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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:51 AM
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Anyone for Open Source Beer?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:51 AM by Kellanved
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A group of computer savvy Danish students -- inspired by the idea of open sourcing -- have created the world's first 'free beer'. It's called Vores l (Our Beer) and its recipe is available for free on the Internet. That's right. No more secret formulas or brewing techniques. The recipe is open to all and it can even be adapted and the beer sold for profit as long as the source license is acknowledged. If you do adapt the original recipe, you also have to post your additions on the site so others can try it, too.

That's the beauty of the open source movement, which until now has mostly been the domain of information technology. Its concept is very simple: Instead of privately patenting computer software, the wares are made free. As such, everyone can profit at no cost. Users can adapt all codes for their own needs and even sell the product they create. (Think Linux, the computer operating system.) The Danish students have simply taken the software concept and applied it to something more tangible and mundane: beer.

They insist that their amber-colored brew is a "great tasting energetic beer ... based on classic ale brewing traditions but with added guarana for a natural energy boost." The online recipe serves up 85 litres beer with a 6-percent alcohol content. That's enough to jump start any party. In addition to helping the home brewer, the students's recipe could, theoretically, be scooped up by a big brewery and marketed. But, of course, then they would have to admit on the bottle where they got their recipe. So far, no one has taken up the challenge and Vores l has yet to appear on supermarket shelves. Still, that hasn't stopped the product from getting consumed. In fact, the students readily admit that they drank the whole first batch themselves. (1:15 p.m. CET)

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http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,36...
http://www.voresoel.dk /

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Adams Wulff Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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1. Tangible and mundane?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 AM by Adams Wulff
Please!
We're talking BEER here, people!

There's nothing mundane about beer!

So, where's the recipe, anyway?

If I find it, (and I WILL look) I will post the link.

on edit:

http://www.voresoel.dk/main.php?id=71

There, not that difficult to find!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM
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3. Two clicks away from the second link posted:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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2. The term "Open Source" doesn't emphasize freedom. Give me GNU/Beer.
</stallman>
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:00 AM
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4. would you use the hooves in the brew?
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:01 AM
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5. Shaddup you commie pinko dirtba-- never mind (nt)
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:09 AM
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7. but its got guaran
Commie Pinko- that been done before in "xope"?

wanted to post here and not to original post.. so its a double psot.. oh well...
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:07 AM
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6. Guaran in beer?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:07 AM by melissinha
Commie Pinko Dirtbag.... you know all things Brazilian.. this been done before... any guaran in the "xope"?
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:18 AM
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9. It's CHope, and no, no guaran. It's just beer.
Only difference: chope is not pasteurized.
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:19 AM
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10. not sure how it was spelled
the x is so much cooler but yes ... that looks right.

I knew you knew all about it. ;-)
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:14 AM
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8. Recipe looks like crap
I wouldn't bother with it. It's just a plain lightly hopped ale with some guarana. Why bother taking the time to make this when you can go by some BMC(Bud,Miller,Coors) for cheap. It's not worth the time to make.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:21 AM
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11. Check out these links for "Open Source" beer recipes
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:45 AM
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12. Most home brewers will share their recipes
http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?s=379d5ec081229b1fd7...

This is my latest.
American Pale Wheat

2.5 lb. American 2-row
2.0 lb Pacific Northweat Wheat

Mash @150 for 60 minutes
Sparge @170

Bring water to boil and add:
2.5 lb Munton Wheat Extract

1 oz Centennial Hop

Boil 45 minutes and add:
.5 oz Amarillo Hop
1 tsp Irish Moss

Boil 14 min and add:
5 oz Amarillo Hop


Cool and Strain
Pitch with
White Labs WLP001 California Ale
1 week in primary fermenter
1 week in secondary
Carbonate with .75 cup Cane Sugar in 2 cups water
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:25 PM
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14. No, that's another thing entirely
Those recipes are not explicitly published under an open-source license.

Should someone start selling the recipes or a beer based on one of them, the author of the recipe might have legal means to get his share.

Or, they are public domain, which isn't the same as CCL either: in that case someone start selling beers/recipes without attribution.


;-)

:toast:
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Adams Wulff Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:34 PM
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13. Freakin' cool!
this is turning into my kinda thread!
Lots of useful information, and links to bookmark as well!

Thanks all! keep 'em coming!
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