Close on the heels of that feeling usually comes the crazy notion of building this stuff yourself. This might be the start of either (a) a life-long love affair with constructing nifty brewing gear or (b) finding out just how ham-handed and lacking in practical skills you really are.
Nonetheless, as you read this article, let’s hope for the best and assume that you might have more than a passing interest in doing at least some of the more practical bits of brewing yourself. Since I’m a nice guy, I’m also going to make the additional assumption that you’re not necessarily some sort of engineering savant. So, I’m going to discuss simple, easy-to-do brewing DIY.