Friday, December 01, 2006

Strange brew, strange brew, strange brew, strange brew

It's just over 3 weeks 'til Christmas and guess what that means??

Just enough time to brew my own beer!!! I was in Wilkinsons the other day and saw their brewing kits, and it was something I'd discussed with friends before. I was down town again this afternoon and bought the neccessities, and looking at the instructions it should be ready for Christmas and I think I'll have the lads around to sup on it.

All the equipment came to less than £20, and apart from the £4.99 spent on the actual tin of beer ingredients and a bag of sugar, the rest is reusable and so if this work out I'll be able to make 40 pints of beer for a fiver! (I will need to get hold of some returnable style bottles though and a some bottle-tops too though, but yet again they are reusable.)

It's not really about saving money, but just trying out something new, and I think back to memories of 'The Good Life' when they used to make brusselsprout wine.

If I get time I'll kick it off this evening.

p.s. I thought this sounded quite funny (in schoolboy humour), which was located on the top of the fermenting barrel.

"O" RING ...... heh heh!

1 comment:

Cheezy said...

Ah, memories... (not of 'The Good Life', but of brewing my own beer). I guess memory can play tricks though, and there is a tendency to idealise the past i.e. probably only about 1 in 3 of my batches was halfway-drinkable! Still, good fun! I remember a semi-successful experiment throwing teabags into the mix once.