Everybody else is doing it, so why can’t we?
Sorry, you won’t find any more mention of alternative rock albums from the 90’s here. What I am talking about is the craft beer industry. It seems that every other day there is a new brewer, craft beer bar or beer blog (one might include this blog) turning up.
Keeping up with the Joneses and what they are drinking has never been harder with the range of beer from different breweries available in good beer outlets now.
Everybody is brewing beer.
So with our big egos and beer bellies, a few of us boys got together and decided “yeah, I reckon we can turn out a decent drop”. We had tried our hand at homebrewing with extract malt back when we had less discerning tastes, so this time we felt we needed to go one better. We needed to throw ourselves into all grain brewing. On top of this, like any ingenuitive kiwi would know, we needed to build our own kit from scratch.
Knowing that the idea was a little more complicated than just throwing water, hops, malts and yeast together we went about a series of planning sessions which usually coincided with drinking sessions at Galbraiths or O’Carrolls. Clearly we were going to be good at this. Before too long we had a clear idea of our direction, complete with diagrams and notebooks, and we set to work.
After months of planning and sourcing parts from around the globe, we were ready to start our build. But I’ll let the video tell this part of the story.
The video portrays a culmination of a day and a half worth of brew kit build, however the majority of that time was spent drilling only six holes. Evidently, the stainless steel was a bit harder than you might have thought.
With more brew kit parts to come, this tale is yet untold, so stay tuned to see what unfolds next on our journey toward beer.
For a full list of our brew kit parts and where we sourced them from check out BMoore’s post about sourcing parts.Tweet