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Feb 6 18

February Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, February 19th 2018
7pm

Where

Barleys Brewing Company
467 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

We are meeting in Brewcadia, the arcade/bar upstairs. Meter parking should be free for Presidents’ Day

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Officer Nominations
  • BJCP Judging Practice
  • Social Hour

Club Competition

British Invasion
In preparation for BBF this will be all styles British. This includes English Pale Ale, Scottish and Irish Ale, English Brown Ale, Porter, Stout (Everything but American Stout) and English IPA.

Winner will get a $25 gift card from a local homebrew store.

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

Jan 31 18

BBF Post Update

by Administrator

The BBF announcement post previously stated that judging would take place on March 10th. Judging will be on March 24th. The post has been corrected, but for those of you that read the posts via the auto-emailer, I wanted to post the correction/update separately.

Jan 30 18

BBF Lucci Cup 2018

by Secretary

I was asked to submit my American IPA for the British Beer Fest Lucci Cup. My first reaction was why the heck are we doing an American IPA for a British competition.. but I get it, we’re still riding the IPA wave that everyone is craving and brewing and we can get a ton of entries. I would rather do a Flanders red if we are going off the map, but 3 years is not that fast of a turnaround for a competition that is in two months.

As Richard Sheppard stated from the  Lucci Cup 2017 write up, “For those of you unfamiliar with the Lucci Cup, it is a competition within the greater British Beerfest competition. A club member throws out a style and a recipe and a separate prize is given to the winner of that category. The Lucci Cup is normally categorized by a high number of entries for style, bragging rights and copious amounts of trash talk. You do not have to use the recipe given below, it is just a suggestion.”

This American IPA I named Alan’s Hoppyness, was my first IPA I made back in 2012. I named it so because it was my neighbor’s favorite thirst quencher after running and training for his marathons on a hot summer day. The recipe is a Bell’s Two Hearted clone I found on Brew Your Own and chose it since it was simple and I had all the ingredients. It did really well with people enjoying it and in competitions where I entered it in both the Pale ale and IPA categories.

Here is the recipe for Alan’s Hoppyness:

Ingredients:

For 5 gallons (19 L)

12.83 lb (4.5 kg) | Two-row Brewers Malt (1.8°L)

8.0 oz (227 g) | Caramel (40°L)

1.2 oz (34 g) | Centennial pellets, 9.1% a.a. (45 min)

1.2 oz (34 g) | Centennial pellets, 9.1% a.a. (30 min)

3.5 oz (99 g) | Centennial pellets, 9.1% a.a. (dry hop)

White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast or WLP California Ale V Yeast

SPECIFICATIONS

Original Gravity: 1.063

Final Gravity: 1.012

ABV: 6.7%

IBU: 55

SRM: 10

Boil Time: 75 minutes

Efficiency: 65%

Pre-boil Volume: 6.6 gallons

DIRECTIONS

Use 4.5 gallons (17 L) carbon filtered water, adjust with 4 grams gypsum.

Step mash: 45 minutes at 150°F (66°C), ramp to 170°F (77°C) over 15 minutes (or ramp by infusing 2.5 gallons boiling water), rest 10 minutes at 170°F (77°C). Vorlauf until clear.

Collect 6.6 gallons (25 L), sparging with 175°F (79°C) water. Boil vigorously for approximately 75 minutes, hopping as in ingredients section. Whirlpool and allow to settle for 15 minutes. Chill wort to 64°F (18°C). Aerate wort and pitch yeast.

Ferment warm (ale temperature). Dry hop one week into fermentation in a secondary. Allow beer to stay warm with hops for a week. Rack beer, crash cool, and cold age for a week. Rack beer, prime with sugar and bottle or carbonate in a keg.

Extract Version

Use 6.6 lb (3 kg) Briess Golden Light Liquid malt extract and 2.5 lb (1.1 kg) Golden Light Dry malt extract instead of the two-row malts.

Steep the 8 oz caramel malt in 1 gallon (3.8 L) of 150°F (66°C) water for 20 minutes. Strain and sparge through the grains, topping up to 6.6 gallons (or up to 3.5 gallons for a partial boil) and bring to a boil.

Add the malt extracts. Add 2 grams of gypsum to the boil.

Continue as per all-grain recipe (unless using partial boil process where water needs to be added to bring post boil volume up to 5.25 gallons (20 L)).

 

Gautam Bagchi

Jan 30 18

British Beerfest 2018

by Secretary

What

This is your British Beerfest Reminder! The competition is coming up this March, so if you plan to brew, the time is now!

When

Judging will take place Saturday, March 24th 2018
Entries are due Saturday, March 17th 2018

Why

Because beer! But also because prizes!
This year’s best of show winner will receive a 55lb bag of Munton’s Maris Otter malt.
Seventh Son will also be choosing an Organizer’s Choice beer to be brewed on their system and released in their taproom.
You can see more info on the competition, including the accepted styles, deadlines and shipping locations for entries, and registration links and info at The BBF Competition Website. You can also use the competition website to register as a judge or steward. This is a BJCP sanctioned competition, so you will receive points toward your BJCP rank.

Jan 8 18

January Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, January 15th 2017
7:00 pm.

Where

RAM Restaurant and Brewery
If you are interested in grabbing a bite from the restaurant, you may want to show up around 6:00, rather than 7:00. We will be in the upper area in the back.

6632 Longshore Street
Dublin, OH 43017

Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Beer Memorabilia Talk by Doug Blegan, president of the local Gambrinus chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America
  • Social hour

Club Competition

Beermageddon
Beers 8% ABV and bigger. This is a wide open category where the only criteria is that your beer needs to be 8% ABV or more.

Winner will get a $25 gift card from a local homebrew store.

Bring your entries to the meeting and give them to Gautam.

Next month’s competition, British Invasion, is all things British Isles. For those that like to plan ahead, the schedule can always be found under “Competitions” on the website here.

Dec 5 17

2017 SODZ Christmas Party

by Administrator

When

Monday, December 11th 2017
7:00 pm

Where

Lineage Brewing Company
2971 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202

What

There is no formal agenda. This meeting is a potluck where the club provides the main course and members provide a side or desert. Because the club is providing the main course this meeting is limited to those members in good standing and their +1.

Lineage, is closed to the public on Mondays, they’ll be open just for the club event.

Please remember:

  1. Everyone must be 21, no exceptions.
  2. Drinking and driving is a serious and deadly felony. Make appropriate travel arrangements.

Dirty Santa

Dirty Santa is a gift exchange where you bring a large format (750ml or 22oz bomber) bottle of commercial beer and put it inside a gift bag. One person starts by taking a bag off the table that’s not theirs and this continues until everyone has a gift. Basically it’s a white elephant gift exchange but instead of gifting junk you are giving delicious craft beer. The only requirements for this are that you buy a quality beer and bring it concealed in a gift bag.

Club Competition

Christmas/Winter Speciality (21B), Belgian Specialty (16E), Wood Aged (22C), Speciality (23, convince us it’s Christmas).

Nov 14 17

November Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, November 20th 2017
7:00 pm.

Where

Columbus Brewing Company
Production Facility (NOT the Restaurant!!!)
With that being said, you may want to grab a chair and bring it with you, it’s a production facility, there’s not much in the way of seating.

2555 Harrison Rd
Columbus, OH 43204

Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Hop Growers Talk
  • Social hour

Club Competition

Smoke and Roast
Dark Lagers, Porters, Stouts, Belgian Specialty (Must include roasted malts to be qualified), Smoke Flavored Beers, etc.

Winner will get a $25 gift card from a local homebrew store.

Bring your entries to the meeting and give them to Gautam.

Next month’s competition, ‘Tis the Season, is Christmas/Holiday themed. For those that like to plan ahead, the schedule can always be found under “Competitions” on the website here.

Oct 23 17

Learn to Homebrew Day 2017

by Administrator

What

Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew. The event involves homebrewers bringing their equipment to a location and brewing beer while people new to the hobby ask questions. More information on the event and the history of it can be found here.

If you plan on brewing please be patient when it comes time to chill your beer as this can be a bottleneck at events like this.

What we Provide

  • Cold water for chilling.
  • A place to put your spent grains.
  • Good times.

What you Provide

You will need to bring all the equipment you need to have to brew this includes but is not limited too:

  • Kettles
  • Mash Tun (If you are an all grain brewer)
  • Lauter Tun (If you are a all grain brewer)
  • Burner
  • Propane
  • Primary fermentation vessel
  • Star San or other sanitation chemical
  • etc, etc, etc.

When

Saturday November 4th 2017
Start Time: 9am
Brewing Cut off Time: 10am (If you plan to brew start before 10am)

Where

Ohio Taproom

1291 W 3rd Ave
Columbus, OH 43212

Brewing will occur on the patio.

Oct 23 17

2017 Oktoberfest at Weasel Boy

by Administrator

When

Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:30pm

Let me repeat this is on Sunday October 29th. Yes, there are two events in October. This is one of the events that your wonderful member dues pay for, so if you’re a paid member, you should come take advantage!

Where

Weaselboy Brewing Company
126 Muskingum Ave,
Zanesville, OH 43701


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Food

This will be a potluck where the club provides bratwurst and you will provide a side or dessert. Note if you plan on coming please send an email to secretary@sodz.org to signup so that we know how much food to buy.

Agenda

  • Eat Brats
  • Drink Beer
  • Have Fun!
Oct 12 17

October Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, October 16th 2017
Official, meeting activities will begin at around 7:00 pm, but Combustion will be opening at 6:00 if you want to swing by early and grab a beer or two before we start. They are not normally open on Mondays, so we’ll have the place to ourselves, but that does mean the full kitchen will not be available. There will be bar snacks(nut mix, pretzels, chips) available, and they said anyone is welcome to bring food if you want to eat dinner, or order from Romeo’s pizza, which is next to the brewery.

Where

Combustion Brewery and Taproom

80 W Church St #101
Pickerington, OH 43147

Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Combustion Brewing Talk/Tours
  • Social hour

Club Competition

Fall Beers
This is a thematic based around fall. What does this mean? Well you could enter an Oktoberfest, a pumpkin beer, a Belgian Fall Saison, a Belgian Pale that evokes feelings of fall. The theme is fall and you can make that work however you want.

Winner will get a $25 gift card from a local homebrew store.

Bring your entries to the meeting and give them to Gautam.