London Hackspace Brewing
A successful inaugural brewing session was held at the new Hackspace on the 2013_August_Open_Day.
Anyone can participate, even if you've had no experience before, there's always cleaning to be done. :)
A public Google sub-group exists for planning brewdays, discussing recipes and the like.
Other topics that affect the Space as a whole should be done on the main mailing list.
IRC: #london-hack-space-brewing on Freenode
|10/11/13||0900||Ross||Unnamed Belgian Xmas Ale|
Brewing will take place outside on or in front of the loading dock for various reasons, namely ventilation and easy access to running water.
As there's no fixed hose fitting that we've found, we'll be clamping a hose on to the bathroom tap just inside the roller door. This is used for the immersion chiller whilst cooling the wort. Thankfully there's also a drain below the loading dock.
B3cft has kindly loaned the space his setup The kit is to be considered Hackspace infrastructure and is not to be hacked, but can be used with respect. As always, please clean up after yourselves, and return the equipment to where you found it. (Mention the permanent location of the kit here)
Full list of brewing equipment at the Hackspace:
|High pressure gas regulator||1x||B3cft||Replaced the perished hose, but could do with a longer one.|
|13kg Propane tank||2x||B3cft & Hackspace (hired)|
|80L Stainless mash tun||1x||B3cft|
|Converted keg kettle||1x||B3cft|
|29L Brupak Electric Boiler||1x||Det||Good for HLT. Element needs regular cleaning to prevent gunking up the thermostat|
|25L fermenting vessels||4x||Det & Ross||All complete with bungs & airlocks|
|19L Cornies||8x||B3cft||Some require servicing. (perished o-rings, dodgy quick release valves, etc.)|
|Cornie taps & connectors||3x pairs (?)||B3cft||Gas & Liquid pair (Gray = gas, Black = liquid)|
|Copper immersion chiller||1x||B3cft|
|Hose and fittings||25m||Hackspace||(Bathroom tap adapter and hose connector)|
|Thermometer & Hydrometer||1x||Ross|
Brewing equipment available but not at the Hackspace:
|Item||Qty if >1||Owner||Notes|
|Mash tun (25L)||2||Ross & Det|
Gas bottle refills can be obtained from: http://www.londongases.co.uk/lgcalor.php They'll deliver and take away the empty for £32.50.
We currently have a 13kg propane tank and an 11kg, both with a standard 27mm screw-in regulator. Please make sure there is always one full. If one runs out and you start the new one, send an email to the LHS Brewing group to let us know, and perhaps start a pledge for a refill.
- 11kg - Empty
- 13kg - 4 brews used.
Local water composition for Bethnal Green from Thames Water Quality Report 2012:
|Realtime Beer Stats||Hack the Wii Balance Board to weigh the cornies in the kegerator||Det & Jonty||Can get stats from the Wii balance board. Need to build 2x shelves to put into the fridge. Have an RPi ready.|
Up For Grabs
|Sparge Arm||Build a better fly sparge arm. Doesn't have to be a rotating one||Up for grabs||Worth doing? We do already have a little fly sparge arm that can be hacked.|
|Hose||Install an outdoor hose tap. eg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XxJJKof2OQ & http://goo.gl/co3tWc||Up for grabs||Requires buying the kit and a volunteer.|
|Spent Grain||Find something to do with the spent grain||Up for grabs|
|BrewPi||Temperature controller/grapher/etc.||Det||brewbot complete. Still yet to hook up the solid state relays to anything.|
From time to time we need to buy new things, be it consumables like propane, or new kit like a new boil kettle.
Miscellaneous stuff to buy:
- 3/8" pp beer line (clear)
- Corny disconnect push-type (John Guest) for 3/8"
Some suggested logos for the group
See HomeBrew for other info and older discussions about brewing at the Space.