Brewing Beer for Hackers


Experimentation, maths, science, tech geekery and data collection that is only possible by drinking lots of beer… All this makes brewing the perfect hobby for the hacker! Hackers make great homebrewers! 

In this workshop you will learn how to brew a beer and get all the information you need to know to get started making beer at home. You will learn about equipment, recipe design, cooking processes, sanitation, water chemistry, fermentation, packaging and tasting,  and of course the open source technologies to help you brew!

A Pale Ale takes about one month from grain to glass, but in this workshop we will attempt to create a beer in five days! With the help of some Norwegian farmhouse yeast we hope to have a hazy New England style IPA on tap and ready for everyone to enjoy by the close of PIFcamp party. This is our challenge!

The workshop will be conducted over two days. The first, on the evening of day one, will be 5 hours in duration. We will cook beer into the night (with plenty of downtime where you can get back to your own projects). The next section will be on the penultimate morning of the camp when we will explore the magic of getting the bubbles into the beer and packaging it ready for drinking the next evening!

In the true hacker spirit, this workshop will only use free and open source software which we might also contribute a few bug-fixes for :)

August  8 | 17:00 – 22:00
August 13 | 08:00 – 10:00

Brewing and Fermentation workshop is a Zavod Rizoma project led by Rob Canning, assisted by Meta Živa Canning and Monika Pocrnjić.