It’s been over two years since I turned my back on the craft brew scene. In doing research for the show, I found that the landscape had changed drastically. The numbers are staggeringly high. What made the biggest impression on me, however, was the growth of home brewing. As of last November, there were an estimated 1.2 million people making beer at home. And while I know that a lot of you have dabbled in the craft of brewing beer at home, I think that if you truly love the taste of handcrafted beer, the time has never been better to get your feet wet and brew something delicious in your kitchen.

And while I may give you the inspiration to get you started, there’s no one better suited to teach you how to brew it better than James at Basic Brewing Radio. If there is anyone better suited at dumbing home brewing down for dummies like me, I haven’t met him.

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