::cookin up some home brew

9 11 2007

A few months ago The Missus and I got together with a couple of friends who are into home brewing, and they showed us the ropes.  We set out to make a stout, and a few weeks later we found that actually made a pretty decent porter.  A pretty good porter, in fact.

So we decided to give it a go ourselves, and this week Christine and I did up our own hard cider.  Five gallons of appley goodness are currently churning in our fridge (cold fermentation is best for cider, you see), and this weekend we’re probably going to have a go at making an ale.  It’s a fun and educational project that the two of us can do together, even with the kids and the dog running around.

If you’ve ever thought about it, I highly recommend giving it a go.  You can get started with a fairly modest investment in equipment (between $50 and $150, depending on how deeply you want to jump in), and some time reading up to decide how and what to brew.






One response

12 11 2007

Interestingly enough, I happen to love cider. Yes. Very interesting indeed. Hmmm. Almost coincidental.

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