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Beer Brewing Today

Updated on November 1, 2012

Beer brewing.

Beer brewing at home today is making a return. I can only suppose that it is doing so due to the economic climate. Not so long ago you could walk around a supermarket, for instance, and not see a homebrew kit anywhere other than a specialist shop. Whereas during the 1980's everywhere sold brewing supplies in kit form and they were cheap.

When I first set up home I could regularly be seen in the kitchen making up batches of beer, lager and wine. I found it a very satisfying hobby. Brewing is an art form and is taken extremely seriously by many people.

On brewing a batch of beer the anticipation which builds up before the first tasting is tangible.So much time and effort is put into making your beer at home, in preparing the raw materials and the care and attention that you give to it whilst it is fermenting means that anything other than a drinkable outcome just will not do.

I have to say that a homebrew beer would have to be pretty bad for me not to drink it after so much effort has gone into making it. Like everything else in this world. 'practice makes perfect'

Brewing beer.
Brewing beer. | Source

Brewing. Why do it?

There are many reasons why you should brew beer at home. For me the main reason is a way of saving money. Initially though, it must be remembered that it can be quite expensive to set up your home brewery if you buy everything brand new.

Years ago I had every conceivable item that you could want for making beers and wines and you know what I did when the novelty wore off and Supermarket beers started to become cheaper, I got rid of every single thing. When you buy this equipment you should remember that it could last a lifetime if you look after it. Not expecting that I would ever need to brew my own beer again was the reason for getting rid of it all.

How wrong was I and I am now regretting the decision. Looking round in a well known Supermarket here in the UK today I could see how much technology has moved on even in the homebrew market. A lot of the big names in homebrew kits have disappeared allowing new blood to arrive and they look very professional I have to say.

To Brew or not to brew.

That is the question. Now this article is not intended to show you how to brew, but is merely for information purposes to help you make an informed decision to either renew your aquaintance with home brewing or to get you to take it up for the first time.

Some of us need a little push and some encouragement to get started. This I hope will make you think and allow you to decide for yourself if it is the right time for you to take up the hobby of home brewing.

I am hoping to take up the hobby again and it will be my intention to share my successes and failures within future articles on the subject.

One thing that you can be sure of is that you will not only save yourself money by brewing your beer at home but it will be a talking point when meeting up with your family and friends or work colleagues. In my experience everybody who knows you brew are always asking how you are doing or when your next batch is due for sampling. If you are anything like me when you buy beer from a shop you are always protective of it and don't like giving it away. On the other hand if you brew your own you are much more likely to share it as you seek approval from the people sampling. This is especially true when you know that you have just made a great batch of beer.

Brewing Kit.
Brewing Kit.

Kit or recipe?

When you start your home brewing what will you do? Will you decide to brew from a kit or will you work from a recipe found on the internet or from a friend / family. Either way I am sure you will have a lot of fun doing it.

Not many hobbies will give you so much pleasure and have the effect that brewing will.

I think when I start for the first time I am probably going to buy a starter kit which will contain everything I need to brew the first batch. After that I will be more adventurous and begin looking for the best recipes I can find on the internet. If you have any recipes just let me know and I may well include them in future articles.


Cheers for now.

Good luck and cheers for now. I hope you let me know should you start your brewing experience. Let me know of your successes and share with me your tips and tricks. I am always keen to learn what works for other people.

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  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Iguidenetwork, check out ebay or amazon for the kits. Thanks for reading and commenting. Enjoy your new found hobby.

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    5 years ago from Austin, TX

    Now I have found a new hobby, this will surely be fun... I wonder where would I buy that kit. I want it! Great hub. :D

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire


    I love cider too. Maybe I should give it a go.

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    Shining Irish Eyes 

    5 years ago from Upstate, New York

    My brother makes a fantastic cider brew. Great hub.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Kaili Bisson, great news. Good luck with it and let me know how it goes. Thanks for being the first to comment.

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    Kaili Bisson 

    5 years ago from Canada

    Great Hub. We made some stout at home a few years ago that was really have inspired me to give it another try.


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