I started homebrewing about a year before starting this blog and quickly became what a friend of mine calls an enthusiastic amateur. I think it summed up my position pretty well. For a while it seemed like I was either making or bottling beer every week and reading everything I could get my hands on – several times. I quickly found that I really got the most out of the hobby when I crafted my own recipes. I have now set out to build a collection of recipes inspired by geek culture. I hope that what I mean will be apparent to you as the blog unfolds. If I can manage to build enough value, I’ll publish in a more traditional way.
Of course, I can always build a collection of recipes in a notebook or a document on my hard drive, so that doesn’t entirely explain my reason for writing a blog. I hope it will keep me motivated, but more importantly it seems to me like a good way to contribute to the communities I belong to. Like anyone else, I also love to share. My friends the in Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) value the craft, its historical ties, and the other geeky things. My friends in the gaming community certainly value anything geek and many of them at least love good beer. I hope the brewing community will find something new and inspiring from my unique take on the art.
I also hope the blog will give me more of a personal connection to those who previously have only known me through my many years of podcasting and a number of credits in various web series. Topics were adhered to pretty tightly. While the focus for the time being will mostly be focused around beer, I do not expect to stick strictly to the topic. I hope to have some fun from time to time and recognize that other interests will crop up that I want to share with you.
So, bear with me as long as you can. I hope you find it to be a good ride.
September 5, 2012 at 9:19 am
Hey, Don, just heard of your blog and brewing on the last Pulp Gamer Prime. Do you follow Wil Wheaton’s blog? He talks about home brewing occasionally, and I think it was yesterday’s post was about his stuff. Also, the White House has released two recipes, apparently they do some brewing there.
September 5, 2012 at 9:51 am
Yea, I am aware that Wil does some brewing. I hope I get a chance to visit with him about it someday. I have seen him at conventions check out local brewing supply shops.
Here is an article about those white house beers you spoke of. Both of these beers look like they are worth trying.
Thanks for calling my attention to this, Wayne!