At first let's explain the name: 18602 is the number, given to us by the main customs office in Kiel, where every "Heim - und Hobbybrauerei" has to register. With this registration we are allowed to brew up to 200 liter per year tax free for own behave. Careful! This applies to household, not per person.
We do enjoy doing things ourselves and up to now we did only get positive critics for our Beer. That includes critics from family and they wouldn't tell anything other than truth...
If I (Thomas) call myself Brewmaster, than Birgit is at least "first woman at the brewpot". (Hope, translation suits...) This title was given to her at the brew seminary, (Brauseminar), when she volontarily signed up to do the brewing protocol. This was my luck, because this way she kept in mind everything that was taught. Besides, she was the driver while I was allowed to drink...
Even if she doesn't take part all times, it is nice to share a Hobby together.
Finally, there is my brewing assistant Jan, sometimes helping - as long as he doesn't get bored.
We prefer bottom fermented beers, but are open to try out. So far we tried out "Landbeer", Pils, and IPA. A bit of dark beer was brewed with a breweing kit.
In 2016 we produced 102l. 12 of it was dark beer and 90l Landbier
We use a common canning pot.
Additional equipment is shown here .
In Germany exits a lable calle "Kellerbier". Keller means basement, and that is exactly where we brew. This part of the haouse is not insulated, so outside tempeature has a direct impact on fermentation.
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Warum 18602? Das ist keine Jahreszahl. Als wir das erste Mal Flaschen mit Etikett versehen wollten, dachten wir uns, dass eine eigene Marke schön wäre. Warum nicht die Nummer nehmen, die das Hauptzollamt in Kiel zugeteilt hat. (Achtzehnsechsnullzwo)