July 2018 Meeting preview

4th July 2018 7:30 pm

Education Session

HOPS!
Starting at 7:30 sharp, the education session will focus on a dry hop experiment comparing cryo vs pellet hops.  There will be plenty of beer for you to make up your own mind on which is best.  We’ll also have a hop rhizome swap for all those with green thumbs and we will be providing plenty of info to help get you started.  So far we have Cascade, Chinook, EKG, Cluster and Super Alpha ready to go into your backyard.

Library

Want to know more about hops?  We can sort you out with books like For the Love of Hops by Stan Hieronymus, The Homebrewer’s Garden by Dennis and Joe Fisher and IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steel.  Make sure you check out the library account at https://canberrabrewers.librarika.com/ and check out some great resources and reserve a book or two to read over the next month.  You can reserve a copy of something and we’ll deliver it at the meeting.  If the book is on loan, email education@canberrabrewers.com.au and we’ll arrange it to be brought back for you to borrow.  Don’t have access to the library? Email us and we’ll hook you up.

IHBD Beers

International Home Brew Day beers just keep on giving!
Scotty’s Honey lager and Gilks’ stout will both be pouring.

Raffle Prizes

We’ve got all the weird and wonderful hop products you can imagine up for raffle: cryo/hash/liquid/syringe/pellet.

Inkbird have also kindly donated a temperature controller for the raffle. The duel temp controller can connect to your fridge and heating source to control fermenting temp and includes a display for measured temperature and set-point temperature at the same time. More info available here: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/322181962638
and here.

We also have a 500g jar of honey generously supplied by the ACT Beekeepers Association as a thank-you for the mead talk the club did.

Club Comp 2

Club Comp 2 is on Sunday 22nd of July.  Put your hand up to judge or steward here and get 5 Nookies.  The comp is a registered BJCP event and you get points for judging or stewarding too.

Six-Pack Swap

Of course, the Six-Pack Swap is happening!
It’s simple!  The Six-pack swap is a great opportunity to share a few of your beers with other members.  Bring a six-pack of your homebrew and take home a mixed six pack of individually crafted beers from a range of club members. The number of participants is potentially limitless!
Please consider signing onto the six-pack swap on the forum!
As of today, 6 brewers have signed up.  If you don’t have six of the same beer to swap, you can also bring a mixed bag.

Bring Beer, Get Nookie

Homebrewing rocks!! Sharing rocks too.  You get feels from sharing the beer you make.  Club meetings give you the opportunity for you to share your beers with others and the committee acknowledges those who contribute to club meetings in this way.

To further encourage and foster beer sharing, we will be awarding additional entries in the annual N.O.O.K.I.E. raffle to brewers who bring beer to meetings.

Brewers who bring at least 750mls of beer will receive 1 N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3 N.O.O.K.I.E. entries.

Brewers can claim their N.O.O.K.I.E. entries from the raffle table when tickets are being sold on the night.

 

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June 2018 Meeting Preview and other notables

Extraordinary General Meeting
6th June 2018 7 pm

Education Session

BEERSMITH:
Education is back in the saddle and June’s meeting will include an education session on Beersmith. We have Mitch Dalton running through the basics of Beersmith and giving members an overview of what this software can do to help your brewing.
If you don’t already have Beersmith, you can download it from http://www.beersmith.com with a free 21-day trial and then pay the full retail price of US$27.95
OR;
as a member of Canberra Brewers, you can get it at mates rates for a mere AUD$15.
Read about it here

Survey

Thanks to everyone who completed the education survey over the last month or so, the info has been really useful in planning sessions for the year.  Adi has given a rundown on the results of the survey right here

Library

Make sure you check out the library account at https://canberrabrewers.librarika.com/ and check out some great resources and reserve a book or two to read over the next month.  You can reserve a copy of something and we’ll deliver it at the meeting.  If the book is on loan, email education@canberrabrewers.com.au and we’ll arrange it to be brought back for you to borrow.  Don’t have access to the library? Email us and we’ll hook you up.

IHBD Beers

You may recall the club brewed an Irish Stout and a Honey Lager on International Home Brew Day.  While the Honey lager is conditioning for July’s meeting, we will be serving up the stout on Wednesday night…

Club Cups

…and you’ll be able to drink said IHBD Irish Stout out of a fresh club drinking receptacle.

Raffle Prizes

June’s raffle prizes are not excluded to Bentspoke beers, a Plonk hamper, Pilsner malt, yeast, hops, sanitiser and cleaner packs from Mashematics. You gotta be in it to win it!

Club Comp 2

Club Comp 2 is on Sunday 22nd of July.  Now would be a good time to start planning your entries.  You can find Comp 2 schedule here

Six-Pack Swap

Six-Pack Swap is ON!
For those who prefer a variety of beer styles,  why not sign up for the six-pack swap on the forum!
So far, 5 brewers have signed up.
You can also bring a mixed bag if you don’t have six of the same beer to swap.

Accounts Vote

In accordance with the Articles of Association of Canberra Brewers Inc, notice is hereby given that June’s meeting will be an Extraordinary General Meeting.  Held at 20:00 6th June 2018 at Gorman House, Braddon.

The business to be transacted at the meeting is as follows:

  1. To consider and approve the annual report and accounts of Canberra Brewers Inc for the 2016-17 Financial Year.
  2. To consider and approve the annual report and accounts of Canberra Brewers Inc for the 2017-18 Financial Year.

Bring Beer, Get Nookie

We all know that the great thing about being a homebrewer is the joy you feel from sharing something that you have created.  What makes our club the best in the country is that we love to share.  Our club meetings serve a number of purposes and one very important purpose is to provide a space for brewers to share their beers with others.  Not only does this provide social lubrication(essential), it is an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by what others are doing and to get valuable feedback about what you have brewed.

To further encourage and foster beer sharing, we will be awarding additional entries in the annual N.O.O.K.I.E. raffle to brewers who bring beer to meetings.  This is a modest gesture which we hope will acknowledge those who contribute to club meetings in this way.

Brewers who bring at least 750mls of beer will receive 1 N.O.O.K.I.E. entry and brewers who bring a keg will receive 3 N.O.O.K.I.E. entries.

Brewers can claim their N.O.O.K.I.E. entries from the raffle table when tickets are being sold on the night.

 

We hope to see you all on Wednesday night as we cellerbrate beer together!

 

 

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