My daughter and son-in-law gave me a seasonal recipe book for Christmas today, they got it from an lbs in upstate NY where they live. He was saying how he was looking at the starter kits in there but didn't really want to spend the money on one. Then it dawned on me! My old Coopers micro-brew fermenter has been sitting in the closet unused for over a year. I collected it up, all the accessories, and 30 Coopers PET bottles and gave them to him. He is all excited to get home and start his brewing obsession! I'm one proud papa that he wants to start brewing, I foresee some fun times ahead!
In their efforts to regulate beer quality, the ancient Babylonians, who were among history's earliest brewers, decreed that any commercial beermaker who sold unfit beer would be drowned in their own libation.