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mosto

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Not only will your new found hobby be incredibly addictive, it will change your taste buds forever!

I've only been brewing since Xmas, just straight kits for the first couple, and now kits and bits (and seriously contemplating BIAB as way of easing into AG, something I thought I would never do when I started). One of the things I've noticed is how my taste in beer has changed.

I was a pretty loyal drinker and always drank Cartoln Draught, maybe Tooheys New if there was no CD available. A few weeks ago I sat down one Friday night to watch the footy and polished off the last couple of longnecks from the latest batch. The next batch had only been in the bottle a few days so wasn't ready for sampling so I grabbed a CD from the fridge (I'd bought a case as I'd anticipated being 'between brews' for a couple of weeks). Couldn't finish it! Tasted like absolute filth. So I grabbed another one thinking there was something wrong with that particular bottle, same taste.
Next afternoon, grabbed another one, drinkable but my taste buds certainly weren't as receptive to it as they had been in the past.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and I found myself in reverse situation. I had sampled a couple of bottles of my latest brew the day before, not the best one I'd done, but quite nice. I had a couple of CD's in the fridge so drank them, then grabbed a bottle of my brew. After drinking the CD's, this tasted like the good lord himself had brewed it! The next day, that brew went back to it's usual nice, but not out of this world, taste.

Now, when I find myself 'in between brews' I have to get a case of craft beer to get me through without my taste buds rebelling (I justify the extra cost by reasoning that I buy beer once in a blue moon now).

So I am now officially a beer snob and my warning to anyone taking up the hobby is that you will never look at your favourite drop the same way again, but your taste buds will thank you for it.
 

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(and seriously contemplating BIAB as way of easing into AG, something I thought I would never do when I started)
honestly, just do it, you know you want to

join us....
 

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it does that too you. I find tooheys black, pilsner urquel, invalid stout, coopers stout get a run for my $40 to $45 slabs, then the James Squires etc.. If my local Dan did koorinda or the like then that's what I'll be jumping on.
 

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honestly, just do it, you know you want to

join us....
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Then the kit beers will be like the carlton draft...... good but there is far better out there :)

I became an instant beer snob as well and near 10 years on i still struggle if i go to a pub or club and they dont have something half decent on tap.

cheers
 

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BIAB will taste like angels pissing on your tongue.
 

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BIAB will taste like angels pissing on your tongue.
Angel pisses on your tounge = biab.
biab drinker pisses on your tounge = kit beer
Kit beer drinker pisses on your tounge = mega swill
Hobo drinks too much mega swill and dies = angel.

Its the circle of beer.
 

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Angel pisses on your tounge = biab.
biab drinker pisses on your tounge = kit beer
Kit beer drinker pisses on your tounge = mega swill
Hobo drinks too much mega swill and dies = angel.

Its the circle of beer.
hahaha that's great.

I like the part where they piss on the other persons tongue....
 

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Damn you Mosto,

You're 100% right though. First couple of brews were KnK, into KnB into basic extract and 6 brews later I'm thinking the next one will be my first BIAB AG.

I might be slightly obsessed but there's this feeling of "Wow, I made this... but I can make it better....(10 hours of googling later)" etc that goes on in my house that is quite quickly turning what started out as a bit of interest and a "can I make something good for cheap" into a real love of what I'm making.

Couple that with only being a young fella who got into beer late and you're looking at someone who's experience with beer up until this point was basically a couple of aussie "premium" lagers (all owned by the same parent company I'll add) and arguing the merits of Dos Equis vs Corona. I guess I shouldn't forget the old faithful Coopers Pale either.

Fast forward a couple of months and I just cracked open my hefeweizen that I made, 6 months ago I would have thought you looney if you said you were drinking cloudy beer that tastes like bananas but here I am, drinking something I can barely pronouce and loving every minute of it.

Last State of Origin I had to make a trip to the bottle-o though and ended up with 6 pack of Boags Premium Lager... once upon a time what I would have called a decent drop.

Tasted like alcoholic cordial now.. :(
 

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Is this a homebrew site or a porno site !!! LolGo the golden showers!!! Lol
 

yum beer

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oh theres plenty of porn on here,

nothing to do with dirty ho's in need of cash....
 

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Not only will your new found hobby be incredibly addictive, it will change your taste buds forever!

I've only been brewing since Xmas, just straight kits for the first couple, and now kits and bits (and seriously contemplating BIAB as way of easing into AG, something I thought I would never do when I started). One of the things I've noticed is how my taste in beer has changed.

I was a pretty loyal drinker and always drank Cartoln Draught, maybe Tooheys New if there was no CD available. A few weeks ago I sat down one Friday night to watch the footy and polished off the last couple of longnecks from the latest batch. The next batch had only been in the bottle a few days so wasn't ready for sampling so I grabbed a CD from the fridge (I'd bought a case as I'd anticipated being 'between brews' for a couple of weeks). Couldn't finish it! Tasted like absolute filth. So I grabbed another one thinking there was something wrong with that particular bottle, same taste.
Next afternoon, grabbed another one, drinkable but my taste buds certainly weren't as receptive to it as they had been in the past.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and I found myself in reverse situation. I had sampled a couple of bottles of my latest brew the day before, not the best one I'd done, but quite nice. I had a couple of CD's in the fridge so drank them, then grabbed a bottle of my brew. After drinking the CD's, this tasted like the good lord himself had brewed it! The next day, that brew went back to it's usual nice, but not out of this world, taste.

Now, when I find myself 'in between brews' I have to get a case of craft beer to get me through without my taste buds rebelling (I justify the extra cost by reasoning that I buy beer once in a blue moon now).

So I am now officially a beer snob and my warning to anyone taking up the hobby is that you will never look at your favourite drop the same way again, but your taste buds will thank you for it.
Praise the lord, he hath converted!
 

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I'm in the same boat.

We started brewing this year just after new years... went straight for BiAB & kegs as my good friend and experienced brewer (and poster on here) Fents suggested that was a good way to go.
It's been amazing. We've done about 16 brews now... almost one every week and are really loving it.

It does make bad beer at the pub taste worse however, but who cares.... experiencing more and more tasty beers every day.
I'll be brewing for a life time now. :D
 

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Not only will your new found hobby be incredibly addictive, it will change your taste buds forever!

I've only been brewing since Xmas, just straight kits for the first couple, and now kits and bits (and seriously contemplating BIAB as way of easing into AG, something I thought I would never do when I started). One of the things I've noticed is how my taste in beer has changed.

I was a pretty loyal drinker and always drank Cartoln Draught, maybe Tooheys New if there was no CD available. A few weeks ago I sat down one Friday night to watch the footy and polished off the last couple of longnecks from the latest batch. The next batch had only been in the bottle a few days so wasn't ready for sampling so I grabbed a CD from the fridge (I'd bought a case as I'd anticipated being 'between brews' for a couple of weeks). Couldn't finish it! Tasted like absolute filth. So I grabbed another one thinking there was something wrong with that particular bottle, same taste.
Next afternoon, grabbed another one, drinkable but my taste buds certainly weren't as receptive to it as they had been in the past.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and I found myself in reverse situation. I had sampled a couple of bottles of my latest brew the day before, not the best one I'd done, but quite nice. I had a couple of CD's in the fridge so drank them, then grabbed a bottle of my brew. After drinking the CD's, this tasted like the good lord himself had brewed it! The next day, that brew went back to it's usual nice, but not out of this world, taste.

Now, when I find myself 'in between brews' I have to get a case of craft beer to get me through without my taste buds rebelling (I justify the extra cost by reasoning that I buy beer once in a blue moon now).

So I am now officially a beer snob and my warning to anyone taking up the hobby is that you will never look at your favourite drop the same way again, but your taste buds will thank you for it.
Don't fight it...............
 

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