Scrooge's brew

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    Just wondering what would be the cheapest brew that would result in something mildly alcoholic and resembling beer - fit for Scrooge himself?

    He did eat Gruel - defined as;-
    "Gruel is a food consisting of some type of cereal—oat, wheat, or rye flour or rice—boiled in water or milk. It is a thinner version of porridge that may be more often drunk than eaten and may not need to be cooked."

    So maybe yeast cultured up from cast out beer bottles - or glasses dregs?

    Maybe some spent grains if anything could be gained from them? - Colour perhaps?
    Is it possible to toast spent grains and gain more colour from them?
    Then fermentables - oats, rye flour and rice maybe? Or potatoes?
    Or a box of Tesco Malt Wheats cereal?

    For anyone willing to have a go -

    What is the cheapest method to brew "A pint" - and the recipe. acheers.

    How low can you go?
     
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    Model it on Boddingtons...4kg of sugar per 23l,for bitterness use any hops or chicory,for colour use gravy browning.
    Vile!
     
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    I would guess a second runnings from an AG brew of decent strength would be good for up to 2%, maybe not full length, perhaps up to 10L. This was known as small beer or table beer. Adding a half kilo of sugar would get you to 3-4% ish and you could bitter it with 5-10g of high alpha hops to get you a perfectly drinkable kit like sort of thing, without the twang. The reason AG HB brewers don't bother is that a brew day is already long enough and grain is still cheap.
     
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    Stale bread ale
     
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    I hadn't considered that. Just watched a bit on it and seems like it can make up 1/3 of the grain bill.
    Interesting.
     
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    Hole in sock mead.........
    This obviously comes with free yeast in the sock.
     
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