August 2018 meeting preview

1st August 2018 – 8:00 pm

Education Session

Easter TrafficWe will be getting a visit from the local constabulary with breathalyser in hand.  How much have you had to drink and should you drive?
The breathalyser educational event will demonstrate how alcohol affects everyone differently.

Library

Make sure you check out the library account.  Visit: 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.

Raffle Prizes

Some great prizes for this month’s raffle.  PACT’s new Mt Tennent DIPA(Big Ups Kev!), Tim at the Page Bottler has donated a selection of warming beers for winter nights(follow the Page Bottler on Facebook – they have amazing beers!) and another great InkBird donation – a Bluetooth thermometer/hygrometer logger.

Club Comp 2

Celebrate the success of your fellow brewers at last weekend’s Club Comp 2, and share in thanks to those who volunteered their time to judge and steward.  Many great results, and good feedback for all entrants.  Scoresheets and medal certificates will be available at the meeting.

The ACT Championships is the next competition, coming up on 8-9 September – plan your entries!

Six-Pack Swap

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

You Want NOOKIE !
To further your chances of winning that weekend away is to bring beer to the meeting.  Your committee 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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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.

 

Posted in Editor's report and club news

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