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Actually, the primary reason why I started home brewing myself was that thirty years ago, there was hardly any beer import at all, and all domestic beer was of the lager type. On trips to GB I acquired a taste for bitter, and since you couldn't buy it here (at least not in the grocery store on the corner), the only option was to brew it yourself.

It must be admitted that one thing that the North Sea Oil has given Norwegians is a much higher alcohol consumption. A significant part of our oil money goes to having others do what we once did ourselves. Like illegal moonshining Smile | :) - there is very left of that nowadays (earlier known as Norway's biggest home industry). Nowadays we import both spirits and beer, to avoid the hassle of making our own.

One of my colleagues, an American fellow, invited our entire department to participate in a home brewing project, for making special beers - he is on the hobby expert level. And he was very eager to have his own poultry operation, to get egg that tastes like egg rather than nothing, and hen that tastes like hen rather than chicken that tastes like whatever spice it is soaked in. I follow him a long way, although I haven't set up my own chicken house yet. Then, a couple weeks ago, another colleague revealed that the reason why he had developed such an expertise in making your own food is that his parents are so dirt poor that they would starve if they had to buy all their food. Their son, who is an excellent, highly educated professional thanks to academic grants, goes to Norway to earn money to send home to his parents in the USA for them to buy food...

I am offtracking a little bit here, but I would put in a recommendation for a really funny children's book that won a "Newbury Medal" (awarded by the American Library Asocciation). After reading (and chuckling throughout) this book, I wrote a letter to the author, Susan Patron, asking if the poverty really could be that bad, or if it was meant as sort of a dystopic world. She returned a very nice letter, telling that lots of people have that standard of living (or lack of...) in the desert districts of Cailfornia. If you read the book, you will understand why I bring it up here. And do read the book! It certainly deserves the medal!
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