One of the guys in the homebrew club also used to make sake (among many, many other fermented beverages). I used to joke that his middle name was "Will Ferment Anything". The time I tried his sake, it was kind of like what I imagine drinking jet fuel would be like...
In other alcohol-related news, the new home brewing bill just passed the Illinois House. So (assuming it passes in the Senate as well next week) homebrew club meetings and homebrew competitions won't be technically illegal any more. Didn't even realize that they *were* illegal until about a year ago! (Apparently, per the existing law it is not kosher to transport homemade alcohol outside of your home or serve it to anyone who isn't a member of your family or household guest...)
In non-alcohol related news, we got like 5 inches of rain overnight. Took me half an hour to get out of my subdivision this AM due to all the standing water; water was even shooting up
out of a lot of the storm drains! The office is half empty due to people not being able to get here or staying home to deal with flooded basements. We're supposed to get another couple of inches this afternooon/evening. Whee!
Edit: So in a way, I guess it is a blessing that my sump pumps both failed a couple of weeks ago
instead of yesterday...
The years just pass like trains. I wave, but they don't slow down.
-- Steven Wilson