My name is Mike, but my moniker here is Herm_brews (Herm is a nickname I picked up in junior high school, and it has stuck with me ever since). I live in sunny Southern California, and have access to a lhbs near my workplace. For the past 5 years, I have been making wine from 3 grapevines that I have in my backyard. Last December, my brother in law gave me a home brewing kit, which I made into a pretty good IPA in January, my first ever attempt at home brewing. After that, I decided to go the BIAB route, and made my second brew an American Pale Ale based on a recipe that I found online. The equipment that I have limits me to small batch brewing (generally 1 gallon), bottling my brews in 12 ounce bottles. So, here I am, trying to craft my own recipes for APA’s and IPA’s. Cheers!