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My Home-Brew Advanture

Adding to my repertoire of kitchen adventures; I dabbled in home-brewing.

 

On my first mead tasting ጠጅ ቅምሻ​, I said to myself,

 

“Goodness gracious!

What do we  know?

Indeed, our Ethiopian ancestors were genius!”

 

If it counts, my anecdotal finding has shown that just a glass or two of mead ጠጅ - honey mead, which is divine on your palate is not only keep the blues at bay, but help digestion, when paired with those rich spicy Ethiopian foods.

 

What’s more, unlike tella ጠላ, it’s relatively easy to brew tej ጠጅ at home. However, when it comes to brewing tella (Ethiopian black beer), all I can say is that it's not for the faint-hearted.

 

Even though, some fun gadgets like auto-siphon, bottle filler, bottling Bucket, bottle Caps, airlocks, hydrometer etc., make home brewing a breeze; a miniscule mishap could create big time mess.

 

Yeah! Like a splash on the face and eventually on the floor; place you in a panic mood, end up cleaning the mess and not to mention that lingering smell of brewery in your house for days.

 

But still, I wouldn't trade home brewing for the world.

 

Besides the big payoff comes after waiting for months; opening the first bottle and pour some in your favorite glass.

 

Yes, it has to be your favorite glass wares and decanters as shown on display below.

One sip and you know you’re are going to be happy.

 

How happy? Happier than the classic, “You don't look your age,” compliment.

 

Trust me, when you’re 60 something, compliments like, "Oh, my God! You look 50 something” is sweet music to one’s ears. Even better, sometimes a few kind souls would say, “You even look 40 something,” and before you have a chance to say, "Really?"  The reminder echo of your whet inner voice - "They’re not wearing their glasses!" 

 

So what is it really about my inner geek that drives my passion for home brewing?

 

I will assure you that it’s not only about the the spritz, so, as it turns out, it’s equally about the process of brewing and also the anticipation that engages and excites every single one of my senses.

 

So I suppose it’s also about nurturing my inner creativity as well.

 

Cheers!

You'll definitely have your way to anybody's heart - man, woman, your dog and cat. 

 

It is not that complicated!

 

Ladies, do you want your man's attention once in a while?

 

Serve him some quwanta and chiko  ቋንጣና ጭኮ with his favorite wine or liquor and watch his eyes practically popped out of his head, second only to seeing you nude. 

 

How many more teapots/cups does a woman need to serve her assortment of herbal teas?

 

The More The Merrier?

 

Yeah! It makes it easier to serve different type of teas at the same time.

 

And of course, Apulance!

TASTING

The beauty of home-brewing has unleashed my creativity in exploring into different tej flavoring nuance to make something that give such joy to myself and to my guests as well.

 

I have been happily brewing ever since I have been betten by the brewing bug.

 

How happy?

 

Happier than the classic, “You don't look your age!” compliment.

Home Brew - ቤት የተጠመቀ

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