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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back in the saddle again...

I'm finally starting to get back into my groove, now that I'm home from my recent 3 months of training and the holidays are behind us. During that last 3 months or so, I missed brewing and only blogged a little bit about a couple of brewery tours I went on in the DC/Baltimore area.

Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things I really need to set some goals, and here they are:

1. Brew something, anything, even a kit... (Yes, it's a little regression but it's better than nothing...)
2. Build my mash tun, finally...
3. Look into buying or building a wort chiller...
4. Brew something all grain, no kit, no training wheels..

So those are my near term goals... First things first, I need to pick up a kit or something and brew a batch, just to get my feet wet again... What should I brew? Any suggestions?


  1. Can't go wrong with an American Pale Ale. But I am a hophead, :)

  2. You're right though... Something hoppy might be the thing to do... But I'd like to make something approachable for those that I hang with that aren't completely sold on hops... But then again, I guess you can't please everyone...

  3. Go for a good aroma, but scale back on the bitter then. They might make a face when they smell it, but convince the. To taste it. Several friends and my father in law are all "hops? Nah. Just a kiss of hops" but then taste an aromatic APA and learn hops does not always mean bitter.

  4. Great idea Schuyler... Do you have an APA kit you'd recommend?

    Do I want to try dry hopping something?


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