I firmly believe there are no such things as mistakes; only lessons. All Grain Brew #2 certainly taught me a few hops specific lessons. As a novice beer adventurer I have no shame in admitting and, in fact, feel obligated to record these lessons, lest I have to learn them more than once.
It’s been 6 cold days since I brewed a Robust Porter during my first all-grain brewing session.
It took months of research, tasting as many craft beers as I could lay my tastebuds on, to figure out what and why I do and don’t like (I’m still not sure). The aim: decide what to brew.
The inevitability of drinking lots of beer, and possibly also growing facial hair, is that sooner or later you’re going to want to craft your own beer. My South African craft beer adventure is about to include brewing all grain beer, but first I need some equipment.
A good 5 months after realising that I will be returning from overseas to a craft brew market that has exploded since I last visited, I’m ready to publicise my ongoing beer adventure. craftbru.com is a blog, I’m not ashamed to admit, that will document my travels through the world of South African beer.
Today, brus and sus, was the day it started. What started?