Not that Joe needed anymore expensive hobbies... but he went and found one anyway :)
Joe has recently become a master brewer, well, I don't know if I would call him a master quite yet.. how about an amateur home brewer? It has been a long time goal of Joe's to brew some beer at home.. his friend, Andy, received a home brew kit as a wedding gift, so they decided to enter the world of home brewing together!
After hours of boiling water, hops, and sugars.. sanitizing countless tools, bottles and caps.. filling our home with steam and the aroma of a bread factory..and weeks of waiting for the beer to be ready, it was finally time for them to indulge in their delicious masterpiece! I think they were both quite impressed with their first time success, for they came away with a drinkable beer!!
For Christmas I bought Joe his own home brew kit, and we went down to Northern Brewer and picked up a brew kit called 'Innkeeper'... it is currently sitting in bottles in our computer room fermenting...can't wait to try this one!
I can see this hobby taking up lots of Joe's free time in the near future! Here are some pics of Joe brewin it up!