Recently, Esquire published an online article titled, â€œWhy Nobody Wants to Drink Your Home-Brewed Beer.â€ In it, the author â€” a chef named Chris Dudley â€” gave five reasons that (according to him) your beer sucks. What the article exuded in in-your-face attitude, it lacked in understanding of how beer is brewed or knowledge of the actual problems most commonly detected in homebrews.
Dudleyâ€™s article is so dumb, Iâ€™m not even going to bother to go through it point by point and demolish it. If youâ€™re reading this website, you likely donâ€™t need my help understanding what a steaming pile of dung his article is. But I would like to issue this rebuttal.
One of the overarching mistakes Dudley makes is to paint all homebrew with a single brush stroke. Iâ€™ll begin my article by making the same mistake â€” albeit by assuming all homebrew is wonderful. (Iâ€™ll fix that at the end.) My point will be that I can write a far superior (and technically sound) article praising homebrew than he can write damning it. With that in mind, here are my five reasons your homebrew doesnâ€™t suck.
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