A few years ago, if you asked me to describe someone who homebrewed I would tell you it was a person who wore tin hats and had conspiracy theories about Roswell and 9/11 being an inside job. You see, I was a dummy. I didn’t understand it so I just imagined insane scenarios. But ever since developing a passion for craft beer, I’ve slowly come around to the idea of homebrewing. My wife is an excellent baker and makes cakes and cupcakes better than you can find in a store, so perhaps I can make a beer that is at the very minimum drinkable, and maybe even….. awesome? And after seeing the Brooklyn Brew Shop beer making kits at flea markets around New York for the past year or so, my curiousity has continued to grow.
For Christmas, my wife bought me Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches. The thing I like about this book is that the recipes are for creating 1 gallon brews, something that is important to me since my apartment is not very big. My hope is to begin brewing in February.
I know there’s a lot of websites, podcasts, and resources on the web. If you have any favorite sites, feel free to share them, including any tips for a first time brewer. I’ll be posting my progress on the website along the way.