[Tastebridge] brew beer at Noisebridge!

David Stainton dstainton415 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 18:14:14 PST 2012


Greetings Tastebridgers!

I recently quit my job so now I've got plenty of time to make sure
Noisebridge starts a kick ass homebrew collective!

Firstly, let it be known that I have zero experience with partial mash or
full grain beer brewing. I'd like to learn but I want to make it clear that
my priority is to use medicinal botanicals in our brews instead of hops!

We've got some empty glass carboys already.
There is a largish stock pot. Does it have a lid? Is it stainless steal?

Here's what we need to get started:

- malt extract: preferably a mix of different types to give it nice flavors
- laboratory ale yeasts
- bungs and air locks
- auto siphone/racking cane

Nice to have:

- hoses (these make great airlocks if used with a bucket of water as an
overflow reservoir)
- a sanitizing agent/detergent (although small amounts of diluted bleach
will work)
- a metal strainer (for straining herbal decoctions into the wort)

When dealing with a stock pot with 5-gallons of sticky sweet beer wort I
prefer to siphon it into the carboy instead of pouring it into a funnel.
It's much cleaner!

A couple of the glass carboys have a very wide opening.
I wonder if we could find bungs that will fit.
I didn't measure when I was there last: could someone post the measurements?

I propose firstly we make a Yerba matte beer!
I will buy the matte.

Cheers,

David


On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM, Adam Engelhart <adam at tellumo.net> wrote:

> Sorry if I've fallen out of touch, but I can't recall seeing much
> about this recently--is this still a thing, or have I missed the boat,
> or what?
>
> Thanks!
>
> --Adam
>
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Adam Engelhart <adam at tellumo.net> wrote:
> > I'm pretty wide open--do you want to try to gather together a critical
> > mass of aspiring brewers and set up a time for a meeting?
> >
> > My phone number is 415 418 4094, just so you have it. Thanks!
> >
> > --Adam
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM, David Stainton <dstainton415 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Cool!
> >> When should we make beer?
> >>
> >> David
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Adam Engelhart <adam at tellumo.net>
> wrote:
> >>> I'd love to join in on this.
> >>>
> >>> --Adam
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM, John Adams <jna at retina.net> wrote:
> >>>> I have so much beer making stuff it isn't funny, and all of it is no
> longer
> >>>> in use. Let me know if you need to borrow/buy it.
> >>>>
> >>>> I've got bottle cappers, glass carboys, one plastic primary fermenter,
> >>>> hoses, airlocks...
> >>>>
> >>>> -j
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM, David Stainton <
> dstainton415 at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I get this on again off again desire to brew beer at Noisebridge.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I just recently brought a small setup to a friend's house in Oakland
> >>>>> and we brewed a Lemon Balm ginger ale ~ 7% alcohol potential... it
> was
> >>>>> fun!
> >>>>> Technically we made a braggot since the sugar source is half honey
> >>>>> half barley malt extract...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The Lemon Balm is a vasodilator which I hear would make
> >>>>> this beer fuck us up even more... in a good way.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We have multiple glass carboys... but I wonder if we have an auto
> >>>>> siphon, hose, bungs, airlocks, strainer, big ass stock pot etc.
> >>>>> I will soon try to look around to see if we have this stuff.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Does anyone on this list want to help out?
> >>>>> I've talked to multiple people at Noisebridge who said they're
> >>>>> interested but they don't read the mailing lists.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> David
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