How I Homebrew

I’ve met quite a few homebrewers over the years and have learned tons from them. One of the things I always like asking about it their setup and getting to know what they use on brew day. I figured it’s time for me to do a HIB (How I Homebrew) post and let you know what I started brewing on, and where I’ve progressed. For Starters When I first started brewing, I started on a hand-me-down Mr.

Moving to Kegging my Homebrew

I’ve posted previously about homebrewing and have been brewing for almost three years now. Back in April, I took to destroying a perfectly good mini fridge to turn it into a kegerator. As any homebrewer can tell you, bottling is a pain in the ass. The delabling (if you’re reusing bottles), the santization, and the bottle carbonization makes for a rather long and laborious process. Because I’d finally had it with bottling, I decided that kegging would be a wiser choice since:

How Homebrewing Saved Me from Burnout

It’s weird to say that beer saved me from depression. Let’s face it, it’s not exactly the most common thing for someone to claim as having a positive impact on one’s life. But beer saved me, in a weird sort of way. Last winter, I was miserable. My wife saw it, my coworkers saw it, and after many conversations that highlighted my incessant complaining about my former employer, I finally admitted that I was in fact, a bit of a mess.