I’ve been wanting to brew beer for a long time. And now that the time is here, there are a couple things I wasn’t expecting: It wasn’t as hard as I thought, nor did Iever think I could lie on the floor and stare at a bucket as beer ferments inside, getting all giddy with excitement every time the airlock bubbles.
It all started out with a trip to Eugene’s own Home Fermenter Center http://homefermenter.com/. This is clearly a mom and pop shop and, boy, are they helpful, insightful and soothing to a budding brewer. Beer takes a long time to get a finished product and ruining your first batch would be so depressing. Jim at the Fermenter Center gave great tips and gentle encouragement. We bought our kit and brew pot which comes with all you need to start brewing right away except the actual bottles.