Copy: 'Microbiologically brewed to perfection'

Beer Workshop: Saturday 18 Feb.

Even though it only takes water, hops, yeast and grains to develop a beer, the variations and additions are endless. During this workshop with brewer and medical microbiologist Jasper Swierstra - BrouwerijX you will learn how to brew beer with the utmost microbiological perfection. You will develop your own basic recipe, learn the ins and outs of yeasts and fermentation and get your hands dirty in Mediamatic's own Myco Brewery. Incl. tasting, brewing, bottling and a batch of home-brewed beers.

Suitable for all adventurous (and unexperienced) brewers.
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** discount for students & artists


Testing Beer Batches - The Myco Brewery is a permanent installation on the Bio Clean Lab, where we brew beer and use the spent grains of this process to develop new materials with. In the background you see the different chambers for: 1st. and 2nd fermenatation and the Myco Incubation chamber Anisa Xhomaqi, Ashley Scarborough, Linde van Beers

What you will do

We will start with a short presentation about the basics of beer brewing and the varieties of malts, hops and yeasts. Then the group will be divided in three, each discussing and making up three different brewing recipes. Then it's time to get the real work started! Step by step we will go through the process. First measuring and milling the malt and cook it. After deciding what hops you're going to use you will go into the mashing and filtering. Finally we store the beer in the fermentation buckets.

The bottling itself will happen two weeks later and will only take one hour. You will leave with your own batch of 'home-brewed' beers. A little patience is needed however, before opening your beers they have to ferment in their bottle for another 2 weeks.

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Workshop: Micro-brewing
Day 1 - Brewing: Saturday 18 February 13:00 - 18:00
Day 2 - Bottling: will be discussed with the participants.
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €120 Regular / €84,- Artists or Students (Excl. Administration Fee)

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