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Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2013, 05:44:14 PM »
Brewing beer at home is one of the most rewarding things that I've ever done. It all started about 20 years ago and has evolved into a full fledged hobby for me. I love homebrewing for the art and craft. It comes from the heart and soul. Once I brewed my first batch there was no turning back. My wife is my greatest fan. It certainly helps to have the support of your significant other.

That being said, I encourage you to go for it. It's a very rewarding hobby. There are ups and downs just like with anything else. One thing is for sure, you'll have the full support of all of us here on the AHA forum.

So sit back, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride my friend.

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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2013, 05:55:38 PM »
+!.  Well said.
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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2013, 06:14:45 PM »
It would help if we knew would part of Florida, fellow Florida brewer. If far we can talk, if close we can teach and reassure
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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2013, 06:07:21 AM »
I think I'd have to appologize for being one of the people who convinced you that you need lots of equipment. I mis-read one of your other posts and didn't realize you were just getting into brewing. There are many people who make great beer with minimal equipment - in reality, equipment makes brewing beer easier, but it doesn't make the beer better. Skill makes beer better.  Also, in spite of the ideal and/or complicated techniques you'll read about, many corners can be cut and you'll still make good beer that you'll enjoy drinking.
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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2013, 06:28:50 AM »
I think I'd have to appologize for being one of the people who convinced you that you need lots of equipment. I mis-read one of your other posts and didn't realize you were just getting into brewing. There are many people who make great beer with minimal equipment - in reality, equipment makes brewing beer easier, but it doesn't make the beer better. Skill makes beer better.  Also, in spite of the ideal and/or complicated techniques you'll read about, many corners can be cut and you'll still make good beer that you'll enjoy drinking.
No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.

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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2013, 06:39:14 AM »

No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.
Well there you go!
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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2013, 08:46:03 AM »
No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.

Ha. You now have better equipment than my all grain equipment that I have been using for the last year and a half. But I sure am jealous. I think I might try to upgrade my burner and pot this year.
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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2013, 08:47:03 AM »


"Friends don't let friends drink bad beer"


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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2013, 09:19:33 AM »
No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.

Ha. You now have better equipment than my all grain equipment that I have been using for the last year and a half. But I sure am jealous. I think I might try to upgrade my burner and pot this year.
With your experience and my equipment, we should make great beer!

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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2013, 09:33:16 AM »
No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.

Looks like the forum (and thirst) reeled him in!

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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2013, 09:44:39 AM »
No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.

Looks like the forum (and thirst) reeled him in!

Welcome to the obsession!
About that...I'll need about $20 from each person that has commented on my numerous threads to offset the cost.

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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2013, 10:33:30 AM »
No apologies needed! Good point on the equipment not making the beer better. That being said, after weighing all my options, I took the plunge and bought a Blichmann burner and a 10 gallon SS pot.

Looks like the forum (and thirst) reeled him in!

Welcome to the obsession!
About that...I'll need about $20 from each person that has commented on my numerous threads to offset the cost.

.....and he fits right in  ;)
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Re: Second thoughts on brewing
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2013, 10:50:44 AM »
Didn't take much arm twisting.... ;D
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