Psyched! Just picked up all the gear we needed from Hops and Berries. Man, those people are great – thank you, Alison. They walked me through the whole process – I even got to mill my own grains (this involved weighing them, dumping them into a grinder, and flipping a switch). The only thing I didn’t buy there was a huge boiling pot – picked up a 20-quart pot at Target instead – hoping that wasn’t a mistake. We’re going to be brewing an American Pale Ale tonight with Amarillo hops (H&B’s Hop of the Month).
All we need now are bottles…60 of them. But we’ve got two weeks to come up with them and we’ve got a head start already. We’re planning on re-using bottles from beer we’ve purchased – I’d better get drinking. Stay tuned…
P.S. Special thanks to my wife, Gwen, for letting me skip a birthday party to buy beer supplies on a Saturday. What a gal.