The dream of a Mafketel
We all have dreams that we in some way attempt to pursue.
Danny De Beule, a Sidmar electrician working for Multiserv
is no exception. He does however cherish a quite unique
dream having his own brewery.
“At the moment a small part of my dream is already
fulfilled” says Danny De Beule. “You see I currently possess
my own little home brewery called Mafketel.” The name
Mafketel (best translated as Crazypot) is more then just a
catchy name, it has quite a funny story behind it.
The first time Danny brewed, not everything went according
to plan. In the middle of the brewing process the high
pressure valve of the industrial kettle opened filling the
entire room with steam. Danny’s wife who was watching from a
distance yelled at Danny “Mafketel you’re going to make the
whole place blow up!” That isn’t the only reason for
choosing this name as Mafketel has a deeper meaning
according to Danny. He sees a Mafketel as a creative person
that’s not afraid to take chances, in other words both an
optimist as an opportunist.
Despite the fact that Danny already has a humble series of
home made brewing installations there’s still a lot on his
wishlist. “The current brewery Mafketel is a homebrewery
with about 100 liter (26 gallons) per brew.” My dream is
starting a brewery capable of 5 HL (130 gallons) per brew
dedicated to brewing creative quality beers” so he tells us.
“I’m going to continue to follow my dreams hoping it will
become reality some day. At the moment I’m still awaiting
approval from my wife to set some of my larger ideas and
plans in motion toward this dream.”
Castel Bruin: Abbey style beer for the town of Kastel
Mafketel: Abbey style beer
Mafketel Imperial: Stout style beer
Mafketel Hoppy: Hoppy Blonde beer
Mafketel Creatief 2007: Red beer lagered on oak