BrewBetterBeer

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Participants Justa
Skills Brewing, Basic electronics, Not Being on Fire, construction, biology
Status Active
Niche FoodHacks
Purpose Fun
Harvest of wild hop from garden, 2015

Introduction

Brewing beer is easier when you think.

There's a number of people in the space and other 'interested parties' who'd be interested in putting together a number of things to aid in the brewing of beer. A number of them have already brewed before; sometimes only from 'syrup', however, and not from 'full grain'.

The aim of this project is to get together a group of people and pick a date and place to bring a number of tools together and perform the brewing of a few batches of full-grain beer. Expect to learn how beer-brewing takes place, as well as be experiencing all the associated skills that go with it. It's likely we'll need to weld a stand for a burner that'll support a 50-liter brewing-vessel. We'll need to work on adjusting/tuning/extending the malt-mill(s). We might even venture into automatic temperature monitoring and regulation, etc etc. etc.

In other words; all the best things of all disciplines mashed up together.

Dates for brewing

3rd of October 2015

We were

  • Marnix (cancelled)
  • Piele (present)
  • Justa (present)
  • Eduardo (came to watch)

We brewed a around 18l of IPA and 13L of dark dark stout. Expect more info about these brews.

Brew-day gallery is here

Note: the beers have been bottled and have been divided between Piele and Justa. Parties interested in trying them are invited to contact either person.


BeerBrewDay II - FirstOfMayBeerBrewDay - 2016-05-01

Yay! Beer Brew Day II is upon us!

We're going to go for a ServerRoom Saison; nicely kept at a high fermentation temperature by use of the electrons we recycle in our server-room ! (or is it the holes we're recycling....current is so confusing).

We'll be trying to bring a number of beers with us from the previous brew-day, as well as some personal brewing experiments from home. Likely, we might brew a second beer too; style yet to be determined. Suggestions welcome !

Some other highlights:

  • New pully-driven barley-mill arrangement. Exciting amount of possible failure-modes !
  • High-volume batch brewing with small-batch equipment. How to get the most out of your gear
  • Invitation to people to bring their brewing-kits: let us help you brew your first/better beer!
  • Guide into the entire process for novices
  • Opportunity for asking questions about the finer points of the process.

More information can be found on FirstOfMayBeerBrewDay event-page!


People to inform about next events

  • Branko
  • Mr_Seeker
  • 'Guy' (a colleague of Justa at XS4ALL
  • Erwinsch (idem)
  • SanderK (friend of Justa)
  • Dreamer ?
  • epoz
  • sproet
  • BigMacFooBar
  • Helios
  • Techwolf12

Information and resources

Shops


Construction info

  • [[1]] DIY malt-mill with wooden rollers
  • [[2]] Concrete roller DIY malt-mill