This past Friday night I went to go see, (and to help haul their equipment in my truck) my friends band, the Uncaged play at the Spitfire Saloon in Lakewood — a really awesome punk bar btw, with a pretty kick ass selection cheep beer as well as a bunch of American Micro Brews. It was while enjoying a Hazed & Infused, a really tasty brew, with a psychedelic label from the Boulder Beer Company that I was reminded of the fact that I never got around to making my first batch of home brew.
Home brewing is something that I have been wanting to do for quite a while now and have never gotten around to, much like most things that I want to do. A few months back I purchased a Mr. Beer Home Brewing kit from Woot and waited excitedly until it came.
From what I have gathered Mr. Beer is sort of like the Easy Bake Oven of Home Brewing — which is great for me because I absolutely hate reading instruction manuals, and the How To Brew book I bought off of Amazon read like you need a degree in chemistry in order to brew.
But it is three months later and the Mr. Beer kit is still sitting next to my computer desk waiting for me to fill the plastic keg up with some (hopefully) homemade beer goodness.
Once I get around to actually brewing up my first batch, I will attempt to document the process here.