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October 22, 2002 12:52 PM   Subscribe

Finally, a holiday we can all get behind. Saturday, November 2 is the American Homebrewers Association’s 4th Annual Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day. Find a location near you to help you create the nectar of the gods. "To alcohol! The cause of – and solution to – all of life’s problems."
posted by mathowie (16 comments total)

 
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"
- Ben Franklin
posted by gwint at 12:59 PM on October 22, 2002


Looks like I'll have to plan a recipe for that day. UncleFes got me started on homebrewing during the course of this thread about beer, a little more than a year ago. Homebrewing has definitely become one of my most enjoyable hobbies.
posted by starvingartist at 1:00 PM on October 22, 2002


"Relax! Have a homebrew." (George Papazian)
posted by NedKoppel at 1:03 PM on October 22, 2002


There are some folks that really need to read this thread.
posted by machaus at 1:20 PM on October 22, 2002


...and some that don't.
posted by machaus at 1:25 PM on October 22, 2002


I've been a mead-brewer for the past 5 years. It's been a very rewarding experience, and makes me a hit at parties.

For those not in the know, mead is honey and water, fermented. It's usually around 15% alcohol, and quite tasty, especially when flavored with fresh fruits.

I've done beer too, so if any of y'all want pointers or suggestions, feel free to email.
posted by rocketman at 1:39 PM on October 22, 2002


I'm drubk.
posted by Tacodog at 1:52 PM on October 22, 2002


Cade. ... and I will make it felony to drink small beer. All the realm shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to grass. And when I am king,—as king I will be.

King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 2
posted by turbodog at 2:21 PM on October 22, 2002


Sweet! The link to the "Good Eats" ep where AB does beer. I still haven't seen that one. Was it any good?
posted by fijiwriter at 2:30 PM on October 22, 2002


ABC is the easiest and best mead recipe I've ever seen. Guaranteed to be consumed before it reaches it's prime.
posted by goethean at 2:41 PM on October 22, 2002


The link to the "Good Eats" ep where AB does beer. I still haven't seen that one. Was it any good?

Yep, very simple and straightforward, with a focus on food safety.
posted by mathowie at 2:48 PM on October 22, 2002


wouldn't that be the nectar of the gods? (/nitpick)
posted by Ty Webb at 3:03 PM on October 22, 2002


D'oh! you're right Ty, I forgot how the saying went, and corrected it.
posted by mathowie at 3:51 PM on October 22, 2002


I've been brewing for about a year and a half. I recommend it very highly.

Even if you're not particularly interested in brewing, or if you don't currently have the time/space/money to get into it, keep in mind that a brew club is, basically, a bunch of guys who want to give you free beer. It may be worth your while to check out a meeting.
posted by electro at 4:29 PM on October 22, 2002


Mmmm, homemade beer... Brings back childhood memories. My parents made homebrew when we lived in a small fishing village in Alaska. We lived for months in the town's only hotel while our house was being built and, as I remember, the sound of the occasional exploding beer bottle at odd hours tended to alarm and puzzle the other guests.

In honor of this grand holiday, especially for mefites: beer pancakes, brew haiku, and a pony!
posted by taz at 12:18 AM on October 23, 2002


I've been meaning to try home brewing as well. And considering this event falls on my birthday, I just may have found a good way to spend the day...

Now I just need to find someone to teach me...
posted by turacma at 7:04 AM on October 23, 2002


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