Happy Thanksgiving, Baltibrewers!
Here’s hoping you all get to spend your day with family, friends, and someone you love. We’re truly thankful to have such a great cast of brewers involved with our club, and we look forward to brewing better, bigger, and badder beers with each of you.
What are you drinking with your Thanksgiving dinner? Let us know!
Remember that the Guild Holiday Party is a week from Saturday. Tickets are still available, and we hope you’ll help us represent Baltibrew again this year at Heavy Seas Brewery. We’re also doing a bit of holiday fun at our upcoming December 19th meeting at Nepenthe. We’ll limit club business to 2014 officer elections, dues payment, and the January collective brew day. Hope to see you there.
We’re meeting tomorrow (11-21) at Nepenthe as usual, starting at 8 p.m.
Agenda items include:
- Ed Topic: Clarification (agents and techniques).
- Guild Holiday Party (Dec. 7th @ Heavy Seas).
- January Group Brew (What’s the plan, subcommittee?)
- Greg Apker will speak on some AHA related news, aka “Greg’s Needless Nerdiness.”
- BJCP/Cicerone Prep Course (Do we want to do one?)
- Preparation for December voting (Who do you want to be your officers for the coming year?)
As usual, bring homebrew to share.
Greetings, Baltibrewers! We hope you’re all over your BBW’13 hangovers, and cordially invite you to join us in our annual Mead Day with our big sister club, Wootown. This is one of our premier brew days for the year — and it’s made all the better by the gorgeous environment, and the opportunity to meet brewers in another, and quite possibly many other clubs. If you haven’t been before, it’s an Autumn tradition for us and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.
Basic Mead Details:
- Saturday November 2nd, 11 a.m. start time at the home/apiary of Wootowners Lloyd and Ruth-Ann Snyder (4747 Norrisville Road, White Hall, MD 21161)
- Honey is $4 per pound (you can work out how much you need once you’re there), and Snyder’s takes cash, check, or credit card.
- A variety of yeasts, and yeast nutrient are available from Thirsty Brewer‘s Tom Davidson for $5 (or you can bring your own).
- You will need a clean fermenter, lid or cap, and airlock.
- Wootown is bringing its ultra-cool, inline water heater, so there’s no waiting for large volumes of water to heat up.
Not so basic Mead Braggot Melomel, etc. Details:
- You can brew something other than a mead if you want, just recognize that most others will be doing simple meads.
- Bring your own equipment if you intend to do a more complex brew — burners, tuns, chillers, etc.
- Show up with a recipe! and some idea how you’ll accomplish what you’re doing.
As usual — but this time more vociferously insisted upon — bring food and homebrew (Mead, wine, beer) to share. Wootown and its members do an excellent job sharing dishes, and homebrew at this event, and this is an opportunity for us to shine AND be the courteous guests we know we are. Please don’t show up empty handed!
Hey Baltibrewers, don’t forget that we’re also sponsoring the 2013 Gruit Ale, No Hop Comp at Liam’s this Saturday. Co-sponsored with Liam’s and Nepenthe. Comp starts at 7 p.m. and it’s absolutely free to drink these herbal elixirs. Good idea to get there early, as we’re expecting to reach capacity.
If you’re looking for interesting, or you like weird, this should be your big stop.
Download the flier, and get yourself an entry form.
On the heals of a HIGHLY successful Chilibrew VII, please join us to keep the positive flow going as we discuss homebrew, some slight business, future brews, and of course TASTING!
Per usual, the meeting is at Nepenthe Homebrew at 8pm sharp. BYO Chair and Homebrew.
- Education: How To Barrel Age Homebrew
- CHILIBREW VII wrap-up/congrats
- November Brew: Mead Brew with Wootown Homebrew Club
- Guild XMAS Party Details
- Nano Announcement – Ian
- Committee Volunteers for January group brew
SEE YOU THERE!
That’s right, Baltibrewers, and Baltibrew fans — Baltimore Beer Week begins today, and we wanted to give everyone out there a heads up on what we believe are the best events over the next ten days. Gird your livers, prepare your excuses for late arrivals at your jobs (Couldn’t they have waited just one more week to end the furlough? Debt ceiling be damned!), and start taking your vitamins now, ’cause it’s ON!
True to the nature of Baltibrew, we’re gonna’ stick primarily to events within Baltimore City that are accessible via public transit (It’s good for the city, and good for you — and you can’t get a DUI if you’re taking transit like a responsible citizen) with a few excursions to choice events in the surrounding counties. The events are listed as close to being in chronological order as possible, with a few exceptions. Have a great time, be safe, and celebrate beer!
Friday, October 18th:
- Chilibrew VII — Sure the opening tap isn’t until tomorrow, but this is the HOMEBREW OPENING TAP! Baltibrew presents our seventh celebration of the DIY spirit with a homebrew contest and chili cook off. Advance tickets are sold out, and competitor slots are full, BUT a limited number of tickets are still available at the door. Get there early to get your spot in what City Paper, and the Baltimore Sun are calling an event not to be missed this week.
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First things first:
Baltibrew was honored today by the Baltimore City Paper in its annual Best of Baltimore issue, listed as “Best Homebrew Club.” This is a true accolade, and we thank our members for making all of this possible, and the City Paper staff for this award.
We would also like to congratulate our gracious hosts at Nepenthe Homebrew for their being listed as “Best Gift to Zymurgists.” Thanks for your support!
September Meeting Agenda
It’s a big month for Baltibrew, and our September Regular Meeting is chock full of important action items, but also a great ed topic
- Chilibrew status reports, and event reminder
- September Brewday (9/28 at Nepenthe) specifics (remember, finished beers will be club kegs for meetings, etc.)
- Beer week meeting change (will meet 4th Thursday instead of 3rd in order to take advantage of chilibrew publicity, and beer week buzz to increase attendance.)
- Guild Meeting recap
- No September social meeting; plan October social for collective beer week event.
- Ed Topic: Pliny The Elder Clone taste comparisons.