Sunday, January 26, 2003


Just so the world knows, bread yeast will indeed make beer. The bubbler is going nicely.

Not that this is much of a revelation; there was little distinction between "beer yeast" and "bread yeast" as much as fifty years ago, and a hundred sixty years ago (ish, before Pasteur's work), there was no distinction between yeast and the benevolence of a God who by granting the gift of fermentation showed that He wanted His people to be happy. :-)

The James River Homebrewers are having some "club brew" sessions today, wherein something like fifteen gallons of Pale Ale will be brewed. I was planning to give it a pass after last night's brew, but upon waking this morning, I believe I'll head over for a few hours before the Super Bowl afternoon starts. :-D
"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption. Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about... Beer!" --Friar Tuck, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, all!


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