Skip to comments.Relax and have a Homebrew(Vanity)
Posted on 04/12/2002 11:45:57 PM PDT by week 71
It's saturday night and I'm enjoying the best batch of homebrew I've ever fashioned. It has...
4 oz American 2 row malt
4 oz 40L crystal malt
4 oz wheat malt
6 oz Victory malt
1/2 oz Northern Brewer hops
1/2 oz Saaz hops
2 teaspoons Irish moss
1/4 oz East Kent Goldings hops
and 1/2 oz Cascade hops for secondary fermentation
Today was the day this batch was mature. I've been waiting about a month since the process began, nevertheless, as usual, it is indeed rewarding.
Any late saturday night freepers have any good recipes for future homebrewing endeavors? Any homebrewing comments? cheers
No worries. I don't drink beer all that much. Usually only what I make even then it is no more than one or two. I have a couple books myself so I experiment a little bit.
Well, to be honest, it's been over three years since I brewed my last batch (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa), but unless things have changed dramatically, the defacto standard is this book by Charlie Papazian: The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing
In fact, the title of this thread comes from a phrase from his book: "Relax. Don't Worry. Have a Homebrew" (that's the best part of brewing: you get to drink some of your previous batch while you brew the next).
There is another book by Papazian, and many other good books out there. There is also a veritable deluge of good information/recipies/tips on the web.
It wouldn't surprise me that many, many freepers are homebrewers; in fact, tonight I enjoyed a delicious brew from one of my friends who happens to lurk here on FR. But of course, brewers come in all stripes. Liberal, Conservative and "I don't care about politics, just pass me another homebrew". It's one of those few areas in life where you can get into an animated, yet civil, discussion with someone who would be your political mortal enemy.
In other words, during a heated homebrew argument about the aromatic qualities of a particular strain of hops, it really doesn't matter what you think about Adam Smith's thoughts on economic theory...
God Save the Republic (and Cheers!)
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I agree. My experience with homebrewers is they are usually more educated, usually are not "drunks", and have a respect for beer. (I'm certain there are plenty of exceptions)In fact, a friend who is a socialist help me make the last batch. While we have vehement opposition on political views, a homebrew can bring us together. cheers