Well, today is “Bottling Day” when the Mr. Beer gets put into bottles. That is also “Brewing Day” as there’s this nice fermenter with a decent layer of fancy yeast on the bottom (Ale Yeast) and clearly not contaminated as it’s not “gone off”. So I can either toss all that, buy fresh yeast, clean the whole rig and sterilize it, wait for it to dry, etc. etc. OR … I can just dump in fresh Apple Juice. So I just dump in fresh Apple Juice.
Yield was 22 bottles of 16 ounces each. Cost of new juice was abut $10. Figure about $2 / bottle in a store (as they are big 16 oz bottles with fancy bail tops) and that’s about $44. Minus $10 (no caps cost, no yeast cost to speak of) and I’m at $$34 to me of “advantage”, that is worth about $68 of “labor rate” in the market including tax burden. Call it $75 including commute costs and related.
I tend to keep “serial batches” going until I run out of bottles. That’s typically 3 or 4 batches. Then I do the wash. Later I do the new yeast thing in a fresh batch, when I’ve run out of bottled stuff to drink in a month or three… ;-)
So, muse for today?
While bottling, I got to pondering the Amazon Video Icon. I get to stare at this thing on the TV a couple of times a day, so it’s not like I can avoid it. It looks like this:
Now, is it “just me”, or does that not look suggestive of a “Mr Happy” headed for a “Triangle Of Joy”? Hmmm?
And just how does Amazon get away with that?
They also have an animated one that rotates on a ‘vertical shaft axis’ and the, er, “penis” pokes out in the plane of rotation…
Or maybe I’ve sampled too much product today ;-) Y’all can take a vote ;-)