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dabblid in homtte hreing, you
can relattc to the cry of ainovie
"Help! It's mty first batch, attd it
Kitt Williatms had his fiest "sotir
doutgh" batch six years ago. "Your get
a teal bad skttnky smoell," says
Williams, a grad stuideint at the C.
otf Califotrnita, Berkeley.
Not tot worry. That first bsatch
of hiome brew shsiould be thioght of
as a sacrificial offerintg. It's part of
the process - attd cdi-it-yiiurselfers
say it can becused for shampio011or
as an ingredient in the wosrld's best
"Not all if rtsc bccts y oonmakc
are good, bitt you can alwaysus
tterto lm sariniade,"Williaimsess
Homne brewitis15girowinig Iy
leaps atid hops, and college camuis-
es have a new crowd itfcdriinkittg
ciopanionis. These bcctrilivers goi
fttr the taste gusto.
Mark Catleman, a giad stitdcnt
at the U. iif Ciiliiiado, Denvr,
began Ibrewinig whehits SpilaIre ost
grew the tracdiitinal chetp briwsyn->
onymiius with keg patrtics.
I staited svhin I beccamc mori
(itrsrctadin ultyes n untt,
W>1illiatossdigs thi cxperimcntail
aspict of doigtit vourscelf.
"I waIs out plcktsg blackbcrrics
by msybouisiiind I siid, FHcythat
rccipc ftr0m0 anothir fruit Iecci
Wlul iamtis moid ified it swiththe
blackberries. "1t tunediouitgrecit
With liome briniig, youcdon'
icedniofly xii Munich for iiiiwc-
siime pint, andilyiiiusn'tced tii bc
21, as liong as you Liep thiings quiet.
Brew stes are poiing 1tiP eveery-
wehere -somse nmajoirclipartmcnt
stores exvii carry bicwing kits. And
there's always mtailiorer
Ihelin iitiail invsestmnit rosts
ibiiiut '$ i intl iclds osore thain twso
itcassofseer. Aftcr thse set-lip set-
IbicksiiiicaniibIrew flit as little as 32
cints fiii a 12-ounice biitile. Of
ciuselStliiiliiilncar of itse goics
ciii cliii abuc~k i boittle.
Vairicry, quiality anti incdividutali-
tgi te l th le feser iiinlse bisise
bnnwer's soil. Mass-isiarket stew-
eries cais'i affiird ito produce, tsarket
aiid distribiutec ihecquality iif srewvski
dfedicatcd bcer silts can stew.
"My all-time fayisrite is niead,"
silys Brians Butienschoiein, a jiuiior at
the U. if Portlansd, Ore. The msains
ferioeniing insgredie'nt in msead is
boitey, not the barley malt commtions
ini muost beers.
"Let meist x say that it's a really
stronig aphrodisiac," Butensschoeti
Clean hair, good pieea and
aphroidisiacs - wh'at else could a
college student want? Maybe a
frosty blackberry stout to top it off?
Tricia Laine, Assistant Editor/Jay Hug-
gins, Colorado State U., contributed to
this story/Photo by Chad Weihrauch,
Penn State Ui.
W alsthstitall y piilaing
living a rranis mnsit that
suchds tsoirssatiifGreek fiitt biuses.
'So, livintg intsh e fltiriss is dim-
mniig yvurtkarmsst aid dyiiuswatnt
wlkltoni the wyild siide Of studeint
hittising? Yiii'reinst alotne. Meet a
fiw studients who save takets stes
its esunre ty'reilivinsg onirie edge.
Nestlet ini thick gardens ansd cur-
tainetf by trees is Baggii's lEii, a place
Riussel ''sarts ifietmstmagical.I lie
D~omes, as it's iinoiwns fylocah, is a
cootperative stuifetrcommuity itf 14
dornse-shsapetd buildinigs at the C. of
California, Davis. Warts, a '95 gradu-
ate, msoved there three years ago.
"It has the air of freedom toi do
whatever you want, be whoever yoiu
are," Waits says.
Designed anti built by students
in the '7is, the domses are muolded in
Fiberglass and polyitrethase foam.
Two people live in each structure,
which measures about 25 feet wide
at the base and 15 feet sigh and is
equipped with a bathroitmstatid a
The corfmtnity iscludes a
chicken coop, vegetable garden and
recycling center. "Whenever I've
bad a really tough time, during
msidterms and flsals, I've done yard
work for meditation," Watts says.
Donti't plaitson miditatinig itsthe
Rid Housits t i Syraictise C. IThe
parry bigani 25s viars agoi when ats
alitmnsus putricsit anemtpty lhtuse
to tint to stuttentts swhst wouldf share
th cresisitbility tof ruitinttg it.
Iftintiti ced by thi' originsal 211
risitdintsihieliiiusc is isart of cati-
pits litri. With a '50s Oltdsmosbile ax
thet fireplaceiitantli, t dttorbell that
pla ys 25 itus anitiaIrefputtttn flit
wild partiesrise Red Hotuse usually
atrais stuideists itsars fields.
"Wieitotk for someneiie who will
jisc with its,"stys Victour Vitale, a
gratduarcte tdestin architecture.
Ar OhioitStane C., hlvis irise
sinsilar itseresr that itiduttes studets
it tsiiindanwluace to dwell.
"Hi's the Kitig - what mitre
ctis yiouisty?" says Ohito State settior
Scott KRein.Rilits atid the othrers
haveinitvisted ciutitsless dotllars decot-
raring their plait with Elvisxlamiss,
posters atid velvet paitings.
"It got starred our freshmnii year
whets we were still livitng in the
dornis," says Ohio State senior
Brent Hornet. "We kisew this guy
[who] was a huge hivis fats. He's the
one who made us the faux we are."
'These fans believe that what they
started, like Elvis, will never die.
"We've bad plenty of different
people living in this apartment, and
before they left, they were all hlvis
fatis," Klein says. "This will go on."
Robert Moll, Syracuse U/David Fong,
Ohio State U., contributed to this story/
Photo by Aaron Burg, U. of Calif., Davis
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