[Tastebridge] brew beer at Noisebridge!

William DeGrush wdegrush at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 09:04:04 PST 2012


Hey y'all, Will here, newcomer n all,

I've also got a good cut of Brazilian mate from San Francisco Herb Company
(1 lb) and 500g of Rosamonte, I don't know how y'all feel about mixing
brands together, maybe it's not the best idea, but ya I'll bring it by

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM, David Stainton <dstainton415 at gmail.com>wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> Earlier this evening I dropped off the equipment at Noisebridge.
> However I forgot the yeast! I left it at my girlfriend's house in Oakland
> ;-(
>
> David
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM, David Stainton <dstainton415 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> it's looking like the botany class im in right now is gonna go until 4pm.
>> just a heads up that i'll be at Noisebridge as soon as i can after class...
>> On Mar 2, 2012 8:39 PM, "David Stainton" <dstainton415 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I've decided to stay in Oakland for the night.
>>> I will bring the brewing supplies to Noisebridge tomorrow afternoon
>>> sometime after 3pm.
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>>  On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 4:10 PM, David Stainton <dstainton415 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> i just now purchased $170 dolla worth of brewing supplies for
>>>> noisebridge! i will deliver the goods as soon as bart will let me on with
>>>> my bicycle and unweildy trailer (usually around 6:30pm).
>>>>
>>>> i want to start a beer tonight...
>>>> is anyone interested?
>>>>
>>>> cheers
>>>>
>>>> david
>>>> On Mar 2, 2012 9:22 AM, "David Stainton" <dstainton415 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Today I've borrowed a bicycle trailer and I am going to Oak Barrel
>>>>> brew shop in Berkeley to buy the airlocks, auto siphon, hoses, yeasts,
>>>>> bungs, and malt extract syrups.
>>>>>
>>>>> If anyone has any suggestions or advice on the type of yeasts, malt
>>>>> extracts or anything else then please speak up soon via e-mail or call my
>>>>> cell phone 415-205-6020
>>>>>
>>>>> Oh yeah I will also buy one of those big ass metal stir spoons!
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> David
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:15 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <
>>>>> algoldor at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Ohhh guys, you are not making my life exactly easy. I have just found
>>>>>> out that I have quite a pretty high chance to find a job in Japan and teach
>>>>>> English for a year, putting on a side every month $1500 or so which
>>>>>> considering my 2500 eu depth would be not bad. However I was planning to
>>>>>> come back to SF  Bay area and start a major project on probiotics starting
>>>>>> this summer. And now you are starting such a great project in Noisebridge
>>>>>> which would be a homebase of my activities. Life is full of decisions ...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> One way or other best of luck and post, post, post!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck
>>>>>>
>>>>>> biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Ghandi
>>>>>>
>>>>>>   ------------------------------
>>>>>> *From:* Tony Longshanks LeTigre <anthonyletigre at gmail.com>
>>>>>> *To:* David Stainton <dstainton415 at gmail.com>
>>>>>> *Cc:* tastebridge tastebridge <tastebridge at lists.noisebridge.net>
>>>>>> *Sent:* Friday, March 2, 2012 6:35 PM
>>>>>> *Subject:* Re: [Tastebridge] brew beer at Noisebridge!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I want to be in on this. I said it before but now I'll step up to the
>>>>>> plate. I'm too committed to take on the instigator / emcee role, but will
>>>>>> participate in a support capacity. Yerba matte beer sounds like a winner.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tony
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 6:14 PM, David Stainton <
>>>>>> dstainton415 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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