On 9/22/07, Larry Johnson wrote: I had the exact same problem when I first started homebrewing <Snip> I'll be right over! (Hope you still have some of that Porter left....) Brian
Sorry, long gone I'm afraid. No homebrew lying around these days, but I've been itching a bit to get back into it. Maybe when it gets just a little cooler.... On 9/22/07, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J
On 9/22/07, Larry Johnson wrote: <Snip> Where are you, Larry? Brian
Athens, GA. How 'bout you? On 9/22/07, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Athens, GA Even for good homebrew it's too far for me to go :-) I brewed my own beer until I started having Gout attacks, which took = (most of) the fun out of beer. Now I just cheat once in a while. Ken.
Columbia SC. When I was trying to decide whether or not to attend the Atlanta gatherings I figured that would be about 7 hours roundtrip. Athens looks like it might be a bit closer. On 9/22/07, Larry Johnson wrote: <Snip>
Larry - One of my sons has been hounding me about learning how to brew beer.... Got any good sites to recommend? Lynne
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Lynne, A few of the brewing forum sites I use are: Brewboard.com homebrewandbeer.com/forum/ hbd.org homebrewtalk.com Those are a wealth of information, similar to this list for homeroasting. And www.howtobrew.com/intro.html is a pretty good introduction, overall. But, if I were just starting, I'd begin with Charlie Papazian's "bible", the Complete Joy of Homebrewing. Just search Amazon for ISBN 0060531053. Then, go to your local homebrew shot and talk to them. The Homebrew Emporium at 2304 Mass Ave. in Cambridge is what I'd recommend. Hope that helps. -AdkMike From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Lynne Biziewski Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 5:02 PM To: homeroast Subject: Re: +OT Beer was Coffee Stash Larry - One of my sons has been hounding me about learning how to brew beer.... Got any good sites to recommend? Lynne
Lynne, Michael gives the exact same references that I would, and then some. I haven't really brewed (not here at home, anyway) in several years, so I've lost touch a bit with what's out there. I'm thinking of getting back into it just a bit, but we'll see. The advice that Michael gives is exactly how I got into the hobby/craft. Papazian's "New Complete Joy of Homebrewing" isn't very scientific or technical, but it celebrates the fun aspects and will get you started enjoying homebrew using malt extract as a base ingredient. It was the book I started with. If your son decides to go into the more complex, but more "from scratch" method of mashing the grains instead of using malt extract, he'll probably want other references. As Michael said, the local homebrew shop is a good place to find someone with whom he can talk about it, ask questions, etc. I've never been to the Homebrew Emporium Michael mentions, but these shops seem to always be staffed by people who genuinely love the hobby rather people trying to empty your pockets. Good luck to your son. Give him my email if he ever wants to wants to talk more about it. On 9/23/07, Michael I wrote: <Snip> -- Larry J
Thank you, Micheal - I'll take a look when I have a few free moments (hopefully this year!!) Glad to hear the place on Mass Ave in Cambridge is still around - I visited that place years ago for supplies (not home brewing - it was for supplies for an alternative cancer treatment for my now exhusband... which proceeded to a trip to Mexico for another alternative treatment, which then proceeded to finding a (mainstream) top doctor here in Boston..) I'm actually very interested in learning about brewing beer myself - I am so swamped these days, though. Lynne On 9/23/07, Michael I wrote: <Snip> -- There is nothing more powerful than the Spirit of a Woman who has lost everything and then learned to reclaim it all.
Thank you, Larry. My college library has Papazian's book - will reserve it. I don't want anything too technical to start. Oh... I mean, my son.. (think this'll end up being a family endeavor, as I am getting very interested in this - never was very fond of beer until recently - I've been tasting some interesting local brews.) But I think my son will be wandering into the Homebrew Emporium, I'm sure - as soon as he has a few extra bucks for supplies. Lynne On 9/23/07, Larry Johnson wrote: <Snip> -- There is nothing more powerful than the Spirit of a Woman who has lost everything and then learned to reclaim it all.