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Old 06-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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So has anybody ever thought about what you would do if there was ever some doomsday event and you couldn't get your stuff to brew?

Like the other day I was watching a show on these people stockpiling stuff for doomsday. IE. food, water, fire making material. So i got to wondering, maybe I could learn to grow the grains and hops and harvest wild yeast. Or co-op with others who knew how to grow it for beer. Or even change over to wine and grow some muscadines or grapes.

So has anybody else thought about how you might get by after doomsday?

Does anybody do everything on their own and not rely on suppliers?

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Water would be a precious commodity at that point. If you servived to start with.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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I have five years worth of grain, hops, water and yeast stockpiled in my underground bunker.

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I have five years worth of grain, hops, water and yeast stockpiled in my underground bunker.
YES! thats what im talking about.

 
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Water would be a precious commodity at that point. If you servived to start with.
assuming you survive and have other sources of food or excess grains and such.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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Or maybe make an all corn beer with no hops? is that even possible?

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #7
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Yeah, there's about a hundred different threads talking about this. Post apoclayptic, Zombiepocalype, etc.

Post Z-day brew system

If society as we know it collapsed...

What Preparation are You Making for the Coming Apocalypse?

Talks like this on here are about as common as talks about hops and water...and zombies.


That's why we even have the epic GaP (Grocery and Produce) Beer Experiment thread about fermenting liquid with non-traditional ingredients. The idea would be to raid grocery stores for fermentables and mashables.

The main reason that beer, wines, meads, ciders...alcohol in general is so important to society after a collapse (or in the old days) is because nothing pathogenic can grow in them. People drank beer because water could kill them.....

So our knowlege will be extremely valuable, from a purely health and safety reason. Also basic knowlege of creating and distilling alcohol will be important too. In fact on the history channel's "The Colony" l one of the "survivalists" was a homebrewer and he made alcohol from a sugar wash and distilled it into fuel for their escape vehicle and for wound cleaning.

Basically we'll all declare ourselves kings of the sacred barley water and trade beer for nubile slave girls.


I even designed my label for the "snake oil".......er I mean beer...



I figure I'll have my kingdom pretty well covered.
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Or maybe make an all corn beer with no hops? is that even possible?
Yes,my Apache ancestors called it Tizwin (pronounced Tizween). Also made by Kiowa & Comanchi,all of the Athabascan people who came over the bering straight land bridge some 35,000 years ago. Variations are also made in Mexico,South America,etc. Said to be a bit nasty,just for getting buzzed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #9
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Hops grow like weeds here.
I would have to build/set up a malt kiln, buts its barley country.

I don't have enough fermentor reactor capacity to keep the combines running exclusively on biodiesel though

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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I have discussed this with my friends whose plan it is to retire to some remote area and set up a commune in the case of the zombie apocalypse. They would have all essential jobs to do (teachers, carpenters, hunters, etc) and my one an only occupation would be to brew beer. I am ok with that.
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