Brewing Beer: An Initiation into Home Brewing

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When Rick first started experimenting with brewing beer in the early 1990’s, the available resources weren’t what they are today: no local home-brew store, no internet resources, no small craft breweries releasing recipe clones of their beers.

Since moving to Vermont, brewing as a hobby has become much more accessible (even, at times, suffering from information overload). In this video, Rick shares his experience in reviving his interest in making beer, and tips to get started.

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Other resources:

Scott Russell, Vermont Homebrew Guru shares tips and recipes on his website. Scott’s book is also available online: North American Clone Brews.

American Homebrewers Association can help you find a homebrew club near you.

Local to Vermont and New Hampshire? Check out the H.O.P.S. homebrew club.

How to Brew by John Palmer is available for free online.

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian is a go-to reference.

More Gage Hill Crafts articles on home brewing can be found.

Published by Rick Scully

Rick is a craft brewer, shepherd, gardener, photographer, writer, tech nerd, web developer, and all around good guy.