Secondly, we suddenly had a huge debt in the form of a mortgage. There is nothing like knowing that the bank will happily take your home away from you to bring your finances into sharp focus. Given that cases of beer at the shop generally start at around $35 and that an equivalent case of home brew can be made for as little as $12 it’s a fairly obvious choice.
After getting started I started to realize the full scope and flexibility of what you can do with a fairly basic homebrew kit.
If you’re not happy with the way your brew turns out, you just adjust the recipe. Adjusting the type and amount of sugar or the amount of hops can have dramatic affects on the end product and finding out which recipe you like best is, to my mind, the whole point of doing it in the first place.
Of course these are not the only adjustments you can make. But finding out the secrets of the perfect brew for yourself is half the fun.
Moving forward, The Equipment, Brewing and Bottling pages go through the equipment you need and how to get started while the Brewing Tips page gives you some pointers on how to improve your brew. After that, it’s up to you. Experiment, have fun and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Beer is good, enjoy it!