February 2023 Club Meeting

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Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, February 7th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

Meeting Agenda
The topic of the meeting is the Altbier Brew To Style (BTS) club challenge. We will go over the BJCP guidelines and blind taste and evaluate the entries.  Bring your Alts and bring your recipe notes!

We have decided to incentivize the BTS challenge by awarding the winner a voucher to cover the entry fees and shipping charges of entering the winning beer in a competition (up to $50 total). 

We hope this will result in more club members entering the BTS challenges, and more entries from SPHC in regional and national competitions. 

We will also discuss the result of the recent survey of membership and medium-long term plans for the club. A message summarizing the survey results and our plans will be sent soon to the whole group. 

Location
The very kind folks – and Kris – at Bent Brewstillery (https://tinyurl.com/bentBrewstillery) have invited us to have this month’s meeting at their place! Bring cash or your credit card and tip well.

Other Stuff
As always, if you have some homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

CANCELLED – January 2023 Club Meeting

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From our dear Leaders …

Gang, 

Due to the weather forecast and the predicted poor driving conditions for Tuesday evening, we have decided to cancel January’s meeting, which was scheduled for Tuesday January 3 at 7 p.m, at Bent Brewstillery

Please be safe and get ready for the Düsseldorf Alt club beer challenge at the next meeting, Tuesday February 7 at 7 p.m. at Bent Brewstillery. 

Cheers, 

Dave & Guillermo 


December 2023 Club …. Pot Luck and Swap Meet

Tuesday, December 6th, Bad Weather Brewing, St. Paul!

Not a member? Come anyway!

After a brief 2 year hiatus, we are bringing back the December meeting potluck. 

Bring food to share, bring some homebrew, buy a beer or two from our hosts and make sure you have safe rides home. 

When does it start? At 7 p.m.!

In years past we have held a raffle at the December meeting, but are going to try something different this year by holding a brewing equipment swap meet. Bring brewing supplies, equipment, ingredients you no longer need and want to give away or sell for a reasonable price. Newer brewers in the club, this is your chance to up your brewing game with some new equipment. Think of it as an early Christmas present for yourself.

Where is Bad Weather Brewing? It is as 414 West Seventh Street in St. Paul … in fact, here’s a map: www.tinyurl.com/BadWeatherBrewing

November 2022 Club Meeting

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Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, November 1st, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

Meeting Agenda
Dunno … probably sample beers from members, maybe a mead or two and talk about how much Halloween candy we snagged from the kids’ bags after they went to bed. Drink some of Kris’ fine beers on tap. Could be the best beer you’ve ever had …. won’t know if you don’t try it.

The very kind folks – and Kris – at Bent Brewstillery (https://tinyurl.com/bentBrewstillery) have invited us to have this month’s meeting at their place! Bring cash or your credit card and tip well.

Other Stuff
As always, if you have some homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

October 2022 Club Meeting

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Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, October 4th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

Meeting Agenda
The October SPHBC brewing challenge is upon us! Come and taste what club members did with the October grain challenge (2-Row, Vienna and two – TWO! – Caramel grains). The possibilities, the rewards, the shame!

Plus the typical ridiculousness and frivolity that one expects at a Saint Paul Homebrewers club meeting.

The very kind folks – and Kris – at Bent Brewstillery (https://tinyurl.com/bentBrewstillery) have invited us to have this month’s meeting at their place! Bring cash or your credit card and tip well.

Other Stuff
As always, if you have some homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

September 2022 Club Meeting

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Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, September 6th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

Meeting Agenda
No set agenda, no challenge this month, perhaps some talk of yeast and malt and invert, oh my! Plus the typical tomfoolery that one expects at a Saint Paul Homebrewers club meeting.

The very kind folks – and Kris – at Bent Brewstillery (https://tinyurl.com/bentBrewstillery) have invited us to have this month’s meeting at their place! Bring cash or your credit card and tip well.

Other Stuff
As always, if you have some homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

The Results are In … 2022 Minnesota State Fair Homebrew Competition

Image of Saint Paul Homebrewers Club logo and Minnesota Home Brewers Association logo.

Remote Judging
July 30th-August 14th

Best of Show – Mead/Cider: Steve Fletty, All the Passions (M2E: Melomel)

Minn-kasi CompetitionRichard Helps, fifth overall

Beers:
Dave Bance, Gold, Kolsch – A Tall Kolsch One
Richard Helps, Gold, American Wheat and Cream Ale – Spotted Fawn
Ross Winberg, Gold, Other British and Irish Ales – Midlands Mild
Richard Helps, Bronze, Strong Ales – Spotted Dc English Yummy
James Cotner, Bronze, American Porter and Stout –Ukrainian Stout
Michael Spores, Bronze, American Wild Ales – Swan Song Sour
James Cotner (co-brewer: Ross Winberg), Smoked, Wood and Specialty – Voss-øl

Meads:
Steve Fletty, Gold, M2E: Melomel – All the Passions
Richard Helps, Gold, Fruit & Spice, Spice, Herb or Vegetable – Spotted Raspberry Habenero

Complete results: https://www.mnstatefair.brewcomp.com/
(results open in new window)

Mead Day 2022 … August 6th!

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NO AUGUST MEETING on the first Tuesday of the month! Instead, we are meeting up for Mead Day on Saturday, August 6th.

Guillermo and Amanda have volunteered to host Mead Day on August 6th. Given feedback from the group, we will cancel the standing August 2nd club meeting and have the August meeting during mead day. This begins around 1 p.m. at their place in Minneapolis.

Club members, check your email for the address from the club listserv (you are subscribed to the club listserv, right?).

Not a member but want to see how mead is made? Click on the comment link below to send us your email address (we won’t publish the comment here – but will use it to get your email address) and will send the address to you.

We will make a batch of club mead and split it among the members who participate in mead day.

Bring something to grill and something to share. Any extra chairs would be appreciated.  And mead. Bring mead.  

Another benefit of attending Mead Day 2022: pick up bags of malt donated by Northern Brewer to use for the October club Brew the Style Challenge. We have multiple free bags to distribute to club members. 

The October club Brew the Style Challenge will be to brew a beer using this malt bill and then any yeast/hops/other flavors you want:

– Rahr 2-row 11 lbs
– Vienna 1.5 lbs
– Briess Caramel 40L 0.5 lbs
– Briess Caramel 80L 0.5 lbs

July 2022 Club Meeting

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Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, July 5th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

Meeting Agenda
The Brew the Style challenge for this month is Farmhouse yeast challenge. Saison, kveik .. who knows what SPHBCers will bring to this meeting for sampling and feedback. Plus the typical nonsense that one expects at a Saint Paul Homebrewers club meeting.

The very kind folks – and Kris – at Bent Brewstillery (https://tinyurl.com/bentBrewstillery) have invited us to have this month’s meeting at their place! Bring cash or your credit card and tip well.

Other Stuff
As always, if you have some homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.