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The RiotACT guide to singleton survival – Episode 2: Beer

By johnboy - 20 December 2006 28

With many of our younger readers heading off into the world to fend for themselves for the first time we thought this would be a good time to take you through the things you need to know if you’re going to stave off scurvy and impress people you’d like to sleep with, all with a minimum of cost and time spent cleaning.

Most young singles quickly realise that the less money they spend on food, the more money they have to spend on alcohol.

But the converse is true, the less you spend on alcohol the more you can spend on food.

The RiotACT will never advocate abstinence. Instead we advocate making your own to drink on a budget.

Brew shops like “Brew Your Own at Home” can get you going with a starter kit for $100 and if you get friends involved you can pool equipment like bottle trees and cappers.

Once you’re started delicious premium quality beer can be yours for around 50c a schooner.

Ciders can also be made well in beer kits, for the ladies (and men I grudgingly suppose) who don’t like beer. Also the brew shops can set the spirit drinkers up with kits that produce passable licquers.

No drinker on a budget should be without it, and with the money saved you can buy a pizza for someone you’d like to have sex with.

What’s Your opinion?


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I should probably add here that I got my home brew kit from my wife. As a present. On Valentine’s Day.

Woohoo! It was a while ago, but I still claim the mileage from this.

Photos too please Mael.

As has been said above – experiment lots. Somethings the results are good for weed kill, other times brilliant.

RandomGit 9:42 am 21 Dec 06

Post the story Mael.

RandomGit 9:42 am 21 Dec 06

…… alright, this lark is worth a go then. If only for the fun of the process and not the inevitable bottle explosion.

Thumper 7:51 am 21 Dec 06

I concur, Mael has the most incredible beer fridge known to man.

Nothing quite like pulling a beer on tap straight from the fridge.

Maelinar 10:16 pm 20 Dec 06

I can do a story on a beer fridge setup if required

I have a 2 tap rig 50/30 litre with enough space at the top to chill a few bottles of wine and purchased beer

My only advice with trying to impress people with homebrew, give them normal beer first, then switch. Get them while their senses are down…

Vic Bitterman 8:56 pm 20 Dec 06

I’ve been homebrewing for so many years now I’ve lost count. I loved it when Col opened a 2nd store in what was then the ‘markets’ complex of the Hyperdome, next to PF3… made trips to stock up easier during my lunch break…. the good old days.

Danman 3:20 pm 20 Dec 06

Ahh is that the name of that place – brew ya own at home ?

I just knew it as Kambah Homebrew shop.

Get the sarsparilla kit – well worth it – and make it alcoholic – nasty stuff

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