In the beginning…

Saturday, August 18, 2018


My friend Dan began homebrewing a couple of months back. After his first couple of batches turned out well, I decided I would give it a go as well. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but was afraid it would be too much of a pain in the ass, or I wouldn’t end up liking it after all. You know, hours in the kitchen… Cleaning up… Sounds great.

This morning, I ordered the Brewer’s Best BeAst brewing kit from Adventures in Homebrewing. The kit also includes a free recipe kit and I chose the Backyard Pilsner with Safale US-05 yeast.

When the kit arrived a few days later, it was missing the brew paddle, but also the carboy was glass instead of plastic, so I guess we’re even.

Anyway, I decided to start this blog, as with everything else on this website, as an archive. It’s nice to have a place to dump all the brew day details, trials, errors, and pictures for my own future reference.








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