I humbly summarize a few important points from several great brewers on how to brew better.
- Make brewing your Passion, have family support!
- Use only the finest and freshest ingredients.
- Become an expert with YOUR brew system, brew consistently with it, practice.
- Know your ingredients (know how base malts, specialty grains, hops, water profile and yeast affect your final beverage).
- Research the style before brewing. It's hard to hit a style if you don't know what you are brewing. Learn recipes, style descriptions, mashing procedure, water chemistry, yeast usage, fermentation temperatures, and history of the style. Formulate a recipe and make changes in future batches until you nail the style.
- Learn who the best judges and competition winners are and seek their guidance. Respond to good critique and learn from it.
- Give back to the hobby in any way you can. Become a club member, volunteer to help competitions and functions, enter competitions, provide advice and anything else you can think of. Keep the hobby strong.
The Creekwood Aquifer