Day 29 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge.
Today, as I passed by a driveway, I saw a man perched atop a ladder pouring liquid from a glass measuring cup into a silver aluminum keg. The keg was perched on a high platform. It had a hose that led from it to a keg perched below it, and then to another keg below that, and finally into a keg that sat on the ground. I could hear liquid boiling and saw steam rising from the contraption.
I was reminded that Papa’s father helped his neighbor make bootleg whiskey (in the neighbor’s garage) during Prohibition (1920-1933), when the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption was banned throughout the U.S. When the booze was ready for delivery, they’d put the bottles in a car that had a roll-back roof, tuck a blanket over them, and load all of the kids on top. Then, they’d drive around making deliveries – as if they were out on a kid-friendly outing! When the neighbor’s still blew up, it put them out of business.
Today, home-brewing is all the rage. Learn all about it at the American Homebrewers Association.