|Paging Monsieur Haiku (beer-related)||mickey-mac|
Mar 5, 2002 7:37 PM
|If you haven't done any homebrewing, you should give it a try. I started just after Christmas and I'm hooked. My wife can't drink "regular" beer, so I've been making her beer with some unusual ingredients, including corn, buckwheat, quinoa, and sorghum. In between, I'm making some good old-fashioned barley-pop for myself. I made an Imperial Stout that's black as ink and about 9.5% alcohol. This weekend, I'm going to close to the opposite end of the spectrum to brew some wheat beer (a variation of Hefeweizen). As soon as I can pick up a used refrigerator for the garage, I'm going to start brewing lager, which must ferment at lower temperatures. Anyhow, I've always had a vague understanding of how beer is brewed, but I have an even stronger appreciation for beer now that I can actually make some myself. I know it's "just" beer, but it really is a rewarding experience. What's more, most of the work can be done after junior's bedtime. Cheers.
P.S. It might take your mind off work for a while.
|well, i just saw this.||JS Haiku Shop|
Apr 30, 2002 7:26 AM
I once tried "beer in a bag" as a gift, and it was pretty stinky and nasty when done. but, i did drink it all. :-)
not so sure i have the "stick-to-it-iveness" for home brewing. that, and i have a set $$ amount per month i've been allotted by the boss, er, wife, that's going for bike crap right now. so, cheap watered-down skunky beer for now...