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Easy Homebrew for When the SHTF or During Hard Times

 
simultaneous_final (OP)

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WTF!?

Do you Morans actually think that there will be a cocktail hour when the SHTF!?

sheep
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Talk to your great grandparents about the Great Depression. When there's time to work hard, there's time for a drink afterwards.
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WTF!?

Do you Morans actually think that there will be a cocktail hour when the SHTF!?

sheep
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4067559


Yep.. unless you're running around in the woods like a wanna-be Rambo.
Beer is a lot better than microbe-laden creek water.

Nectar of the gods..
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Wild yeast is carried on the legs of flies and bees.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final

What is the manufactured stuff made from and what is the difference between brewers and the bread rising kind?

The most common ingredients I would have access to are potatoes and turnips and beets along with raspberry and saskatoon and blueberry and gooseberry and ruhbarb. I'm not that partial to keeping any flies around and bees would be for honey and not pollination duties and they aren't on any list at the moment.
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WTF!?

Do you Morans actually think that there will be a cocktail hour when the SHTF!?

sheep
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4067559


Talk to your great grandparents about the Great Depression. When there's time to work hard, there's time for a drink afterwards.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final

My Grandparents said there was time to drink because there was no work to be had. diy was the only solution and since everybody did their own there were no sales, just different production levels.
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WTF!?

Do you Morans actually think that there will be a cocktail hour when the SHTF!?

sheep
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4067559


Yep.. unless you're running around in the woods like a wanna-be Rambo.
Beer is a lot better than microbe-laden creek water.

Nectar of the gods..
 Quoting: Waterbug

There may be a time when that is your only source of water, since the beer would kill the microbes you only have to strain out the sediments and that could be as simple as a pail of river sand.
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Wild yeast is carried on the legs of flies and bees.
 Quoting: simultaneous_final

What is the manufactured stuff made from and what is the difference between brewers and the bread rising kind?

The most common ingredients I would have access to are potatoes and turnips and beets along with raspberry and saskatoon and blueberry and gooseberry and ruhbarb. I'm not that partial to keeping any flies around and bees would be for honey and not pollination duties and they aren't on any list at the moment.
 Quoting: MHz


For this particular recipe, I don't use Brewer's yeast. This recipe is for plain old bread yeast (like Fleishman's). Brewers yeast will probably give you better results but you don't need it.

To collect wild yeast, do the following:

There are probably better ways to do it but this is how the old-timers and hillbillies here do it.

1. Take a big potato and cut it in half lengthwise.

2. Set it outside in the shade for a warm day. This lets flies and bees land on it.

3. Take it inside and set it on a saucer someplace warm (like on top your water heater).

4. Keep it moist with a few drops of water.

5. Watch for fuzzy mold. Scrape it off and throw it away.

6. Look for foam. That's the yeast. Scrape it off and store it in an airtight container someplace cool.

The potato will obviously start to stink. If it smells "yeasty", that's obviously a good sign.

Like I said, there are probably better ways to do this. Look it up.
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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.
 Quoting: KindaDistorted


This is the first thing that occurred to me: how does one get 5 g.'s into a 5 g. bucket plus additional ingredients?
 Quoting: UseLessRepEATER


What makes a good wine fermenter is a 48 quart igloo cooler, you can make up to 10 gallons of wine in one batch, I've been using it for wine for about 8 years now.
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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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You should start your own thread. In know I would follow it.
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I'll be sure to get it up later today- right now, work is calling.
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Absolutely, I will follow too! hf Thanks
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In prison they made some shit with bread crumbled up in to bottles of water, and 2 sugar packets..

They called it hooch
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WTF!?

Do you Morans actually think that there will be a cocktail hour when the SHTF!?

sheep
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4067559


Yep.. unless you're running around in the woods like a wanna-be Rambo.
Beer is a lot better than microbe-laden creek water.

Nectar of the gods..
 Quoting: Waterbug

There may be a time when that is your only source of water, since the beer would kill the microbes you only have to strain out the sediments and that could be as simple as a pail of river sand.
 Quoting: MHz


My point, exactly.

Back in the day, people didn't know about unclean water.
They only knew it made them sick.. so they drank a lot of beer and wine.

The springs and flowing water were safer then,
and people were somewhat immune to pathogens due
to a lifetime of questionable water sources.

Not so, today.
Anyone drinking from natural sources of water in the outdoors will get very sick if they don't boil or treat it.

Hence, the beer.
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In prison they made some shit with bread crumbled up in to bottles of water, and 2 sugar packets..

They called it hooch
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they'd let the bread forment, in the water bottle thats full of water, and then theyd drink it..
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LoL, I love the hate, when survival comes to survival, and their are no rules, there are no thiefs, murders, robberys, etc, just survival(of the FITTEST), got it?

Let's be realistic, I am ready, and have no intentions of getting drunk. It's either hunt or be hunted, and I choose to be the hunter. That's survival, not making booze....You all will just be easy targets. EASY, got it?

I won't be looking for trouble, but if I must survive, I will. Can you?... Don't make yourselves easy targets, drinking WILL affect you, whether or not you are drunk, the ability to focus will be hindered by your own doing.
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LoL, I love the hate, when survival comes to survival, and their are no rules, there are no thiefs, murders, robberys, etc, just survival(of the FITTEST), got it?

Let's be realistic, I am ready, and have no intentions of getting drunk. It's either hunt or be hunted, and I choose to be the hunter. That's survival, not making booze....You all will just be easy targets. EASY, got it?

I won't be looking for trouble, but if I must survive, I will. Can you?... Don't make yourselves easy targets, drinking WILL affect you, whether or not you are drunk, the ability to focus will be hindered by your own doing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32915728


Well.. don't be hunting around here..
I can drink beer all day and still shoot your eyeballs out.
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Buddy, you won't see me 1 1/2 miles away with a .50cal if I do intend to. Good luck with that one.
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LoL, I love the hate, when survival comes to survival, and their are no rules, there are no thiefs, murders, robberys, etc, just survival(of the FITTEST), got it?

Let's be realistic, I am ready, and have no intentions of getting drunk. It's either hunt or be hunted, and I choose to be the hunter. That's survival, not making booze....You all will just be easy targets. EASY, got it?

I won't be looking for trouble, but if I must survive, I will. Can you?... Don't make yourselves easy targets, drinking WILL affect you, whether or not you are drunk, the ability to focus will be hindered by your own doing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32915728


You're a fucking retard. Marauders like you will get their heads blown off. No one is talking about "getting drunk", you fucking idiot.
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Buddy, you won't see me 1 1/2 miles away with a .50cal if I do intend to. Good luck with that one.
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Fuck you, murderer.

You're banned from this thread.
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Buddy, you won't see me 1 1/2 miles away with a .50cal if I do intend to. Good luck with that one.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32915728


The real world ain't a flat, level rifle range.. with yardage markers.
If you flinch, I will see you first. Hope you can be stiller than still.
You fuckers think you will go on a rampage, taking whatever you want from whomever you want.

You are in for a rude awakening.
There are a lot of country boys like me who have spent a lifetime in the woods.
Your .50 calibre doesn't scare me a fucking bit.
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if you can get your hand on some hops post-shtf, boil em up in there for 45-60 minutes...if you can replace most of the table sugar with more malt syrup/extract, do it - 5lbs. of sugar in a 5 gallon batch will probably end up tasting pretty fowl to most people...
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*foul* - sorry

my best recommendation: stock up on beer now
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Good info 5*
Best Wishes,
Uncle Alyosha

And here's a GLP-appropriate Bible verse (atheists may read, too):

God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

- 1 Corinthians 1:27
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if you can get your hand on some hops post-shtf, boil em up in there for 45-60 minutes...if you can replace most of the table sugar with more malt syrup/extract, do it - 5lbs. of sugar in a 5 gallon batch will probably end up tasting pretty fowl to most people...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34126874


The table sugar seems to be what gives this recipe that light "Old Milwaukee" flavor. It's not bad.

But I agree with what you say. For the recipe's sake (along with simplicity), 1 big can of malt syrup per batch is OK. It would probably be good to replace some of that table sugar with brown sugar or molasses. I might try that sometime.
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Good info 5*
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Thanks, Uncle.
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What makes a good wine fermenter is a 48 quart igloo cooler, you can make up to 10 gallons of wine in one batch, I've been using it for wine for about 8 years now.
 Quoting: Weasel Keeper

How about those water containers that are about a 5ft cube and come with a lightweight aluminum frame? (18" screw top opening and a 3" bung on the bottom)

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Your .50 calibre doesn't scare me a fucking bit.
 Quoting: Waterbug

Like he could even see you through the trees from 50 yards away.
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this looks like some NASTY stuff.


Look, teotwawki is not here yet. why not learn how to make regular real beer that is not going to be super nasty, and save the desperate monkey juice when all the good stuff runs out.


Making real beer is not that hard, nor is making rum, and you can learn to make it properly without poisoning anyone.


At least pick up a book on brewing or download some instructions before the shit hits the fan. The OP here is nasty. No offense OP, but it is completely unsterile so you could have all kinds of germs growing in there.
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this looks like some NASTY stuff.


Look, teotwawki is not here yet. why not learn how to make regular real beer that is not going to be super nasty, and save the desperate monkey juice when all the good stuff runs out.


Making real beer is not that hard, nor is making rum, and you can learn to make it properly without poisoning anyone.


At least pick up a book on brewing or download some instructions before the shit hits the fan. The OP here is nasty. No offense OP, but it is completely unsterile so you could have all kinds of germs growing in there.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34585699


It's fine to drink and doesn't taste bad. It's not Stella Artois but it's plenty good enough. I've made 10 or more batches of the stuff. No one's ever complained. The most frequent comment about it has been "it tastes like Old Milwaukee" though some people say it tastes like Old English malt liquor when it's made a little stronger. Not bad for such a simple recipe using nothing but storeable "dry" ingredients.

I say give it a shot. It's cheap and easy to try.

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Your .50 calibre doesn't scare me a fucking bit.
 Quoting: Waterbug

Like he could even see you through the trees from 50 yards away.
 Quoting: MHz


It's amazing to me the number of keyboard warriors who have not a clue.
If TSHTF the world will not be a safe place for anyone.
What makes them think they will be able to prey on the innocent, indefinitely?
Sooner or later, they will run into the wrong person, and that will be that.

I've been shot at before while inadvertently straying onto
private property while hunting.
I've had a shotgun stuck in my face when I walked into in a convenience store robbery.
I've been shot by a stupid hunter who thought I looked like a turkey.
Been sprayed with birdshot by dove hunters.

I'm still here.
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SHTF + hard times calls for whisky, not beer

how do we home distill whisky ?
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SHTF + hard times calls for whisky, not beer

how do we home distill whisky ?
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I've never made whiskey. My dad used to make brandy on the farm though. They made it out of grapes and cherries.
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I don't think even one of your claims as to uses in 'hard times' is accurate...just sayin'


This sounds like one evolutionary step above the paint huffers...but if we're all gonna die any way...drinkspeace

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