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Discussion in 'The Other Stuff' started by silvermickey2002, Apr 10, 2019.
Thanks, I did see Omission and Glutenberg while I was looking.
My wife and I have been making our own wine. We use fresh fruit. We have pears, apples, blackberries, and rhubarb on property. Fresh fruit is far and away better than kits. I actually prefer our wine to a lot of wine bought at the $10-15 price point.
I'd love to get into beer eventually but the wine is about all the time and space we can do for now. Ingredients for beer is the same way - get it fresh. Find a good local brew supply store and get fresh ingredients instead of the kits and you can come up with some good stuff. I do get craft beers when I go out mostly. In my experience those craft guys started out as home brewers and some of their best stuff you'll never have because it's tough to make it consistently to be mass produced. I'd put a good home brewer up against any widely distributed craft beer in a taste test and say the small batch almost always comes out on top of the distributed beer.
We started this whole thing using recipe kits. I think it's a good way to learn the process. I think eventually I will gather recipes and experiment. We have a good place the next town over that sells recipe kits as well as just ingredients. They also deal with wine making as well as recipes for hard cider.
Another guy I work with is just getting into wine making with his wife. They are just gathering equipment now.
We have traveled a lot and I like to try different beers. One place that we really liked we found by accident is Rumspringa Brewing Company (https://goo.gl/maps/iKKPXGPy3dC2). This place is in Ronks, PA