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June General Meeting

  • 06/09/2011
  • 7:00 PM
  • FH Steinbart Co
When: Thursday June 9th @ 7:00pm

Where:  FH Steinbart Co (map it)

What:  FIRST ANNUAL (maybe) GADGET NIGHT and CHILI COOKOFF EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!  + Pale Ale Club Competition

Everyone knows that there is more than one way to skin a mouse, so we are inviting all of our inventive members to display your best homebrewing gadgets!  Have you figured out the "perfect" way to dry hop?  Is your carbonation set up "better than the best"?  Figured out how to "mash" in an porta potty?  We want to see it and we want you to take all of the credit!  We will have tables set up for the displays and with a little luck, a few prizes for the most popular gadgets.

Everyone also knows that there are more types of chili than you can shake an axe at, so we want you to bring yours!  Brew up a pot of your famous (or soon to be) chili and lets let the games begin.  Beans, beanless, meat, vegetarian, spicy, mild, blue, we want them all and there will be prizes for the favorites.  Don't forget to turn in your receipts too.  The club will reimburse you for reasonable expenditures when you prepare food for a meeting.

And by the way, Homebrew of the Year points will be awarded to everyone who brings gadgets, chili, or Sammy Hagar to the meeting!

And, we are not done yet!  We have a virtual plethora (love that word) of new brewers in the club (old ones too) and we imagine that they would love to have some specific feedback on their latest creations.  Pale Ale must be one of the most common beer styles brewed, especially when just starting out, so we are going to throw a Club-Only Pale Ale competition with a twist.  Not only will your beer be judged traditionally and a winner announced, but we are adding a educational component.  Details will be posted on the competition page, but the basics are that the entrant will have an option to ask the judges questions about the beer they have entered.  You can ask what that strange flavor is.  Ask how you can get a clearer beer.  Or, maybe you weren't sure if it fits the style properly.  Hopefully, this will be a valuable exercise for both the brewers and the judges.  And in case you're wondering, the questions will be kept from the judges eyes until after the beer has been scored.  Stay tuned to the competition pages for more details. 

As with all FH Steinbart Co meetings, this one is open to all members and guests.  Hope to see you there.

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