How to buy Homebrew gear and stay married (comedy)

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  1. May 6, 2019 #1

    David Heath

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    It is now time for a video that is completely different!
    Probably one of the most important guides I have made for some, this guide handles the tricky subject of how to buy Homebrew gear and stay married.

    This guide tackles the awkward start where you need to at first convince your wife all the way to veterans who wish to continue adding to their collection of homebrew related products.

    This is not to be taken very seriously of course!

    Hope you all enjoy it!

    As usual, thank you for all your kind support and enthusiasm for my channel.
    Please keep your questions, feedback and requests coming but please give me some time to answer, I get a lot of messages and answer them in the order they were sent in, particularly those on Facebook messenger tend to stack up! If you are comfortable then please ask questions within Facebook groups, forums or Youtube, so that others can also either benefit or contribute.

    Happy brewing!



     
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    Just started watching your channel last night and have watched a load of your videos today. Not sure how I've not come across your channel before. Great content. Those Brewtools all-in-one systems look superb. I'd probably have to sell a kidney to get one though.
     
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    Very sensible advice Dave. You should do a part two for those struggling to get through part one called...How to train your Dragon...
     
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    Great to hear that you are enjoying my content. Agreed on the Brewtools, both points :)
     
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    Haha, that would have got the "Internet police" even more stirred up! Funny really but some even took it seriously!
     
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    "An extra fridge" - hmmm, I just bought my 4th extra fridge on saturday, thats 6 in the house now... and a keezer in the kitchen.
    Thankfully my soon to be wife is terrible at maths and as soon as I start "explaining" how it is still saving money she loses interest and insists I keep making raspberry beer. The hop freezer is next but this was an easy sell, "great! does that mean you will take all the hops out the freezer, I can go pick it up if you want".
     
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    Haha sounds like this works well for sure :)
     
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    I think you missed a trick here. Surely a good tip would be to say to your wife "I have a consultancy agreement with the makers of the Grainfather and they send me all the stuff for free..." athumb..

    Quite often I get to justify purchases by pointing out that the new equipment will save time and therefore I get to spend a bit more time with my wife as a result.
     
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    My Mrs very rarely questions or is interested in my hobby purchases.
     
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    Probably like mine she is glad my hobby keeps me from under her feet.
     
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    "When I'm not brewing, this 20 liter pot makes a great storage place! And we can use it for soups for when your family comes over!"

    "Yes, the more books the better! It's what made our civilisation great! Otherwise we might as well unlearn the alphabet again!"
     
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    But it was 20% off! - best one ever.
     
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    Just told my wife I bought a premium corny keg setup. When I told her how much, she just said, "Well at least you're getting something that'll last. Easy to squander that money."

    Definitely a keeper. She also didn't chuck me out when one of my minikegs failed in the house last week.
     
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    Be very worried she is planning a surprise :laugh8:
     
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    I particularly like "Drinking beer every day is healthier than being dead". Laughed out loud at that particular observation. Especially as the BBC promulgate this sort of stuff several times a day, with the expectation that their subjects (or viewers, as they used to be known) will believe it!
     
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    I think you may of missed a fact though and that is that GF do not hand out free stuff to anyone.
    Sure I did some "non video related work" with them, this was common knowledge within the GF community before, during and after.
    It has to be pretty obvious that it is hard to hide when you are doing seminars to thousands around the world.
    It certainly would have been a nice trick though I agree!
    What is even more amusing is that anyone who gives a product a favourable review online is held with complete suspicion on the internet.
    Outside of the internet people are just not like that.
    If you asked a random brewer what he uses to brew with and if he was very happy with it, would you then accuse him of working for that company? I think not.
     
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    Sounds like a keeper Clint :)
     
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    She's a putter-upperer...we have this saying....
    If the bills are paid and the kids are fed...have it! It's not a rehearsal!
     
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    That was the joke I was trying (badly) to make athumb.. Sadly irony doesn't work well online. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ahh fair play then :)
     
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