True newbie on brewing! I have been more into cooking and canning, but decided to try my hand at brewing to see if my bumper crop of crabapples would make a good sparkling cider. This is my journal of brewing activities. From this, I hope to learn from my own experiences and, eventually, make my posts available as a truly approachable and accessible reference for other beginning brewers. I try to talk the talk and use terms that are appropriate for brewing, but I may not express everything correctly, as I am still learning the lingo!
I am a father of three and an avid cook. I have 10 years of restaurant cooking experience. Not a chef, technically, but I have decent skills! I sold restaurant equipment for another decade and then several years doing other outside sales jobs. Burned out on that and marked time in a customer service/production job for about 4 years. Currently, between loads of laundry and vacuuming, I try to blog about my “foodie” experiences as well as keeping up with my brewing journal.
Any questions, comments or advice are always welcome!