World Brewing Record – Wrap Up
Saturday, 21 July saw the inaugural Queensland Beer Week Home Brew Day, and the setting of a new World Brewing Record.
To mark the day, Brewers Choice, sponsor of Queensland Beer Week, ran a series of home brewing demonstrations across their six store introducing people to the art and joy of home brewing. The demonstrations were followed up with a combined brewing effort to set a World Record for the most people brewing in one place at one time.
In all, approximately 100 people participated in the demonstrations and record attempt. The official account for the World Record now stands at 37 brewers. Logistics for producing 850 litres of beer was complex with a steady demand for hot and cold water, beer kits, grain, hops, stoves and electricity. Participants ranged from first time brewers through to seasoned all-grainers. Special thanks to Matt and Fiona, who put in a 650km round trip, lugging their Braumeister all the way, to participate in the day. A special thanks also to the Lockyer Valley Brewers who travelled down to Brisbane for the attempt and then stayed behind to help clean up after the day!
With side demonstrations on new Blichmann Hop Rockets and Bottle Filling Guns, as well as our Food Demonstrator whipping up a quick 5 kilos of tasty, home-made sausages for the BBQ, the time passed quickly and enjoyably.
With the lessons learnt this year, the next record attempt will be bigger and better. In the meantime, the challenge is out there for other groups to beat the new World Brewing Record! See you at next year’s Queensland Beer Week and Home Brew Day.
More information: Brewers Choice.