If you happen to enjoy home brewing, you have an instant, excellent career option ahead of you. Historically, brewing has been used to both purify water and preserve grain through the winter. People learned to make beer before they learned to make bread. Your home distilling equipment can easily be transformed from a hobby to a business.

If you’re clever, when you run out of grain and hops, you can start brewing other things. The most difficult part of your job may be acquiring fresh yeast, so stock up on as much as you can. Learning to cultivate wild yeast can be tricky, but much of America’s early hard cider was brewed in open air containers where people hoped wild yeast would settle, so you’re not entirely out of luck if you do run out.