Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 2011 meeting

The October MALTZ meeting will be at my house on Friday, 10/21. We will keep the same 6:00-6:30 start time. Please do not not bring or invite any new members to this meeting.

If you do not know my address, call or email me and I will make sure you get it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A New Poll is up

Pick an element that you'd like to explore for the March Meeting. Each member will brew a beer with the same recipe but substitute one ingredient to learn more about what each ingredient changes to the overall profile of the beer.

Meeting Notes for January 26th 2011

Several items were discussed at January's Meeting. The first item was setting up regular meeting dates. Last year was very busy for all members and we didn't meet nearly as much as we liked, so we set up a regular meeting schedule. Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month with the next meeting being February 15th.

We also discussed members doing batches with the same grain bill but each person adding a single hop to learn the hop profiles of the various hops available. We can break this down into at least 3 categories... American, German, English........and more if need be.

Similar projects were discussed including using different specialty grains and yeast to learn those profiles.

We briefly discussed the possibility of being involved in the AHA Club Only Competitions and possibly hosting an event in 2012.

We'll be setting up a poll to decide which type of hops or specialty grains or yeast we'd like to do for our first "profile project" and an online form to pick which variety of hop/specialty grain/yeast you'd like to use for your brew that we'll review for our March Meeting.

Call for Judges - SODZ British Beer Fest 2011

The SODZ British Beerfest is back... Please let me know if you can judge this small limited scope competition. We need good quality judges as always and would appreciate your support.

Winking Lizard - Crosswoods
100 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235
Saturday, February 26th – Judging will start @ 9 a.m.

Based on years past, judging will be 1 session in the AM, (so its an easy point!) followed by lunch at Noon. BOS will be after lunch with a short awards ceremony.

Please sign up to judge http://www.sodz.org/cgi-bin/RJU5000G.PGM or let me know if you can make it. Feel free to pass this invite on to you fellow beer club members or brewing colleagues.


Thanks and hope to see you there!

Frank Barickman

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Want to help out at a Homebrew competition?

The Hops Shack is hosting the east region of the BJCP sanctioned 2011 Homebrewtalk.com homebrewing competition on Saturday, 3/26, and we need your help!

We'll need stewards (15) and cellar masters(2) to help bring beer to judges, keep beers cold, collect score sheets and plenty of other things throughout the day. Plus, you get to finish off beers that the judges no longer need. There will be a maximum of 300 beers in this competition, so there will be a minimum of 2 judging flights - one in the late morning and one in the afternoon.

Please contact Kyle if you are interested in participating in this or would like additional information.

1st Meeting of 2011

We'll be meeting on Wednesday, 1/26, 6:30pm at the Hops Shack. There's no topic yet, so we're open to suggestions.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Beer & cheese sampling on 11/5!

Some of you have already seen this via facebook, but for those of you who haven't, there will be a beer & cheese pairing/sampling at The Beer Corner next Friday, 11/5 from 6-9pm.

For more information, please contact me directly via email or phone, or visit facebook.com/ltbeercorner.

The next MALTZ meeting will be held sometime in November. Updates to follow.