Do you love beer? Are you thinking of getting into beer brewing because you love drinking beer? You may think that brewing your own beer is a little over the top. But in truth, starting to brew your own beer at home is a great hobby. It can be a very creative approach to the love of fine beer. Brewing your own is easier then you ever imagined; with a readily available beer brewing kit, and a little knowledge you can get from reading some of the many beer brewing books available, you can be on your way to making your first batch of beer at home!
There is a large difference between a real beer lover, and a typical "guzzler". Beer in fact has a rich history, and the variety and uniqueness of flavors, textures, and blends is almost as vast and strong as wine. As we know wine connoisseurs have a very good knowledge of wine, and can tell a fine wine when they taste one, the move towards making beer can make you a beer connoisseur, involved in the culture of beer, someone that seeks the finest in flavors, the side that seeks to gain a rich insight into beer, by making it, and improving every time they do. This is what differentiates a real beer lover from the regular old beer "guzzler".
By encouraging yourself to become a beer connoisseur, to develop this new found passion for brewing, you are emphasizing the noble and creative side of your love for beer. Besides information learned from some of the best beer brewing books, you can learn a lot from your local brewing store. There are many clubs dedicated to brewing fine beer. Once you get started, your passion for beer becomes more about improving the quality and taste of your beer, rather than just drinking it.
Along with the creative side of brewing your own beer, there are also some economic benefits to it. As with everything that can be purchased, beer prices keep going up. But the costs of making your own beer at home are amazingly low if you break it all down to cost per glass of beer you brew. Of course, there is the equipment you need to buy. But the cost of that is not prohibitive; you do not need a large vat and other shiny equipment used at large breweries. In fact, you only need a basic beer brewing kit, which is basically a scaled down version of the large breweries. And the cost for these kits is very affordable; you can have your own beer production factory in your own home for $100 to $200, taking up very little space at that. And then, when you see how much beer you can make per batch, that it is a very smart investment.