On Jan 5, 2006 I posted this post on my pre-dranktank blog. That was my first batch of homebrew.
What a great year of beer making it has been.
For some reason, I decided to keep 2 bottles of that first batch. They have been sitting on my bookshelf at room temperature since January. Last night I cracked one open, expecting the worst (assuming I have gotten better at brewing). WRONG. It was clear, smooth, and altogether a wonderful wheat beer. Sure it was from my pre-kegging, extract kit days, but I’m here to tell you, ANYBODY can make great beer the very first time if I can.
Maybe I should take this as a lesson in patience. Beer does get better with time if it is brewed right. I expect January to be a big brew month… maybe I can get a little ahead of my drinking and actually have some aged beers in mid-late 2007.beer, homebrew wheat