My first attempt at being a brewmaster

So it’s been a while since I last posted a blog, but this seemed like an appropriate occasion to dive back into things.

I love beer.  I mean really love it.  Especially craft beer.  I love trying new beers from small breweries in Ontario.  I’m always fascinated by the love of brewing that these small entrepreneurs have.  I really would love to see some of them really make it big on their own.  However I know that it’s virtually impossible.  That’s a post for another day.

A while back my inlaws purchased as a gift for christmas a home brewing kit from Torontobrewing.ca.  I finally got around to putting it into action today.

Here’s a pic of my set up.

My kettle, hops, yeast and mix on my stove top
My set up for my homebrew

I’m not going to get into a play by play, as I’ll be honest it’d probably bore you.  What I did love about it was playing with chemistry of the process, getting the boil to the right temperature, adding the hops at the right point.  Timing it all perfectly.  I’m still waiting for it to ferment in three weeks time.  So for all I know it could be for naught.  I think I’ll stick with it though.  It’s fun.  It’s time consuming.  It’s also an exercise in patience.  Who knows how this will all pan out.

2 thoughts on “My first attempt at being a brewmaster”

  1. You know, you might be surprised about “boring” everyone with the details. I have an entire book out based on my day-to-day errors in home brewing. Good luck! Its a great hobby and it will either suck you in or spit you out – just make sure you give it a good fair shake!

    Brew on!

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