What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.
For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — managing editor Nicole Raney, food and drink editor Sam Slaughter, and the inimitable host, Greg Nibler — is joined by Parker Hall, staff writer for The Manual’s brother site, Digital Trends.
If you’ve never homebrewed a beer before, it might seem intimidating. What equipment do you need? How much does it cost? Am I going to screw up? Hall, an award-winning homebrewer and self-proclaimed beer nerd, tackles all of those questions and more. Should you use malt extract when brewing a beer? What the hell is malt extract, anyway? What about competitions — should you enter them and if so, when?
The world of homebrewing is a rich one filled with tons of good people, countless gallons of beer, and a slew of handy maxims. If any of those things sound good to you, check out this episode and find out if you’re ready to start brewing your own beer.
If you have a question for The Manual podcast crew, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org — we’re always around! You can check out Hall’s beer writing here and his tech writing here.
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