Hi. I live in Whitley Bay, northeast England.
Until a couple of months ago, I'd never brewed beer, not even from a kit.
But I love a decent pint and for a long time fancied the idea of brewing beer from scratch. The jargon always put me off, however, along with all the equipment I assumed I'd have to buy.
But then I came across one gallon batch brewing and BIAB on the internet, I grabbed the pot I use for making marmalade, picked up a gallon demijohn & was away.
I started off with a BIAB IPA one gallon kit I got through Ebay and was fairly happy with the results. (It tasted of beer, in spite of not having a head)
I've since gone on to brew a best bitter (currently bottle conditioning) and I've got a beer fermenting I brewed using a Graham Wheeler recipe of a beer first drunk as an underage 17 year old in Stourbridge. (https://bathams.co.uk/
- made me who I am today!)
While I still want to continue using my 10lt pot, to experiment and brew one off beers - barley wine, porters etc. I've now got the bug & scaled up, converting a 30lt tea urn into a boiler and getting hold of a corny keg, in order to have beer for the short summers we get up here.
I've registered on this site, because I want to have a better idea of how to brew consistent good quality beer & also pick up tips from people who actually know what they're talking about.