Weekend Wanderings: Brewing Beer

31 Jan

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On Saturday I had the good fortune to tag along to Portland U-Brew with my friend and Bazi Bierbrasserie owner, Hilda Stevens. We were on a mission with some lovely ladies from Women for Girls to create a fundraising brew. My role? Document the day. And what a fun day it was.

above: Saison testing, offerings in the pub.

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Once the recipe’s finalized, a few ingredients are weighed and run through Rex, the grinder.

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Then it’s downstairs to learn the whole process (though I missed a lot with all the distractions – oooh, shiny!)

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How could I not take a photo something so… brightly colored? And those ingredients? Starting to look a lot like beer!

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After a few hours of mixing, stirring, watering, and boiling the brew goes into the Fermatarium for a couple of weeks where something called krauzen forms on top (I think that’s the only detail I retained from the day).

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And finally, we’re triumphant in our accomplishment!

I’ll spill details on the fundraising event and link to the Women for Girls coverage from the day as soon as I can.

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  1. Brewing Beer :: Round Two « - July 9, 2012

    […] may remember back in January when a group of us spent a day at Portland U-Brew for a very special cause. Bazi Bierbrasserie […]

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