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Offline MrNate

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Why am I still here?
« on: August 24, 2011, 10:11:01 PM »
I haven't brewed a batch in over a year. At least. My stockpile is all but gone.  :'(
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 10:14:27 PM »
Why ask why? 
Dammit Jim (Nate) you're a brewer not a philosopher!  Get brewing!

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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 10:56:21 PM »
What he said.
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 11:13:59 PM »
I've noticed that homebrewers tend to treat their status similar to the Marines.

There is no such thing as an ex-homebrewer. :)
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 04:15:30 AM »
I have a feelling that once you get started again, you won't be able to stop.  :)
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 04:33:11 AM »
You'll get back on the horse eventually. 
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 05:07:51 AM »
I haven't brewed a batch in over a year. At least. My stockpile is all but gone.  :'(

11months. 4 batches from last year sitting in basement.
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 05:17:26 AM »
I "slowed down" brewing once, but I got over it.
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 06:56:21 AM »
I tend to go in waves.  One year I brewed 30 batches.  The next year, schedules changed and I only brewed 3.  Anymore I've leveled off at about 15/yr.

If you want to start up again, look at what is keeping you from brewing and find for a non-painful way to adjust that.  You'll be rolling again in no time.

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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 07:04:33 AM »
I tend to go in waves.  One year I brewed 30 batches.  The next year, schedules changed and I only brewed 3.  Anymore I've leveled off at about 15/yr.

If you want to start up again, look at what is keeping you from brewing and find for a non-painful way to adjust that.  You'll be rolling again in no time.

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That made me chuckle... Mostly it's the divorce and house sale sucking up all my time.
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 07:28:53 AM »
That made me chuckle... Mostly it's the divorce and house sale sucking up all my time.

Nate, don't you a friend that brews?  Go to HIS house and you guys brew sumpin' (anything your ex hates).  Get AWAY from the house and the other things that are distracting you from brewing.  This $h!T has been going on for TOO LONG.  After all, you ARE a brewer!(dammit!)
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 07:44:23 AM »
I "slowed down" brewing once, but I got over it.

you might want to put that in the beer quotes thread, i could see it on a t-shirt  :)


mrnate, when life gets in the way of brewing, I start thinking about future brews.  I write recipes; I get inspiration from things I read, movies, things people say, conversations with friends, food I make/eat, etc.  For example, this year I've only brewed five times, 1-Janurary, 2-March, 1-April, 1-June.  BUT, I do have 12 beer recipes in what I call "my current recipe list," 10 recipes in my mead and braggot list and 44 recipes in my "to brew later" list.  It helps keep the spirit alive.  cheers, j
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 07:58:27 AM »
I "slowed down" brewing once, but I got over it.

you might want to put that in the beer quotes thread, i could see it on a t-shirt  :)


mrnate, when life gets in the way of brewing, I start thinking about future brews.  I write recipes; I get inspiration from things I read, movies, things people say, conversations with friends, food I make/eat, ect.  For example, this year I've only brewed five times, 1-Janurary, 2-March, 1-April, 1-June.  BUT, I do have 12 beer recipes in what I call "my current recipe list," 10 recipes in my mead and braggot list and 44 recipes in my "to brew later" list.  It helps keep the spirit alive.  cheers, j

+1 to that. I brew way more beer in my head than in reality. always have a ton of recipes that I want to do.
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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2011, 08:12:47 AM »

; I get inspiration from things I read,


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Re: Why am I still here?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2011, 08:48:41 AM »
I've only brewed 2 batches since I've been in Idaho, almost a year and a half now. Since I don't have my basement brewery, I just can't get into it. Hopefully that changes once I get the brewery built onthe mancave.
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