During the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic I decided to do something I had been dreaming about since my days at university. Out of work and with plenty of free time on my hands, I emptied the garage of our useless junk and converted it into the ultimate refuge - a nano-scale fermentary for brewing beer and cider. With generous help from family, family friends and some unexpected enthusiasm from my wife, the transformation was complete by summer of 2020.