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July 12, 2005 10:21 PM   Subscribe

Free Beer!...but free as in "Open Source Beer", mind you. Students from Copenhagen's IT-University have produced and released a powerful beer recipe under a Creative Commons license. Microbrewers, start your machines...
posted by betobeto (31 comments total)

 
what on earth is the point of this post? So some kids in a Uni somewhere have posted their beer brewing recipe (oh like this you mean), and the only novel thing about it is it's supposedly 'creative commons' licence. Woop de frigging doo.
posted by wilful at 10:49 PM on July 12, 2005


powerful beer recipe

Sounds like an infomercial.

Is it as easy as 1, 2, 3? Will I get results? Are their operators standing by to take my call?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:51 PM on July 12, 2005


why so down on the post? I think it's kind of neat that the recipe is under creative commons license. I haven't seen any mention on metafilter so I appreciate the post.

Although it would be interesting to have more insight on larger companies using recipes under this license, if that is even done.
posted by freudianslipper at 11:12 PM on July 12, 2005


But it's just a beer recipe. There are heaps of free beer recipes available for anyone who looks. Creative commons, so what, is that really cool or something? How about totally free?
posted by wilful at 11:22 PM on July 12, 2005


The creative commies are just really really enthusiastic about their cause.
posted by nightchrome at 11:32 PM on July 12, 2005


Wilful, it's a joke. Open-source projects are often quantified as free "as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer.'"
This is turning that statement around- this is "free beer," except it's also "free" as in "free speech," not as in, well, "free beer."
Also, did you know that every time you explain a joke, it dies a little, inside?
posted by 235w103 at 11:37 PM on July 12, 2005


oh, sorry.

wasn't a very funny joke...

dead now though.
posted by wilful at 12:09 AM on July 13, 2005


Dudes. I totally have a creative-commons brownie recipe y'all gotta try.
posted by neckro23 at 12:29 AM on July 13, 2005



I'll do all the funny stuff, neckro23.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 1:35 AM on July 13, 2005


I'll do all the funny stuff, neckro23.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 1:35 AM on July 13, 2005


I'll do all the repeats, uncanny hengeman.
posted by spazzm at 3:18 AM on July 13, 2005


I'll do all the repeats, uncanny hengeman.
posted by spazzm at 3:19 AM on July 13, 2005


This beer, it's blue?
posted by Joeforking at 4:10 AM on July 13, 2005


I'll do all the repeats, uncanny hengeman.

D'oh!
posted by Bugbread at 4:11 AM on July 13, 2005


Joeforking : "This beer, it's blue?"

Kinda hard to astroturf something that's free.
posted by Bugbread at 4:12 AM on July 13, 2005


To give them credit, it IS an energy beer (with Guarana in it) which makes it a bit different than your average home brew. It also comes from Copenhagen, where Carlsburg is brewed, which gives them more cred in the same way that a homebrew wine made in France might have a bit more cred, or so some might argue.

This post is really more appropriate for the /. crowd though. "Free as in beer" versus "Free as in open source" is a common expression for those who care about open source, which is pretty much what Creative Commons is a brand name for. These Danes just had some fun with it, that's all.
posted by furtive at 4:43 AM on July 13, 2005


Okay, now the joke is dead, twice.
posted by eriko at 4:47 AM on July 13, 2005


poor thing. just lying there whimpering gasping for it's last breath. who's gonna put the joke out of it's misery?
posted by dabitch at 5:04 AM on July 13, 2005


> This beer, it's blue?
That has been patched. You need to CVSUP and rebuild. Make sure you clean out the old malts and start with fresh ones.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:05 AM on July 13, 2005


So, the joke here is that this is "free beer" but not in the "free beer" sense... Oh. Right.
posted by trey at 5:09 AM on July 13, 2005


barney_ruelps.jpg
posted by sciurus at 5:33 AM on July 13, 2005



That totally sucks balls. I tried to post and it came up with an error so to be EXTRA careful I opened up Metafilter in a new window and reopened the thread and my comment wasn't there so I thought, "cool" and I post it and then there's a double!

What a time to get a double. Tryin' to be a smartass.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:36 AM on July 13, 2005


An energy beer? Could it be? Yes! This makes this even better.

BRILLIANT!
posted by oddman at 6:32 AM on July 13, 2005


What I think is interesting about the post (ignoring all the lame jokes and lamer metajokes in the thread), is the start of open source meatspace things. Someday, we might have open source cars or something.
posted by signal at 6:52 AM on July 13, 2005


In Soviet Russia, the beer makes YOU.
This beer, it vibrates?
I for one welcome our new beer overlords.
etc.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:40 AM on July 13, 2005


Have I somehow slipped into a Fark thread?
posted by swerdloff at 7:40 AM on July 13, 2005


See, the real trouble is that they really don't seem to know anything about brewing. No information at all on alpha acid levels in the hops, what yeast to use (!), what specific temperature they're mashing at (55-60 is a broad range) or how thick their mash is. Then they tell you to "simmer" the wort, which is just dumb.
posted by nickmark at 8:15 AM on July 13, 2005


Yes, it is a humorous play on words, but just for the record:
Mere listings of ingredients as in recipes, formulas, compounds or prescriptions are not subject to copyright protection. However, where a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection.
- from The U.S. Copyright Office - Recipes
That being said, I welcome any opportunity to discuss homebrewing! I'll be buying my first kit here shortly.

I highly recommend the online book How to Brew for those getting started. For those who like to make some of their own equipment (or save a buck/pound): DIY equipment.
posted by spock at 8:53 AM on July 13, 2005


Anyone remember Open Cola?
posted by turbodog at 11:17 AM on July 13, 2005


Molson in Canada has a beer with Guarana in it.
posted by ODiV at 11:37 AM on July 13, 2005


I highly recommend the online book "How to Brew"

There's only one bible.
posted by surplus at 12:13 PM on July 13, 2005


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