Becoming obsessed: you can do it just about anywhere
Thankfully, you don’t need a lot of space to operate in when cooking up beer where you live. In fact, Meredith and Garrett started home brewing in their studio apartment. "Jim [Koch] from Sam Adams started with the same equipment we did -- a five-gallon pot on his stove," Garrett said.
"And Sam [Calagione] from Dogfish Head, their original brewhouse was only a little bit bigger than ours. They'd brew 10 gallons four or five times a day just to keep up," Meredith added.
As for what the couple does with their homebrewing output, well, that’s what their classes and events are for: to inspire their students by having them taste a variety of beer styles.
Finding community: it's more inclusive than most people think
The most common misconception about home brewing is that it’s a solitary endeavor, that it’s something lonely men do in the shadows (or in their dank basements). In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth.