The June meeting will be at the National Homebrewers Convention.There will not be a meeting at the Happy Gnome on Tuesday June 1st.Normal service will be resumed in July.
Check out our own Curt Stock as he is featured, dare I say starring in this feature from KPHO, Arizona? This is a red letter day for SPHBC; Curt stars on TV and Kristen and Ron Pattinson have their book 1909! Beer style guide published.
There won’t be a February meeting at the Happy Gnome. Come an help at Mash Out the weekend before!The March and April meetings are OK. There won’t be a May meeting at the Happy Gnome but we may have a big brew instead so watch here for details….
Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 Mash Out
There were lots of new faces at tonight’s meeting. Thanks
to Todd the plumber for the information about ventilating a basement area for brewing indoors. Check the link under resources at left.
Kristen showed us the difference between a kegged and bottle conditioned Belgium style beer. If you are bottle conditioning use Danstar Nottingham yeast, “it drops like a rock” (quote from Eric). So now we know that heather in a beer does not make it a Scottish ale!
There was no heather in Kris’s Scottish beers; it was an example of a
making three beers from one mash, a method called gyling or
parti-gyling. 60/-, 70/-, 80/- or 90/- are not styles of beer, the shilling ” /-” value was a reference to the wholesale price of a 54 gallon hogshead of beer. There more information about Shilling beers and recipes from Kristen at Ron Pattinson’s blog.
Get to work on an English brown ale (mild, northern English, or Southern English) for January/February. Due date is 2/10.The CoC schedule is here:http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/club-only-competitions/schedule/2009-2010-competition-year
Stop by Northern Brewer today to see SPHBC brew an IPA in the big brew system. We’ll be out back.
This year, 2009 we held on to our claim of being the AHA Homebrew Club of the Year.The Ninkasi Award was won by Gordon Strong, our Ohio-based member for a second year running. Meadmaker of the Year honors also remained with SPHBC for the third year in a row, with Thomas Eibner taking the award this year for his cherry tupelo melomel.Congrats to all club members for their help, participation, and beer entries!