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=Concept=
 
=Concept=
 
This is the page about the Nottingham hackspace home-brew station.
 
This is the page about the Nottingham hackspace home-brew station.
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==Fermenting==
 
==Fermenting==
 
Turn the sugar into alcohol
 
Turn the sugar into alcohol
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=Useful links=
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*[http://www.nottsbrew.co.uk/2010/09/homebrewing/ Nottingham brewers info]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/JimsBeerKit Some useful videos on the three stages]
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*[http://www.brewingsupplies.biz/21080/info.php?p=1&pno=0 Flagon and Cask home brew shop in Bulwell]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6d1dy9jOc&feature=related More videos]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC6UvnKBz0g&feature=related Video of brewing ingredients]
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=Wish list=
 
=Wish list=
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! Item
 
! Item
 
! Info
 
! Info
 
! Quantity
 
! Quantity
 
! Obtained?
 
! Obtained?
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|Large pieces of thin wood
 
|To cover the back and sides of the unit 2/3/4mm ply or fibre board
 
|Around 4m2
 
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|Insulation  
 
|Insulation  
 
|'kingspan' type
 
|'kingspan' type
 
|Around 4m2
 
|Around 4m2
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|Not required
 
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|Insulation  
 
|Insulation  
 
|flexible tank insulation  
 
|flexible tank insulation  
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|Not required
 
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|Insulation
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|Old sleeping bag
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|Large plastic buckets
 
|Large plastic buckets
 
|At least 4 (2 same type)
 
|At least 4 (2 same type)
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|4
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|Plastic tank fittings
 
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|Taps
 
|Taps
 
|Various kinds - plastic probably best
 
|Various kinds - plastic probably best
 
|At least 2
 
|At least 2
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|3
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|Home-brew boiling bin (the one with a heater in)  
 
|Home-brew boiling bin (the one with a heater in)  
 
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|Borrowed
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|Large plastic picnic cooler
 
|Can be used in place of an insulated fermentation bin as the mash tun
 
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|Long handled spoons
 
|Long handled spoons
 
|Preferably plastic
 
|Preferably plastic
 
|3
 
|3
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|2
 
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|Thermometers
 
|Thermometers
 
|Non-break type - maybe electronic
 
|Non-break type - maybe electronic
 
|1
 
|1
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|1
 
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|Hydrometer
 
|Hydrometer
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|Various sizes
 
|Various sizes
 
|3
 
|3
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|2
 
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|Scales  
 
|Scales  
 
|for around 5kg - weigh the malt
 
|for around 5kg - weigh the malt
 
|1
 
|1
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|1
 
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|Scales  
 
|Scales  
 
|for around 100g - weigh the hops
 
|for around 100g - weigh the hops
 
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|1
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|Books and info on home-brew beer
 
|Books and info on home-brew beer
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|Sterilising solution
 
|Sterilising solution
 
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|Barley Malt
 
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|Lots
 
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|Malt (various)
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|Crystal Malt  
 
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|0.5kgs
 
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|Hops (various)
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|Black Malt
 
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|0.5kgs
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|Hops
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|Golding
 
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|100gm
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|Hops
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|Fuggles
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|100gm
 
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|Yeast
 
|Yeast
 
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|Ale Yeast
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|Irish Moss
 
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|Pack
 
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=Ale brew recipes=
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*[http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowHomebrewRecipes.asp Loads of recipes (American)]
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*[http://www.homebrewknowhow.co.uk/homebrew_beer_from_grain_and_hops.php Good first brew recipe (UK)]
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*[http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8174 lots more recipes from Jims Beer Kit (UK)]
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*[http://www.genre.fsnet.co.uk/brewery/bitter/index.html More info on home brew (UK)]
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*[http://beerrecipes.org/ Lots more beer recipes (World)] - Very good site with loads of recipes
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*[http://www.beersmith.com/blog/2009/06/01/english-pale-ale-recipes/ Recipes (US)]
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*[http://www.tastybrew.com/newrcp/styleview.html More recipes (US)]
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First recipe
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This was done on 14 September 2011
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Ingredients:
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    * 7--8 pounds, crushed pale malt
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    * 1/2 pound, crushed crystal malt
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    * 1 teaspoon, CaSO4
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    * 1 teaspoon, Irish moss
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    * 3 ounces, Goldings (60 minutes)
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    * 1/2 ounce, Goldings (10 minutes)
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    * 1/2 ounce, Goldings (steep)
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    * 1/4 ounce, Goldings (dry hop in secondary)
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    * Edme ale yeast
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OG: 1.042--1.048 FG: 1.020
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Procedure:
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Mash in 3 gallons boiled water with 1 teaspoon gypsum (66 C., for 3 hours, or overnight). Sparge to 4--1/2 gallons. Boil 1--1/2 hours with 1 teaspoon Irish moss. Add hops as indicated above. Cool with immersion chiller, rack and aerate. Pitch Edme yeast. Rack to secondary after 4 days. Fine if necessary. Dry hop with 1/4 ounce Goldings in secondary. Keg or bottle after 2 weeks (primed with 3 ounces, malt extract).
  
 
=Progress=
 
=Progress=
 
The brew station taking shape:
 
The brew station taking shape:
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[[File:Brewstation1.jpeg|400px|center]]
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[[File:Barleymalt.jpeg|400px|center]]
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[[File:Recipe.jpeg|400px|center]]
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[[File:Mash_tun.jpeg|400px|center]]
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[[File:Hops.jpeg|400px|center]]
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[[File:Ingredients1.jpeg|400px|center]]
  
''photos of the system are needed here''
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We now have a box to fit everything in.
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We have also built a a copper beer cooler, photos to be uploaded soon.
  
This project is mainly being worked on by chunky (Matt Little) and Andy. Please join in.
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This project is mainly being worked on by [[User:Chunky|Matt Little]] and Andy. Please join in.
  
 
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Concept

This is the page about the Nottingham hackspace home-brew station. Its all about free as in beer. We are building a unit which can be used to quickly and easily brew batches of ale and lager. This is called the BrewStation. We plan on running home-brewing skills share days and at the same time produce some fine bathes of ale for general consumption.

The concept of the brew station is to have an integrated unit which includes a temperature controlled fermentation section, a cupboard for the equipment and levels on which we can perform the Mashing and the Boiling processes with ease.

Brewing basics

The three main steps in making home brew are:

Mashing

Where the malted barley is warmed to release the protein and sugars for the fermentation process

Boiling

Where the liquor is boiled with hops to give flavour

Fermenting

Turn the sugar into alcohol

Useful links


Wish list

Item Info Quantity Obtained?
Insulation 'kingspan' type Around 4m2 Not required
Insulation flexible tank insulation Not required
Insulation Old sleeping bag Y
Fermentation bins Large plastic buckets At least 4 (2 same type) 4
Taps Various kinds - plastic probably best At least 2 3
Home-brew boiling bin (the one with a heater in) Borrowed
Long handled spoons Preferably plastic 3 2
Thermometers Non-break type - maybe electronic 1 1
Hydrometer Plastic type with cylinder 1 1
Measuring jugs Various sizes 3 2
Scales for around 5kg - weigh the malt 1 1
Scales for around 100g - weigh the hops 1 1
Books and info on home-brew beer Various Many Few
Sterilising solution 1 1
Barley Malt Lots
Crystal Malt 0.5kgs
Black Malt 0.5kgs
Hops Golding 100gm
Hops Fuggles 100gm
Yeast Ale Yeast
Irish Moss Pack

Ale brew recipes


First recipe This was done on 14 September 2011 Ingredients:

   * 7--8 pounds, crushed pale malt
   * 1/2 pound, crushed crystal malt
   * 1 teaspoon, CaSO4
   * 1 teaspoon, Irish moss
   * 3 ounces, Goldings (60 minutes)
   * 1/2 ounce, Goldings (10 minutes)
   * 1/2 ounce, Goldings (steep)
   * 1/4 ounce, Goldings (dry hop in secondary)
   * Edme ale yeast

OG: 1.042--1.048 FG: 1.020 Procedure: Mash in 3 gallons boiled water with 1 teaspoon gypsum (66 C., for 3 hours, or overnight). Sparge to 4--1/2 gallons. Boil 1--1/2 hours with 1 teaspoon Irish moss. Add hops as indicated above. Cool with immersion chiller, rack and aerate. Pitch Edme yeast. Rack to secondary after 4 days. Fine if necessary. Dry hop with 1/4 ounce Goldings in secondary. Keg or bottle after 2 weeks (primed with 3 ounces, malt extract).

Progress

The brew station taking shape:

Brewstation1.jpeg


Barleymalt.jpeg


Recipe.jpeg


Mash tun.jpeg


Hops.jpeg


Ingredients1.jpeg

We now have a box to fit everything in. We have also built a a copper beer cooler, photos to be uploaded soon.

This project is mainly being worked on by Matt Little and Andy. Please join in.