- Mar 16, 2013
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- New Hampshire, US
dtapke said:I do know it'll pay for itself in time, and it is a hobby, so whats it matter? it makes me happy.
I also grow hydroponic lettuces and herbs, i can assure you thats an even bigger waste of money.
This is the key part of my brewing as well. I do it because (a) I enjoy the process, (b) I enjoy the product of the process, and (c) it tickles a lot of my science buttons allowing me to engage in avenues of scientific development (yeast culturing, cell counts, brewing chemistry) which my real work would not allow me to pursue.
My other 'hobby' is raising dairy goats. Again, I love the animals (well, most of them), love the products (milk, yogurt and cheese the wife makes, and meat), and it again takes me to areas of scientific endeavors (genetics, veterinary medicine, animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology) which my 'normal' job does not cover.
Yes, my beer costs less than buying it outright at this point but I would be drinking a lot less also.