Last August, I finally got into home brewing after 3 years of picking up and putting down John Palmer’s How to Brew. My friend, Shaun, purchased a brewing kit and urged me to do the same time. So, I bought a kit from my local home brew shop and followed the directions on my first kit–a IIPA from Brewer’s Best.
As informative as Palmer’s book is, sometimes you really need to just jump in with both feet and learn by experience. After brewing my first beer, I finally understood a lot more of the book that I had previously read numerous times. With multiple brew days under my belt, now, I feel a lot more comfortable with the terminology, calculations, procedures, equipment, expectations, and overall knowledge associated with home brewing your own beer. But the more that I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. It’s an ever-learning process.