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Sweet man, glad you're enjoyin it

 

Part of this post made me think: I've learned to fix and maintain my own cars and machinery, guitars, electronics, home, yard, travel agent, book keeper, Husband, Electrician, Dog owner, Author, Investor, Musician, and everything else you and I are probably missing too. I think it's funny we can become identified with just one job title in an attempt to encapsulate ourself.

 

I think the best way to describe oneself would be to announce: "I am"

 

 

I'm a chippy ....seem to be the first tradesmen to post !!!

After building beautiful homes all over Australia I now work for a timber yard as a "machinist"

In a very typical tradie way I describe myself as someone who can fix sh!t ' date=' make sh!t or even break sh!t but it'll cost ya

Unlike so many others I turn up ,do it properly ,finish it and get paid

In between I've done anything I can to make a $ and learn new skills , can now operate most things with tyres or tracks ,have worked in so many different fields ....car yards ,food processing (I did help build the factory !) ,fixed plant breakdown ....always something new to learn .

 

Mostly involved working with cranky old buggers ,they had a lot to teach.(old bull ,young bull )

 

On a personal note , i'm really liking how generally helpful this forum is .

my early experiments brewing 15 years ago were better used to clean engine blocks than drinking but in now I get most brews tasting pretty bloody good and hope they get better

 

Marko :-) [/quote']

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I am a photographer. AFter shooting sport for 25 years I now do real estate photography and video.

I am also a fully licenced Drone Pilot.

 

Love the Forum and am going to try some All Grain brewing when I get my Robobrew.

 

Cheers.

 

Darrin

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Hi Guys. Been reading this forum for the past 4 days and as a Newbie (put my first brew down 6 days ago) i thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce myself.

 

I work in the mining industry in S.A, going on 11 years now and before that i was a roof-tiler for 10 years. Enjoy the mining gig as we work an even time roster of 4 days 4 nights 8 off and it's fairly good money which comes in handy as my Wife and i have 5 daughters happy

 

As mentioned I've only just started home brewing 6 days ago in a Coopers DIY kit and just put the Lager that comes with it down, really looking forward to learning a sh*t load off you guys.

 

Cheers Hoppy

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Five daughters? Holy moly.

 

Yeah that's not a misprint mate :)

 

BTW, love the vid's on youtube man, keep up the good work.

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BTW' date=' love the vid's on youtube man, keep up the good work.[/quote']

 

Hi second that, by far the best Home Brewing vids on Youtube. Jonah is a BOSS too.

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Well been reading your posts and thought maybe I could add to the collection.

 

Actually, according to all the rules, I don't do anything. See I'm a pensioner, but I don't like the term "Old Aged Pensioner". I also don't like the term "Aged Pensioner". See, I don't see myself as old. Been around a bit? Yeah sure have. But I reckon I could work a lot of young blokes under the table, and back over the top.

 

In my spare time I do a lot of recycling or scrapping, whatever you want to call it. Yep make a bit of beer money, but it keeps me very fit. I can throw fridges, washing machines, air cons, and almost anything onto the back of my ute.

 

So do I make any money out of it? Yeah well, keeps me in beer, or at least the makings, but the great benefit is it keeps me very fit.

 

Also do a bit of accounting work. Admit that pays better than scrap. When I retired, my clients refused to let me do it. So I look after my mates, but they keep giving me referrals!!!!!!!!

 

Anyway, that's what I do for a quid. (Just for you Christina, quid = dollar. Just another old Aussie slang term that goes back to the days when we had Pounds, Shillings and Pence.)

 

Cheers all

Bill

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Same Chris', we live on acerage too and it's kinda funny that I do other people's gardens all day, come home and mine takes the longest of all of them! pinched It's nice n quiet though, away from the dregs of society

 

Ah' date=' now I understand why you like Corona so much. Hot job.

 

I used to be a nurse practitioner. Right now I am a hobby farmer. We have four acres of land. It is spring time in Canada and there is lots of yard work. Currently renovating the chicken coop, which we are only now getting around to putting to use. As soon as it is done we are getting some baby chicks. Cheers! -Christina.[/quote']

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Good on ya Phoenix! I hate the term 'old' 'old age' 'senior citizen' all that stuff too. Some people tend to view older people as past their worth. It really is stupid because older people have more life experience than anyone and so much to give

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As my username suggests I'm a fitter and machinist but I specialise in machining, I work in a jobbing shop in perth W.A. and I operate various machines from small manual and CNC lathes and milling machines to large vertical and horizontal boring machines. Its challenging yet satisfing, no job is ever the same. Pay is OK but stress is high, especially on the larger jobs where is $20000 of raw material that could potentially be scrap at the end of the day. I like being home every evening with my 2yo daughter and the missus.

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Another accountant here.

 

I'm on the Sunshine Coast and my office door is about 300 metres from the water. I'm my own boss and can work (or not) pretty much whenever I want. I travel a bit to see some of my old clients down in Wollongong (moved up here about 15 years ago) which comes in handy for visiting my daughter and the grand kids in Sydney on the way.

 

I've worked a few jobs in my time. Service Station attendant on weekends while I was in high school enabled me to buy and run a car. Took a gap year from uni to work at the Port Kembla Steelworks to earn some money to fund my travels. Joined the Australian Taxation Office and worked there for 18 and a half years and then started a private practice with a couple of friends down in Wollongong before moving up here.

 

Just after moving up, in the time it took to get a new practice going up here, I even delivered bread and worked in a frame and truss factory for a while to keep the money coming in. Can't sit still for too long I guess which is just as well because the truss factory boss found out I self-built my Wollongong house and built an extension on the house we bought up here so he gave me a sweet job going out on site to fix factory mistakes. Drove all over SE Qld doing that. Spent most hours travelling and an hour here and there fixing strengthening and straightening. Pretty cruisy gig. Helped me to get to know the place too.

 

I wonder if circus kids ever run away and join an accounting firm?

 

 

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23 years in the Australian Army and still going.

 

Started as a vehicle mechanic, them did my mechanical engineering degree.

 

Travelled all around Australia and a couple of trips overseas. Can't believe its taken me this long to get into home brewing. Cant have a big system at the moment as we are always moving every few years.

 

Anyway, that the short story of me smile

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I am a licensed private investigator where I only interview insured persons, witnesses and anyone else and take their statement. I complete a report and send it in and get paid. It is a niche market and have been doing this now for the past 20 years. I really enjoy it. It was reading this forum and some posts featuring Otto that got me back into home brewing and I am thankful for that. In my profile pic you can see my first small batch grain brew effort all thanks to this forum. One thing that resonated with me was one guy writing, "If you did home brew 20 years ago and hated it, then try again as it has all completely changed with new formulas and techniques".

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Good on ya Phoenix! I hate the term 'old' 'old age' 'senior citizen' all that stuff too. Some people tend to view older people as past their worth. It really is stupid because older people have more life experience than anyone and so much to give

I learned all my best " tricks " from old guys , I'm approaching 40 and now other tradies seek me out when things go wrong on a job.

For now still working with same company doing same things but now only answer to the owner and mostly get left alone .

 

You may see my work on shows like better homes and gardens and renovation shows but never my ugly mug for which you should be grateful

 

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Well what can I say. I've read all your responses and they make me feel good.

 

I was an accountant firstly in strict accounting practices. Then I graduated to the commercial field where I was responsible for the commercial wellbeing of my client's commercial contracts. Multi million dollar contracts. No doubt the greatest job I ever had.

 

I was in the Army for 7 years back in the late sixties, early seventies. Then I git out and went commercial. Earned a lot of money, but believe it or not, money was nowhere near what it was all about.

 

Anyway, I'm now 71 and have more clients than I ever had. People keep giving me recommendations.

 

But I guess it keeps the brain function going, and that probably means I'll hang around a bit longer. And that's okay as long as I've got my wherewithall still working.

 

Cheers

Bill

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I sell cannabis to cross dressing midgets

 

I am one of those cross dressing midgets.

 

Thanks BTW.

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Due to an unfortunate sequence of events, culminating in my wife leaving me with a 10 year old son, I am back to the poorly-paid job of photocopier repairman. Hence the need to take up homebrewing again - there is an upside to everything!

 

I had worked my way up to Service Manager and Engineer, but being over 50 with a son to take care of (hence can't travel much, need to be available in mornings and evenings, the usual accidents and incidents of a young boy, etc,.) my employment opportunities are severely limited these days.

 

The good thing about being poor is I get to cook, brew, and fix/make things.

 

Everything is good about being a father.

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30yr old marine mechanic (outboards mainly) here. Work in a small business with my olds.

 

was originally only going to do the apprenticeship and then join the police force, but failed the entrance exam early and just kept working.

 

i enjoy the industry, dont see myself been a mechanic forever though. Am really enjoying brewing and everything that comes with it...wouldnt mind doing something like it as a job!

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I am a 31 year old Licensed Electrician, but unfortunately due to the limited job situation here in Adelaide at the moment I am working as a service tech for an automatic door and roller door company.

 

I manly work on industrial roller doors, and find myself mostly hitting roller doors with hammers to get them back into a secure position after someone on a forklift has crashed through them. Sometimes I get to work on auto doors, which is more civilised.

 

It's a far cry from doing instrumentation and control wiring like I used to.

 

 

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Thought I could kill two birds with one stone here, intro plus what I do.

 

Just got back into homebrew after playing with it at uni many years ago (results were mixed as expected for a broke, impatient student). Family secret amber ale in the FV as we speak, looks good so far apart from wanting to check it every 15 minutes.

 

I'm a chemical engineer who works in the water treatment industry, everything from large industrial scale treatment to small recycling plants in the basement of "green" city buildings. So if there are any questions on water chemistry I can possibly help out.

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