“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
—not Ben Franklin
Quite a few years ago I received a really cool gift, in the form of a brewing kit from Homebrew Heaven. I won't say my first batch was great, as I definitely made some mistakes, but it got me hooked on homebrewing as a hobby. I continued brewing with new recipes, using Homebrew Heaven and The Beer Essentials as my main "suppliers."
It's been awhile since I brewed a batch because I need to upgrade my equipment (I was doing partial boils, on an electric range, for those who know what trouble that can mean). I don't really have the spare funds to get what I want (stainless steel kettle and an outdoor propane burner), but I'm still quite eager to get my next batch started.
The "Delicious Cycle" store offers various t-shirts, mugs, stickers, a clock, and other products along the same theme. And if you decide to buy something, you'll help me toward starting my next batch!
When I do get back to the point where I can start brewing again, I will probably either document my batches right here, or create a new blog on this site to share the process and results. Since I have lately been experimenting with telemetry, one sub-project I have in mind is to make a WiFi-enabled thermometer that keeps tabs on the temperature of beer in a carboy, which I can display here and also set up to get SMS text alerts if the temperature strays outside a desired range.