There were a least 3 years of lurking before that as I built up my confidence as a homebrewer.
In those days, I distinctly remember thinking, “Wow, I understand about 1% of what everyone is talking about here. I'll be spending A LOT of time on this site.”
And I did. And I learned a few more things.
Now it's almost hard for me to believe that I'm a regular contributor to the site and a sponsor.
In fact, HomebrewTalk is better than ever, thanks in large part to Austin and his team over there.
I'm proud that the Homebrew Academy is joining in the action. I very very rarely discount or giveaway our courses on how to brew beer, but for this I made an exception.
If you need even more incentive, HBT supporting memberships are on sale. So if you're not a member already, sign up at the reduced rate, and then enter yourself into the giveaway (the giveaway is only for supporting members).
You better let me know if you win something, and I can't wait to welcome the new Academy members to our crew!