Brewing beer is relatively inexpensive to do once you have the necessary materials and information, according to Phil Angerhofer, alias Dr. Brew. Here is a list of supply houses, useful publications and home-brewing organizations. SUPPLY HOUSES
The initial equipment investment is about $60, Angerhofer says. Required are a two- or three-gallon stainless steel, cooper or porcelain pot, a thermometer (to check the temperature before adding the yeast), a hydrometer (to measure specific gravity), a sterilant (chlorine bleach or sodium metabisulfite), a long-handled wooden stirring spoon, a food-grade five-gallon polyethylene container for fermenting, siphon hose, bottles, bottle caps and a capper. Ingredients should run about $7 to $12 initially, at least until you get into exotic imported hops and malts.
Aspen Hill Wine, Beer and Cheese, 13745 Connecticut Ave., Wheaton, Md. 20906. (301) 460-3300
Batches, Patrick Street, Frederick, Md. 21701. (no telephone)
Brewmasters, 12266-N Wilkins Ave., Rockville, Md. 20852. (301) 984-9557
The Cellar, 10314 Main St., Fairfax, Va. 22030. (703) 591-4668
Chesapeake Brewers' Supply Company, P.O. Box 143, Beltsville, Md. 20705. (301) 937-2465. (Between 6 and 10 p.m., mail order only)
The Flying Barrel, Pedlar's Alley, 530 East South St., Frederick, Md. 21701. (301) 663-4491
Wine Craft, 3707 Valley Hill Drive, Randallstown, Md. 21133. (301) 655-0531. (Mail order only)
Wine Hobby, P.O. Box 396, Hagerstown, Md. 21740. (301) 797-8070. (Mail order only)
Wine Hobby Shop, 36 Market Space Mall, Annapolis, Md. 21401. (301) 268-3317 PUBLICATIONS
All About Beer magazine, 2145 La Palma, Anaheim, Calif. 92801
The Amateur Brewer and The Amateur Brewer Newsletter, P.O. Box 546, Portland, Ore. 97207
Amateur Brewer Information Service, P.O. Box 546, Portland, Ore. 97207
The Amateur Winemaker, South Street, Andover, Bants, England
Home Fermenter's Digest, P.O. Box 602, San Leandro, Calif. 94577
Zymurgy, Journal of the American Homebrewers Association, P.O. Box 287, Boulder, Colo. 80306 HOME BREW ORGANIZATIONS
American Homebrewers Association, Box 287, Boulder, Colo. 80306, (303) 447-08l6. Charlie Papazian--president, treasurer.
Brewers United for Real Potables, c/o Dan McCoubrey, secretary, 12301 Dalewood Dr., Wheaton, Md. 20902.
CAMRA, 34 Alma Rd., St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3BW, England.