"Yum, yum, yum! Look at that great big frothy glass in Toi's hand. Wouldn't you just LOVE IT if a beautiful girl in a freaky cleavage-poppin' Oktoberfest outfit handed you a nice icy cold beer RIGHT NOW? Mmm, beer! Would you still drink it if I told you that Toi made that beer with yeast from her own vagina? That she made a keg of homebrew, called "Toi Sennhauser's OPB -- Original Pussy Beer"? Hmm, would you drink it then? Plenty of people were drinking the OPB at Toi's event at Crawl Space Gallery this past Saturday. I'm told that several people even got bonafide drunk."
"Experimentation with these historic staple foods, in combination with my own body, helps to build a new artistic dimension."
See also: Pruno.
Mmmmmmmm ... next up, menstral blood cakes!
But where's the semen_art community? DISCRIMINATION!
What more do you want?
Menstrual blood pudding.
Sadly, I can never un-read anything.
best comment ever. i'm ninjaing that.
mmm thrush infection!
First impression: Hoax.
Second impression - using wild yeasts, which is what beer was made with up until recently, would certainly provide enough yeast cells to get any brew started. Whether it'd be tasty or not, we don't know. There's have to have been some concentration of a vaginal yeast culture to be added to the wort to ensure that it would be the most active yeast in the brew (as opposed to the wild yeasts).
I'm thinking it'd be easy enough to tell whether it's a hoax or not by examining the remaining yeast hulls and comparing them with known samples of beer yeast vs. Sennhauser's (or another woman's) yeast.
I'm not about to spend the time to find out.
It says in the linked article that she simply added "trace amounts" of her own yeast to standard brewer's yeast, so...
Yeah, I read "trace amounts" as "she dropped a few pubic hairs in the keg."
Well, I hope she has some German blood in her because when I add pubic hairs to my beer I make sure they are Bavarian pubic hairs. In my book Bavarian = Beer. I have my standards.
Geez keimel, RTFA! :) (I skimmed it).
I'm guessing Jamie's right in the other comment following yours. Would those hairs then be like the worm in tequila?
I doubt it would even work, assuming she was actually a good enough biologist to work up (and purify) a culture. AFAIK Candida strains show up in the fermentation process occasionally (I believe in wine making mostly) but gets knocked out in the first couple of days because it doesn't have the alcohol tolerance of S.c.
I worry that if this is what people come up with now when they have too much time on their hands, what's going to happen when the robots take over all manual labour and leave humans to a life of leisure? We'll have every person on the planet sitting around bored thinking up crazy things like this to do.
"Hey, I know, I'll make an alcoholic beverage from my bodily fluids!"
Human blood mead?
I understand semen contains fructose. Care for some home-fermented wine?
The drink of the gods.
For a description of what a society of pure leisure is going to look like, read one of his Culture books. In them, AI, robots and nanotech have made everything free, possible and safe.
Nobody ever wants to drink my homemade lemonade.
I've been making yogurt for years. Nobody seems to care.
the great yogurt conspiracy...wherein also vaginal yeast is described
Smegcheese -- spreadable smegschmeer
Bung Yougurt = BUNGURT!
That comment with your user icon makes that the funniest thing I've read in a long time.
I'm _not_ down with OPB.
Dear American People, Please Stop Exploring Your Sexuality.
that is so fucking cool. mad props to her.
Bah - so much food comes from "disgusting" sources anyway, be it seaweed, pigs feet, or insects. Hell, there's insect derivatives in everything. Even milk is gross when you think about it...
When it's made from puppies and orphans, then I'll be appalled.
I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
I think it would go well with human breast milk cheese.
Human breast milk cheese wheel. Think of it.
Human breast milk cheese wheel
With monkey butter!
I bet those people were "bonafide drunk" before they even drank this. I know I'd have to be.
Excerpt from German Beer Purity Law from 1516:
[...]nothing is to be added to or used in beer other than barley, hops and water. Whosoever knowingly disobeys this decree will be severely punished by the court having jurisdiction over him by having his barrel of beer confiscated whenever this offense occurs.[...]
Now there's an incentive to not break the law. Nooo...don't take my keg!
...so that vaginal-discharge-brewn draft beer populates evidence rooms all around?
your avatar - - is that a symbol from I-Ching? Where is that from?
Sorry, still exploring LOST's Dharma initiative.
Yup, it's from the I-Ching. It's been a little while since I looked into the exact meaning, but the basic idea is the kanji and symbols are the 8 elements from the I-Ching, and they're arranged to be in balance with the light and dark of the yin-yang in the middle.
thank yee :]
So... uh... no yeast at all?
yeast (saccharomyces) is everywhere (air).... no need to extra put it in. people of late middle age didn't know about the context. today industry accelerates fermentation with dried yeast.
I made a 25L bucket of Pruno for a party last year. It smelled vile and tasted terrible, but people drank it and got quite hammered. I also made some brandy from it, and that proved to be immensely popular as well. Go figure.
Hey, it's not like I wouldn't stick my mouth there anyway...
What horney dumb men may or may not know is that yeast from a woman's vagina is toxic. It is not the same as Brewer's yeast, or the yeast that is used to make bread. So either this is a total, porno scam, or those people ( maybe women, too...dumb as well in that case )drank toxic beer.