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THE survival skill, brewing

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by USMC_G19, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. auto-5


    Nov 13, 2011
    I love home brewing but you can make some real crap if you don't have recipes. If you want something to stockpile in case SHTF think about putting away light dried malt extract (DME). As long as you vacume pack it it will last forever.
  2. FH Alum

    FH Alum

    Jan 14, 2005
    Beaver State
    If it truly hit the fan 'shine can be used as fuel. Beer? not so much.

    That being said, brewing is fun but you are doing it as a hobby not to save $$. I have made some good stuff and other batches that would kill a coyote. I have had many batches die from contamination so I tend to go operating room clean when brewing. Hard to do when there is limited fuel, water.

    Papazians book Joy of Homebrewing is a good start.

    Just like reloading read the manual first then buy your equipment.

    Stay away from the all in one kits or the plastic barrel kit they used to sell at Costco. yes it brews beer but it does not really allow flexibility.

    Oh and here in the PNW hops make a really cool trellis plant, half the homes around here have hops growing on arbors.

  3. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

    Oct 28, 1999
    Blue Planet
    People use Welchs to make wine. In fact there is a kit to do it.

    You can also buy grape concentrate and yeast at most brew supply stores. Makes about 5 gallons. I've done it. Not too bad
  4. Atomic Punk

    Atomic Punk

    Mar 11, 2008
    i wonder how it turns out? most wine i have tried tasted terrible. i have been told its the tannins in the grape skin that do it.
  5. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

    Feb 18, 2009
    Not very good. When I was in high school, one of our science experiments was making wine from grape juice. Even the novelty of drinking wine during third hour of my junior year couldn't make this stuff palatable.
  6. Atomic Punk

    Atomic Punk

    Mar 11, 2008
    to bad. for some reason i like the idea of wine. but have yet to find one i can stand.