Tell me why did you brew today

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  1. Sunfire96

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    There are the usual reasons to brew beer: loving homebrew, refilling the pipeline, etc., but I want to hear about the occasional "odd" reason that you decided to brew. For instance, today I brewed because there was a huge bag of ice melting in my cooler and I didn't want to buy more ice to brew in a couple days :D
     
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    Because it was a slow day at work.
     
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    For mental therapy...seriously. I find brew day a wonderful reset, like I unplugged and plugged myself back in. :)
     
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    I brewed Wednesday because it was raining. Couldn't play tennis or golf or go mountain biking. And since I am retired, I thought it would be good to spend a few hours in the garage while my wife was inside. Sort of like going to work.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. If you are stressed while brewing, you are doing wrong. Hops go int 29 minutes instead of 30? F#%& it.
     
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    Great answers so far. Brewing is one of the few physical things I can do besides walking, so it's definitely mental and physical therapy for me :)
     
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    I brew almost exclusively on Mondays, because I always have Monday off from work. A few weeks ago, I brewed on Friday, just because the boss unexpectedly gave me the day off (he let me know on Thursday). On that day, I brewed that batch of Herm’s Amber Ale fermented with Voss that seems to have stalled. This morning I gave the batch a couple spoons full of slurry from a previous batch, and this afternoon there are some widely spaced bubbles through the airlock. I always seem to enjoy my brew days.
     
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    It was relatively cool and cloudy, had everything for @AHarper 's pee, and nothing critical on the schedule. Yeah I know tomorrow is big brew day, but eso si que es (socks)
     
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    This is what I tell my missus love you better make some plans for the weekend you know what my default position is BREWING!:D

    I'm over a hundred batches in and I still get excited to get a brew going! Yes Sunfire sometimes I get half way through and think oh this was a bad idea :D.

    If I'm bored I start thinking of brewing. First I'll take a time check ok it's 1pm yeah ill easy get a batch done by dinner let's go brew some beer:p.

    Sometimes I'll finalise the recipie as the liquor is comming up to temp.

    A lot of brews I do are on a whim
     
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    It’s therapeutic to stare at a steaming kettle. The smells are like a nice incense lol. I like being creative, reading researching then trying it out.
     
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    For me it is the constant learning, researching, and improving. That and the satisfaction that comes from a successful batch. I also love the brew day, and as long as a brew day can be, once it is in the fermenter I am already thinking of the next brew. I am not a brew on a whim kind of brewer, I plan everything out well ahead of time.

    Edit:
    After posting and going back to the top, I see that the thread is why did you brew "today", I actually didn't brew today...
     
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    No worries all answers accepted :)
     
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    Thanks! You are up early today! Are you brewing?
     
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    Disc golfing :D gotta beat the heat and the yahoos
     
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    Usually brew on the weekends. I plan for it. No interruptions no side jobs, yard work, nothing to get in the way. I enjoy it for the experimentation and the results I get.good or bad
     
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    I think I brewed one time when it WASN'T the weekend and like @Bubba Wade, I typically will brew when its raining since I can't get out to do anything else outside like gardening, cutting or splitting wood, cycling, etc.
     
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    I didn't brew today specifically, but my general go to is I felt like it. I enjoy the process and I find it really relaxing. Having stock in my garage to do a brew whenever I feel like it really helps.
     
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    I normally brew about once a month. I rounded up the supplies for Aharpers pees but had to have a little skin surgery & was warned to take it easy for a week afterwards. Fidget, fidget. It rained all day yesterday but it's warm & sunny today, fidget.
    Maybe I will draft my Granddaughter to lift grain & water, everything else is handled with a pulley, fidget, yeah that's it.
     
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    I brewed today because I didn't have a free fermenter last Friday...
     
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    I brewed today because I work at my LHBS. So I'm constantly playing with recipes, and am currently enjoying a RYE IPA I made that is pretty damn good (Talus and Eclipse).

    However, I still brew at home to this day because I enjoy the time to focus on me, my own system, and do things EXACTLY how I want to.

    My new thing is that I throw on Genus Brewing on YouTube, and chill out! :cool:
     
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