it struck me the other day that i probably have everything i need for some kind of low-fi homebrew. i'm running an experimental ginger beer now but i don't like its odds; what i need is a little finessing of my very vague, unresearched strategy
i have a breastfeeding partner, which means i have a convenient means to sterilize bottles. i also have a big old bag of brewer's yeast, which is apparently good for lactation when baked into cookies. also, surely, beer. now, my idea would be:
sterilise a growler-style swing top bottle.
activate some yeast in a mixture of hot water and malt extract (which i also have handy because it's great for smoothies and stuff)
fill the sterilized bottle with the solution after twenty minutes or so, seal it, sit it in a warm place for a couple of weeks.
drink all-malt beer?
am i way off? what am i missing (other than hops)? are there crucial points of temperature, crucial durations i'm not being rigid enough on? am i going to need to think about quantities
? am i at risk of either killing myself or going blind, if i run this experiement... or drink the one i've currently got going? or will it just taste like poo?