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Written by Michael Fry   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:10

Welcome to the official website of the Tucson Homebrew Club. Guests of the site will find plenty of information here about the art and craft of homebrewing and also local and regional beer-oriented events. If you’re interested in brewing your own beer and live in the Tucson area, we’d like to extend an invitation to join us for a monthly club meeting and see what we’re all about. Our club is open to novices, experts, and anyone in between. Our primary goal is to promote the time-honored tradition of brewing beer and share and improve upon our member’s knowledge and appreciation of the brewer’s craft.


We meet the first Tuesday of every month at Dragoon Brewery 7PM - 9PM (Subjet to change - please see latest news for meeting locations). We'd love to have you join us.

Club members who are registered and logged in with the website will have access to additional information, functionality, and resources. Be on the lookout for new menus and new lots of new content. Anyone with questions can contact a webmaster or a club administrator by clicking here.

“They who drink beer will think beer.”    ~Washington Irving

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:25
Born and Brewed 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Friday, 02 September 2016 07:08

Join the Tucson Homebrew Club at Born and Brewed

: September 17, 6-9pm @ Hotel Congress 
Where: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
Price: $25 in advance $30 day of, VIP for $50

This is a local event hosted at Hotel Congress. If you haven't heard about it, it's pretty awesome. Ten Tucson breweries are ready to compete for the title of Best Flagship Beer, Best Specialty Beer, and People’s Choice10551912Barrio,BorderlandsCatalinaDragoonIron John’sNimbusPueblo Vida, and Sentinel Peak. This year’s judging panel includes Kevin Bosley of Odell Brewing Company from Fort Collins, Colorado, plus a few surprise judges. 

The Tucson Homebrew Club will have a booth there with raffle prizes, fun games and some ingredients to sample and talk about to help educate the public. Come hang out and cheer for your favorite home town brewery!

Please checkout Hotel Congress for more information.
September Meeting Info 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:27
September Meeting Info

Note: Due to Labor Day, The September meeting is postponed to second Tuesday of Sept.

: September 13, 7pm -10pm @ Dragoon Brewing 
Where: 1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745
Topic: Bottle Conditioning Presentation and Experiment

August Club Only Competition Results

The Humble Homebrewer strikes again!  Allan from 1912 has spoken, and the winner is Mike Cook with his Belgian Witbier! Congratulations!
Belgian Witbier as described by Mike,
"A subtle but complex Belgian wheat beer brewed with a combination of four spices including coriander, bitter orange peel, chamomile, and grains of paradise."
Here's his recipe:
1912 Witbier
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.92 gal
Boil Time: 75 min
End of Boil Vol: 6.24 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 5.22 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage

Brewer: Mike Cook
Equipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5 Gal/19 L) - All Grain
Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 76.4 %

6.0 oz Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 1 3.8 %
4 lbs 14.7 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (1.8 SRM) Grain 2 49.3 %
2 lbs 14.1 oz Wheat, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 28.9 %
15.4 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 9.6 %
7.7 oz Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 5 4.8 %
5.8 oz Acid Malt (2.2 SRM) Grain 6 3.7 %
13.00 g Tradition [6.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 11.1 IBUs
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 8 -
10.00 g Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 9 -
10.00 g Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 10 -
2.00 g Chamomile (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 11 -
2.00 g Seeds of Paradise (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 12 -
7.00 g Tradition [6.90 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 13 0.5 IBUs
1.0 pkg Belgian Wit Ale (White Labs #WLP400) [35.49 ml] Yeast 14 -

Gravity, Alcohol Content and ColorEst
Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.5 %
Bitterness: 11.6 IBUs
Est Color: 3.4 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.1 %
Calories: 161.8 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Equal Run
Sparge Water: 3.32 gal
Sparge Temperature: 185.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE

Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 15.7 oz
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Mash In Add 13.38 qt of water at 165.8 F 152.0 F 60 min
Mash Step Add 6.18 qt of water at 180.5 F 160.0 F 2 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 3.32gal) of 185.0 F water
Mash Notes: This is set up to create equal runnings out of the mash tun. (Pre-boil volume / 2) = (Mash In - Grain Absorb - Tun Deadspace) + Mash Step #2

Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 14.89 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage

Volumes of CO2: 2.5
Carbonation Used: Keg with 14.89 PSI
Age for: 14.00 days
Storage Temperature: 45.0 F

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