Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515
This seems like a lot of work guys. I wish I had the time to do all this. I'm getting into a trend of microbrews now.
Originally Posted by RaoulDuke
Working for gallons of home beer is not work.
Seriously, even though I’ve screwed both attempts, count roughly 2-4 hours to make the stuff, then another 2 hours bottling the stuff. The hardest part is waiting…
Raoul is right. Waiting is the hardest part. Cracking open a beer that's you made is very rewarding.
When you use extracts, the brewing time is only 60-90 minutes. On a rainy weekend afternoon, what else are you going to do?
If you move to all-grain brewing, it obviously will take a bit more time and work.
The only part that's really time-consuming is cleaning and sanitizing bottles. I just got a keg to eliminate that. I plan on getting a second one in the very near future.