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Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times

 
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Materials:

5 gal bucket
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Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

 Quoting: simultaneous_final


bahh

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 976158

LOL...

You could always try and get the recipe for some nice Belgian trappist beer from some abbey in Belgium. But there are so many amateur brewers around there I am sure all kinds of recipes must be easy to get your hands on.
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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
thanks for posting this

what could be used besides malt syrup?

what other things would you suggest to add for additional flavor that won't corrupt the process?
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To be honest, I don't know what could be used in lieu of malt syrup. I'm not really an experienced Brewer in general. I just have this one simple recipe that has worked well for me.

The malt syrup is easy to find though. Blue Ribbon brand is what I get.

As far as other additional flavorings go, I'm sure some hops would be good. Really, the potential flavorings are only limited by your imagination.
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thanks. I have saved the recipe :)
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thanks for posting this

what could be used besides malt syrup?

what other things would you suggest to add for additional flavor that won't corrupt the process?
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You could try molasses and use cardamom for added taste. I know this is used in some Belgian trappist beers.
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thanks for posting this

what could be used besides malt syrup?

what other things would you suggest to add for additional flavor that won't corrupt the process?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1463621


To be honest, I don't know what could be used in lieu of malt syrup. I'm not really an experienced Brewer in general. I just have this one simple recipe that has worked well for me.

The malt syrup is easy to find though. Blue Ribbon brand is what I get.

As far as other additional flavorings go, I'm sure some hops would be good. Really, the potential flavorings are only limited by your imagination.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final


thanks. I have saved the recipe :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1463621

Hops is only good if you want bitter, Pilsner type of beers. Strong, dark beers taste differently.
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Wine is easier and more percentage of alcohol.....last i made was raspberry merlot and it was gooooood but you do hafta buy it. Also..where are you gonna buy yeast when tshtf? unless you make your own and then you need a starter and you gotta keep it goin or it will go bad.
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Moonshiners will be the new capitalists.
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Lots of vids on youtube for beer and wine.......i did the Island Mist wine kit.
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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
Materials:

5 gal bucket
Towel
String

Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

 Quoting: simultaneous_final


bahh

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 976158

LOL...

You could always try and get the recipe for some nice Belgian trappist beer from some abbey in Belgium. But there are so many amateur brewers around there I am sure all kinds of recipes must be easy to get your hands on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34941694


I can't wait to try my dubbel. Bottling this weekend

I think I waited to long to culture yeast from my wvestleteren 12... I should just go ahead and drink that already.
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Wine is easier and more percentage of alcohol.....last i made was raspberry merlot and it was gooooood but you do hafta buy it. Also..where are you gonna buy yeast when tshtf? unless you make your own and then you need a starter and you gotta keep it goin or it will go bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577922


The old-timers around these parts collect yeast like this:

Cut a big potato in half lengthwise. Put it on a saucer and then place it on top of the hot water heater. Watch it for mold patches--scrape them off. If you see foam, it is yeast. Collect it and keep it in an airtight container in the root cellar.

I guess the yeast is carried by flies so you have to let them land on the potato.

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Wine is easier and more percentage of alcohol.....last i made was raspberry merlot and it was gooooood but you do hafta buy it. Also..where are you gonna buy yeast when tshtf? unless you make your own and then you need a starter and you gotta keep it goin or it will go bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577922


The old-timers around these parts collect yeast like this:

Cut a big potato in half lengthwise. Put it on a saucer and then place it on top of the hot water heater. Watch it for mold patches--scrape them off. If you see foam, it is yeast. Collect it and keep it in an airtight container in the root cellar.

I guess the yeast is carried by flies so you have to let them land on the potato.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final


how long before you get some yeasties?
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Wine is easier and more percentage of alcohol.....last i made was raspberry merlot and it was gooooood but you do hafta buy it. Also..where are you gonna buy yeast when tshtf? unless you make your own and then you need a starter and you gotta keep it goin or it will go bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577922


The old-timers around these parts collect yeast like this:

Cut a big potato in half lengthwise. Put it on a saucer and then place it on top of the hot water heater. Watch it for mold patches--scrape them off. If you see foam, it is yeast. Collect it and keep it in an airtight container in the root cellar.

I guess the yeast is carried by flies so you have to let them land on the potato.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final


how long before you get some yeasties?
 Quoting: pinkshirtguy


It just depends.

You should probably put the potato outside for a couple days at first so lots of flies land on it. Then bring it inside and keep it warm. If even a few yeast particles get on the potato, they will reproduce as long as the potato is warm and moist.

FYI, there are probably better ways to do this. I'm just telling you the "old-timer" method to the best of my knowledge.

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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
Don't get me wrong, there are FAR better tasting recipes out there.

This recipe is the one my dad taught me and his dad taught him. They used to make it back on the farm when my dad was a boy.

It's simple to make and is composed of easily-obtainable, easily-storeable ingredients. In a POST-SHTF situation, you and your neighbors would be glad to have it.

Like I said, this isn't the best tasting brew and it won't impress the connoisseurs out there. It tastes something like Old Milwaukee.

Materials:

5 gal bucket
Towel
String

Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

Combine all ingredients into the 5 gal bucket and stir well. Try to get as much of the sugar and malt to dissolve as possible.

Cover the bucket with the towel and wrap a string around it to hold it on. This keeps the bugs out.

Put the bucket in a warm place. Right in your house is fine. You want it to stay about room temperature.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, take the towel off and you will see that the brew is foamy and smells like beer/bread. Stir it well and try to get everything that didn't dissolve before to dissolve this time. Cover it back up with the towel.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After these two weeks, the brew is technically ready to drink but you'll probably want to further refine it. Here's how:

Filter the brew through the finest cloth you have. It will still be cloudy. That's fine.

Put the brew in sealed airtight containers (Mason jars are best). Leave for another week or two. This carbonates the brew and clears it up to some extent. Don't bother the containers of beer during this time. You'll see that whatever yeast remains will settle to the bottom in a thin white layer and the rest will be golden and clear.

After you've let your containers carbonate and settle, then they're ready to enjoy.

When you get to the bottom of the jar, just be careful not to stir up the thin white layer. But even if you do, it's fine.

A little bit of tweaking in your future batches will eliminate the sediment.
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There are a lot of things we will be required to do for ourselves but getting drunk will not be a step in the positive direction.
Although, getting someone else drunk may be a way to help yourself take steps in a positive direction. Helping someone else get drunk to benefit yourself will not be an honorable profession.
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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
Materials:

5 gal bucket
Towel
String

Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

 Quoting: simultaneous_final


bahh

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 976158

LOL...

You could always try and get the recipe for some nice Belgian trappist beer from some abbey in Belgium. But there are so many amateur brewers around there I am sure all kinds of recipes must be easy to get your hands on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34941694


I can't wait to try my dubbel. Bottling this weekend

I think I waited to long to culture yeast from my wvestleteren 12... I should just go ahead and drink that already.
 Quoting: pinkshirtguy

You use the yeast from your Westvleteren for culture ? Clever.
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You can also make wine from just about anything.

Here is a simple recipe for Dandelion wine. This recipe calls for a pound of raisins (for body) but you can actually use any fruit available, even rhubarb.


3 qts dandelion flowers
1 lb golden raisins
1 gallon water
3 lbs granulated sugar
2 lemons
1 orange
yeast and nutrient


Pick the flowers just before starting, so they're fresh. You do not need to pick the petals off the flower heads, but the heads should be trimmed of any stalk. Put the flowers in a large bowl. Set aside 1 pint of water and bring the remainder to a boil. Pour the boiling water over the dandelion flowers and cover tightly with cloth or plastic wrap. Leave for two days, stirring twice daily. Do not exceed this time. Pour flowers and water in large pot and bring to a low boil. Add the sugar and the peels (peel thinly and avoid any of the white pith) of the lemons and orange. Boil for one hour, then pour into a crock or plastic pail. Add the juice and pulp of the lemons and orange. Allow to stand until cool (70-75 degrees F.). Add yeast and yeast nutrient, cover, and put in a warm place for three days. Strain and pour into a secondary fermentation vessel (bottle or jug). Add the raisins and fit a fermentation trap to the vessel. Strain and rack after wine clears, adding reserved pint of water and any additional required to top up. Leave until fermentation ceases completely, then rack again. Set aside 2 months and rack and bottle. This wine must age six months in the bottle before tasting, but will improve remarkably if allowed a year.

Hell there are even recipes for "oak leaf wine"...with those, you need to add some kind of citric acid though.

Above recipe courtesy of [link to winemaking.jackkeller.net]

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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
Don't get me wrong, there are FAR better tasting recipes out there.

This recipe is the one my dad taught me and his dad taught him. They used to make it back on the farm when my dad was a boy.

It's simple to make and is composed of easily-obtainable, easily-storeable ingredients. In a POST-SHTF situation, you and your neighbors would be glad to have it.

Like I said, this isn't the best tasting brew and it won't impress the connoisseurs out there. It tastes something like Old Milwaukee.

Materials:

5 gal bucket
Towel
String

Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

Combine all ingredients into the 5 gal bucket and stir well. Try to get as much of the sugar and malt to dissolve as possible.

Cover the bucket with the towel and wrap a string around it to hold it on. This keeps the bugs out.

Put the bucket in a warm place. Right in your house is fine. You want it to stay about room temperature.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, take the towel off and you will see that the brew is foamy and smells like beer/bread. Stir it well and try to get everything that didn't dissolve before to dissolve this time. Cover it back up with the towel.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After these two weeks, the brew is technically ready to drink but you'll probably want to further refine it. Here's how:

Filter the brew through the finest cloth you have. It will still be cloudy. That's fine.

Put the brew in sealed airtight containers (Mason jars are best). Leave for another week or two. This carbonates the brew and clears it up to some extent. Don't bother the containers of beer during this time. You'll see that whatever yeast remains will settle to the bottom in a thin white layer and the rest will be golden and clear.

After you've let your containers carbonate and settle, then they're ready to enjoy.

When you get to the bottom of the jar, just be careful not to stir up the thin white layer. But even if you do, it's fine.

A little bit of tweaking in your future batches will eliminate the sediment.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final


There are a lot of things we will be required to do for ourselves but getting drunk will not be a step in the positive direction.
Although, getting someone else drunk may be a way to help yourself take steps in a positive direction. Helping someone else get drunk to benefit yourself will not be an honorable profession.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27586925


Beer is nutritious and has lots of calories.

It gives you something clean to drink.

It gives you morale after working your fingers to the bone all day.

It helps relieve pain.

It helps you bond with your neighbors.

It's a good item to trade or use as a gift.

It helps promote human reproduction.

IT'S NOT ABOUT GETTING "DRUNK".
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Don't women produce yeast naturally?
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You can also make wine from just about anything.

Here is a simple recipe for Dandelion wine. This recipe calls for a pound of raisins (for body) but you can actually use any fruit available, even rhubarb.


3 qts dandelion flowers
1 lb golden raisins
1 gallon water
3 lbs granulated sugar
2 lemons
1 orange
yeast and nutrient


Pick the flowers just before starting, so they're fresh. You do not need to pick the petals off the flower heads, but the heads should be trimmed of any stalk. Put the flowers in a large bowl. Set aside 1 pint of water and bring the remainder to a boil. Pour the boiling water over the dandelion flowers and cover tightly with cloth or plastic wrap. Leave for two days, stirring twice daily. Do not exceed this time. Pour flowers and water in large pot and bring to a low boil. Add the sugar and the peels (peel thinly and avoid any of the white pith) of the lemons and orange. Boil for one hour, then pour into a crock or plastic pail. Add the juice and pulp of the lemons and orange. Allow to stand until cool (70-75 degrees F.). Add yeast and yeast nutrient, cover, and put in a warm place for three days. Strain and pour into a secondary fermentation vessel (bottle or jug). Add the raisins and fit a fermentation trap to the vessel. Strain and rack after wine clears, adding reserved pint of water and any additional required to top up. Leave until fermentation ceases completely, then rack again. Set aside 2 months and rack and bottle. This wine must age six months in the bottle before tasting, but will improve remarkably if allowed a year.

Hell there are even recipes for "oak leaf wine"...with those, you need to add some kind of citric acid though.

Above recipe courtesy of [link to winemaking.jackkeller.net]
 Quoting: Damrod


Awesome. Wine in the summer and beer in the winter. Good recipe!
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Don't women produce yeast naturally?
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No.
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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
One of my Favs, taken from The Joy of Home Winemaking by Terry Garey

Raspberry Wine

3 3/4 quarts of water
2 1/4 lbs of sugar or 2 1/2 lbs mild honey
3-4 lbs fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 tsp acid blend
1/8 tsp tannin
1 tsp yeast nutrient
1 campden tablet
1/2 tsp pectic enzyme
1 packet Montrachet or Champagne wine yeast

bring water and sugar to boil
place raspberries in nylon straining bag
place bag bottom of primary fermenter and crush raspberries
add the sugar water, acid, tannin and nutrient.
cover fit air lock
wait til cool down add campden tablet,not essential but helps then 12 hours later add pectic enzyme (this just clears and takes haze away from wine )
12 hours later add yeast, just sprinkle dont stir!
7 days later when calmed down a bit remove bag DONT SQUEEZE
stir daily until PA down to 3 to 4%, then rack off to secondary fermenter and leave in dark place for 4-6 months.(check for sediment during and rack off again.)
taste the wine
add sugar water if not sweet enough, (i like it slightly chilled and dry) bottle, cork, leave for a year, then enjoy.

recipe great for any type of berries, but sugar and acid levels may vary if using other fruits but still great


For those who wish to try a bit more advanced home brews. 2 great sites

[link to www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk]

[link to www.homebrewtalk.com]
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5 Star because this is a great public service to all GLPers

Personal pin for me. One to add to my personal recepies of good WTSHTF stuff
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5 Star because this is a great public service to all GLPers

Personal pin for me. One to add to my personal recepies of good WTSHTF stuff
"Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar, well it eats you."
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Don't get me wrong, there are FAR better tasting recipes out there.

This recipe is the one my dad taught me and his dad taught him. They used to make it back on the farm when my dad was a boy.

It's simple to make and is composed of easily-obtainable, easily-storeable ingredients. In a POST-SHTF situation, you and your neighbors would be glad to have it.

Like I said, this isn't the best tasting brew and it won't impress the connoisseurs out there. It tastes something like Old Milwaukee.

Materials:

5 gal bucket
Towel
String

Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

Combine all ingredients into the 5 gal bucket and stir well. Try to get as much of the sugar and malt to dissolve as possible.

Cover the bucket with the towel and wrap a string around it to hold it on. This keeps the bugs out.

Put the bucket in a warm place. Right in your house is fine. You want it to stay about room temperature.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, take the towel off and you will see that the brew is foamy and smells like beer/bread. Stir it well and try to get everything that didn't dissolve before to dissolve this time. Cover it back up with the towel.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After these two weeks, the brew is technically ready to drink but you'll probably want to further refine it. Here's how:

Filter the brew through the finest cloth you have. It will still be cloudy. That's fine.

Put the brew in sealed airtight containers (Mason jars are best). Leave for another week or two. This carbonates the brew and clears it up to some extent. Don't bother the containers of beer during this time. You'll see that whatever yeast remains will settle to the bottom in a thin white layer and the rest will be golden and clear.

After you've let your containers carbonate and settle, then they're ready to enjoy.

When you get to the bottom of the jar, just be careful not to stir up the thin white layer. But even if you do, it's fine.

A little bit of tweaking in your future batches will eliminate the sediment.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final


Unless a 5 gallon buckets holds more than 5 gallons, this is a recipe for a mess! use a bigger bucket or less ingredients I guess. Maybe get 2 of the 5 gallon buckets to divide the mixture into.
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Don't get me wrong, there are FAR better tasting recipes out there.

This recipe is the one my dad taught me and his dad taught him. They used to make it back on the farm when my dad was a boy.

It's simple to make and is composed of easily-obtainable, easily-storeable ingredients. In a POST-SHTF situation, you and your neighbors would be glad to have it.

Like I said, this isn't the best tasting brew and it won't impress the connoisseurs out there. It tastes something like Old Milwaukee.

Materials:

5 gal bucket
Towel
String

Ingredients:

1 can of malt syrup
1 5 lb bag of sugar
3 packets of yeast
5 gallons of warm water

Combine all ingredients into the 5 gal bucket and stir well. Try to get as much of the sugar and malt to dissolve as possible.

Cover the bucket with the towel and wrap a string around it to hold it on. This keeps the bugs out.

Put the bucket in a warm place. Right in your house is fine. You want it to stay about room temperature.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, take the towel off and you will see that the brew is foamy and smells like beer/bread. Stir it well and try to get everything that didn't dissolve before to dissolve this time. Cover it back up with the towel.

Leave it alone for 2 weeks.

After these two weeks, the brew is technically ready to drink but you'll probably want to further refine it. Here's how:

Filter the brew through the finest cloth you have. It will still be cloudy. That's fine.

Put the brew in sealed airtight containers (Mason jars are best). Leave for another week or two. This carbonates the brew and clears it up to some extent. Don't bother the containers of beer during this time. You'll see that whatever yeast remains will settle to the bottom in a thin white layer and the rest will be golden and clear.

After you've let your containers carbonate and settle, then they're ready to enjoy.

When you get to the bottom of the jar, just be careful not to stir up the thin white layer. But even if you do, it's fine.

A little bit of tweaking in your future batches will eliminate the sediment.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final


Unless a 5 gallon buckets holds more than 5 gallons, this is a recipe for a mess! use a bigger bucket or less ingredients I guess. Maybe get 2 of the 5 gallon buckets to divide the mixture into.
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Yeah--I should have said to fill the bucket with warm water to an inch below the rim. Anyone making this recipe will surely figure that out.
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Go ahead and drink the yeast at the bottom of the jar. It is a source of vit.b.
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Go ahead and drink the yeast at the bottom of the jar. It is a source of vit.b.
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It definitely won't hurt you. It just tastes a little bread-like.
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5 *'s for you! I added it to my "Prairie Life" folder. hf
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can you link to your folder for us? would love to read it.
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Its a folder of things I've collected over the last few years on my computer. Most everything is printed out now and in 3 ring binders. But, I'd be glad to share links. Its various recipes for homemade cleaning products, hygiene products, pet needs, medicinal herbs, etc. We tried to think of all the various things that you just run to the store to buy now, but won't be able to when the SHTF.
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If your still worried about getting alcoholic drinks things are not that bad yet. When things get really bad all you will concern yourself with is how much food you can grow.
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When things get bad, alcohol will be considered currency. So will food. Bartering will once again become the trade system. Value will be determined based upon need.

It really is a beautiful system and makes much more sense.
 Quoting: CalmShock


This is a much preferred ideal but what's to stop people from banding together, overpowering and just taking what they want.

Realistically, your nice neighbor down the road might not think twice about offing you if it comes to feeding himself and his family.

Bartering does seem loving and humane, however.. I can't envision people not totally losing any sense of patience when this scenerio is played out in real time.
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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
If your still worried about getting alcoholic drinks things are not that bad yet. When things get really bad all you will concern yourself with is how much food you can grow.
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When things get bad, alcohol will be considered currency. So will food. Bartering will once again become the trade system. Value will be determined based upon need.

It really is a beautiful system and makes much more sense.
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This is a much preferred ideal but what's to stop people from banding together, overpowering and just taking what they want.

Realistically, your nice neighbor down the road might not think twice about offing you if it comes to feeding himself and his family.

Bartering does seem loving and humane, however.. I can't envision people not totally losing any sense of patience when this scenerio is played out in real time.
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Yeah but if it's your only option, then you're going to comply. People need to intermix (socialize beyond their own immediate family) in order to successful reproduce. Bartering helps that process along. It tells you who is trustworthy and who has something to offer. Next thing you know, your son has a new wife and life goes on. Two families are joined into one. It's the way it's always been.

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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
i've tried making wine cider before. it never came out to anything i'd drink!!! lol

oh well maybe try again one day.
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Re: Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times
If your still worried about getting alcoholic drinks things are not that bad yet. When things get really bad all you will concern yourself with is how much food you can grow.
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Beer is nutritious and a source of clean drinking. Plus, it certainly doesn't hurt morale to have a beer after working hard all day. Plus it gives you something to trade or to share with your neighbors.
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clappa

When drink water is questionable, beer or other alcoholic drinks aren't. The original colonist drank a lot of alcohol,especially hard apple cider, because it was safer than drinking water.

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