Last night I drank half a glass of the homebrew that I discovered in my garage and I am still alive to blog about it. For those of you that are brewers, I do not suggest that you store your beer in a garage, with no temperature regulation, for one year.
The stout smelled good and it really did not have a foul taste but it definitely was not right. It had a very heavy metallic and bitter taste. I can usually stomach just about anything but this was too much - I had to pour the rest of it down the drain.
This experience has gotten me thinking about brewing in the new place. I finally have the space to do things properly. My daughter is also getting to that age where she might actually be of some help - so I have a built-in apprentice in her. Unfortunately, my equipment has been under my workbench in the basement literally collecting dust.
My skills have slipped and I haven't brewed a decent beer in years so I think it's time I get working. Before the end of the summer, I will have to clean everything off and give it a go.