Once visiting a group of South American home brewers, I came across an event they occasionally organize, in order to encourage first time brewers to join them.
They call it the “Colectiva”, what means a collective batch, with collaboration of old, experienced brewers, using their own equipment.
On that day, starters do all the required tasks, taking care of the whole process of an All Grain Pale Ale.
Of course they receive tips and procedure guidance of the elders. I always said, Hands On training is, of course, the best way to learn just about anything.
Now I’ll share with you, the Ale they tried that morning. Who knows what beer, really came out of that, but what sure did, was some damn good brewers.
- 4.5 kg base malt
- 14 grs. hop (9gr @ -60min + 5gr @ -1min)
- 11 grs. Nottimgham Ale yeast
- 15 lts water for mashing + 15 lts for sparging
As for the picture, it may sound disgusting, but that’s how they baptize new members/brewers. They have to eat some of the top hops after the 1 hour boiling of the wort, just before whirlpool. Try it, it looks as hell, but it just tastes like hop.
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