Whenever I think of beer, I think of Benjamin’s Franklin’s oft quoted statement about beer:
I have a special affinity for beer since I’ve taken classes to learn how to make it.
Beermaking 101 and 102 – using the Steeped Grain and Whole Grain methods to beer making.
I took these classes close to 2 years ago but I have yet to attempt beer making myself.
Why, you ask?
Because I don’t know how to scale down a recipe to a manageable stovetop size.
In my class we brewed close to 30 gallons of beer at a time, an amount which would require me to buy a TON of EXPENSIVE gear.
I simply can’t afford to invest that much money in a hobby which encourages me to drink liquid bread.
I’d rather just go out to Bierhaus or The Halford and DRINK THEIR BEER.
So I have recently joined a MeetUp group dedicated to beer lovers.
Instead of MAKING beer, we just go to pubs and drink their beer.
I am thinking, and correct me if I’m wrong, that maybe I’ll meet people who know how to brew beer in SMALL batches.
Perhaps it’s worth investing in a beer making kit, like this one from Amazon:
I know of a beer making supply store near me and I could go see if they have their own little kits for making beer in smaller batches.
I’d much rather get a kit (and advice) from a local business than Amazon’s mass-produced kits.
So one of my goals for 2019?
Brew beer and make friends.
What could be better?