E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 6:35pm
Just a reminder. The May meeting will be this Sunday at East End Brewing on Julius Street. The meeting starts at 12.
Mike Beattie will be leading a discussion on Yeast Handling. Yeast and its handling in the home brewery are always interesting subjects, and this discussion will be no exception.
East End will have swing-top bottles available for purchase. They have about a pallet of swing-tops bottles that want rid of. I think these are the large 2-L swing tops that they used to package some beers in, and I also think that some take crown caps. The price I was given is 6-$10, 12-$16, 36-$21, and 48-$25. Larger quantities are also available if you are so inclined. Sean
E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 7:52pm
We'd like to have a technical talk at one of the upcoming meetings. We've had a request for a discussion on Yeast Handling. I'd like to one of you to volunteer to run it. You don't need to be a microbiologist, and it doesn't need to be a formal presentation. We just need someone to lead a friendly discussion about how you handle yeast in your brewery, invite others present to share what they do, and then keep it more-or-less on topic.
E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 6:33pm
There is a pouring opportunity at a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters on June 10. Please see the email from TRASH member Correy Dandoy below. Please contact her at email@example.com if you are interested in participating. It sounds like a good time, and it's for a good cause.
I wanted to reach out to the club about an opportunity for members to pour their beers at a fundraiser event this summer. Justin and I are both very involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and sit on the Washington County Advisory Board. We are planning our first big summer fundraiser, a BBQ sauce competition, "Big BBQ Boss," for June 10 at the Community Pavilion in downtown Washington, PA.
The event will feature approximately 10 local BBQ-ers that will be judged by official judges as well as the general attendees, as well as entertainment and additional vendors. We are hoping to have a few homebrewers wiling to donate their beer and pour for the event. The event goes from noon until 4pm.
The cost of admission to this event will support BBBS in Washington and Greene Counties.
Let me know if we can share this information with the club. Anyone interested in participating can contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have always loved this event. truly fun. They typically allow up to 6 people to come into the event for TRASH. They do offer a pass for WW rafting anytime in the season, which is a pretty awesome perk for pouring beer. They also print pint glasses that include every brewery and TRASH's name, which is a neat memento. Many of the pro-brewers camp up the hill, and BBQ, play music, drink special private cellar beers both Friday and Saturday night. TRASH members are free to also camp there. It is primitive camping. At the moment, I am intending to go, with at least one companion.
Would you please post and announce a "pouring opportunity" to the club so everyone knows and can also have fun? as usual, 1 keg per slot - up to 6 slots. Thank you!