We have a lot of readers who are homebrewers, and I’m under the impression that we have a number of aspiring homebrewers reading as well. For those of you who are currently doing it, I don’t need to convince you. Just thinking about it, you can probably taste that first sip of your loving labor. You know the smells that fill your kitchen or brew room when you’re working on a batch of something special. You know how great it feels to share your beers with friends and family.
But, what about the aspiring homebrewers? Those who are unsure. They’re worried they won’t have the time, or they don’t want to make the initial investment. I can’t convince them by describing it, because those feelings mentioned above have to be experienced. You need to do it in order to get it. However, here’s something everyone can understand: money.
Chances are, if you’re interested in home brewing, you drink beer already, and thus, you’re paying for it on a semi-regular basis. Did you know, that on average, you can save $1,000 per year simply by brewing your own beer? Yeah, that’s right. Check out the infographic below (just click to enlarge).
Pretty convincing, right? Or course, you’ll need to make an initial investment for the equipment. I’d recommend a starter kit. I brewed my first batch with the Brewcraft kit seen below, and I was really pleased.
Then, you’ll need ingredients. We have a ton of options – from a standard lager or wheat beer, to a Dry Hopped West Coast IPA, an 80 Shilling Scottish Ale, and many more. Or check out your local Homebrew shop.
If you’re worried or unsure about the process, we have you covered there too! Check out our comprehensive How-To Homebrew Guide for step-by-step instructions on the actual brewing process.