I've just started home brewing once again.
Can you do something once again? …
The good times return. This time with less fuss.
I have had to give up boozing as I am allergic to beer and can't stomach the crap they sell as cider in British pubs.
The additive I am allergic to is in malt, so I can't even buy a bag of chips these days (A terrible thing to happen to a Celt I assure you. No beer and no chips.)
So these days I am elevated to making my own "beer", though it's actually a cider:
A collection of plastic bottles.
A retired home-brew "heating belt".
A litre of apple juice per bottle. A few grains of dried yeast.
That's all it takes and it wouldn't require the heater if it wasn't winter; or even if it was winter and I was more patient.
You don't need a bucket though I use one to house the bottles and the "belt" while the brew is starting up. I don't bother with sterilisers and don't wait for the brew to finish before I start drinking it. Why should I?
I'm not after strong drink, just the feel of the brew.