In July 2021 Monique, Frank and I experimented with medieval brewery in our beloved museum preHistorisch Dorp Eindhoven. The goal was not to brew a drinkable beer (although that would have been nice) but to show people how brewing could have been done back then. Based on our earlier research we decided to use hot stones this time.
It’s fascinating to see that Germany has a very extensive beer culture with a whole set of customs, behaviours and rituals. For tourists it might be confusing, as waiters/waitresses will seem quite curtly a lot of the time, until you adhere to the customs or are in any other way found okay, then nothing is too much.