No more excuses!

I’ve been wanting to do this for over a decade. Now I have no excuse. For Christmas, my amazing wife bought me Homebrewing for Dummies and The Homebrewers’ Recipe Guide.

Better still, she corralled my family to give me money for my birthday (on January 6th) so I could purchase the equipment!

Java Stout, here I come!

If you have any advice to a newbie like me, feel free to comment below.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Marc

    I just realized I subtly let anyone reading this know when my birthday is. Sort of shameless, huh?

    To make it more shameless, here’s my Amazon Wishlist. But not if you’re family. 😉

  2. Lukas

    Congrats man! I just bought my kit today, with a Robust Porter recipe kit also. Will be brewing on New Years Day.

  3. Marc

    So…you comin’ up to Maine in a few weeks? 🙂

    What kit did you go for?

  4. Lukas

    Hopefully we’re comin up in a couple months, you know anyone in Eastern PA looking to buy a house?

    Making Robust Porter, from Brewers Best, its in the fermenter as we speak. I decided to go straight by the book with a recipe or two, then I’ll get brave.

    The guy that runs my local store is great, I think a relationship with your local supplier will go a long way. Never tried to up-sell me on anything, said “Here is the kit I start people off on” and never even mentioned adding anything to it. Kit looks pretty much like this, although i bought the hardware and recipe separately.

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