The Blog is Kicked
I am writing these words over the Thanksgiving weekend. The holidays tend to be a time for reflection and for some they are a particularly bittersweet time of year. And this year I am no exception. The impending year-end got me thinking. And as I consider where I am in my personal, professional and home brewing life I've come to the decision to discontinue this blog. I will be ending my “New to Homebrew” entries this December.
Like this brew, it's time for me to mash out.
I'm sorry to say good bye since I have loved the opportunity to track my brewing trials and tribulations over the last three years. But with an ever busier daily schedule of a full-time job, two kids and a wife who works two jobs, not to mention aging parents, I'm finding it harder and harder to find time to brew, much less write about that brewing.
I didn't want to end up short changing readers who may look to the blog for a regular update or maybe even a learning experience about brewing. And so it's time to step aside and let another writer and, most likely, a better brewer have a crack at a regular blog here at BYO.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to write for BYO. It's been three years of brewing, writing and learning, for which I am so grateful. From my hefeweizen obsession through my many mistakes and occasional educational experiences, to my decision to brew with odd ingredients or to attempt to recreate an old favorite, I have a had a great ride. [Note: I will be updating my Jubelale clone in my final two posts].
I wish to thank all the folks at BYO who have helped me over the years, particularly Betsy Parks and Dawson Raspuzzi and, foremost, Brad Ring for the original chance he took on a basically unknown writer.
And, most importantly, thanks to any and all readers over the years. I wish you all happy brewing!
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