in reply to OT: PerlMonks Brewers
An excellent hobby. I've been neglecting it for almost 4 years now. Before that time, I brewed a 50 liter batch once a year.
The bassplayer of my band and me would make our famous Barbarian Blues Beer ©. Experimenting with the ingredients would allways make sure we had loads of fun during the brewing-process.
And while our first tries were pretty horrible tasting (add too much sugar, and it may look like, and taste like, bad wine), the quality quickly improved over the 8 years that I've brewed beer. It's definitely worth trying, fellow monks.
Almost as much fun as skydiving, but that's an entirely different off topic post ;)
Sure there's more than one way, but one just needs one anyway - Teabag