There’s little worse than waiting for a brew to finish. After spending all those hours planning, purchasing, brewing, racking and bottling, it’s harder still to wait for weeks to try the brew. I slowed my brewing over the winter as well. In fact, I haven’t had anyhting in the brewpot for over a month and a half now, and it’s starting to feel… well… wrong. Granted, I currently have a stock greater than what is pictured here (about 10 cases of 12 oz. bottles, and approximately 50 22 oz. bottles) but what I’m really missing is the fun of creating the beer.
I just took a look back over my first few months as a brewer, and while I definitely churned out quite a few brews, I still have a lot to learn about the process, and the patience, involved in creating good beer. Luckily, I have a few friends, some work collegues, and a greater community here on the internet from which I can draw support and inspiration.
Here’s to returing to the garage and firing up the kettle! Cheers!