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GRHunter 06-01-2010 02:33 PM

Grow your own beer
I guess if you were doing 16oz all grain batches this might work. :)


Revvy 06-01-2010 02:34 PM

So they have invented self malting barley? There is still that step AFTER the barley grows.

GilaMinumBeer 06-01-2010 02:36 PM

Yeah. Not much "beer growing" gonna happen in THAT!

Barley grows to about 3 foot high and you'd need a 10x10 plot to grow enough for a 5 gallon batch. don;t even get me started on malting.

Hops grow up to 20 high. I wouldn't even consider starting those from seed. Enough said about that.

All that said, that does look like a pretty sweet indoor seed starting "greenhouse" for lettuce. Or Oat grass, which is what they have pictured.

michiganbob 06-01-2010 03:30 PM

They definitely seem to be missing a few steps there... How would you possibly get any usable plants out of that? I mean, the hops alone! I'm so confused... :confused:

IrregularPulse 06-01-2010 03:32 PM

I like this one.
"wheat - used to aid in fermentation"

ksbrain 06-01-2010 07:59 PM

Why doesn't it include seeds for yeast? Don't you need yeast to make beer?

JBrady 06-01-2010 08:05 PM

I have some buddies who could use these things for growing plants in the house, sure would make it harder to get busted by the cops..

Encinoman 06-01-2010 08:07 PM

They should stick with the upside-down tomato gardens.

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