I'm looking to start a small homebrew group in San Francisco. The goal is to have a group of people that get together to brew regularly and share equipment, ingredients and recipes. I'm focused on a group of 'brewing partners' that use each other's expertise and resources (money, time, contacts) to improve their brewing faster and with less risk than they could on their own.
If you (or anyone you know) is interested, please send me an email at [email protected]
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* Where do you live
* how long have you been home brewing?
* what is your current setup?
* How often do you brew?
* what are your favorite types to brew/drink?
* What are your goals for your brewing?
* Why do you want to join the group?
* What can you contribute to the group - time/space/money/gear/etc?
Let me kick this off by answering these myself so you get a sense of where I'm coming from:
I live in the Richmond district with my family (wife and 2 young kids). I've been brewing for a couple of years and at this point I brew mostly all grain 5 gal batches. I'm just getting started with all grain so my focus is to improve my technique (and efficiency) while improving the taste of my beers. I keg almost all my beers and can't imagine going back to bottling on a regular basis (both because of the work and the fun of having the beer on tap). I brew 10-15 times a year and tend to alternate between a few recipes that I incrementally improve and new exploration of other types of beer.
My favorite beers are imperial IPA, Porter (the darker the better), Pilsner and Belgian dubbel/trippel. My goals for my brewing are to continue to improve my taste and provide a way for as many people as possible to try the beers and provide feedback on them. My goals/hopes for the club would be: to learn faster by having several people who are psyched on the hobby join me, to increase my batch size to 10/15 gallons and improve my gear to support the new size and add a RIMS type system to the process and to brew more frequently (15-25 time a year).
I can contribute the time needed to brew 1-2 times a month and my share of the cost of ingredients and equipment (I'm very open to building equipment but don't have much in the way of tools or experience). I can also contribute space for brewing.
Thanks for taking the time to read and bottoms up!