Anyone out there brew or distill their own beer or booze? I have a brother who is a damn good brewer and love brew day with him, but I would like to look into making my own liquor...you know how siblings have to have their own "things" right?
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
-Bertrand Russell :pipe: :beerchug:
I'm president of my local home brew club and an assistant brewer at a local brewery as well as a BJCP judge. Distilling I don't know a whole lot about though. If you have any questions about mashing or things on that side of the process feel free to ask.
I always wanted to try home brewing, started to get into craft beers. My favorite so far is a stout. I would imagine that's not easy to make for a beginner?
Brewing can actually be very simple, a lot like baking in a way. Its all about times, temperatures, and following directions. Creating your own great recipes is the harder part to learn. If your serious about getting started I suggest spending a month or so over at homebrewtalk.com doing a little homework. Read up on the basics of the process and what to expect. Decide if you want to start out brewing extract, all grain, or brew in a bag, then figure out the equipment you'll need for that type of brewing. It sounds daunting but I promise all the info you need is at your fingertips and HBT has tons of people that are happy to help you get started on the right path.