No, not my kids. It may be worthwhile posting a few of the benefits of “homesteading”. The easy ones I mean. The ones that are yummy. This is what keeps me going!
homemade bread, never store-bought:
And, a first for me – home made beer! I’m an idiot for not taking good pictures as we made this Christmas Ale, I was too busy doubting my brewmastering abilities. Next time, I promise.
We boiled some water, stewed some barley (crystal, chocolate and porter), boiled some water, added that malt and a ton of honey, boiled some water and added in hops (northern brewer for bittering and cascade for finishing), boiled some water added oranges and christmas-sy spices, cooled it all down, threw some yeast in it and called it a day.
Here it is in the primary fermenter:
Of course, I left the same day as making it and in my absence the cat knocked the airlock out. This batch is probably a goner (WAAAHHH) but it was a(n expensive) learning experience at least!
We’re looking into making a kegerator (fridge with keg built in), since it’s yummier in bulk.