I showed up, albeit groggy, yet excited for brewing Guinness last Sunday. I set up the ingredients, turned on the A/C, and waited for everyone to show up. But avast, no one came. I understood the reason was that no one knew that there was a class at all! So, here's my effort into making sure that people actually know that we're going to be making delicious delicious beer on October 9th at 2:00PM.
Ever gone into a bar hankering for a Guinness, only to realize that they're charging 900 yen per glass? Guffaw! This time we are brewing Guinness beer with one of the most adaptable and versatile brewing methods out there. This technique will allow you to brew pretty much anything your heart desires. Be excited, and don't worry, it's not hard at all.
The beer will be split up amongst all of the attendees. I will consider bottling the beer for the class depending on how the situation with the kegerator pans out. Prices are as follows:
I'm sure some of you bar hoppers have come across the ridiculous 900 yen prices typical of Guinness in most bars in Japan. Well, now I'm going to teach you a method which will allow you, for the price of 6 or 7 beers, produce 5 gallons of the stuff. Doesn't that sound nice? No kidding, the class will pay for itself after only 2 beers.
This next class will be straight forward brewing. I don't want to teach anything more than the brew process, but that involves learning the principles behind the more advanced techniques we will be stepping into. Can I get a hell yes?
Based in the inclement weather and the lack of sign-ups, I have decided to postpone the Guinness clone partial-mash no-sparge session for another week.
As I lay upon my futon, lazily drinking my homebrew that I trekked back home from the hackerspace, I wonder to myself, "What kind of hackers do the beers like?"
Now you can be the one to mistakenly mix your nouns, as soon as I finish the first communal hacker brew!
What beer style do you prefer? Announcing your favorite beer is also very welcome. It will help me to get a better idea of what to make. The "choice" brewing will begin next Sunday during the partial mash class as scheduled.
Just a recap what happened over Sunday's brew class.
I gave a presentation on the basics of homebrewing, and threw in some history about the brewing history in America and in Japan. I'm so glad that it was well received and plan on doing another in the coming weeks covering bottling, and the mini-mash method which will open anyone new to homebrewing to a much greater level of beer customization. That's where it starts to get fun. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again!
First off, all 5 gallons will be divvied up among all the hackers. So, join up and claim your ration!
Ever wanted to learn how to make some delicious homebrew? Now you can! Your local hackerspace will be hosting its first ever brew class which will educate you about the history of brewing in Japan and America, and will even show you first hand on how to brew your own beer!
Class two is in 3 weeks following this and there will be a lesson in bottling. You'll even get to drink some homebrew made by the brewmeister himself.