| Mom's Kitchen
|Open Source Beer
6 kg - Pilsner malt
4 kg - Münsner malt
1 kg caramel malt
1 kg lager malt
Taste & Sugar
60 g Tetnang bitter hops
50 g Hallertaver aroma hops
300 g Guarana beans
4 kg sugar
C rush the malts and place in 55-60 degree (C) water for 2
hours. Filter the mixture so that it retains approximately
10kg of malt extract.
Move mixture to large (80-100 ltr) pot, add the hops and
bring to a boil. After 30 minutes, add the guarana and sugar
to the pot. Simmer for 1 more hour.
Filter and cool in a sealed container.
Yeast is added and the beer is fermented at room temperature
for approx. 2 weeks.
When the beer is fully fermentet it is transferred to bottles.
First 4 g sugar is added per liter and some yeast from the
bottom of the fermentation tanks for priming.
Vores Øl is then left in the bottles at room temperature
for 8-10 days for carbonation. Then the beer is ready to enjoy;
cold and refreshing.
Vores Øl (Our Beer) is a great tasting energetic
beer and it's the world's first open source beer! It is
based on classic ale brewing traditions but with added
guarana for a natural energy-boost.
Version 1.0 is a medium strong beer (6% achohol by volume)
with a deep golden red color and an original but familiar
Is it real beer? Yes
How can beer be open source?
The recipe and the whole brand of Our Beer is published
under a Creative Commons license, which basically means
that anyone can use this recipe to brew the beer or to
create a derivative of our recipe. You are free to earn
money from Our Beer, but you have to
publish the recipe under the same
license and credit
our work. You can use all our design and branding
elements, and are free to change them at will provided
you publish your changes under the same license ("Attribution
& Share Alike").
Whose creation is this?
The "Vores Øl Group" is/was a group of
students at the IT-University
in Copenhagen who have created Our Beer in collaboration
with Superflex as an experiment in applying modern open source ideas
and methods on a traditional real-world product (beer).
Makes approx. 85 ltr.
work (all text, images and code is licensed under a Creative