May 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 20:17

May 2015 Meeting

WhereDragoon Brewing Company
1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 329-3606 [map]
When: May 5th, 2015 starting at 7pm
What: Collaboration with Dragoon Judging!
What should I bring? Your 6 pack of your Collaboration entry. See below.
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
  • 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


Official Calendar

April 25th: Bocce and Beer Mile @ 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
Where: Borderlands 
119 E. Toole Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701
When: May 2nd, 2015 7-9am setup, 9am distribution of wort, 10am Nation Wide Toast.
What: Big Brew, hosted by Borderlands. 
What should I bring? Everything needed to heat/boil/hop/chill the amount of wort you bought.
Who: Tucson Home Club Member or Buffalo Club Member

Borderlands will be doing the mash for us. They will be mashing to produce 230 gallons of wort. This will cost a total of $700. 700/230 = $3.05 per gallon. You will have to Pre-Pay for the amount of wort you need. Again, this is pre-boil volume, not post.


Taken from here:

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.”


  • 350 # Great Western 2-Row
  • 50 # Great Western Munich
  • 50 # Briess Vienna
  • 50 # Great Western Malted Wheat
  • 50 # Briess Crystal 20
  • 50 # Briess Victory
Original Gravity: 1.056 (14° P)

Pre-Pay Here:

Remember, Please specify the amount of wort you need Pre-Boil.

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:

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.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 April 2015 20:18
Welcome PDF Print E-mail
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. We'd love to have you join us.

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