Greetings brewers! We’ve got another great meeting planned as we head into Aprill. Here’s a tast of what’s happening at next Thursday’s meeting (April 2) at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.
Warm your cockles (and your yeast cells)
The meeting will kick off at 7:30 with another fireside session, this time for newer brewers. So if you want to bring things back to basics, or have a friend that’s just getting started, head along to this early session. We’ll have a bit of a focus on temperature control and yeast handling (including making starters), but will have a couple of experienced hands on deck to answer your questions on how to improve your brewing.
Comp 1 presentation
With club competition 1 for 2015 attracting a record 95 entries, judges and stewards will be run off their feet on Sunday. So it’s likely the first you’ll get to hear about your results is when competition secretary Stephen “the Law” Lawford hands out certificates at the meeting!
International Homebrew Day – May 2
International Homebrew Day is just five weeks’ away, so we’ll be updating you on our plans for this yearly celebration of home brewing around the world. We’ll be looking for brewers who can bring their gear along and brew side-by-side with other brewers so everyone can share ideas on how we go about making our beer. We then get to taste the different results at the June meeting! If you’re keen to come along and brew, add your name and brew rig details to this thread in the forum.
Brewer’s Showcase – Funky Cold Berliner(weisse)
Hoggy has been getting all sweet and sour on us for this month’s meeting, brewing up a nice fresh batch of Berlinerweisse, very much a style du jour among budding funk-o-files. He’ll sit down and discuss the recipe and methods involved in this intriguing style.
Reserve your books from the club library
Head to the club’s online library catalogue at https://canberrabrewers.librarika.com/ to peruse this great resource. You can reserve a copy of something and we’ll deliver it at the meeting. If the book is currently on loan, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange to have it brought back for you to borrow. Don’t have access to the library? Email us and we’ll hook you up.
BJCP 2015 locked in and loaded
Thanks to all those who put their hands up to do the BJCP course for this year. Due to an overwhelming response (and an offer of a couple of great venues) we’ve doubled our intake this year, so it should be a great group. The first session kicks off on Tuesday night, with those involved to receive separate emails.
And of course, we’ll have the monthly raffles!
So grab some homebrew and bring it along to share with friends and have a chat. Don’t forget it’s a public holiday the next day so you can let your hair down!