This post is written as one big THANK YOU to all the readers that have supported SHTFblog since the first post back on November 19th, 2007 (National Ammo Day). It’s been 10 months. My intent has always been to use the “SHTF money” toward SHTF “stuff”. I have by no means gotten rich off this blog, and figuring the time and effort involved, the value of my time (financially speaking) would’ve been far better spent somewhere else. BUT – this blog also servers a self-entertainment role.
In any case, I’m cashing out the total I’ve saved and spending it. Nearly 2/3’s of it has been spent on THIS:
Wow! No THAT’S what I’m talking about! Aren’t you all just wicked happy that you’ve supported my drinking habit? LOL!
Seriously, check that action – holy home brew heaven! I say “home brew heaven”, because it all rests on my dining room church pew (where I pray for forgiveness every other hour). On the far left is a 10 gallon, stainless steel sweet ass brew pot with lid, spigot, and connection for a thermometer. 2nd from the left is a prime wort chiller with garden hose nozzle. Then the fermenting bucket that’s holding various other equipment like the hydrometer, bottle washer, etc. Then we’ve got the carboy, and a basic home brew kit to get me started on the learning curve. Across the bottom is enough “Grolsch” style bottles to hold a standard 5-gallon batch. Yum!
Missing somewhere is my thermometer . . . . I think the kids were playing with it. *grumble grumble* I also figured that 10-gallon brew pot will help me make some stone soup after the apocalypse.
I’ll chart my first brew session for you, have no fears, but first I gotta score something to sanitize the equipment. Now, if you’ve ever had a home brew, don’t be turned off if it didn’t taste good. There are those that make good home brews, and those that make shitty home brews. I’ve had both, and I’ve been conducting brewing research so that I know what makes one brew good and another lousy. I expect failures along the way, but hey – failures can still help you tie one on!