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What is the Man Cave?

2011 January 15
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by Chris

According to Wikipedia, “a man cave (also sometimes mantuary) is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement.

“Man caves can be equipped with accessories such as refrigerators, vending machines, putting greens, kegerators, giant TVs, musical instruments, pool tables, and entertainment centers. A man cave may also be fitted out with a bar and sports memorabilia. Upscale sports-themed furnishings are also available to outfit a man cave. These rooms are also often decorated by the male, with little-to-no female influence.

“A man cave is, loosely, a male-only space to retreat to, watch sports matches, or play video games. According to psychiatrist and author Scott Haltzman, it is important for a man to have a place to call his own, referring to a male area to which to retreat. Some psychologists claim that a man cave can provide refuge from stressful surroundings and be beneficial to marriage.”

Of course, that definition refers to a physical man cave.  Since I don’t have a physical man cave (yet…), I had to grab a space just for the guys on the blogosphere.  This will serve as a space just for us guys to discuss manly things like beer (brewing and drinking it) and sports (watching and playing them), as well as anything else I come across that feels man cave-worthy.

I will do my best to post relevant thoughts that all of you other guys just starting your own man cave will find useful.  Whether you have a space to call your own, or if you just enjoy having a few “man-hobbies,” hopefully you will find some good info and tips in here.  If nothing else, you can learn from all the dumb mistakes I’m sure to make.

If you are a homebrewer, or are interested in the process of making your own beer, stay tuned.  I plan to write a series of posts over the next few weeks about my adventures in homebrewing and how I’m now able to make my own beer for about 50 cents a bottle!

My home brew beer

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