Two years ago I went to Nutbrook Brewery in West Hallam, Derbyshire and recorded a series of videos on my iPhone documenting the process of making beer. I was told about a special ‘Brewing Experience‘ where you can design your own beer using the brewery’s bespoke software.
I was lucky enough to have been given this as a gift for my 40th Birthday and this weekend I spent a day at their one barrel plant (they have a six barrel plant too) learning about the full process and I brewed my very own personalised beer.
I love dark beer and I adore a good Porter, so I decided to design a lip smacking malty 4.2% Porter. Of course, only time will tell if I managed to pull this off! I have no idea if my recipe is going to be a good mix or not, but the guys at the brewery seem to think it will be, so I have my fingers (and toes) crossed. The following photos follow the process through the day. If you haven’t watched the process I recommend viewing my videos.
View the album on flickr
Here is my beer flowing into the fermenter.
I’m looking forward to my first tasting and to take delivery of my beer! I’ll update this post as it happens 🙂
Update: 29th October … bottleing …
Update: 6th November … video of first taste from the bottle …
Update: 12th November … The labels that I designed are on!
If you want to design and brew your own beer, check out Nutbrook Brewery in Derbyshire.
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