I'm the DYI type, and like a good beer- so a natural fit. Combine that, some 14/15yrs ago, with less income, single dad raising a daughter and thought I could brew good beer and cheaper too! I did. Then life got in the way, and somehow 13yrs slipped by without brewing any beer! Then, this past Christmas, my brother who jumped back in after a similar dry spell, bought me an IPA extract kit (DME)... nudge, nudge. So, here I am, back in it, first partial mash complete, and loving it! IPA turned out great, Oatmeal Stout is just coming into its own and tasting great (will do a Founder's Breakfast Stout for next winter) and just brewed a Lagunita's Sucks clone. Next is a Nugget Nectar clone!
Absolutely love brewing beer. How could 13yrs go by so quick (truly shocked when I saw my old brewing notes).