Ok, this may be offtopic and scuttlebutt, but I think it’s worth a post at least somewhere. Here’s just a snippet of the article from southernfriedscience.com
Materials and Ingredients
[I]The tools you need are simple: an electric drip coffee maker with hot plate, a coffee filter, 2 1-liter sample jars, 2 handkerchiefs, 2 rubber bands, and a source of clean (preferably R/O) water.[/I]
[I]You’ll have to be more creative with your ingredients. What you need are some sort of grain, some malt, and, if possible, something that can act as a clarifying and hopping agent. You need a simple grain to release the tannins, starches, and enzymes. The best bet is common cereals - Raisin Bran, Cracked Wheat, Kashi, whatever you can find. The fruit and nuts will add flavor, but are not important.[/I]
[li][I]Grind up your ‘grains’ (but not so much that it becomes powder).[/I][/li][li][I]Place your ‘grains’ in coffee pot (not the filter basket, the carafe).[/I][/li][li][I]Run 2 cups of clean water through coffee maker and let it sit on the hot plate for an hour. This releases all the good chemicals from you ‘grains’ and creates a fluid called wort.[/I][/li][li][I]Strain the wort through the coffee filter and place the filter full of ‘grain’ into the filter basket. Add the ‘malt’ to the filter basket. Pour the strained liquid back into coffee maker and add 1 cup of water.[/I][/li][li][I]Run the wort through the coffee maker 5 times, each time adding 1 cup of water.[/I][/li][li][I] Pour the wort into the saucepan and boil for 45 minutes. Two minutes before boiling is done, add the hops.[/I][/li][li][I]Carefully pour the wort into the canning jars.[/I][/li][li][I]Let the wort cool to between 60 and 70 F. Once it is cool enough to touch the outside of the jars without burning, pitched the Bakers’ Yeast into the mixture.[/I][/li][li][I]Seal jar with a handkerchief and rubber band over the mouth.[/I][/li][li][I]Store in a cool, dark place where it will not be disturbed for a week.[/I][/li][/ol]
Someone please try this and report back the results.