During the old days we could purchase a bottle or a tin can of beer (this was before the aluminum can) for 10 cents. But that was a lot of money during the Great Depression. Many of us learned how to make what we called "Home-brew," and some of us made beer if we could come up with the ingredients. This is a good recipe for making beer in your home. The amount of knowledge poor folks can obtain down on the farm is unlimited.
1 can Blue Ribbon malt
1 pack Fleishmann's yeast
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon salt
5 pounds powdered cane sugar
In a large (3 gallon) porcelain pan, add 3 quarts water and bring to boil. Add sugar, stirring. Bring back up to boil and add 1 can of malt. Return to boil again and let simmer for 15 minutes. Fill large glass 1/2 full of luke warm water (not over 130 degrees) and add rice, yeast, and salt.
Clean crock and fill 1/3 full of warm water. Pour in wort. Add cold water to within 3 inches of top. Add yeast solution and cover. After 6-1 0 hours remove foam with wire strainer. Let sit until hydrometer says "bottle." Fill bottles, adding 1/2 teaspoon sugar to each. Cap and let stand 21 days.
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