So how do you know when a casual hobby becomes an obsession? Â Last year Eryn and I brewed 103 gallons of fermentable beverage. Â I can’t say beer because, as some of you know, we made a kickin cider as well. Â All in all we made 29 batches. Â We jumped from Eryn’s Mr Beer Kit and my 1 gallon Brooklyn Brew Shop kits to a 5 gallon all grain system. Â We moved from kits to recipe creation. Â We moved out of the kitchen and brewing took over our garage. Â We bought a fridge for our beer and ran out of space, so we bought a chest freezer and started kegging. We started this website, and started having regular parties so friends would come over and drink our beer. Â We now have at least 15 gallons fermenting at almost any give time. Â Most importantly, I think we moved from hobby to obsession.
So here’s to another year of brewing. Â We look forward to doubling that the 100 gallons we made last year and if you are around we look forward to sharing a pint with you.