I’m just a fella living in the Missouri Ozarks that loves making beer. I like to keep things simple (if you can make Mac & Cheese, you can make beer) and I like to make use of what I have around me. I started in 2011 with a Mr Beer kit my wife gifted me with for Christmas. She’s probably still kicking herself for that. Brewing moved from interest, to hobby, to a “little bit” of an obsession. I’ve become a practitioner of and proponent for small batch brewing. I currently boil 2 gallon batches on my stove, ferment in Mr. Beer Little Brown Kegs, and bottle condition my beer. I also grow some hops and culture some yeast. Along the way I’ve tried a lot of techniques and ingredients, but I still have a lot to learn so I hope you join me as I blog about my journey.
My wife, God love her, is not a fan of beer. Wine, cider, and mead are really more her speed. On a recent trip to California she tasted and really liked a peach mead. I cannot remember who made it or what the name of it was, but that is not the point. The point is she REALLY liked it. So being the good husband I am, I set about to use my brewing abilities to make her a peach mead. Continue reading