As a general rule of thumb, if a friend asks you to take a sip of their home-made beer, the sensible response is to hurl yourself through the window and run. Run like hell.
Yet home brewing has come on leaps and bounds since bootleggers sold moonshine from speakeasies disguised as pet shops, and your mate started rustling together a foul tasting brews from baking soda or whatever else he could raid his cupboards for.
As with the rise of craft beer, home brewing has never been as successful on such a wide scale. And if you didn’t know how to make your own already, and professionally, the Texas-based and decidedly American sounding folk at Kegerator.com have designed this handy infographic. So now you've no excuse not to set up that cool new beer business you've been telling everyone about.
And if that fails, we’ll see you at the pub.