Pros and Cons of Homebrewing (An Honest Look at the Hobby)

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Homebrewing is one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the United States and most people that make their own beer find it to be a rewarding and positive experience that can even save money over time. 

However, relatively high startup costs and a moderately steep learning curve can make it more challenging and expensive than expected. 

Homebrewing can be a lot of fun

Whether you are looking for some time alone or to partner up with someone for a collaboration, I don’t think there is a better way to spend your free time than making your own special beer at home.  

Homebrewing has a rich history

One of the oldest and most common practices among people throughout history, homebrewing has been done for thousands of years with some of the most famous and distinguished people taking part in the hobby. 

Learn something new 

Homebrewing offers a wide variety of opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills while not taking much other than the ability to follow directions and a little patience to start.  

Control and experiment with your beer. 

Another great aspect of having so much control over your experiments with homebrewing is that you have much more control over the beer you are consuming. 

Disadvantages of homebrewing beer

Although over time you will end up saving a ton of money on the beer you make, as some beers are made for less than $0.50, there are a few costs to think about before deciding if home brewing is the right hobby for you. 

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