big wall. For now I’ll start with opening my first homebrew in two and half weeks and go from there. With all that said, I just wanted to say hello to all of my new family.

Hello.

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Re: totally random
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 09:19:46 PM »
I've been brewing for 13 years.  I brewed my 392nd batch today, and I can't wait to learn everything, too!  ;)
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Re: totally random
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 09:25:46 PM »
Welcome to the obsession, err hobby, and to the forum!  It is a great hobby with so much to learn.  Making all-grain brews is definitely more fun although requires more time.

Happy Brewing,
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Re: totally random
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 09:26:11 PM »
I've been brewing for 13 years.  I brewed my 392nd batch today, and I can't wait to learn everything, too!  ;)
20 years, batch 298 today.  Still learning.....
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Re: totally random
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 10:22:21 PM »
Welcome to the Obsession! :D

You can beer talk all you want here. Beer beer beer! If you have any questions at all- ask them before the first batch. You're sure to have plenty afterwards!
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Re: totally random
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 10:24:19 PM »
Yep, no matter how much I learn about this obsession, there's always more.
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Re: totally random
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 10:28:13 PM »
I've been brewing for 13 years.  I brewed my 392nd batch today, and I can't wait to learn everything, too!  ;)

 Whatcha got planned for #400?
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Re: totally random
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 10:35:09 PM »
I've been brewing for 13 years.  I brewed my 392nd batch today, and I can't wait to learn everything, too!  ;)

 Whatcha got planned for #400?

Haven't decided yet....I've got a few months to figure it out.  Maybe an IIPA of some sort.  I did a 100 gravity, 100 IBU RIS for batch #100, but I don't think I want to do a 1.400 400 IBU beer for this one!

As Jethro Gump used to say "The more I know about beer, the more I know I've got to know more about beer".
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: totally random
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 11:14:41 PM »
 Welcome to the forum and obsession! I am a noob, also. I have only got 9 brews under my belt, but went AG on the 3rd one. I am just scratching the surface. It is a learning experience every time I brew.
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Re: totally random
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 11:25:36 PM »
Brewing for 18 years.  Obsessed, but not addicted. :)
I loves to Homebrew!
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Re: totally random
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 11:36:40 PM »
I've been brewing for 13 years.  I brewed my 392nd batch today, and I can't wait to learn everything, too!  ;)

When you learn it all please post it here!  :D

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Re: totally random
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 11:44:53 PM »
Welcome to the obsession (oops hobby, yeah that's it) and the forum!

I've been brewing for 21 years, don't know how many batches.

Today I'm brewing Cream Ale for SWMBO. Gotta keep her happy too!
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Re: totally random
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 12:05:59 AM »
You related to oscarvan?  :D
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Re: totally random
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 06:45:11 AM »
20+ years, unknown number of batches, and learning all of the time, especially on this forum.

Skip to all grain whenever you feel like it, automate if you wish. 

I'd save the 50 gallon batches for your tried and true recipes, but maybe you have a lot of thirsty mouths  ;D
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Re: totally random
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 02:51:50 PM »
You can read forever but actually brewing is the best way to learn.  Its not something you want to put off until you have an adequate knowledge base.  Get yourself on a regular brew schedule, this way you'll build a cellar of beer and you'll be able to plan ahead.  Part of brewing is planning, from obtaining the supplies to looking ahead and knowing what you'll want to drink two months down the road.  Seasons really play into what beers taste good.

I've made lots of new friends from the hobby, both online and at home.  It affects things like where I go on vacation.  Theres a neat network out there, enjoy it.

Its also wise to manage an addiction, I say this but don't follow my own advice in this regard.
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