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Apr 19 15

Swap Meet 5/23, 10am-2pm @ Actual Brewing

by Administrator

The SODZ swap meet returns for a great chance to do some spring cleaning, or acquire more equipment. The swap meet is a garage sale/swap style gathering where you can bring equipment you no longer need and trade or sell it to someone that does.

When: Saturday May 23rd, 10am-2pm, rain or shine. Where: Actual Brewing Company, 655 N. James Rd. Columbus, OH. 43229

If you are bringing equipment to swap or sell, try to bring a folding table too. If you don’t have equipment, come anyways and find something you never knew you needed!

SODZ will be grilling up burgers and dogs, please bring a side to share. ABC is homebrew friendly if you want to share.

You can park in the front, or around the back by the dock doors for easy unloading. Please note that the ABC taproom is open from 12pm-5pm, so please respect their space and customers, and purchase a few great pints as well to thank them!

Sign up below if you are coming so we know how much food to bring.

Please note that SODZ does not mediate disputes over transactions or refunds. Mike Beargie will be at the May 11th, 2015 SODZ meeting to answer any questions

Apr 13 15

April Meeting 4/20, 7pm @ Lineage Brewing

by Administrator

When

Monday, April 20th 2015 7pm

Where

Lineage Brewing
2971 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Food

No Food. Since the kitchen is closed Lineage is allowing outside food.
Food places close to Lineage:

  • O’Reillys – It’s a bar but it has pretty good Burgers.
  • Hound Dogs – Greasy delicious pizza.
  • Aladdin’s – Mediterranean food.
  • Lavash – Mediterranean food.
  • Local Cantina – Cheap tacos.
  • Gatto’s Pizza – Pizza place across the street.
  • Harvest – Pizza, sandwiches, awesome food.
  • Acre – Tasty healthy food. A lot like Northstar but cheaper.
  • Northstar – Further north by Henderson on High St. but delicious.
  • The Crest
  • La Patrona – Mexican Food like El Vaquero.
  • Lucky Dragon – Chinese place.

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Lineage Tour and Talk

Club Competition

Hopapalooza. Any beer over 40 IBUs.

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.

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Apr 13 15

AHA Big Brew 5/2 @ CBC

by Administrator

This years Big Brew is being hosted by the Columbus Brewing Company.  This event is not restricted to SODZ members and I encourage you to invite people who may be interested in the hobby.

Date

Saturday May 2nd
Wort will be available from 9am – 11am.
This is a hard deadline anyone who comes after 11am will not get wort.

Location

525 Short St,
Columbus, OH

The Columbus Half Marathon is happening on the same day so if you try to get to CBC using High St you will be less than happy. Please see the map below for an alternate route.

View Alternate Directions to CBC in a map.

What We Provide

    1. Wort – CBC will be brewing wort for an American Pale Ale. The recipe can be found here.
    2. Water for chilling.

What You Provide

You will need to bring everything else. This includes but is not limited to:

    1. Hops
    2. Kettle
    3. Burner
    4. Propane Tank
    5. Wort Chiller
    6. Hose Splitters – We should have some however having more is always better.
    7. Folding Chair(s)
    8. Pop Up Tent – If it rains you have two options:
      1. Get your wort and take it home to boil.
      2. Have a pop up tent and brew underneath.
    9. Sanitizer
    10. Food
    11. Etc, etc

Anything you need to brew at home you will need to bring with the exception of equipment used to create your wort.

Food

This year like last year you are on your own for food. If people have portable grills that are used at tailgating events you are welcome to bring them.

RSVP

Please RSVP below so that we have a rough number of who is coming.

Can’t see the form below? Click here!

Mar 11 15

March Meeting 3/16 7pm @ North High Brewing’s Production Facility

by President

Just so everyone is clear this is a production brewing facility so please bring a chair (if you need one) and a glass for imbibing.

When

Monday, March 16th 2015
7pm

Where

North High Brewing Company (Production Facility)
Corner of E. 5th & Cleveland Ave
1125 Cleveland Ave Columbus, OH 43201
Street View

Food

No Food.

Agenda

  • Board Elections
  • NHC First Round Plug
  • Fast Fermentation Test
  • North High Tour and Talk

Club Competition

This is a wide open category where the only criteria is that you make a beer 4% ABV or less. While we realize “sessionable” is technically anything less than 5%, what’s the fun in that?

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.

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Feb 6 15

February Meeting 2/16 7pm @ Barley’s Downtown

by President

When

Monday, February 16th 2015
7pm

Where

Barleys Ale House
467 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(In the basement)

*Note the parking meters should be free as it’s Presidents Day.


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Food

Full service restaurant.

Agenda

  • Board Reports
  • Board Member Nominations
  • Cider

Club Competition

In preparation for BBF this will be all styles British. This includes English Pale Ale (8), Scottish and Irish Ale (9), English Brown Ale (11), Porter (12), Stout (Everything but American Stout, 13E), English IPA (14A), Ciders and Meads. Good Luck!

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.

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Jan 27 15

Free Agave Nectar

by Secretary

SODZ has come into the possession of a large amount of agave nectar (syrup) and is giving it away to paid members for FREE! This is your membership dues at work.

For those of you unfamiliar with agave nectar it is extracted from the agave plant, also used in making tequila. It is most similar to honey, possibly a touch sweeter.

Paid up members can sign up below to get your share. We are limiting the amount you can get to 18lbs or about a gallon and a half. This is enough to make 5 gallons of sweet agave wine. Use the calculator here to determine how many lbs you need. We will keep the sign up open until February 5th and contact you via email on how to pickup.

Shout out to the Cincinnati Bloatarian League for hooking us up!

Jan 8 15

January Meeting

by President

When

Monday, January 19th 2015
7pm

Where

Old Bag of Nails
24 North State Street #26
Westerville, OH 43081

Food

Full service restaurant.

Agenda

  • Board Reports
  • British Beer Fest (BBF) Plug
  • Craig O’Herron – Head Brewer / Owner of Sideswipe Brewing Company
  • Patrick Gangwer – Sour Beers

Club Competition

This time it’s all about 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.

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Jan 6 15

Lucci Cup Update and Recipe

by Administrator

Here is A recipe for Southern English Brown which you can use for the Lucci Cup Challenge. This is not a required recipe just an option. For those unfamiliar with the Lucci Cup, it was started many years ago by our club’s very own Susan Lucci (AKA Frank Barickman) to give him a chance to win… or something like that… anyways, now a days it’s a challange/call to flex your brewing muscle where everyone can compete head to head in a predetermined style. You can brew whatever recipe you want, if you think you have one better, or you can brew the one listed here. Time to step up and brew!

1. Brew any Southern English Brown (here on refereed to as SEB) recipe you like and enter it into the 2015 SODZ BBF as a Southern English Brown.
2. Talk smack about how great your brewing is.
3. Winner will be the beer which wins the stand alone SEB category.

Ok so there it is. Who thinks they have skills?

And here is the promised recipe:
OG 1.041 ABV 3.8% IBU: 17
Yeast: WLP002, Wyeast 1968, or Safale S-04, fermented at 68F

for 6 gal
Hops
60 min: .85 oz East Kent Goldings 5% AA
Grain (all-grain version, mashed at 153F)
6.9 lbs Marris Otter
1 lb crystal 80
10 oz crystal 120
8 oz special roast
6 oz pale chocolate
4 oz carafa special II

Extract option; replace the 6.9 lbs of Marris Otter with 5 lbs English Pale LME or Marris Otter LME

Slainte!
Will Shiel
Vice President
BBF Competition Organizer

Dec 22 14

2015 British Beerfest Homebrew Competition

by Secretary

The 2015 SODZ British Beerfest is coming up fast, Saturday February 21st, at Seventh Son Brewery, so mark you Calender’s!  We’ll need judges, stewards, and other helpers, its a fun event so please come out and help!  Also don’t forget to brew early enough to enter you British style beers, meads, and ciders.  You can start registering your entries and to volunteer on the competition site http://bbf.sodz.org.

This years Lucci Cup will be SOUTHERN English Brown.  This is the last year it will be in the BJCP guidelines so it’s time to brew it.  I will post the brewing classic styles recipe later for those looking for a reference, as well as more information on the Lucci Cup Challenge for those unfamiliar with it.  Short info, brew the best Southern English Brown you can with any recipe or ingredients you want and enter it into the BBF, good luck.

Dec 17 14

Columbus Winter Beerfest 2015

by President

If you’ve found your way here then you know that you are part of an elite set of volunteers, a crack team best equipped to help people navigate the waters of craft beer.

When

Friday January 30th
Saturday January 31st

There will be VIP sessions each night, beginning at 6:30 PM, with the regular session beginning at 7:30 PM, and running until 11:00 PM. Expect to show up at least an hour early to make sure you get your assignments.

Where

Columbus Convention Center

What

More will be put here when I have more specifics but I’m assuming this will be the same deal that’s happened years before.  As a volunteer you will get a t-shirt, some food, money for parking, beer and quite a bit of fun.

Caveat

In previous years we’ve had some issues where volunteers have signed up and then not shown up.  If you choose to sign up please treat this as a commitment.  If you can’t volunteer for some reason please notify the volunteer organizer Don Croucher

Volunteer Registration is now Closed.