News and Announcements

Quick Announcement and Meeting Reminder

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:46pm

TRASH, 

Quick announcement: East End will be tapping the first keg of Rich Romanko's Munich Helles on Tuesday, June 20 at 5 pm at the brewery on Julius st.  Rich earned this pro-am with East End by winning the Turtle Creek award at the TRASH XXVII competition. Come on out, raise a pint or two and then take a growler home! 

Meeting Reminder: Our June meeting is coming up at Chris Meta's house.  Please RSVP for yourself and any guests either to the meeting invite on groupspaces or on Facebook (or both).  Chris puts out an awesome spread, but he needs to know how many mouths to feed.  Oh, and this meeting is family-friendly.

Cheers!


Sean


 

Pouring Opportunity - September 8

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 6:20pm

TRASH, 

There's a pouring opportunity coming up on September 8 with the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company's Freedom Fest.  The Brew Fest potion of the event is Friday night September 8 from 6-9 pm.  They are requesting 15 gallons per brewer (it's geared more towards probrew than homebrew), but they would accept less.  There is an application attached.

Sean

 

Volunteers Needed: Carnegie Science Center 21+ Science of Beer Night on July 28, 2017.

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, June 8th, 2017 @ 7:08pm

TRASH,

We've been contacted by the Carnegie Science Center.  They're looking for a person (or persons) to give demo and talk about the home brewing experience, or something along those lines.  Please see the email below for details.  If interested, please send me a note.   

Sean

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From: Cravenl@carnegiesciencecenter.org (not verified)
Subject: Science of Beer Night: Carnegie Science Center

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Hello Brew Masters,

The Carnegie Science Center is hosting its annual "21+ Science of Beer Night" on July 28, 2017. We would love for Trash Home Brewers to join us this year!

This event is part of our monthly 21+ Night series, when we open our doors after hours for adults to enjoy the Science Center with no kids. Join local breweries, craft beer enthusiasts, and science lovers for a fun filled night that includes live music, cash bars, and beer science. 
Every year we invite local breweries to offer samples, sell beer and get in on all the science of beer fun. We would love if you could participate this year. Below I have provided some basic information about participating in the event. 
What we would need from you:
Demonstrate the home brewing process and talk about the home brewing experience. We could also work together to create a science related demonstration or have you speak on our Science Stage. 
What we would provide: TRASH Home Brewers included in our marketing (Social Media, Press Release, etc)
Free Admission 
DATE: Friday, July 28, 2017
TIME: 6:00 - 10:00 pm *Set up can begin at 5:00 pm when the building closes to the public LOCATION: Carnegie Science Center
*Breweries will placed among our exhibits and can load/unload from our loading dock and use the freight elevator to access the appropriate floor. 
Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns. We can also schedule some time to speak over the phone or meet in person if needed.

We look forward to working with you!

Best Regards,

Lamont Craven
Visitor Engagement
Carnegie Science Center
412.812.9086
 

Pouring Opportunity - October 6

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 @ 6:04pm

TRASH, 

There is a pouring opportunity downtown in October.  TRASH folk have done this event in the past and  a good time was had by all.

Hoptoberfest
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: Event: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Rivers Club – One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Please see the attachment for additional details and registration information.

Sean

May Meeting Recap

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 @ 8:13pm

Big Thank you to East End for hosting us!


Another big Thank You to Mike Beattie for the tech talk on yeast handling.
 

Help Needed:

is anyone in the greater Fox Chapel Area willing to give a brief talk on homebrewing?  We’ve been contacted by the librarian there.  Please contact me or one of the other officers if interested

 

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Beer and Gear at Ohiopyle, June 17, Combo Beer fest and Camping, and perennially a good time.  There should still be a couple of slots. 1 keg/brewer.  John Rozborksi is the point man.  Please contact me or one of the other officers if interested

 

June Meeting - Saturday, June 24, 3p at Chris Meta’s House
Good Food, Good Friends, Good Beer, Good times.Family Friendly!

Mini-Competition: Our roughly quarterly mini-competition will be held at the June meeting. Bring your best Big Brew Styles from this year: American IPA, Saison, Oktoberfest/Maerzen

 

July Meeting - Saturday, July 22 at Hitchhiker’s New Location, Sharpsburg

 

Cheers!

Sean

July 2017 Meeting - Hitchhiker's New Digs

  • Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 12pm - 2pm
    Location: 315 15th St. Sharpsburg, PA

    Our July Meeting will be at the new Hitchhiker Brewing Company location in Sharpsburg.…

    • 13 people are attending

Reminder: Meeting this Sunday at East End at 12pm

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 6:35pm

TRASH,

Just a reminder.  The May meeting will be this Sunday at East End Brewing on Julius Street.  The meeting starts at 12.  

Some notes:

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
 

Tech Talk on Yeast Handling: Volunteer Needed

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 7:52pm

TRASH, 

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.  

If you're interested, please reply to this email or send a note to officers@trashhomebrewers.org.  Thank you.

Cheers!

Sean 


 

June 2017 Meeting - Chris Meta's House

  • Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: 1501 Oakwood Dr, Mt Lebanon, 15234

    For our June 2017 meeting we'll be returning once…

    • 19 people are attending

Pouring Opportunity June 10

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 6:33pm

TRASH, 

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 correy.dandoy@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.  It sounds like a good time, and it's for a good cause.

Cheers!

Sean

Correy's email...

Hi Sean,

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 (correy.dandoy@gmail.com).

Thank you for your help!

Correy Dandoy

Washington County Advisory Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

AHA Big Brew at MoreBeer with TRASH & TRUB

  • Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 9am - 3pm
    Location: MoreBeer, 200 1st Street Ambridge, PA 15003 USA

    AHA Big Brew at MoreBeer with TRASH & TRUB

    • 4 people attended

Beer and Gear at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 17.

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Thursday, April 6th, 2017 @ 7:53pm

TRASH, 

We've been invited back to the annual Beer and Gear event at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 17

Club Member John Rozborksi has been going for some time, and always has a blast. 

Please see his note below.  If you want to coordinate with John, let me know and I'll get you his contact info.

Sean


Hello Sean, Chris, et al:
writing to confirm that TRASH is again invited to the annual Beer and Gear event at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle on June 17. Here is a link:
http://wilderness-voyageurs.com/aboutwv/ohiopyle-events/beer-and-gear/

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! 
 

May 2017 Meeting - East End Brewing Company

  • Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 12pm - 2pm
    Location: 147 Julius Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Our May meeting will be at long-time friend of the club East End Brewing.  Come on out, bring…

    • 19 people attended

TRASH XXVII Awards Presentation Ceremony

  • Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 7pm - 10pm
    Location: Helicon Brewing - 102 Union Ave, Oakdale, PA 15071

    Following the conclusion of judging and tallying of results from the TRASH XXVII Homebrew…

    • 40 people attended

TRASH XXVII Competition Registration Is Now Open!

E-mail sent by Jack Smith, Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 @ 8:26pm

Hey Brewers,

Registration for the TRASH XXVII Homebrew Competition opened this evening.  The competition is capped at 15 entries per brewer and 300 total entries.  As of this writing, we have already received 100 entries.  So... get on it!

http://trashcompetition.org/

Registration closes and entries must be dropped off or delivered by March 24th.

Good luck, and see you at the awards banquet (details & invite coming soon).

PS> Be sure to sign up to judge or steward while you're over there registering your entries.  We can't pull this off without your help!

 

Philly NHC Entries

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 @ 7:07pm

TRASH, 

Club member Chris Staub is headed to the Philly area just in time for NHC drop-off entry.  He's generously offered to take your NHC entries with him.  Please see his message below for details.  

Chris, 
Many thanks!

Sean


I will be driving to Philadelphia on 3/3/17 for work. I will be taking NHC entries with me as the drop off window is 2/27/17 to 3/8/17.  If anyone form the club would like for me to take their entries to Philly for NHC first round, email me at cbstaub18@gmail.com to arrange for you entries to be dropped off at my house by 3/2/17.  I can keep the entries cold in my Keg Cold Storage converted chest freezer and will keep them in a cooler from the time I leave to the time I drop off in Philly.
 
Chris Staub
 

March 2017 Meeting - Southern Tier

  • Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 12pm - 2pm
    Location: Southern Tier Pittsburgh, 316 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Join us for the March 2017 TRASH Meeting at the new Southern Tier Pittsburgh!

    • 18 people attended

Meeting Reminder: This Sunday

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, February 13th, 2017 @ 6:42pm

Just a reminder that the February TRASH Meeting is this Sunday 2/19/17 from 12 to 2 PM at A&M Wine Supplies in Washington, PA.  Note that they are opening special just for us.
If you participated in their bulk grain buy, please be sure to pick it up at the meeting, or make arrangements to have it picked up.
See you Sunday.
Sean

Dues Due, New BJCP Asst. Rep, and Upcoming Meetings

E-mail sent by Sean Kinnas, Monday, January 30th, 2017 @ 7:46pm

TRASH Membership Dues are due!.  Please pay your annual dues ($15 individual/$20 family) on the TRASH website, trashhomebrewers.org.  

Congratulations to the new Assistant Mid-Atlantic Regional BJCP Representative: our own Malcolm Frazer! According to the announcement, the details of his new duties are still being defined. But for now, if you have BJCP-related questions, go see Malcolm.

Upcoming Meetings:

February TRASH Meeting is Sunday 2/19/17 at 12 PM at A&M Wine Supplies in Washington, PA.  If you’re ordering grain, this will be a great time to pick it up.

March TRASH Meeting is tentatively planned for Southern Tier for Sunday, March 19.  Additional details TBD.

The TRASH BJCP Competition will be April 8 at Helicon Brewing in Oakdale, PA.  The competition awards ceremnoy will double as our April meeting.   




Cheers!
Sean Kinnas
TRASH President

TRASH XXVII Homebrew Competition

  • Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 8am - 5pm
    Location: Helicon Brewing - 102 Union Ave, Oakdale, PA 15071

    The 27th annual TRASH Homebrew Competition will be…

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President: Sean Kinnas
VP: Chris Marasti-Georg
Treasurer: Paul Fisher
Secretary: Mark Minuto
Past President: Jack Smith

Club-Only Comps

10/23/2016: Fall Beer
Winners: TBD

07/23/16 - Cider & Big Brew Beer
Winners: CMG, Timur Snoke

01/17/16 - Porter
Winner: Paul Fisher

12/05/15 - Mystery Grist
Winner: Tom Bosak

09/19/15 - Malty German Beers
Winner: Armand Houle

06/13/15 - Light Hybrid Beers
Winner: Mike Beattie

03/15/15 - Dry Stout
Winner: Brian Robbins

01/18/15 - Holiday Ale
Winners: Mike Beattie, Brian Robbins

09/20/14 - Festbier
Winner: Chris Brunetti

 


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