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Open Source Beer
Malt Extract
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 taste.

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.

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