I have a really funny story about home brewing. I am older than a lot of people on here, so I hope that you have at least heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis/Bay of Pigs episode in 1962. My father made a bunch of home brew and had it fermenting in the basement. One night a bottle or two exploded in the middle of the night..my mother went ballistic and thought the Russians were bombing us. My parents divorced about a year later. Although I don't think this episode was responsible, it sure didn't help Daddy's case any at the time
I do some home brewing myself. I've actually got 40-something bottles of a Kolsch and maybe 20-something bottles of Hefeweizen right now, sitting untouched and I've got the ingredients for 5 gallons of an Irish Stout that I haven't had time to brew yet. I was going to do it this weekend, but I won't be here next weekend to move it over to the secondary fermenter (even though a couple of extra days in the primary wouldn't hurt it). It would be nice to bring them to Bonnaroo, but I only use glass bottles. Maybe I could get ahold of some plastic bottles for next year. It's hard to beat the price of homebrewing once you've got the equipment.