Everyone’s brewing journey starts somewhere. Ours started on November 30, 2013, two days removed from Thanksgiving. We had a brew bucket with a lid, a 20 quart stockpot, a spinnable thermometer with a fat bottom and long skinny neck, Briess Victory Malt, LD Carlson Co extract malt, East Kent Golding and Citra® hops, and California Ale Yeast (Serial Number WLP001). And we had Paul. Paul was the brewing expert among the group. He had either brewed before, or had a friend who had brewed before, or saw a show on TV where someone had a friend who had brewed before. Paul, it was understood, would shepherd us to brewing greatness.Continue reading
A journey from homebrewing to commercial brewpub.