Hello everyone. My name is Brian,I have been brewing for 5 whole months now. I am about to start my fourth brew tomorrow. I actually used to hate the taste of beer...until my wife and I took a tour at a local brewery and after sampling some of their "weird" beers...well we were hooked...we had no idea that beer could actually taste great! Now we are always seeking out new breweries here in Minnesota and now playing with some of our own. The first didn't turn out very well. Our second...an extract of a rye ipa that we added some blueberry and lemon zest at the end of the boil turned out wonderful...just waiting for it to carbonate. The third batch, a oatmeal stout partial mash is also in bottles...but I am a little concerned of the watered down taste. We will be trying out a heifer tomorrow, also a partial mash....wish me luck. So far I have yet to produce anything that is stellar but Im gonna keep at it.