When I decided to brew my own beer as a part of my New Year’s resolution, I had no idea how much fun the process would be. But even though I have yet to enjoy the finished product, the process has been so much fun. Yesterday was possibly my most exciting step yet, since in just two days time, my beer will be perfect for drinking.
After a long day at work, I arrived home, took off my shoes, and had dinner. I was getting ready for a quiet evening in, when I remembered that my home-brewed beer had finished its one-week fermentation and carbonation process, and it was now fully brewed. Obviously I’m excited to find out how it tastes and show if off to my friends at our Super Bowl party, but the directions recommended that the beer be chilled for two days before drinking so that it is at the optimal temperature.
So, I cleared out some space in my refrigerator and moved all of the bottles of my own hand made beer onto the shelf. Then I called my friend Jason, who helped me with brewing the beer, and let him know that the process was now complete, and the beer was chilling in the fridge getting ready to drink. We made a plan to sample the beers on Friday afternoon so that we know if our product is good enough to bring to the Super Bowl party.
I can hardly wait until Friday to find out how the beer tastes, but I’m sure it’s going to be delicious. I can’t wait to show off my new hobby to all of my friends, and if it goes well, I’ll start doing it regularly!