Brewing might be wasted on this gal

Mostly, however, I had to clear out the mash tun, which involves digging two tonnes of hot, wet malt from a confined space. It’s like mining for porridge in an underground sauna.

A lovely little phrase.

11 thoughts on “Brewing might be wasted on this gal”

  1. why don’t they have a drain and let gravity do the work?

    She could refer to it poetically as draining a fen.

  2. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Two of the biggest independent brewers in Austria ( Heineken owns much of the rest ) are run by women: Hirter and Ottakring.

    Someone once described brewing as doing the job of a cleaning lady with a little bit of chemistry inbetween the cleaning.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Interested, strange how there are no societies dedicated to furthering women working in coal mines and sewage farms, isn’t it?”

    Indeed. A few years ago some worthy from the House of Lords was bemoaning the lack of girls doing plumbing apprenticeships. “They’ve got more sense than to go scrambling behind so one else’s filthy toilets” was my wife’s instant response.

  4. @Julia / @BiND

    My daughters attend an all-girls’ school. We went to the prizegiving the other day (one of mine had won the German Award, greatly to my shame) and the stench of nauseating shite emanating from the stage was appalling.

    No-one was telling these girls that what they actually need to do is marry a wealthy farmer and have four kids (which is my advice), because we’re disappearing otherwise; it was all about getting jobs in STEM and computer sciences and politics and the charity sector and having it all and blah fucking blah.

    These are bright kids, approx half of them called Arabella mind you, but they are treated like they can’t handle the truth. We should be getting serious, but we’re getting more frivolous. The country’s a toxic and irrelevant mess of stupidity, lies and Pokemon Go. What a time to be alive.

  5. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Greg Barker MP for Bexhill – his ex-wife was heiress to Charles Wells Brewery and he chucked her for a man.

    Bet the bloody poof only drinks wine.

  6. Bloke in Costa Rica

    I would say, contra Tim, that if we could get more women brewing beer and fewer writing shite in the Grauniad, the world would be a happier place.

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