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Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:25

April 2015 Meeting

WhereDragoon Brewing Company
1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 329-3606 [map]
When: April 7, 2015 7-10pm
What: We're talking about oxidation (cold side - post boil)
What should I bring? Homebrew (good, bad, or even better great), a friend, a significant other.
Collaboration/Competition with Dragoon

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the best beer you can to have a chance to brew with Dragoon. The winners will be chosen by YOU at our May 5th club meeting. Every member will vote for every beer on a 3 point scale. There are basically no restrictions on the beer (sours, barrels, tons-of-hops IPAs). Brew the best beer you can regardless of style. Of course Dragoon will have the final say in which beer they brew and will make any substitutions required to brew on their production system.

Here are the details and important dates.

Important Dates:
  • April 21st: Registration closes
  • May 5th Meeting: Bring a 6pk of each entry ready to serve
Details:
  • Two entries per person
  • Sign up HERE.
    • Register name, style of beer and description. Styles don’t have to be BJCP styles, but simply something to go by (i.e. Smoked White IPA).
  • Registration will close April 21st
  • Bring a 6pk of each entry to the May 5th meeting ready to serve
    • If you want your unused beer back, just hang around until we have our winners
  • Scoring will be on a 3 point scale
    • 1 being something you don’t want to drink
    • 2 being something you wouldn’t mind drinking
    • 3 being a beer you really want to have come January
  • Top 3 beers will advance to Eric and the crew at Dragoon
  • Eric is looking to brew the best beer he can for us and will choose the favorite regardless of style, ect. (so long as he can get ingredients. i.e. he won’t be able to brew a beer with 8 oz of Nelson per 5 gallons, or beers that will require aging for years).
  • Winner will brew with Dragoon

Our representative for NHC, Tom, took names of those interested in going/volunteering/etc for NHC. If interested and not already on the list, get with Tom at next meeting.

You still have an opportunity to sign up for the conference with the AHA here: http://www.ahaconference.org/

Also, we need to get a head count of those going. Sign up here:

Events/Calendar

Official Calendar

March: AHA Rally

We had a great time. Brewed a bunch of beer. Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves and made some delicious beer for yourself and to donate to those going to NHC.

Pictures: Found on Facebook, but duplicated here for everyone.



April 25th: Bocce @ Udall

Doing our 3rd annual Bocce and Beer mile at Udall park April 25th. Ramanda #5. Beer mile will start at 9am. Grilling, Bocce, hanging out. Great time. Please sign up here.



May 2, 2015: Big Brew Day - Location TBD

We are looking for deals from the location homebrew shops.

Here are the recipes (copied from the AHA Big Brew Website):

Columbus Pale Ale

Pale Ale is one of the most popular styles in the world. This recipe for a Columbus Pale Ale is as versatile as it is delicious! The recipe is adaptable to many other hop varieties – feel free to substitute the Columbus hops with your favorite varietal!

From Modern Homebrew Recipes: “[Columbus Pale Ale] represents the classic, old-school type of strong pale ale that was quite common in the early days of craft brewing. It uses a variety of character malts with a traditional hopping regime. It won a number of medals, along with a best-of-show at the Riverside Rumble competition in Ohio.”

Columbus Pale Ale – All Grain

Columbus Pale Ale – Extract

Old School Barleywine

The first year that the American Homebrewers Association celebrated Big Brew was in 1998. That year, the AHA encouraged homebrewers worldwide to brew a Barleywine recipe. Now we are celebrating the 19th Big Brew, and bringing Barleywine back for the first time since 1998!

From Modern Homebrew Recipes: “An American style barleywine loosely in the Sierra Nevada Bigfoot balance. Big malt and big hops make this an aggressive style. I won an NHC silver medal with a beer based on this recipe in 2010; it was a blend of mostly five year old with a little bit of one year old to freshen the hop aromatics.”

Old School Barleywine – All Grain

Old School Barleywine – Extract

Killer Kolsch

If you are looking for a way to put a twist on this Kolsch recipe, take a tip from AHA Director, Gary Glass: “I recently got together with some fellow Brewers Association staff members to brew a Kolsch. Inspired by a local brewery, we decided to make a coffee variation of the Kolsch by making a concentrated batch of cold steeped coffee that we then put in a condiment dispenser.  By adding variable doses of the coffee concentrate to a glass of Kolsch, we could customize our coffee Kolsch to our own tastes.”

From Modern Homebrew Recipes: “I fell in love with this style after a visit to Cologne in 2006. I had enjoyed it before, but it didn’t seem like anything special. Trying it fresh made all the difference… The style allows for subtle changes in balance in several components (malt, hop flavor, bitterness, fruitiness), but all were hovering around moderate intensity. I won a number of NHC first round medals with this recipe, which is in the style of a Früh or Reissdorf.”

Killer Kolsch – All Grain

Killer Kolsch – Extract


THC Barrel Project

It's starting... We have lots of quality beer to fill it with. Assuming that it can hold liquid. Get excited for this one folks.
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February 2015 Meeting [Feb 3rd 7pm @ Pueblo Vida] PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:33

 


February meeting

Location: Pueblo Vida Brewing

115 E. Broadway in Downtown Tucson Tucson, AZ 85701 [map]

Date: February 3rd
Time: 7 - 10 PM

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Tucson Homebrew Club is to celebrate the evolving traditions of authentic beer -- by sharing our knowledge, honing our skills, and fostering a strong, local community devoted to the creation and appreciation of home & craft brewed beer.

Membership Dues

January 31st is quickly coming up. And that means our January Membership deal is almost over. Only a few days left to sign up for this awesome deal! Prices increases February 1st!

  1. Free $5 name embroidery if you purchase a Dickies style shirt.
  2. Entry into a special one time raffle. The winners will be announced at our February meeting! Must be present to win!
  • Our runner up prize is a Fast Ferment worth $99: 
  • The top prize is a pub crawl with the officers. You don't need to worry about anything. One will be a DD. And all your beer is on us! We will collectively decide where to drink.

Can't make it to the meeting, but still want this awesome deal? Pay you membership online!

Weren't a member last year (2014), but thinking about signing up again? Read up more on our prorated membership dues for new members in our bylaws. Returning members from last year (2014), will still be charged the entire $35 for the calendar year.
T-Shirts

Still not too late to order a shirt. Order on our website.

Note: We were misquoted on the XL sizing charge. If you placed your order for an XL, you will be refunded $5. Sorry about the inconvenience.


Orders must be prepaid and final order will be placed early February. An email will be sent out prior to the order to confirm everyone's order.



Mentor/Mentee Sign Up is now live


We are looking for experienced brewers willing to mentor folks. It doesn't matter what type of brewing you do all grain, extract, partial mash, brew in a bag, etc. You just have be willing to mentor

Have some specific questions you'd like answers to?
Maybe you want to know how to increase your batch size?
Maybe you want to know what it takes to go from partial boil to full boil.
Get matched up with a mentor to get their answers to these questions.

Sign up Here!
Group Grain Buy!

This time though, we have a very special one time opportunity to be able to offer you an assortment of grains:

* Great Western 2-row (50#) $36
* Great Western Pilsner (50#) $36
* Bairds Maris Otter (55#) $51
* Franco-Belges (Belgian Pils) (55#) $46
* Best Maltz (German) Pils (55#) $46
* (Briess or Canadian Malting Co)American White Wheat $38 (size unknown - either 50 or 55#)

This is not through any local brew shop or brewery, but a very special opportunity that presented itself. 

If you are interested, but unsure how to store bulk grain we can help. It’s really easy and a sack, properly stored, should last more than a year. The catch is that the group buy is only open to current Tucson Homebrew Club members in good standing. It’s just another way for membership to pay for itself.

If interested please sign up here.


 
January 2015 Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Monday, 05 January 2015 14:54

 



Happy New Year!

 

January meeting

Dragoon
Location: Dragoon Brewing Company
1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 329-3606 [map]

Date: January 6th, 2015
Time: 7 - 10 PM

Be sure to make this meeting, the officers have been setting up something quite special. We'll be making the announcement at the meeting. 

As always homebrew is welcome….looking forward to seeing everyone!

Membership Dues

Typically $35 for the year, sign up early early in January and get membership for $30! Other January sign up benefits:

  1. Free $5 name embroidery if you purchase a Dickies style shirt.
  2. Entry into a special one time raffle. The winners will be announced at our February meeting!
  • Our runner up prize is a Fast Ferment worth $99: 
  • The top prize is a pub crawl with the officers. You don't need to worry about anything. One will be a DD. And all your beer is on us! We will collectively decide where to drink.

Can't make it to the meeting, but still want this awesome deal? Pay you membership online!
Tucson Homebrew Club Shirt order is live!

You can pre-order your shirts on our website if you plan pay with your credit card/paypal. 
Orders must be prepaid and final order will be placed after the January meeting.

We have a variety of styles to choose from:

Heavy Weight T - $20

Canvas Light Weight T - $25

Dickies Workshirt - $35

XL add $5 per shirt

Order a Dickies Workshirt and get free name embroidery (must be a member signing up in Jan 2015). Non-members embroidery is $5.

 

 

Cash/Check: If you plan on paying for the shirt via cash or check, please fill out your response HERE.

Credit Card/Paypal: Please use the shopping cart option on our website to pay for your shirt.


Mentor/Mentee Sign Up is now live


We are looking for experienced brewers willing to mentor folks. It doesn't matter what type of brewing you do all grain, extract, partial mash, brew in a bag, etc. You just have be willing to mentor

Have some specific questions you'd like answers to?
Maybe you want to know how to increase your batch size?
Maybe you want to know what it takes to go from partial boil to full boil.
Get matched up with a mentor to get their answers to these questions.

Sign up Here!


 
December Club Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Monday, 01 December 2014 08:59

Dragoon

 

Location: Dragoon Brewing Company 1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 329-3606 [map]

 

Date: December 2, 2014

Time: 7 - 10 PM

 

As always homebrew is welcome….looking forward to seeing everyone!


Facebook Page

 

Upcoming Events:

Christmas Party

Facebook Event

This year we're having a laid back Christmas Party/Gathering at Himmel park on December 13th from 9 to 4pm.

This will be a pot luck lunch. Please bring a main dish, side dish, desert, etc.


When: Saturday, December 13at 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where:
Himmel Park
898 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85716 [map]

What to bring?
If you want, you can sign up here so others can see what you're bringing.

What activities will there be?

Bring your bocce/petanque/other lawn game to play
Beer mile 10:30 or 11 am.

What awesome beer is Mike bringing from San Diego?
Grape Fruit Sculpin

Can I bring homebrew?
YES! Please do, but remember this is a public park and glass is not allowed.
 
November Club Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Fry   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:53

We’re changing venues!!

 

Location: Barrio Brewing Company 800 E 16th St, Tucson AZ 85719 [map].

 

Date: 4 November 2014

 

Time: 7 - 9 PM

 

As always homebrew is welcome….looking forward to seeing everyone!


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