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December Meeting and Holiday Party 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Monday, 28 November 2016 07:12
December Meeting Reminder



When: December 6th, 7pm - 10pm @ Dragoon Brewing 
Where: 1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745
Topic: Commercial beer distribution.

Daniel Lust, who now runs the PINTS Beverage Consultants company. Used to work for Golden Eagle and now helps breweries with Distributor questions.

Announcement Beer Share: First 2 people to come early supplied with a growler can share your beer during the announcements. 
Food Truck: Guero Loco’s Bubba-Que


December - Holiday Party

This is our yearly holiday party where we get together for a pot-luck style event. The club is going to sponsor the main dish (ham or smoked pork shoulder/butt) and a commercial beer -- Tombstone IPA.  

Where [3366 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716]
When: December 10th (Second Saturday in December)  
Schedule:
3pm - Arrive.
4:30 -  Pot Luck Dinner
6:30 - Last call and Raffle
7 pm - leave

Amenities:

Mr Beer has a full kitchen with water, Refrigerator and ovens to keep your food cold or hot.

8 tap Jokey box - Bring your homebrew kegs.

Please bring your own camping style chairs. There may not be enough to accommodate everyone.

We highly encourage everyone to attend, bring a dish to share, and some homebrew. More details to follow.

Those who RSVP and attend the Holiday Party will be put into a special raffle. You don't want to miss this.

There will be also be hourly raffle drawings.
RSVP
Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:14
 
October 2016 Meeting Info PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 04:01
October Meeting Info



When: October 4, 7pm -10pm @ Dragoon Brewing 
Where: 1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson, AZ 85745
Topic: Cider Month - Jorge Aguilar presents intro to ciders with samples.

Food Truck: Cool Cajun Cafe 
Menu: Chicken and Sausage Jumbalaya, shrimp gumbo, red beans and rice, poboys

Events
Born and Brewed
We had a booth and distributed homebrew materials. We had a raffle and raised $50 for Easter Seals Foundation. Overall, it was a good event, but we found some things we can do better next time.

Buffalo Brew Club Camp out
October 8-10th Roper Lake,

The Buffalo Club was camping out at Roper Lake State Park (http://www.azstateparks.com/parks/ROLA/index.html). One of the families that rented a cabin is well....moving to Germany (Pat and Michelle Fry)! So if you're not doing anything during Columbus Day weekend (October 8 - 10) their cabin is available. 

The cost is $145 ($70 a night plus reservation fee $5). Check-in will be 08 October (Saturday) and Check-out is 10 October (Monday). The Cabin is Coyote (Gila Loophttp://www.azstateparks.com/parks/ROLA/map.html) and it's shaping up to be a great time. Lots of Homebrew and BBQ...how can anything go wrong (famous last words....)? And trust me....it's not really camping...I mean, we're in cabins and all.

If you want to join in on the fun, please join us. We're on the Gila Loop and there are plenty of opening. 

https://azstateparks.itinio.com/roperlake/

November Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day
Where
: Sentinel Peak.
When: November 5th
What: Live brewing demo with Girls Pint Out. There will be 3 rigs out there - 1 extract and 2 all grain. This is your chance to hang out bring a friend and show them the brewing process, all without having to clean your own stuff! Highly encourage you to attend and bring a friend to welcome them into the brewing world.

December - Holiday Party
Where: TBD
When: December 10th
What:
This is our yearly holiday party where we get together for a pot-luck style event. We're still working out the details about a location, but this has always been a blast. Highly encourage everyone to attend, bring a dish to share, and some homebrew. We'll probably have an 8 tap jockey box setup again. More details to follow.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:14
 
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

When
: September 17, 6-9pm @ Hotel Congress 
Where: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
Price: $25 in advance $30 day of, VIP for $50
Detailshttp://hotelcongress.com/events/september/

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.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:15
 
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.

When
: 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 %

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
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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Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:14
 
August Club Only Comp Results 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Freddie Sanchez   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 21:13

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 %

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
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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Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:28
 
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