I was sitting in my basement tonight feeling pretty excited about the 120 or so empty beer bottles I had just counted, enough to hold 10 gallons of homebrew beer. Step 1, for me at any rate, collect enough bottles and that step is now complete and a damn tasty step it was.
Seeing all of the different beers I had tried, an IPA here and a Belgian witbier there, was a nice trip down memory lane and thankfully there weren’t too many bad steps along the way.
Now that it’s almost fall getting step 2 underway, purchasing the equipment I need to brew, is the next step to complete. I want to celebrate my birthday this year by brewing my first batch of homebrew.
The above was a draft posting I had sitting in my post queue. Since I wrote that back in September I actually did get my first batch of homebrew done. I wasted time so I ended up having to buy bottles but the weekend of my birthday I did go out and get the homebrew kit. About a week later I bought the ingredients to brew a batch of nut brown ale. Right now it’s sitting in my basement aging for several weeks but I did crack open a bottle one week after I bottled it and was extremely happy with the results. It really tasted great, especially for a first try. Looking forward to getting that second batch going this winter.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with the 47 other bottles I have….