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Posted on 02/10/2003 4:25:49 PM PST by vannrox
German priest brews beer in washing machine
A German priest has found a way to brew beer in his washing machine.
Michael Fey, 45, of Duisburg built a computer interface into the machine to let it run an automatic brewing programme.
It consists of turning and heating, but no spinning, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports.
"A priest without alcohol, that's the wrong combination," he argued.
"Jesus didn't say, take this healthy camomile tea, he offered wine."
The priest brews 30 litres every six weeks, the legal limit for home brewing, and says he was inspired by the tradition of monks who brewed beer in a cauldron over a fire.
To imitate this technique, he opted for a toploader washing machine. Before he started brewing, he ran it about 20 times to remove any soap residue.
The priest brews in accordance with the strict German beer regulations, which date back to 1516.
Two German priests doing the laundry!
You and me both.
"Turning and heating?" Heating usually isn't an issue during fermentation. You usually don't want turning either. I don't see a washing machine being very useful for malting. Maybe a mashing container or sparge bag of some sort - I don't see how though...
I 'm sure its drank from a tumbler though.
Mein bier, bitte?
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