Hampline Brewing hosts Memphis homebrewers for annual Big Brew

Brew kettle for homebrewing at Hampline Brewing

The Big Brew, an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day, was held today in Memphis at Hampline Brewing Co.

The event drew about a dozen brewers from the Memphis Brewers Association and Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs homebrew clubs.

Hampline provided the wort — the liquid extracted from the mashing process — that served as a base. Homebrewers then added then own steeping grains and hops, which differed based on each brewer’s recipe, and made either 5 or 10 gallons of beer.

It was Hampline’s third year to host the Big Brew, said Hampline head brewer Wes Osier, who also gave homebrewers a tour of Hampline’s brewing system.

“I started out as a homebrewer, and I really appreciate the community,” Osier said. “This is a way of giving back.”

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