Home brewing has always been an interest to me, growing up I saw my neighbor expand his collection and craft fermented beverages. He experimented and created new things and always had a fun time with it, after a while I began to ask more questions about the process and was immediately amazed about what information he had to offer and fell in love with the fine art and craft that is home brewing.
Home brewing is a lot like cooking in a sense, there are recopies that you could look up online or you could experiment to your hearts content but like most hobbies it’s a lot of skill and a little bit of luck.
When people who do not know much about the inside of the home brewing culture look at it they can see a various amount of things. Some people just see it as a craft hobby, and like many craft hobbies you can take pride in your work after finishing a product. People sometimes wonder why do we spend so much money on equipment and ingredients when we could just go to the store and purchase pre made beverages. Even still at times people see history in the process itself from where it originated in the probation era in American history.
One of the things that can be overlooked when enveloping yourself into the home brewing culture is that it requires a lot of patience. Too many times people think that they can brew something right away weather it be a kind of beer or a type of wine and drink it right away. The culture in itself does revolve around fermented beverages but there is so much more than just that, it is about the process, the creation, and taking pride in knowing that you created something that people can enjoy and that you can be proud of.
When I created my first batch of mead (which is a honey wine) I was very excited and to be honest very nervous, hoping that this thing that I created and took time in would not fail or go bad. This hobby and culture requires a lot of patience and takes a lot of time, I hope that through this process you continue to follow this blog to help understand more about the culture and maybe even the process that is home brewing.