Comments: So you want to brew some beer, do you?

Another try at the Fat Tire clone or the Christmas Ale clone?

Posted by Jeff at May 24, 2005 03:51 PM

Nothing so complicated. This is a first beer series. The Brewing Better Beer series will follow sometime down the road.

Posted by physics geek at May 24, 2005 04:51 PM

Wouldn't be my first beer, but it wouldn't be far from it either (fifth, actually), so I still have a lot to learn. Would this be an extract recipe?

Posted by Steve Gigl at May 24, 2005 11:08 PM

Yep, it will be an extract beer. In fact, I'm leaning towards using some pre-hopped kits, throwing out the enclosed instructions, of course, and doubling up on the extract. Boil for 45 minutes, with no hop additions. The ultimate in KISS beer, unless you go the no boil option, as some cans of extract mention.

Posted by physics geek at May 25, 2005 08:40 AM

I recommend that - as you get these posted - you put a special section of links to them on your sidebar.

Posted by Harvey at May 25, 2005 11:29 AM

So basicly you want me and Harv to start making our own beer so we stop bugging you for yours? ;)

Posted by Susie at May 25, 2005 12:17 PM

Now Susie, you KNOW that you and Harvey are on my distribution list. But it seems like it would be kind of fun to group-brew and have an online tasting session.

Good point, Harvey. I'll add a new category right away.

Posted by physics geek at May 25, 2005 01:17 PM

It has been about thirty years since I've brewed a batch of beer; canned extract is as far as I got. It happens that I've been acquiring Mr Beer kits from the thrift stores and intend to resume the hobby this week. I look forward to your recommendations.

Posted by triticale at May 28, 2005 10:40 AM