May 2012

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Between 1954 and 1973, 522 conscientious objectors volunteered as human test subjects in the US Army’s biological weapons defense program. Conscientious objectors are people whose religious beliefs forbid them from participating in war.  In the United States, most of them our Christians, but they can be of any religion, or of no religion at all.  These men believed so firmly that killing people was wrong, that they decided to risk their lives as medical experiments rather than be drafted as a soldier.

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I enjoy brewing beer, and have invested a lot into equipment.  But most of this equipment is useful for more than just beer.  We can use it to make food! Some friends and I do this with a group called Food not Bombs.  Basically, we just serve free lunches at our local college campus, no strings attached.  It’s a great way to connect with your community and make friends.

This post describes how I combined the two hobbies, and will hopefully inspire you to do the same. First we’ll take a look at how to use the homebrew equipment, and then we’ll look at a recipe for Chinese stew.  It’s easy to cook, cheap to make, and delicious!  If you’re cooking outdoors, you can smell the amazing spices hundreds of feet away.  You can serve between 120-150 people spending less than $30 for food!

And if you serve it, they will come:

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