January 2015 Club Meeting - Apis Mead & Winery

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 1pm - 4pm

Location: 212 E. Main St. Carnegie, PA 15106

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The club's January, 2015 meeting will be held at Apis Mead and Winery in Carnegie on Sunday, January 18th at 1:00 PM.

Apis' founder and professional meadmaker David Cerminara is a good friend of the club, a homebrewer, and a former professional brewer at Penn Brewery.  He's now the proprietor and meadmaker at Pittsburgh's newest, most buzzworthy winery.  Get it?  Buzzworthy.  Like bees.  Honey.  Mead...  Is this thing on?

Please join us for an afternoon of sharing homebrew and homebrewing knowledge, with plenty of focus on making mead.  If you're an experienced meadmaker or interested in just getting started, come join the discussion.  Bring all your questions, like: What kind of honey do you use?  What do you to to it before you pitch yeast?  What kind of yeast do you use?  Do you oxygenate the must?  What is must?  How and when do you add nutrients?  When do you add flavorants?

- As always, please bring homebrew to share and get feedback from fellow homebrewers - many of whom are certified BJCP judges.  Bring bottles, growlers, kegs, whatever works for you.

- If you make mead, this is your chance to share it and get feedback from others who know a thing or two about honey wine.  Bring your mead if you got it!

- Note the 1:00 start time for this meeting.  This is to allow everyone to swing by for a bit, share some beer & mead, take in the meeting discussion, and buy a bottle or two of Apis mead for the AFC & NFC championship games later that day.

- Mead comes in 750ml wine bottles - big enough to share with a few friends.  Please plan to purchase a bottle or two to take home to enjoy with friends & family.  It's delicious stuff and you'll be supporting a local small business run by a long-time friend of TRASH.

- There are options for you to grab lunch or dinner before or after the meeting within walking distance of Apis.  Make an afternoon of it!

- Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

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