Brew Dudes

Homebrewing blog and resource

Homebrewing Firsts

Although I have been brewing since 2005, there are many things that I just haven’t done yet within the hobby.  Next week, I plan to accomplish these new-to-me things:

  • Brew with Pale Chocolate malt
  • Brew with Lactose
  • Divide the sweet stout into 4 different secondary “tanks” for different flavor additives
  • Use the WLP008 yeast strain

I guess that’s why brewing is so interesting as a hobby.  It seems like there so much to it and it’s hard to get bored.  I wonder if people who have been brewing for over 30 years feel like there is still more to learn.

Learn and do.

Learn and do.

Next week, I will have some photos/recaps of the two brew sessions.  Hmmm, I should start making my yeast starters this weekend.




Golden Promise Malt


Harvest Ale Brew Day


  1. Cory

    It’s interesting that some people try new things for 30 years and other people just do the same thing for 30 years and neither get bored.

  2. I think its always good to try new things and I don’t mind too much if things don’t turn out as I originally hoped, its all experimenting and along the way you are bound to create a few gems 🙂
    I’ve been fairly active in my trying of new things, though maybe I could try some different yeasts and do a Lager sometime. An Imperial IPA should go on the list and a Barley Wine. You have a few years on me as I only started with Kits in Jan 2009 working my way through Extract and finally to Full Mash beers, a while after that I got a Job in a local brewery in 2010 and just now (2011) my first commercial recipe has been brewed at work.
    I see no end in sight to my brewing enjoyment.

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