Best shank size when building a keezer and our “unpopular opinions” about craft beer — HHH Ep. 116


What a great time to be a homebrewer, don’t you agree?

I know, I know, I say that all the time on the show, but I genuinely mean it. We have access to the most information ever available in human history, not to mention access to the best ingredients ever available in human history. (and pretty much on demand all year round for the most part, which is stinking incredible when you think about it) Plus, we have access to the best podcast about homebrewing ever produced in the history of civilization. I am, of course, referring to The BeerSmith Podcast, in case you were wondering. 😉

Kidding aside, we’re so happy to present today’s show to you! We start off with a question about what “unpopular opinions” we may have towards homebrewing or craft beer in general. We had posed this question to you all earlier this week and after reading many of your replies, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe some of the opinions we here at Homebrew Happy Hour hold aren’t as unpopular as we thought! Then we also take a question on best shank size practices when building out a keezer.

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