Therefore, in an effort to gain a better understanding of what it take to brew a really great beer, and to gain a greater appreciation of the brews and the artists that craft them, I've recently given serious consideration to homebrewing. I can't imagine a better way to get closer to an art form that you love (and I'm sure we can agree that brewing is, indeed, an art form) than to do it yourself. I imagine the only thing better than a great beer is a great beer crafted from your own hands and imagination.
Having said all of that, I have some concerns:
- Patience: Do I have the patience to brew a batch of beer? I understand that it can be a lengthy process, and I'm not known to be the most patient person in the world.
- Commitment: How committed will I actually be to brewing beer beyond, say, my first batch or two? I'm sure the quality of the beers I produce will have a lot to do with, but I don't want to make an investment in brewing equipment that will just get stored in the basement four months from now.
- Quality: How good will be beer be? I have zero brewing experience and I'd hate to spend a lot of time and money and end up with a crappy beer.