Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk Forums > Introductions > Returning to brewing in Austin
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
peabody304
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 38
Default Returning to brewing in Austin

My interest in brewing dates back to my high school days. Somewhere in the house I have books from the mid 70s.

After retiring from the Army in '93, and finding homebrewing on the Internet, (the earliest evidence I can find of me on the 'net is on the HBD in 1993) I was finally able to start brewing. If my notes are correct in my old copy The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, my first beer was a Nut Brown ale and more that likely, was a can of extract. Over the next few years, I got more comfortable with brewing and was doing some partial mash kits from AHS.

However, at some point, I started having strange reactions to ales, not lagers, just ales. And frankly, brewing is not as much fun is you can't drink it.

Fast-forward 10 plus years and, at my wife's request ("Honey, can you brew me an amber ale?" "Why, yes. Yes I can!"), I'm getting back in the hobby. And, I found that I am able to drink ales again (hurray).

So I've dug out all equipment and replaced stuff that was either too old or I couldn't find, and this weekend I'm brewing the AHS American Amber extract kit. I am going to do a full boil instead of a partial using the 11 gal ebay pot I read about on the classifieds board (read about it and bought it on Wednesday and it's being delivered today - that's stunningly fast!).

I have to say that this forum is an excellent resource and I've learned a lot in the week or so I've been reading it, so thanks to everyone here. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions in the next few weeks since I'm already planning the next several batches.

peabody304

__________________
peabody304 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
TxBrew
Der Administrator
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TxBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Posts: 8,846
Liked 1872 Times on 620 Posts
Likes Given: 890

Default

Welcome to HBT!

__________________
Home Brew Supply - Coming Soon

My Instagram
TxBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2011, 06:55 AM   #3
Stout1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 12
Default

Welcome Back!

I'm another guy who took some "time off" from this hobby, but getting back in full swing. Charlie's books are what really got got me inspired to get started in the first place and every time time I open one again, it's kinda like deva vu all over again. Good luck and RDWAHAHB.

__________________
Stout1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2011, 07:53 AM   #4
Flomaster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,146
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

one post and already a supporter. way to go man....

welcome aboard and happy brewing

-=jason=-

Flomaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
returning to brewing hoppingmad60 Introductions 6 06-19-2010 10:50 PM
Returning to Brewing/Beginning AG quarks Introductions 5 05-18-2010 12:37 AM
Greetings from a returning brewer Chuck_Swillery Introductions 3 12-14-2009 11:31 PM
Returning to the Fun From NH NHRACER Introductions 4 10-21-2008 02:08 PM
Returning Homebrewer VictorWI Introductions 2 11-20-2007 10:53 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS