Save the Date!
We will brew rain or shine! If anyone has a pop up shelter please bring along (I have four lined up already.) Also if you have camping chairs bring them along. We have plenty of electric and water hookups. Wheel barrows will be provide to dump grains/hops into. We will have roast beef sandwiches, soup, hot dogs, hamburgers around lunch time- ish? Weather permitting: cornhole, bon fire and the neighbors have given permission for a few tents. Naked slip-n-slide TBA??? ~
I plan on starting about 6 AM so come early if you dare! Parking will be mostly on the road. Please DON’T park in the grass of my neighbors. Please DO bring homebrew to share and a dish to pass.
If any new brewers are wanting to see all grain brewing this is a wonderful opportunity to learn along with checking out the systems and gadgets of others ( just don’t watch Zeller! )
Any thoughts or suggestions will be helpful. Thank you and hope to see everyone on April 28th.
Dick and Debbie
[UPDATE: We had 4 brewers on Saturday and lots of drinkers who braved the elements and made 35 gallons homebrew: Porter, Pale, Scottish and Belgian Session Ales! Thanks to our hosts and everyone who joined the fun. Ja-EEEP]
With tax season out the way, it’s time to relax, have a homebrew, and sit down with the April issue of the Bosmopolitan.
An extra note about the meeting on Friday. We are working together an order for some Bloatware. There are several different styles of shirts to choose from. We will have order forms at the club meeting. Please bring a checkbook ready for placing your order.
BBL April Meeting – ALL ABOUT HOPS! Friday, April 20th
2012 Dues are Due!
April Board Meeting Minutes
BBL Membership Cards
Ohio Homebrew Bill Letter Writing Campaign
Google Group for Future Club Mailings
This newsletter was prepared under the influence of Samuel Adams Winter Lager.
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Friday, April 20, 2012 — 7-11pm at Norwood Community Center
Join us in April for a hoppin’ good time as we will discuss this much loved and vital ingredient of the beer making process. Everything you wanted to know about hops is on the table for discussion. We’ll talk about the different ways and reasons to use your hops during the brew day along with the characteristics and expectations from the different varieties, provide technical info on utilization and how to calculate IBU’s and HBU’s. We’ll also discuss hop bursting and dry-hopping techniques that homebrewers use as well as tips on growing and using your own!
Word around the wort chiller is that a few club members will also have hop rhizomes available! Varieties include Nugget, Cascade and Glacier – all known to grow well in our area.
Bring along your hoppy beers, hop experiments, single-hopped, double-dry-hopped (but no ‘triple-hopped lite beers’ please!) or any other creatively hopped homebrews.