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Revision as of 21:30, 27 June 2011


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:


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


Where the liquor is boiled with hops to give flavour


Turn the sugar into alcohol

Wish list

{border="1" align="center" style="text-align:center;" ! Item ! Info ! Quantity ! Obtained? |- |Large pieces of thin wood |To cover the back and sides of the unit 2/3/4mm ply or fibre board |Around 4m2 | |- |Insulation |'kingspan' type |Around 4m2 | |- |Insulation |flexible tank insulation | | |- |Fermentation bins |Large plastic buckets |At least 4 (2 same type) |2 |- |Plastic tank fittings | | | |- |Taps |Various kinds - plastic probably best |At least 2 | | |- |Home-brew boiling bin (the one with a heater in) | | | |- |Large plastic picnic cooler |Can be used in place of an insulated fermentation bin as the mash tun | | |- |Long handled spoons |Preferably plastic |3 | |- |Thermometers |Non-break type - maybe electronic |1 | |- |Hydrometer |Plastic type with cylinder |1 |1 |- |Measuring jugs |Various sizes |3 | |- |Scales |for around 5kg - weigh the malt |1 | |- |Scales |for around 100g - weigh the hops |1 | |- |Books and info on home-brew beer |Various |Many |Few |- |Sterilising solution | | | |- |Malt (various) | | |- |Hops (various) | | | |- |Yeast | | | |-



The brew station taking shape:

photos of the system are needed here

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