Week 01: Ninety-Nine Problems but a Beer Ain't One


Introducing our new blog series for the homebrewer 

 
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You may have noticed a few changes here. In addition to a completely re-designed site, we’ve got a shiny new blog, too! As we gear up for an exciting 2014, we want to introduce you to a new blog series: Ninety-Nine Problems But a Beer Ain’t One. There are many brewers (and homebrewers) on our team and brewing it yourself at home is a great hobby for the beer enthusiast. That is why we feel it is crucial in this budding craft beer landscape to support and nurture homebrewers who help make our beer culture great.

For the next 99 weeks, we’ll be diving into a spectrum of beer topics to troubleshoot, explore, and learn more about homebrewing. This project is particularly exciting for me, having picked up homebrewing only a year ago. I hope you enjoy discovering or re-learning things with us. Every week we’ll tackle a problem, answer of question, or share some knowledge with you provided by a roster of professional brewers, authors, and seasoned homebrewers. 

In the meanwhile, I'd like to extend to you the first piece of advice I ever received when I became interested in homebrewing:

READ THE PALMER BOOK.

Author and homebrewer John Palmer is a great friend of ours. In addition to being a recognized beer judge, John is also well-esteemed in the homebrew community because of his contributions to The Brewing Network (Brew Strong) and American Homebrewer's Association publications including Zymurgy. Homebrewing fans of Golden Road may remember him as the co-host of our first Homebrewers Night at Chloe's back in September 2013 along with The Brewing Network's Push Eject. Most notably, he is the author of "How to Brew," which is often considered one of the most significant homebrewing guides out there. While there are a plethora of books on brewing out there (many of which we will discuss or recommend in this series), John's book was one that was universally recommended to me by many over the years. 

Got a burning question? Leave us a comment or send me an e-mail! We'll try our best to feature your topic or point you towards a resource that can help you find answers. Until next week...cheers!

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