strange passions
                          how to win friends and intoxicate people

                             a hacker...
a little background
                          fermentation is a natural process
                          it’s powered by ...
motivation
                          cheaper than commercial alcohol
                          no odious alcohol taxes
   ...
bucket
                          should be sealable

           a tap will help with getting
          your precious brew ...
steriliser
            never use dirty equipment
            as methanol poisoning will
                 send you blind


...
kettle
         brewing requires a lot of hot
         water so a good kettle helps

           this poor kettle gave it’s...
airlock
           brewing generates a lot of
         carbon dioxide so you need a
           lid that takes a bung and
 ...
sugar
        good old granulated sucrose,
        a brewer’s second-best friend




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yeast
          without yeast there’ll be no
         fermentation and no alcohol

         you probably also want some
  ...
the wine kit
           contains fruit concentrate,
           yeast, various wine-making
              chemicals (bentoni...
wine
                          beloved drink of poets and sinners
                          can be made with any fruit or ...
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homebrew
          beer can be made by mixing
           malt extract (maltose) with
            sugar and fermenting at
 ...
beer
                          beer is made by fermenting cereals
                          it yields up to 12% alcohol co...
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cider
          mix enough apple squash
           concentrate to make five
        gallons with 6 lb of sugar and
        ...
other options
                          ginger beer
                          lemonade
                          fig wine
 ...
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How To Win Friends And Intoxicate People

  1. 1. strange passions how to win friends and intoxicate people a hacker’s guide to home brewing eleanor mchugh Friday, 15 October 2010 1
  2. 2. a little background fermentation is a natural process it’s powered by yeast and sugar like most biology it also needs water yeast eats sugar and excretes alcohol carbon dioxide waste adds bubbles and together they kill harmful bacteria Friday, 15 October 2010 2
  3. 3. motivation cheaper than commercial alcohol no odious alcohol taxes experiment with new flavours bucket chemistry is fun satisfaction of a job well done being self-sufficient Friday, 15 October 2010 3
  4. 4. bucket should be sealable a tap will help with getting your precious brew out later Friday, 15 October 2010 4
  5. 5. steriliser never use dirty equipment as methanol poisoning will send you blind Friday, 15 October 2010 5
  6. 6. kettle brewing requires a lot of hot water so a good kettle helps this poor kettle gave it’s life to make this presentation Friday, 15 October 2010 6
  7. 7. airlock brewing generates a lot of carbon dioxide so you need a lid that takes a bung and airlock if you want to avoid messy accidents Friday, 15 October 2010 7
  8. 8. sugar good old granulated sucrose, a brewer’s second-best friend Friday, 15 October 2010 8
  9. 9. yeast without yeast there’ll be no fermentation and no alcohol you probably also want some thiamine to act as a nutrient Friday, 15 October 2010 9
  10. 10. the wine kit contains fruit concentrate, yeast, various wine-making chemicals (bentonite, pectolase, etc.) and is a good way to start your adventures three weeks to brew one month to mature Friday, 15 October 2010 10
  11. 11. wine beloved drink of poets and sinners can be made with any fruit or legume grapes are a particular favourite wine yields 11+% alcohol content and is available in handy kit form Friday, 15 October 2010 11
  12. 12. Friday, 15 October 2010 12
  13. 13. homebrew beer can be made by mixing malt extract (maltose) with sugar and fermenting at room temperature ten days to ferment two weeks or more to mature Friday, 15 October 2010 13
  14. 14. beer beer is made by fermenting cereals it yields up to 12% alcohol content 3 lb maltose + 6 lb sucrose = 5 gallons add hop extract for a crisp flavour add molasses for richness add milk protein for creaminess Friday, 15 October 2010 14
  15. 15. Friday, 15 October 2010 15
  16. 16. cider mix enough apple squash concentrate to make five gallons with 6 lb of sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice one week to ferment two weeks or more to mature Friday, 15 October 2010 16
  17. 17. other options ginger beer lemonade fig wine cola wine if it’s got sugar it will probably ferment Friday, 15 October 2010 17

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