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  • 1. Home Brewed Beer:Tastes Great, More Satisfying! Jim Peterson, Brewmeister “Hogeye Brewing Company” Franklin, KY
  • 2. Who Is Jim Peterson? Librarian-Geek in Simpson CountyDirector of Information Technology for Father of 4 great kids Home Brew Hobbyist
  • 3. Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes!
  • 4. I gotta tell ya....Im not a lawyer,This is not legal advice,For informational purposes only!
  • 5. 18th Amendment Prohibited the sale & transport of alcohol in the U.S.
  • 6. December 5, 1933 Saw the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealedThe 18th Amendment, making it legal once again to manufacture and transport Alcohol in the U.S.
  • 7. It was left to the states to legislate
  • 8. Nothing! KY Law defers to United States Code of Federal Regulations Title 27, Part 25, Subpart L, Section 25.205 and Section 25.206 Basically, you must be 18+ years old,Can brew up to 100 gal/year single, 200 gal/year for 2+ adults Cannot sell your brew
  • 9. Why Home Brew?Better taste than cheap beerMore satisfying because you made it!Less expensive than imports & micro brews!
  • 10. How Do I Get Started?Be a Realist, do your homework before anything else!
  • 11. Not Required Reading, But...
  • 12. Local support for hobbyists Builds a stronger community Can get discounts from suppliers* Collaboration on brewing & growing
  • 13. Basic Equipment
  • 14. Basic Process #1 – Sanitize! No Compromises!! 2 – Ingredients – Barley, Water, Hops, Yeast 3 – Boil – Length depends on recipe 4 – Cooling – Important! 5 – Fermentation 6 – Storage – Bottle or Keg? 7. Serving!
  • 15. Books1. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing 3rd Edition, by Charlie Papazian2. Brewmasters Bible: The Gold Standard, by Stephen Snyder3. Brew Your Own MagazineClubs1. B.O.C.K. - Brewers Of Central Kentucky – www.bockbrew.com2. A.H.A – American Homebrewers Association – www.brewersassociation.org3. Your Hobby –
  • 16. Computer SoftwareBeersmith – Widely considered the best – www.beersmith.comProMash – Also highly-regarded – www.promash.comBeer Labelizer – Online label creator – www.beerlabelizer.comBrewheads Calculators – Tablet & Smart Phone Apps Too many to list, range from recipe formulators to food pairing to festivals! For iOS and Android
  • 17. Contact InformationJim