Greetings! We will be meeting this Sunday, April 25th to brew an American IPA at the home of member Matt McCann (2606 E. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21224). This is right across from Patterson Park, with Luzerne being the nearest cross street.
The brew is all-grain so we’ll be starting early â€” Say 9 a.m. Gotta’ get water up to heat early so we can mash in early. But show up when you want to thereafter. We’ll probably mash in around 10.
Bring food to share, beer or other libations to share, and something to keep you entertained over a goodly bit of the day. Bring coffee or some breakfast item if you’re coming early. All-grain brewing is a much more laborious, and time consuming process than extract, so be prepared to learn a ton, and have a great time as well.
In other news, the American Homebrew Assn’s National Homebrew Day (5/1) â€” lovingly referred to as Big Brew â€” is swiftly approaching, and Baltibrew has been cordially invited to attend a number of different events to celebrate. You can join member Kevin Berry down at Maryland Homebrew for the festivities put on by that establishment AND a number of different clubs in the South, or you can join some of us â€” possibly Ryan B, if the wife lets him play hooky from moving duties â€” at the Thirsty Brewer for Wootown’s collective Big Brew up North.
Wootown’s Big Brew is on 5/8 â€” NOT 5/1.
With business out of the wayâ€¦ time to talk aesthetics.
Feast your eyes on the awesome label member Brent Hoffman designed to accompany our recently named Pagoda Porter. It’s doubly appropriate that we’ll be enjoying the better part of a Corny keg of this beer AT Patterson Park, NEAR the pagoda on brew day. Come out and have a taste.