« on: December 15, 2012, 03:27:22 PM »
Hello: I am a new AHA Member. I am from Wisconsin. I have only taken a Homebrew class at a local homebrew supply store. I did purchase an English Ale starter kit and carboy; however, have not had a chance to start brewing. The owner of the supply store indicated he would be happy to do it with me. I had the opportunity to meet and talk with a manufacturer of brew kettles. I am intrigued by the science of the process and mechanics of the equipment.
My push, however, to do this is a paper that I am writing for my college composition course (I am a returning adult student). I have chosen the subculture of homebrewing beer. I know a gentleman who has been doing this for 35 years and makes an incredible beer. I love a good flavored amber or darker ale. Some of the values and beliefs I have found thus far are the challenge in the creation of a good product--quality flavor. The competition. Fellow homebrewers are one big family. I am wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing their values and beliefs relative to the hobby of homebrewing beer.