My Grandad was a great home brewer. He always had some beer on the go, and made some very good, drinkable beer.
Dad also does some home brewing, though unlike my Grandad he tends to use the tinned kits rather than work with the grain and hops. For Fathers Day last year thought I did buy him one of these kits.
It worked beautifully, and made a lovely tasting pint. You need very little specialist kit to make your own beer, and harnessing the magic of yeast is great fun.
At worst it makes you appreciate all the great small scale breweries that are popping up, making great beer is a real art form.
This post is part of my advent calendar 2016. Every day in December we're saying so long to 2016 by embracing learning, knowledge and creativity. Each day there will be a new post with a new skill or craft. You can read all the past posts here.