Where It Starts

A lot of people like to try their own brewing when it comes to beer, because, well why not?

Homebrewing however was not always legal. Once upon a time, long ago in the year of  1979 the president decided to pass a bill allowing home beers. This changed the beer industry drastically. Now home brewing is very popular and it has really made an impact in the craft beer world. A lot of people who started to home brew and get experience went on to start their own businesses and become brewers of very well known breweries.

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I decided to talk to someone I know that wanted to try this home brewing process so I could get to know a little bit more about it so I hope you enjoy and get some tips from it!

So as talked about in this interview you will need a starter kit, these range from $50 to $500. This one below is a basic one gallon small batch kit and it goes for 49.99 at this website.

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Here is one more that is a little bit more in depth and for more experienced brewers, you will also be able to make more with this kit. This one is a little bit more expensive and is between $109 and $129.

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This kit includes:

  • Bottle of Star San Sanitizer (4oz)
  • 3/8” Plastic Bottle Filler
  • Bag of Bottle Caps (1/4lb)
  • Bottle Capper
  • Reusable Mesh Steeping or Hop Bags
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Funnel
  • Home Beermaking Book
  • Bottle Brush
  • Carboy
  • Package of Powdered Brewery Wash (PBW)
  • Plastic Bottling/Sanitation Bucket with Spigot
  • Airlock
  • Rubber Stopper with Hole
  • Hydrometer
  • Hydrometer Jar
  • 5ft Vinyl Transfer Tubing
  • Sterile Siphon Starter (Contains Racking Cane with Tubing, Air Filter and Carboy Hood)
  • 5 inch long dial thermometer

As it says on this website.

 

I have read from some articles that home brewing is not that hard you just need the time and money. you can not brew a beer overnight! to read more about what I am talking about this article will help. http://www.hoptech.com/pages/homebrewing-questions-and-answers

 

to learn more about brewing YOUR own beer visit here today!

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Cheers!

A Day at Fenway

Today my boyfriend and I went to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox… lose. 😦

Fenway has one of the best atmospheres in Boston and is so much fun to visit, however they are not really known for their extravagant beer choices so I kind of had to go back to basics…. hello Budweiser.

I couldn’t really be picky on the choices of beer considering my options were limited so I took a couple leaps back in my progress I have made this past year in my taste of beers. I started with a Bud light and worked my way to harpoon IPA.

What i would reccomend at Fenway is the following…

Harpoon IPA in a can- $9.25

Sam Adams Summer Ale on Tap- $9.75

Bud light- $8.75

Narragansett Lager- $8.75

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Hope this helps when it comes to your next ball game and where to spend your money on you beer!

Cheers

Summer is approaching…

So summer is around the corner and I figured I would give some cool recommendations and my opinion on some summer beers even though we have yet to reach summer you can still find a majority of these beers on the shelves right now, which is pretty awesome! in case you are impatient.

In regards to the availability of seasonal beers the rule of thumb, they are always available the season before, which is nice to know 🙂

Some of my personal favorites for this time of year include:

  1. Samuel Adams Summer Ale
  2. Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
  3. Redhook Wise Cracker Wit
  4. Harpoon UFO The Big Squeeze Shandy
  5. Leinenkugels Summer Shandy

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Cheers

which one do you prefer?