The bubbling universe of home-brewed beer. It’s getting big. We look at “homebrew.”
You can get a beer almost anywhere, but these days there’s no place like home.
Home-brew is big. Some yeast, some barley, some hops, some H2O, and you’re on your way. Home-brew is happening. It’s a little bit locavore and a little bit DIY. Four or five weeks, a barrel in the kitchen, and you’ve got brew.
It’s cheap, it’s recession-proof, and – if you’re good – it’s tasty. Yes, we know – be sober, be moderate, be of age. And be aware – the brewer next door may have the best brew going. Or maybe it’s you.
We’re tapping into home brew.
Rich Heller, president of the Beer Barons of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a group of more than 150 homebrewers and beer lovers who meet monthly to taste and talk about beer and brewing. See their "cheat sheet" of helpful tips on brewing.
You can find the White House beer recipe here.
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Here are some photos of homebrewing contributed by On Point listeners:
This program aired on October 1, 2010.