Charlie Papazian: Homebrewer Charlie Papazian encourages you to relax and enjoy the beverage you make with your own hands.
Hello Monkey Seers, Rob Sachs here, from What Would Rob Do?
I've decided to leave the good old WWRD blog behind. But never fear: We're trying out a move over here, where I'll be chiming in occasionally on the same sorts of topics.
For my first foray, Linda joined me for a podcast on homebrewing -- you know, making beer at home. And you can hear it right here.
The Joys Of Homebrewing, Or: What Goes Into A Pizza Beer?
To prepare, I interviewed Charlie Papazian, who pretty much wrote the book on homebrewing.
Charlie says that making beer at home is as simple as boiling ingredients in a pot. I hung out with some homebrewers more recently and learned it's a little more involved than that, but Papazian's overall message rings true: making your own beer isn't as hard as you'd think. In fact, the more I learn about homebrewing, the more I can understand how widespread the hobby has become.
Little known fact, former swimsuit model Kathy Ireland was once a homebrewer. (I called her for an interview, but her manager declined.)
After listening to descriptions of how easy it is, and after seeing how its done, I think I'm going to jump into it. St. Paddy's Day is rapidly approaching, and I think if I get a batch going this weekend, I have a shot at it being ready for the 17th. I'm going to try to make a stout, since I hear those are easy to make.
Besides, if I screw it up, the strong flavor will mask my mistakes.