Sours, KelSo, Party, Barrels, NHC, and Upcoming Events

Great meeting, Monday!  Thanks to everyone who brought sours.  Ballots/comments are scanned.

Congratulations to Paul for his winning beer, Cross Continental Tangeryne, made with 2-Row, Rye, munich, oats, wheat, carapils; juice of 5lbs homegrown california tangerines; Cascade and homegrown zeus hops; tangerine zest; yeast – 3711, Bruery Saison de Lente dregs, Orval Dregs.  Brewed 2/2/14 Bottled 3/17/15. 6.7% abv.

Also this week


KelSo is giving away about 20 barrels of wort tonight.  It’s all claimed, but where there are 20 barrels of free wort, there will be good beer and good people.  Join the fun—which includes also the Bitter & Esters bottle swap/beer share—starting around 6:30 at 529 Waverly Avenue.

Sunday’s party

We’re celebrating at Brouwerij Lane on Sunday.  Bring beer, food, friends, pets etc.  We’ll have at least one keg of homebrew on tap.  If you’d like to contribute, email me.  It’s a kind and effective way to ensure you have an empty keg ready for whatever you’re fermenting now.

Other updates from the meeting


We’re adding both a dextrin heavy beer and lacto to the NY Common barrel.  If your have a share in the barrel and a problem with pitching lacto, write the barrel brewers.  We’ll figure something out.  Otherwise, we agreed this should help push the acidity without a fundamental change in the character.  We also agreed that the Tripel is nearly ready.  Those with beer in the barrel should plan on pulling it in late April or early May.  In the next month or so, we’ll work out details for both pulling what’s in the barrel and refilling.  If you don’t have a share in the barrel but want to brew for the next round, get in touch.  We’ll likely have a few spaces and can work something out.  Worst (best?) case, we can explore getting a third club barrel.

NHC: National Homebrewers Conference/Competition

There was a lot of interest and good discussion.  Ian is coordinating and will send an update to the Yahoo Group list soon.

Other events

Alex Hall, president of the Malted Barley Appreciation Society, repeated his invitation for Brewsers to join MBAS meetings, each second Wednesday of the month.  MBAS no longer collects annual dues but asks for $2 per meeting (no more than $20/year) to sample a lot of great pro brews.

Jimmy’s Homebrew Jamboree tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 7, at noon.  At least a few Brewsers as well as a number of other NYC homebrewers will be serving beer.  Hope to see you there!

Email to brew for the 4th Annual Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival, taking place Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Littlefield.