Welcome to my new blog and thanks for stopping by.
My name is Jon and I’ve always wanted to try brewing my own beer.
I come from a long line of brewers and beer lovers. My dad enjoys the odd tipple. My granddad – like his brother, Reg – was a true beer aficionado.
My Uncle Reg was a pretty mean homebrewer himself, whilst their father and grandfather brewed commercially, earning a strong reputation for their fine ales in the Black Country, where the family pub was and where my ancestral line begins.
So, I’ve always had the desire to brew my own, but work, life and everything else got in the way.
I’m the editor of a business magazine as part of my day job and one of the features we did recently – on microbreweries in the East Midlands – got me thinking, what if…
So, I’ve finally decided to take the leap. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been amassing most of the equipment I need to mash my first brew and I’m almost at the point where I can get my first boil on to see what happens.
I’ll be using this blog to chart my journey from brewing novice to…who knows?
It may be glorious, it may all go down in flames, but either way, I’ll have fun doing it and I’m looking forward to enjoying the ride.
I hope you do too and look forward to seeing you here again.