Scrooge's brew

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Richie_asg1

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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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Hole in sock mead.........
This obviously comes with free yeast in the sock.
 
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