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Teach A Friend To Homebrew Day - November 1st, club brew

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:57 am
by yeastmeister
Ok guys, November 1st is AHA's 10th annual Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day.

We are going to do a demonstration/club brew that day at Marcellos.

I'd like to do both an extract kit brew, and an all grain brew.

Marcellos opens at 10:00 a.m., so I'm thinking we need to show up then and get started setting up, with the actual brewing starting at 11:00 a.m.

I need ideas from you guys, and to know who can bring what.

I've got the following:

Burner and propane tank.
9 gallon stainless pot
igloo cooler mash tun
grain crusher

If we want to do the 2 brews simultaneously, then we need at least one more pot, and one more burner. More than one could possibly help

I'm thinking of not using a chiller, but figuring out some way to chill the keg with ice (last year, we had a trash bag filled with ice that worked ok). The idea is that we show people that they can get into brewing for a minimal amount of money.

Let me know if you can show up to help, and if you have any equipment that you think we can use. Post any ideas you may have as well. This should be a fun day for all.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:17 am
by thebuddrik
I can bring my complete setup for the extract brew if needed. It is the off the shelf, True Brew Gold kit that they sell over there (I can even bring the box it came in), as basic as it gets. I can also bring an extra burner and bottle if needed.
I am planning to be there the whole time, to help out of hang out.
Looking forward to it! :D

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:43 am
by aleguy
I can bring what I brought last time. My wort chiller too. I don't ever recall using ice in a trash can to chill wort, though. We were planning to two years ago at the National Homebrew Day, but since everyone left was a brewer, Igor just pulled out his immersion chiller.
Anyway. I'm planning on being there all day and can bring the same setup I brought to our last group brew. It would be noice if someone could bring a pit. I can't fit mine in my car.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:48 am
by redtail28
what are we planning to brew?
I think that what every is made
that both batches should be the
same.So that we can compare
the taste difference between extract and allgrain.

I vote APA
no aleguy no 87 Ibu's pales this time :lol:

I'll donate hops!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:11 pm
by aleguy
87 IBUs? Why would anyone want to brew something like that? I was thinking more like 250 and up! :wink:

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by redtail28
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:41 pm
by thebuddrik
aleguy wrote:87 IBUs? Why would anyone want to brew something like that? I was thinking more like 250 and up! :wink:


PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:15 am
by aleguy
Hey. I like hops okay? High IBUs don't have to be puckery if you know how to handle and select your hops. But honestly, for an APA I think 35 IBUs is a good target. I think ten ounces of hops to five gallons ought to be about right, unless we use Centennial for the 60 minute addition. Then we could probably drop it down to eight.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:48 am
by redtail28
What are planning to brew?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:24 am
by aleguy
Beer, of course! I think what we brew is going to be determined by whatever kit Kevin gives us. As far as the A.G. brew, I believe the Yeastmeister will bring some pre-measured grains for whatever it is he wants to brew. Some European style, most likely. Though he hasn't specifically said he was going to provide the grain, he does get it more cheaply than the rest of us from his Mississippi connection.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:02 am
by yeastmeister
I sort of like the idea of doing the same batch extract, and all grain, then see if there are any taste differences. As stated, it depends on what kit we go for. Kevin will give us any one we select, so lets hear it, you guys go by Marcellos a lot, see anything in stock that sounds interesting? Yep, I'll bring pre-measured grains, but we will grind them onsite.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:44 pm
by aleguy
APA is always a winner. I don't know if Kevin has any right now, but he nearly always does.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:03 am
by aleguy
Kevin says no more Centennial until January or later, maybe. Since no one has offered to bring a pit, I'll try to find one that will fit in my compact car. Other wise I guess I'll have to either make a burger run or order pizza.
I don't know about you guys, But I need to stoke the furnace when I brew.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:09 pm
by Imakewort
WTF there is plenty of hops out there, for centennial look at midwest pellets, freshhops leaf, NB leaf and pellets, Williams pellets, austin HB pellet, Hops direct leaf, the hop shortage is over

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:05 am
by aleguy
Wish that were so. From what I've been reading, we won't be caught up to current demand for another year or two. But you're right, if you look hard enough you can find what you're looking for, with a few notable exceptions that have never been available to American brewers.