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.”