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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.

Sep 13 17

September Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, September 18th 2017
7pm

Where

Gordon Biersch

401 N Front St. #120
Columbus, OH 43215

Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Member Introductions
  • Gordon Biersch Talk/Tours
  • Social hour

Club Competition

All BJCP Categories
Bring whatever you’ve got!

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

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

Jun 24 17

Summer Picnic 2017

by Administrator

Summer Picnic time!

Who is Invited?

Anyone who is a paid member and their immediate family (Significant other Spouse and children).

When

Saturday, July 22nd 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Gun Range open for SODZ members
Saturday, July 22nd 2:30 PM Sunday July 23rd 1:00 PM – Picnic, etc.

If you plan to stay over night be sure you bring a tent or are ok with sleeping in your car.

Where

Central Ohio Anglers and Hunters Club
9593 Roberts Rd
West Jefferson, OH 43162

Make sure you approach from Olmstead Road, to the Southwest of the club, not from Plain City-Georgesville Road. If you come the wrong way, you WILL NOT be able to get across the Little Darby Creek.

What to Bring

If you want to shoot, it’s BYOGun, there are no rentals. The club has a 30- yard pistol range, and a 100-yard rifle range. The ranges will be open for a few hours starting at noon, but that will only be for non-drinking members, until 2:30 when they will close and we can start the party. THERE WILL BE NO DRINKING AND SHOOTING AT THE SAME TIME.

Bring your beer, of course, we will have Jockey Boxes, so you can bring kegs, or bottles in coolers, or whatever you want.

As for food, the picnic is a pot luck. The club will provide a main course (and plates, cutlery, napkins, etc.), you will provide a side/desert and any beer you want to share. The location has a copious amounts of space to camp and hang out, a large building to escape the elements, and fire pits for the evening. It’s suggested that you bring any folding chairs, pop up shelters, bug spray, sun tan lotion, plenty of homebrew to share and anything else you require if you are a person who enjoys to sit outside, not on the ground and not in direct sun. If you choose to stay the night there will be a bonfire and much more socializing. In the morning we will do some cleanup and head home.

If you have lawn games, or outdoor activities, bring those too. There’s always demand for cornhole, but the club doesn’t own a set of boards, so it’s appreciated when members bring them to the picnic.

Iron Kettle Beers

Those who brewed beer at Iron Kettle will be bringing their beer to share and be judged. If you were at Iron Kettle an can’t make it then you will need to make arrangements to have someone else bring your beer.

Other

I can’t stress this enough but if you even think you might be staying the night bring a tent or have the expectation that you will be sleeping in your car.

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Jun 24 17

BBF Brewer’s Choice Tapping – June 27th @ Seventh Son

by Administrator

What

Seventh Son will be tapping their Brewer’s Choice winner from the BBF Competition, an Irish Red brewed by Jim Penikas. Come join the club and help Jim celebrate the tapping of his beer!

When

Tuesday, June 27th 2017
5:30pm

Where

Seventh Son Brewing Co.
1101 N 4th St
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Jun 6 17

June Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

This meeting will be a combination meeting with our friends in DOH

When

Monday, June 19th 2017
7pm

Where

Restoration Brew Worx
25 N Sandusky St
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Restoration Brew Worx Talk

Club Competition

No Club Competition this month
Bring your beer for drinking, not for judging, this is a social meeting.

May 22 17

Iron Kettle 2017

by Administrator

When

Saturday June 10th, 9:00 am
You can come as early as 8:00 to set-up. Kits will be handed out at 9:00
Sign up ends June 6th.

Where

Pigskin Brewing Company
81 Mill St. #150
Columbus, OH 43230

What

If you’ve seen Iron Chef, then you understand the premise: you will be given a special, secret ingredient that you must use, but how you use it is up to you. Each team will be given the same ingredients kit to review, decide on a style, formulate a recipe, and brew the beer. You need not use all ingredients but MUST use the special ingredient and be sure to showcase it.

Brewers will need to arrive a little before 9am to get set up. At 9am, kits will be passed out and you can start formulating a recipe based on your ingredients. If your team is brewing a 10 gallon batch then be sure to tell the Iron Kettle organizers so that they can be sure to have two kits for you.

Before brewing, each team must give a recipe sheet to the organizers. On it you will name your style, ingredients, hop schedule and any special notes. If you are splitting your batch and using different yeasts and/or dry hopping, list your intent for each of the beers in the notes. If you elect to deviate from your recipe while brewing, see the organizers to update your sheet. Brewers generally will take some time to review their ingredients and submit their recipes with the expectation that brewing will start by 10 or 11am.

This is a fun event to do in teams of two or more brewers. It’s also a chance for a brewer to introduce the hobby to someone who has shown interest in homebrewing.

Last of all rules are subject to change so don’t surprised if someone moved your cheese.

Beers will be judged at the summer picnic for bragging rights.

Kits

The kits will be all grain kits (no extract) and will include enough malt, hops and special ingredient to make a 5 gallon batch.

Yeast

Please bring 2 yeast strains for each kit. If you are brewing with a partner you can have up to 2 kits and 4 yeast strains. If a team is brewing 10 gallons and will divide the beer into two fermenters, which then will be taken home to ferment separately, each brewer is permitted (but not obligated) to use independent yeast strains. This may lead to some discussion on the team regarding what to brew based upon what the two members brought, but each of the brewers must state what yeast strain will be used prior to brewing. You are not required to pitch the yeast on-site, but be honest about what strain you will use at home. You may bring (and use) O2 or a fish pump for aeration.

Water

Do not bring your own water.

Do not bring your own water.

Do not bring your own water.

What You Bring

Anything you need to brew. If you brew outside with a burner at your house then you’ll probably need to bring all that plus a table of some sort to drain your mash tun/kettle.

The gear you would need includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Burner
  • Kettle
  • Mash Tun
  • Hot Liquor Tun
  • Propane Tank
  • Spoons, buckets, bags
  • Fermentation Vessel (Carboy/Bucket)
  • Star San/PBW
  • Gloves
  • Refractometer/Hydrometer/Graduated Cylinder
  • Yeast (up to two strains per kit)
  • Aquarium Pump/Oxygen Stone/Oxygen
  • Hoses/Splitters for Chilling.
  • Grain mill.

What We Provide

  • A kit that brews a 5 gallon batch. Kit includes the malt, hops and special ingredient.
  • Water. Don’t bring your own water. If you bring it we will dump it out in front of you.
  • Pre-Chiller Setup

What is Verboten

  • Your own water. See a pattern?
  • Any ingredients other than what comes in the kit. This includes fining agents, and elements to alter water chemistry.

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