My first home brew

The Brew

I just had a taste of my first home brew. Of course, it’s all very basic and from a kit. That will probably be very unsettling to more experienced home brewers, but I have to start somewhere, right? And since I haven’t done anything slightly related to biology, chemistry or physics in the last decade, I thought to take it slow at first until I get the hang of it. Baby steps and such.

The opposite of popping a bottleMy first kit is a Belgian dark abbey style beer. It still has to stay in the bottle for a couple of weeks, about six to eight, according to the guidelines, but I think I am tasting one a bit earlier to see what the changes are over the weeks.

Of course I tasted quite a bit to see where it is at now, and allthough I was quite sceptical about my brewing skills and the fact that it hadn’t had its extra sweetening yet, it was pretty OK!

Apparently it keeps improving over time according to some online reviews, so I’ll probably keep a couple of bottles for tasting after a few more months or even a year! The next kit will be a London Porter and I’ll be looking into the process itself a bit more. Now it was just following the rules laid out in the leaflet.

19 bottles of beer on the wall!

All I have to think of now is a name for the beers and it’s probably going to something like Rooster Brew or anything in that range (My last name is ‘the rooster’).

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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