Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

By JOSHUA MCKERROW
The Capital of Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Oh, how you want to sample the beer you’ve lovingly created from a combination of water, grain, hops and yeast — but you have to wait until it’s ready.

And that could be anywhere from two to four weeks after bottling — or longer — depending on the type of brew.

So, you put it in a place far enough away not to be constantly tempted to crack one open. But the first couple times you home brew, the pull is too great.

“It’s terrible,” said Greg Krumm of Arnold. “You end up sampling one bottle a day until they’re gone and the last day, it’s really good. Once you have a couple batches under your belt, you realize the waiting is a good thing.”

Krumm is a member of the Annapolis Homebrew Club, a 9-month-old organization whose members…

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