In our first edition of Homebrew Banter, we reviewed Chicago homebrew resources. Now that we have that out of the way we can dive into brewing the stuff we love to drink. When it comes to brewing at home, there are a few ways to go from raw ingredients to bubbly goodness. Factors, such as time, space, equipment and cost all play a part in your brew day. For our second installment of Homebrew Banter, we're going to walk you through the pros and cons of three brewing methods. Extract, Brew in a Bag and All Grain. No matter what route you go, you have everything you need to brew award winning beer.
With the explosion of craft beer in the US, it's no surprise that brewing at home has become one of the fastest growing hobbies for beer nerds. The American Homebrewers Association estimates there are roughly 1.2 million homebrewers in the US and that number is growing everyday. Today at THR, we're excited to launch Homebrew Banter, a series that will glean how-to's, tips & tricks, lingo and brewing education from the same people that brew the beer you drink and love.