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Whether you’re going out with your friends or just coming back from a long days work, a nice cold beer seems to compliment the occasion and help unwind from the stresses of the day. I personally enjoy beer both at home and in a social environment but what I find most interesting is the Homebrewing of beer. In order to appreciate the art of homebrewing beer, we should look back at how the homebrewing of beer started.

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Beer has been around for a long time, in fact, it’s one of the oldest prepared beverages in the history of mankind. You have to wonder what happy hour was like in the Mesopotamian,  Egyptian, and Chinese regions where the first beers were documented. Early beer recipes were recorded however, literacy was not something common in those times so not everyone was able to brew their own beer. Those that could not read were eventually able to gain the knowledge of the beer brewing recipes through song and hymn. The reason we have the wide variety of beers that we do today is attributed with each culture’s unique spin on the beverage and how they interpreted or modified the beverages to their liking. If you need a cabinet set for your beer making visit.

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It is also said that the brewing of beer is believed to have caused the start of eventual civilizations. People would settle in areas that they could access the ingredients needed rather than moving from place to place constantly. Those that learned how to brew the beer used it for sale or trade and settled in the area. Imagine trading beer for a new set of shoes or dress pants! It sounds strange but it was something common back then. You can check out the video below for more information.

Times have obviously changed and so has the ability to brew your own beer. There are many options now for ingredients and recipes there were not available years ago. You can even purchase homebrewing kits with almost everything needed to start brewing your own beer. At the moment, I am currently brewing my beer with homebrewing kits. I do plan on gathering individual ingredients to brew beer from scratch but I am still in the process of learning. I hope to inspire those that enjoy beer to take interest in homebrewing and give it a try.

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