Since Wegmans began stocking beer on their cafe shelves, I’ve become more and more interested in craft beers. I gave up on mass-produced corporate brews years ago for the tastier, more worthwhile beers produced by craft breweries and brewpubs.
Naturally I began to read about brewing techniques, ingredients, and philosophies, and I picked up a subscription to Beer Advocate (which I highly recommend). All this led me to investigate the mystical realm of home brewing. I’m not very adept in the kitchen, so I was intimidated by a process whose success depended so much on accurate temperatures and timing and … Read the rest