Fancy being a brewer for the day?
This is the ideal gift for someone with an interest in beer who wants to know a little more about the art of brewing. It also makes a change from all those cliched hot air balloon rides and fast-car track days. For just £119 for a full day including a light lunch, you can get hands-on, making a beer yourself whilst gaining an understanding about the brewing process. Once the beer is ready, about a week later, you can collect 18 pints of the brew you helped to make.
Although all times are approximate, the day’s programme will be as follows:
8am – Arrive at the brewery and get stuck in straight away with measuring out the various malts for that day’s brew.
8.45am – Mashing in – adding the malt grist to hot water
9.30am – Talk on the technical aspects of brewing Part 1. Malting process through to mashing.
11am – Sparging. Separation of wort from the mash into the copper.
12.30 – A light lunch at our brewery tap and a chance to sample some of the beers
1.30pm – Time to dig out the mash tun!
2pm – Getting the boil underway and addition of hops.
2.15pm – Talk on the technical aspects of brewing Part 2. The boil, hops, yeast and fermentation.
3pm – Ready for the collection. Sanitising the heat exchanger and fermentation vessel.
4pm – Collection of boiled wort and pitching of yeast.
4.30pm – All done!
5pm – Time to go.
This experience is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for up to 4 people at a time, so it is ideal for friends to do together.
It can get mucky so practical clothing and footwear, like Wellies or boots, are advised.
A disclaimer will be provided. This must be completed and submitted prior to the experience day that has been booked.
All participants will receive a copy of our Notes on Brewing.
Once your beer is ready, about one week after the Experience Day,
an 18 pint Polypin of that beer will be made available for collection
(can be despatched at additional cost.)
We can recommend local accommodation, either B&B or hotel, if required.
Call 01277 200483 or email us at [email protected] for details on availability and to make bookings.