Awards - Closed Transfer - Beers!
Welcome to our new members Andrew and Rachael Parke, and the crew of the new Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co. who are just starting the process of building a new brewery on Lithia Pinecrest in Valrico!
Our award-winning brewers continue their winning streak! George and Mary won both gold and silver awards for their chocolate peanut butter stout and cider respectively. Jay ? was also a winner. Congratulations to them as they encourage more of our club brewers to enter competitions. It really is the best way to find out what you’re doing right!
President Joe demonstrated a closed transfer process. He connected CO2 to a plastic carboy to a carny keg to a homemade spunding valve to show us how oxidation can be minimized.
And what do we love most of all? Beer! We tasted samples from Dean, an IPA; Brian, his rye IPA; and Mary, a Berliner and her award winning Stout!
Reposted from 7/19/2017
Brew Tastings - DIY Equipment - Vocabulary
Tastings included George’s American Pale Ale and Mary’s Ginger Cider, our President’s Watermelon Gueuze, Ryan’s two Red Ales, and my own Whiskey Barrel Stout, Midnight Delight!
Joe demonstrated his do-it-yourself project for stirring up his yeast hydration solution. He used a small job box to house a computer exhaust fan with a couple of earth magnets attached, placed a flask on top of the box, dropped in a small magnetic capsule, turned it on, and voila!
Some vocabulary used during the meeting; attenuation, cold crash, hop schedule, and pellicle (https://beerandbrewing.com/what-is-a-pellicle/). These are just a few of the terms and words you’ll learn along the way to becoming a craft brewer! Explore and learn.