Any other beer brewers in here? I am just getting back into it after a 30 year break. I used to do all grain with a friend. We split the cost of building a micro brewery that supplied beer to both of our families. Back then we did some pretty basic ales in summer and lagers in winter depending on the temps in the brew cave which was a room in the basement that was unheated.
So far I have dabbled in some 1 gallon extract brews to see what I like and what is out there, equipment has changed and matured, we had to build a lot of what we used back then now you can buy it off the shelf! I have some 5 gallon extract brews coming up because I am still collecting the equipment I need for all grain brewing.
My beer tastes have changed to preferring ales that are on the hop side of the flavor profile, Fat Tire Ale from New Belgium Brewing is my go to from the liquor store and I am going to be making 3 batches of a clone of that(Phat Tire Ale, Northern Brewer) over the next month along with another milder ale called Innkeepers that should be good after a hot day in the garden.
So many different beer profiles now to pair with different foods!
I need a 10 gallon brewing kettle yet, a false bottom for my 15 gallon kettle for mashing, and some other misc bits and pieces. 2 more burners too for my brew tower that I am constructing. Fun hobby and to convert ingredients into sugar then alcohol is fun!