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Are you a first-time brewer, eager, and a bit nervous to get started on your journey through this amazing adventure? Perfect, this is the post you need to read.
When I first thought I might start home brewing, I rented books from the library, did lots of research on the internet, asked some of my friends who had done it in the past for tips. I didn’t start my first brew until one-year later… My advice for you? JUMP IN NOW! Don’t wait, it is less intimidating once you have begun. This is a very forgiving hobby, as your beer or wine will most likely be OK. Send me some pictures of your home brew if you are worried, I will help diagnose the beer. I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide on making your first home brew, from what equipment, to caring and cleaning, all the way to bottling and aging. Follow the next few posts in order and you will be well on your way to making your first brew 🙂
Finally, after these four easy steps, and a little patience, you will get to get to enjoy your homemade beer or wine. Let me tell you, even if it is not your favorite type, you will love it more than store bought. When you have made a few successful batches of home brew, I suggest moving onto the intermediate recipes, such as my own recipe Homemade Oatmeal Stout (click here for the recipe – WOW!). Be careful, though. This is an addictive hobby, and you could end up with twenty (or more) home brews under your belt in six months…
Good luck, fellow home brewers! Let me know if there are questions, and I will answer them for you.