Experimenting with homebrew dogmas

I’ve been following this blog for a while and I really like the guy’s approach to experimenting around brewing. A few of his experiments have really been eye opening for me. I was quite interested in the results of the trub v. no trub experiment especially because I use Dennis’s hop stopper and as such all the cold break ends up in my fermenters. This last set of experiments about fermentation temperature just blew my mind and I thought I’d share. I can’t wait for the Dr. Homebrew episode. I want to hear the BJCP judges talk about these beers.


Learn To Homebrew Day

Thanks to everyone in the club that made the Learn To Homebrew Day event such a great success. Casual Pint Hardin Valley was a phenomenal host on a day where the weather was anything but cooperative. We persevered through the cold and brewed a batch of Nut Brown Ale and an Irish Red Ale with about 30 people in attendance.

I can’t wait to sample the fruits of our labors! Check back here for details in the coming weeks.

Learn to Homebrew Day

Bring your friends, neighbors, and other brew-curious to the Hardin Valley Casual Pint between 12 and 6pm on Saturday November 1st. We will be doing two extract kits (back to back) as demos.

Oktoberfest Showdown Results

Four competitors (David Disney, Daniel Hillesheim, John Mecklenborg, John Peed, Micah Sweeney) brought 8 beers to the Casual Pint in Fountain City last night. We tried a new crazy scheme for “judging” that was a little hit or miss. I appreciate the feedback on the method, and hope to incorporate it into future events.

Congratulations to John for winning! You can see the attached data.Lager-Off-report

While we were there the owner Steve offered a lot of support for the club in using his location as a spot for future events. He was very excited about the possibilities and even made a few awesome suggestions. I’m hoping we can use his site for the Teach a Friend to Homebrew day activities on the first Saturday in November (11/1/14).

Competition Update

TVHB members have been very busy lately racking up some competition wins! Click the links to see what your fellow club members have been up to. Make sure to ask these guys how they do it! We would love to see more members participating in competitions.

http://tnstatefair.org/tasteoftn/ – Homebrew-Show-Results(archive)

http://blackforest.brewcompetition.com/ – Black Forest Brewoff 2014

http://maltsters.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Blue_Ridge_Brew_Off_2014-results.pdf – Blue_Ridge_Brew_Off_2014-results