I was over to Ben’s on Sunday for my first time brewing beer since college. Dick and Ben have been brewing beer for many years and have a pretty efficient process worked out. I mostly just watched and was not much help as these experience brewers went at it. We brewed a very hoppy pale ale mostly from extract but with milled barley for accent flavor. Ben used mostly hops he had grown himself. While I was there I had a chance to try a amber ale they had brewed earlier and it was excellent. It will be several weeks before this batch will be ready to drink but for me the it was an immediate appreciation for the home brewing process.