This is post #1 for The Daily Wort.  What is TDW? For that matter, what the heck is “wort”?

Wort (pronounced “wert”) is unfermented beer.  It’s a sticky, sweet, often bitter concoction.  The Daily Wort is a blog dedicated to beer and brewing.  I’ll be posting about my adventures as a homebrewer; recipes and tutorials on brewing; notes on the world of commercial beer; and maybe even the occasional post about winemaking and the wine industry.

I’m a Portland, OR-based homebrewer with a love of all (well, most…) things fermented.  I’ve been making my own beer for about seven years.  There are a lot of resources out there for homebrewers (as well as those who are simply beer drinkers) but not a lot of cleanly collected information.  I hope I can fill some of that niche, as well as hold your interest with my own stories and experiences.

I expect that at some point this blog will move to it’s own domain, but for now I’ve got too much to write about to wait until I get every detail nailed down.  The perfect is the enemy of the good, and the homebrew world has taught me that the slightly imperfect can still be very, very good.



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