A good friend of mine has just started kegging his own brews. He's super excited about brewing and his beers aren't bad. He is one of those people who doesn't do half way, he's diving way in, and soon it will be an all grain set up, I'm sure. Been there, done that, though. I don't brew anymore because it has this mysterious affect on my pants and being in my late forties, it seems every ounce of beer makes them a half size smaller. It'd be all right if I were one of those guys who developed a beer gut and his jeans still fit, but no, I get the pear shape with the extra pounds, so that I'm out of pants to wear if I brew. Long story short, I'm trying to find a way to fend off his ever enthusiastic interest in brewing, without alienating him. My wife says I should just add another 500 yard of swimming a day. She wants my beer; it's actually better than my friend's.