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Why homebrew?


Greg Lewis • Idaho Falls, Idaho asks,

I read in a magazine that homebrewing beer is one of the 100 skills that, “every man should know,” and it was ranked above knowing how to escape from a sinking car! Please explain to me why I need to know how to homebrew beer. Plus, can homebrewed beer ever be as consistently good as the likes of Sierra Nevada or Anchor?

This question, albeit one of the campier questions I have received, left me scratching my head for an answer for several days. I can only answer by combining my personal feelings with
Response by Ashton Lewis.