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Home Beer Brewing *Guest Post from Mr. R!*

Hey everyone! The below is a guest post from my dear hubs, Mr. R, about home beer brewing. He was inspired by his friend RaShun (you can check out his Etsy shop Cervza Fria here and be sure to follow him on Twitter for a good laugh). We bought the home brew kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop, which you’ll see more about in the guest post. Enjoy, and please leave Mr. R some love in the Comments section or my YouTube page.


“The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Words have never been more true, especially for me.

I will never forget when Amanda completely had me in her grasp. It was a Tuesday night and I was heated from working a long stressful day. I swung by her apartment for dinner and when I walked in, I found the table set with her signature shrimp and spinach pasta dish, a Black and Tan popped and ready, and a perfectly ripe banana adorning the rim of the plate. This was not a complicated dinner, no five-star presentation, but it was perfect – everything about it was just right.

The beer had a light sweat rolling down the bottle letting me know it had been out of the fridge for just the right length of time. The banana was sliced in such a manner that not one inch of it had gone to waste, and the number of slices matched up perfectly to the amount of pasta bites I was about to consume. The pasta had balanced spice to it – just enough to awaken your taste buds in order to fully explore the wonders of the freshly melted cheese and the perfectly grilled shrimp. All of these pieces alone are okay and consumable, but it’s how they all came together that made it a New Year’s party in my mouth, and who doesn’t like a fiesta for their taste buds?

This mouthwatering jamboree, that causes one’s eyes to glaze over once they have tasted a bit of heaven, is the reason I took interest in brewing my own beer. When talking with my friend RaShun (no that is not a typo, his name is spelled capital R lower case a capital S) I noticed that same eye-glaze wash over him as he talked about the different beers he has tasted, each so unique with their own distinctive planned fiestas waiting to be explored by his taste buds. After a 45 minute spiel about beer and the new world he was discovering, I decided I wanted to join RaShun on this journey and begin our voyage of Manifest Beer Destiny (minus the genocide and Trail of Tears of course).

So my lovely wife purchased everything I needed to get started from and I have posted a how-to video on brewing one’s own beer; hosted by a Brew Master I am privileged to call a dear friend and my godson:


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    Rolando Rodriguez
    January 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Awesome!…I too think I’d stick to apple juice. From the immortal words of De La Sol – “I get loose off of Orange Juice.” And I am lazy!

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    January 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome video! I hope the beer turns out great.

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    February 2, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck. .watch

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    February 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Awesome writing! Great sidekick. I’ll leave the brewing to you but I hope it turns out tasty. Good luck!

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    Lina Mayorga
    February 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Hahaha so cute video!
    such a professional instructor

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    Karina Fernández
    February 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    This is a must see for my husband. He will definitely would want to try it.

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    February 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    How awesome!! If i drank beer, I would try this! Hope it’s good!!

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    February 3, 2013 at 5:12 am

    wow… it takes guts to tackle something like this. Let us know how it turns out!

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    February 3, 2013 at 7:42 am

    my husband and i will have to try this out 😛 great post MR R!

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    February 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I love the post! And the video is so great!

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    February 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    My husband would love this!! Great tips

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    Alejandra (The Hermosas)
    February 5, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Hehe! The video is so funny! Alejandro is awesome! I think I need to show the Beer DIY to my husband too.

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    Isabel Garcia
    February 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Loved the video! The Brew Master did an excellent job in front of the camera!

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