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Brewing As Art

Brewing As Art

Check out Brewing As Art, a fully functional, Steampunk-inspired home brew machine capable of making 10 gallons of beer per batch.

Made by Scott Van Campen of New York Custom Fabricators and Mark Zappasodi, a New York area home brewer, it’s not just a brewery on wheels, it’s designed to be a mobile performance-art piece, marrying form and function, art and industry, past and present.

The gravity-fed system starts with a hot liquor tank that pours propane-heated water over another tank of mash. The resulting wort is transferred into a third tank, hoisted by a hand-cranked pulley, cooled, and poured into a glass carboy for fermentation.

[Brewing As Art via MAKE]

White House Releases Home Brew Recipes

We covered the White House’s home brew activities a while ago, but one enterprising home brewer decided to take things to the next level, and use the White House’s online petition site We The People to ask for the recipe, which can be requested through the Freedom of Information Act.

In response, the White House not only published their recipe for the White House Honey Brown Ale and the White House Honey Porter, but they made a video to give you a behind the scenes look at the brewing process:

According to research done by the President’s staff, this is the first time beer has been brewed on the White House premises. George Washington brewed beer and distilled whiskey at Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson made wine, but now beer has its time to shine.

The recipe calls for honey tapped from the first ever bee-hive on the South Lawn of the White House, so it’s going to be tough to make an exact duplicate, but everything else seems pretty straight forward, so it shouldn’t be tough to make a beer that’s nearly identical to one brewed by the President.

White House Honey Ale Recipe

White House Honey Porter Recipe

Draftmark Tap System Keeps Your Bud Cold

Draftmark Tap System

Following in the footsteps of the Heineken BeerTender and the Miller Home Draft, Anheuser-Busch recently announced the Draftmark Tap System, a new device that allows you to keep a gallon of Budweiser, Shock Top or Bass Pale Ale in your refrigerator, cold and ready to pour.

Sure, noting beats having your own kegerator at home that’s filled with your own home brew, but at least the big guys are doing something to bridge the gap between the average beer drinker and the future craft beer connoisseur.

[Draftmark Tap System]