“But from whichever it is made, whether from oats, barley or wheat, it harms the head and the stomach, it causes bad breath and ruins the teeth, it fills the stomach with bad fumes, and as a result anyone who drinks it along with wine becomes drunk quickly; but it does have the property of facilitating urination and makes one’s flesh white and smooth.” – Scully, Terence. 1995. The Art of Cookery in the Middle Ages
That day was realised when my lovely Inca flower (wife) presented me with a beer making kit for Christmas. It wasn’t mjød (mead), but awesome black Irish stout mix.
I rarely consider the skill and patience required to make beer. It’s just something that I enjoy drinking. Pop a few cold bottles or cans on the BBQ table, and they quell your thirst. It goes well with most dishes, expect deserts 🙂
Hear ye! Hear ye! Making beer is not that simple. I can testify to that after having kicked off a batch of the Irish stout in my kitchen. Thankfully the kit comes with all the necessary gear and instructions for making a gallon of Irish stout.
Personally, I prefer to dress like duck dynasty to make it more authentic, or just because I had not showered for a week. Any little ingredient makes it more personal 🙂
My photos only show until the fermentation phase, which takes 2-3 weeks. Once that has completed, I will share the verdict.