By Kim Schimke
I am not a skilled cook, chemist, nor a patient woman; as such, I had never undertaken home brewing….until now. Well, 17 weeks ago to be more exact. I now have two batches under my belt. The first brew was a German Alt, perfect for a German gal. The second was a Porter brewed with honey. I am able to fully admit that though I have been immersed in beer for a large portion of my life, I was still a grasshopper in the act of hands-on brewing so I decided to take on a brewing Miyagi. I have been brewing with some seasoned home brewers in the hills of Oakland. Yes, I had chaperones. Not to say everyone who does or has aspirations to homebrew needs to start with pros, I just wanted the cushion.
I will say straight out of the gate, there is something extremely rewarding and pleasurable about consuming something that was created by one’s own hands. The time, effort, interest, and of course $$$, heightens the sensory experience all the more upon consumption. You feel proud of what you are drinking, be it amazing or dismal. Luckily, both the homebrews I have partaken in have Read More…
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This post was written by Kim S. on December 12, 2013