June Meeting Info 2016

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Catalina Brewing Company
6918 N Camino Martin #120, 85741

Tuesday June 7th, 2016
7pm – 10pm

Education Topic
Presenter: Carl Case – Draft Line Cleaning – With Demo!

Other Business
Bylaw voting- see below for details.

What to bring
Homebrew! in a plain bottles (no commercial labels) to sample and share. 
A friend and/or significant other.
No commercial beer.

RSVP on Facebook
A new Private Facebook group has been created for member’s only. If you’re a member in good standing, we encourage you to join.


We’re looking to become a 501c(3) – Educational Non Profit. And that means updating our bylaws. We’ll be voting on these at the June meeting (if we have enough people). To see the changes marked by the underline, please find them here:


We had a decent little turn out to the group brew event. Here’s some photos Dale captured of the event.

Google Shared Album

It is a shared album, so please add your own photots.

4th of July Camp out

The event will not be canceled, but the Tucson Homebrew Club will not be subsidizing any of the food, and charging $10/night for those that attend. This will be a 100% member driven event with Manny Vasquez as the lead organizer!

Here are the details:
Where: Whitetail Campground site # 3
Whitetail camp info: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/whitetail-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75454
When: July 1st 1pm – July 4th, 11am

Who else is going?
Coordinate with others on Facebook:

Space is limited to 10-12 cars, carpooling  up the mountain is highly recommended. 

All five group areas have picnic shelters that can accommodate between 40 to 90 people each and come equipped with drinking water, electricity, trash collection and vault toilets.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.41194, -110.73194
32°24’43″N, 110°43’55″W

From Tucson, Arizona, go north on Catalina Highway approximately 30 miles from Tucson until you reach Milepost 20. Turn Left on Whitetail Road.

MT. LEMMON  AZ  85619
Phone Number:Information:  (520)576-9198

Common questions:
Can I just go up for the day?
Yes! Come hang out for the day, hike, drink, etc, and head back down the mountain the same day.

If I’m spending the night, do I have to stay the entire time?
No. Come and go as you please.

What is the club providing?
The club has reserved and paid for the camp ground that runs $100/day. Also, all the plates, utensils, etc. 

Will  there be BBQ?

What should I bring?
Basically, everything you would need to support yourself to camp, hike, hang out. Tents, food, beer, water, beer, CO2, jockey boxes, beer, charcoal, lamps, etc. 

Plus pot luck style dish(es) to share with everyone.

What will the weather be like?
Cooler than in Tucson!

Weekend forecast:  http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/l/85619:4:US

What do I say at the gate?
You are going to site #3 that is prepaid and reserved by the Tucson Homebrew Club.

Any more questions, please contact us.

July 4th Camp Out Sign Up
August Club Only Competition

We’ll be doing a club only competition at our August Meeting. This will be similar to 2015’s May club only. It will be member’s choice, and the winner will get to brew their recipe with a 1912!

We’ll be limiting the styles to Summer Styles:

  • Wits
  • Saisons
  • Belgian Trappist Style
    • Trappist single
    • Belgian dubbel,
    • Belgian tripel
    • Belgian Dark Strong

Those that ferment well during the summer months. More info on this will be provided later. Start thinking about it!


  1. Must be a dues paying member to participate (enter beers or judge beer).
  2. Each member is limited to two (2) entries.
  3. A 6 pack of 12oz brown non-distinct is required per entry.
  4. Entries must be dropped off by the Deadline at either local homebrew shop:
    • Brewer’s Connection
    • Brew Your Own Brew
  5. Entries must be entered prior to the judging in the online sign up (will be released soon).
  6. Judging will take place at 1912 during the August meeting by dues paying Tucson Homebrew club members.
  7. Each member will judge the beers on a simplified rating 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
  8. Scores will be averaged.
  9. Top 3-5 beers (depending on how close the scoring is) will advance to the “final round”. Where the folks at 1912 will pick the winning beer.
  10. The winning brewer will help brew their beer for commercial distribution at 1912.

How do I get my beer into this?

  1. Brew an awesome beer.
  2. Package it in 12 oz non-distinct brown bottles with non-distinct cap.
  3. Sign up your beer online (sign up will come soon).
  4. Drop off entries at a local brew shop (Brewer’s Connection or Brew Your Own Brew)
  5. Begin accepting entries – Friday July 8th.
  6. Deadline for the entries due – Sunday 24 July.

If you have any questions, we’ll try to address them at the meeting. Or you can ask on Facebook, the Google Group, or just email us.