I'm brand spanking new to the site. I just brewed my first batch of cider, but I've been watching my boyfriend and cousin make their home brew for over a year now. I tried to learn from their mistakes, and I finally got brave enough to try something of my own. Since our fridges had lots of beer, I figured I'd bring in some diversity with the cider.
I had this thought the other day, when I looked at our fridge after a gathering of friends came over. We had started with a fridge full of home brew. Friends brought things you can drink, but probably don't want to. Somehow, the next morning, there were 2 home brew left and dozens of terrible cans. And I wondered... how did those two, beautiful brews create so many ugly children overnight?