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May 20 16

May 2016 Club Only Competition Results

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The May Club Only “Fizzy Yellow Beers” competition results are as follows.

  1. Eric Saas – Munich Helles – Go to Helles
  2. Jim Sudduth – Pilsener – Bo Pils
  3. Connor Misener – Vienna Lager – Take Vienna

Eric’s Winning Recipe is below.

Description:
An insubordinate pale lager that’s too easy to brew and even easier to drink. The following recipe is intended to net 5.5 gallons into the fermenter at ~1.050 OG
Partial Mash with carbon-filtered water at 150 degrees
Malt:
2 lb Weyermann Bohemian Pils
8 oz Briess Carapils
6 oz Avangard Dark Munich
1/2 tsp Lactic Acid
6# Pils LME in RO water for remainder of boil volume (then top up with RO post boil to total volume), add 1 tsp CaCl to boil
Boiled for 60 Minutes, then cooled to 65 Degrees
Hops:

1.5 oz homegrown Cascade (maybe less if commercial) at 60 min
1 oz German Hersbrucker (2% alpha) at 5 min

Yeast:
1 packet* Saflager 34/70, rehydrated

Fermented at ambient temperature (mid 60s)*. When the gravity stabilized, ½ tsp rehydrated gelatin added a couple days prior to kegging. Stored in fridge and carbonated at set-and-forget psi for a few weeks before serving.     
*= Yep, you heard me right.

May 20 16

April 2016 Club Only Competition Results

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The April Club Only “Hopapalooza” competition results are as follows.

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  1. Tim McKinzie – American IPA – Mac IPA
  2. Eric Saas – English IPA – Shit I have to name it?
  3. Steve Henry – American Stout – IP Stout

The winning recipe has not been provided.

May 20 16

March 2016 Club Only Competition Results

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The March Club Only “Sessionable Beers” competition results are as follows.

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  1. Conor Misener – Session IPA
  2. Lucas Elder – Milk Stout – Cow’s Juice
  3. Steve Henry – Pale Ale – Not Enft Alcohol

The winning recipe has not been provided.

May 5 16

June Meeting

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What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

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

When

Monday, June 20th 2016
7pm

Where

Restoration Brew Worx
25 N Sandusky St
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Restoration Brew Worx Talk

Club Competition

Collaboration Brew With Restoration
This is open to most styles, but there are a few rules that should be followed

    • Make an ale that has not been made at Restoration Brew Worx yet
    • Use of Dry English Ale yeast or CELIS Wit yeast is preferred
    • The hops and grain selection for the final beer may be changed based on what Rerstoration has available

The winner will have their beer brewed at Restoration Brew Worx!

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

May 5 16

May Meeting

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What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, May 16th 2016
7pm

Where

Elevator Brewery
165 N 4th St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Columbus Craft Beer Week
  • Elevator Brewery Talk
  • Possible talk from Platform Brewing Company

Club Competition

Fizzy Yellow Beers
Light Lagers (1), Pilsners (2) and Light Hybrids (6).

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

Apr 18 16

Big Brew for National Homebrew Day @ Columbus Brewing Company

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What

This years Big Brew is being hosted once again by the Columbus Brewing Company, but this time at their new location.  This event is not restricted to SODZ members and I encourage you to invite people who may be interested in the hobby.

When

Saturday May 7th
Wort will be available from 9am – 11am.
This is a hard deadline anyone who comes after 11am will not get wort.

Where

Columbus Brewing Company Production Facility
2555 Harrison Rd,
Columbus, OH

 

What We Provide

    1. Wort – CBC will be brewing wort for a Northern German Altbier. 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

Apr 6 16

April Meeting 4/18 7pm @ Four String Production Brewery

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What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, April 18th 2016
7pm

Where

Four String Production Brewery
660 N Hague Ave
Columbus, OH 43204

Food

No Food

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Brewing Repeatablity

Club Competition

Hopapalooza
Any beer over 40 IBUs

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

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

Mar 18 16

President’s Corner March 2016

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Well I’m finally drinking a beer without doing important stuff at the same time so I guess it’s time to write a presidents corner! Yay!

So I suppose this would be the November presidents corner right?  B4B went great thanks to all the volunteers and a lot of hard work from Bill Bopp and David Curran we raised significantly more than previous years for charity, great job guys! I am predicting a great Christmas party at Lineage with a cozy warm wood log fireplace (TV) and an extra bottle in the white elephant.

Oh that was a fast month of December. Now for the Jan presidents corner… I’ve actually been brewing a bit lately and should actually have some British beers ready to enter into BBF.  That will be a great improvement over my previous years of running it when my entries are all 7 days old or younger, kinda helps some styles..

Feb Presidents corner, so BBF has run my life this month but it was worth it.  The competition seems to run smoother every year.  So far I’ve heard very good feedback from visiting judges, if you have other feedback send me an email and I’ll note it for next year.  Unfortunately the pin once again cannot be kept by SODZ :-( on the bright side we again lucked out that the Akron winner, Richard Reed, is patient enough to pick up the pin at the Akron Wizard of SAAZ competition in March.  It’s a good comp and they support our comps so if your free make it out and hang out at the Akron breweries!

Wow is it March already?  This year has gone fast.  I’m writing this presidents corner with my left hand, while eating a BBQ chicken pizza and drinking an American IPA with my right hand, sitting at the Gordon Biersch tapping party.  Richard Sheppard is sitting next to me, elbowing me and doing his club secretary duty to pester me for a presidents corner.  (Is that an acceptable visual for you, Ben Siefker?) Little does he know that’s what I’m doing on my phone right now.  And each time he elbows me it causes a type-o, spelling error, or grammar error, in fact his elbow is the cause of every error or factual inaccuracy in this article.

If you envy Richard’s authority to demand articles, or think you can do a better job writing them than I can, or have the desire to guide the direction of the club, or have free time and want a bona fide resume building excuse to go out and have a beer with SODZ guys, please… Run for a position on the board :-) elections are at this month’s meeting so there is still time, no campaigning or debating required :-)

So March is also a major holiday month, personally I’ll be celebrating in whisky (bourbon) country.  Without me here I hope you don’t ignore this highly important, beer respecting holiday, even if you weren’t born Irish, every one is on March 17th ;-).

Brew on, stay classy, (I don’t remember my sign off) ((that’s if I even had one?)).

Sláinte!
Will 

Mar 10 16

Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition 6/4/2016 @ OSF Fairgrounds

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3-10-2016 12-21-12 PMThe 2016 Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition will be held Saturday, June 4 (the weekend AFTER Memorial Day.) Our BJCP-sanctioned competition has continued to grow, with an average of more than 500 beers judged each of the past four years. This year we will be using the revised 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Entry information is now available on the Ohio State Fair website at: http://ohiostatefair.com/homebrew/

Entries must be made online and the entry deadline is Tuesday, May 17.

For those of you who have helped to judge or steward in the past, I will be emailing you in April. If you have not worked at our competition in the past, but are interested in being a judge or steward, please email me at: b.chance@expo.state.oh.us and I will add you to my list.

A big thank you to SODZ members for all the help and support you’ve provided over the years. We’re looking forward to another great competition this year!

–Brett Chance

Mar 6 16

March Meeting 3/21 7pm @ Zauber Brewing

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What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, March 21st 2016
7pm

Where

Zauber Brewing
909 West Fifth Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Extra parking at next door Goodwill.

Food

Explorers Club

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Officer Elections
  • New 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines

Club Competition

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

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

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.