A half a lifetime back, as a young army private I had my first enjoyable beer in a Fest tent in Nuernberg germany. I had drank beer at school parties , ( back when it was easy to get beer as a teen, especially when my family ran a bar ) but only to be socialable and I never actually enjoyed the taste of typical american beers. Anyways, to make a short story long, I spent the next 7 years living in germany, 6 of them as a civilian, drinking dozens of beers every town over there has its own brauhaus and therefore original beer. Finally discovered my favorite go to beer , Erdinger hefeweis mit hefe , and stuck with that for most of my time. Point being, I came back to states, couldn't find a beer I liked and just gave up drinking beer until a couple years ago during hockey playoffs(GO PENS) and after listening to me bitch and moan about not finding a beer i enjoyed, my much better half bought me a homebrew kit. Then told me "Make it yourself if you can't find what you want" Now I am addicted to the attempt to make a great weissbier. No, not a hefeweizen, yes there is a difference. I haven't made a great one yet, but I am making good beer that I can enjoy. Even made a Honey Weiss that my wife was all over, and she has never liked beer. Must be doing something right. And after all, isn't that the point of Home brewing, everyone can make a beer that fits their own personal taste buds. So as with all good things, I blame my wife, she made me do it ) Happy brewing to all, Click all that apply in poll. P.S. My wife read this and as always remembered better than I do … What started all this make my own beer thing was finding a 30yr old bottle of Erdinger in a storage trunk that I had brought back.