E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 @ 7:14am
Hey TRASH members,
Just a reminder that all cider orders and payments are due by 8:00 PM tomorrow night - Thursday, September 22nd. Cider pickup will be at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 1st. If you haven't ordered your cider yet, do it now or you'll miss out. Full details of the cider group buy - including how to order - are here:
Don't forget - the TRASH meeting and Oktoberfest celebration is at Helicon is this Sunday! Come, bring beer, bring food! If you're bringing food for the potluck, go ahead and add your contribution to the list here:
E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 @ 10:05pm
Good evening, homebrewers!
It's been a while since we've been in touch, so while we axiously await the upcoming meeting at Helicon on Sunday the 25th here are some tidbits about the club's wheelings and/or dealings.
Get your cider orders in! As of now we only have about 60 gallons of cider ordered. That's not enough for us to keep this event on the calendar. Last year we ordered 300 gallons. If you want cider but haven't ordered it yet, let us know now! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll reply with how to pay for it. It's $4/gallon. All orders and payment MUST be in by 8:00 PM next Thursday, September 22nd. But go ahead and order now so we stop thinking nobody's interested. Full details: http://www.trashhomebrewers.org/item/1071710
Helicon Meeting & Potluck Signup
It's finally here! Just twelve days to go until we meet at the long-awaited Helicon Brewing on Sunday, September 25th at 3:00 PM! Remember - this is our Oktoberfest meeting this year and we're doing the food potluck style. Please sign up to bring something on the TRASH forum. Full details: http://www.trashhomebrewers.org/item/1070595
Mini Competition & Bread Beer Competition Don't forget our quarterly mini competition for October is coming up on October 23rd at the Grist House meeting. As was announced at the Summer picnic the "style" for this quarter will be "fall" beers. Anything that seems to fit the season is open here. Pumpkin spice, brown ale, porter, dark IPA, wet hop IPA, Oktoberfest, etc. If you can make an argument for it being a fall beer, it's acceptable. Be sure to bring a growler or a few bottles of your entry so everyone gets to taste it before voting.
Also, if you took bread at the picnic to brew a beer for the throw-down Malcolm organized with 412 Food Rescule, bring the beer you brewed with it to the October meeting. Malcolm and others will be judging the entries that day. http://www.trashhomebrewers.org/item/1070833
Beer & Sweat
If you didn't hear, TRASH cleaned up at Beer & Sweat in Cincinnati last month. Many club members won medals - nearly every one that entered - enough so that the club won the King Swanky award for most points won by a homebrew club. We beat the hosting club. We also brough home the Best of Show award again this year - this time Malcolm took the honor. He also won the Bosmo award given to the individual brewer who racks up the most points! Beyond all the hardwar that was won, everyone had a most excellent time. Congrats to everyone that entered, and we hope to see even more TRASH brewers there next year!
Another Steel City Big Pour has come and gone. We'd like to extend a huge thanks to all TRASH members that donated their beer & time to serve at the club booth. The TRASH booth is alwasy one of the most popular, busiest, and most talked-about booth at the event. This has everything to do with the quality and diversity of beer we bring year after year. If you haven't poured your beer at the Big Pour before, consider planning to have a few kegs of beer ready for next year. Ask anyone who's done it - it's an amazing, exhausting, rewarding experience.
Brewing Up a Cure
TRUB, the Three Rivers Underground Brewers, will be hosting their 10th annual Brewing Up A Cure on Saturday, October 15th. This is a great event - a beer fest like no other. It's mostly homebrew with a smattering of local craft breweries, meadmakers, and spirits makers. Everyone brings their best to the event. Ticket sales over the past nine years have allowed TRUB to donate just shy of $250,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! TRASH will once again have a table there this year. We're not looking for pourers at this time; we already have two volunteers. But TRUB needs event volunteers. If you'd like to help out, send us an email at email@example.com and we'll put you in contact. Of if you'd like to attend, tickets are on sale now and selling fast. Get them here: