Friday, July 20, 2012 — 7-11pm at Norwood Community Center
Many of today’s American-style beers that we love so much feature a healthy wallop of hop aroma. This month’s program will focus on that part of the brewing equation – what aroma do I want, and how do I get it? We’ll discuss brewing techniques for getting the most bang for your hop buck, as well as how to maintain that aroma. In addition, there are many varieties of hops out there. All have their own unique and wonderful smell. We’ll include aroma samples of as many hop varieties as we can lay our hands on (at least 20, hoping for over 30). This includes not just a sample of the hops to sniff, but also that same hop used as a dry hop, all in the same base beer. (We will be using a non-descript blond ale for this – don’t want any strong malt character to interfere with perception of the hop aroma). Finally, we’ll talk about blending hops to get unique aroma signatures.
Got a hoppy beer that you made? Please bring some to share (and brag about), but be prepared to tell us exactly what hops, how much, and how they were used!<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/46483170″>Hop Aroma – What is it and how do I get it?</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user10429810″>Bosmo</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Come brewout in a 3000 sq foot garage (hence the name) so there is plenty of room for brewing. People can come over Friday night if they want to set up their equipment and be ready to come over as early as they want on Saturday to start brewing.
Please bring a side dish and beer to share!! I’ll have main dishes (food) for everyone. Planning to start the grill around 1:00 for the first batch of food. Then I’m sure we’ll have 2nds later in the day.
Here is some info about the brew out at Haus Listermann on 7/14.
Well first and the most important thing – beer.
Folks are more than encouraged to spend the night. The house has a flush toilet and there is water on tap at the picnic shelter. Fishing, with license , and swimming off the floating dock in the mighty Whitewater is always fun. There is a row boat or you can put in your own canoe, kayak or tube upstream and arrive by river. I will be firing up the wood burning pizza oven so bring a favorite topping. I expect it to be up all day long.
As for brewing, the water from the house is perfectly fine for very dark brews as it is hard as nails. If you are brewing something else, bring it yourself. The tap water is fine for cooling and there is plenty of it.
I will challenge anyone who thinks that their potato launcher is better than mine to demonstrate such a claim. Sheldon’s Fireworks is very close. Explosives are always appreciated.
The address is 27507 Longnecker Rd., West Harrison, Indiana 47060. Directions could not be easier. Take I-74 west to the Indiana border and exit at the first exit #169 Brookville – Metamora. At the end of the ramp take a left on 52. Almost within sight, take another left on 46. Again almost in sight, take a third left on Longnecker. Take Longnecker back under the I-74 bridge until the pavement turns into gravel. My place is about a third mile back on the right. You will see a “AAA” sign hanging from a tree in the front yard. Park in the back.
Anytime after, say, about 10:00 is fine.
Here it is, the June issue of the Bosmopolitan!
For those of you who had entries in the Bloat Open last month, certificates and score sheets will be available for pick up at the June meeting on Friday.
Bloatarian Open Results
June Club Meeting: All Grain Q&A plus General Troubleshooting Session
June Board Meeting Minutes
Looking for Volunteers for Library Presentations
Flanders Red Solera
This newsletter was prepared under the influence of Thirsty Dog Siberian Nights.
Have you recently toured a brewery, been to a new favorite beer bar, or have some other beer related news you’d like to share with the club? Let us know and we’ll include it in the newsletter.
Friday, June 15, 2012 — 7-11pm at Norwood Community Center
Since we don’t have an exciting topic nailed down we thought we might do a Q&A session on All-Grain Brewing for anyone wanting to move beyond extract brewing. Maybe you’re just not sure what kind of equipment you’ll need or how the process works. We’ll have experienced homebrewers ready to tackle any questions you may have to help you out.
Or maybe you have a beer you’ve made but are not sure what’s wrong (or not wrong) with it, bring it out and we’ll try to get a panel of judges to sample and provide feedback to help you out.
Joe Geil also spoke about how he used pressurized fermentations to shorten the lagering process. Watch the video as Joe explains how he does this ><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/44910762″>Fermenting Under Pressure</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user10429810″>Bosmo</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>