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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.

Feb 17 16

Officer Nominations 2016

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Officer Nominations are now open for next SODZ year. Voting will take place at March meeting. New officers will preside starting in April. If you are interested in running for office or want to nominate someone email Will Shiel at president@sodz.org

Current nominations are as follows:

President

  • Will Shiel

Vice President

  • Ryan Torres

Secretary

  • Carey Hall
  • Alex Aossey

Membership

  • Jim Sudduth

Treasurer

  • Dave Curran
Feb 17 16

February 2016 Club Only Results

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The February Club Only “British Invasion” competition results are as follows. Steve Henry increases his lead in Brewer of the Year Standings.

  1. Bill Bopp – RIS – Anastasia Clone
  2. Steve Henry – Barleywine – Barleywino
  3. Gautam Bagchi – IPA – Alans Hoppiness

Here is Bill’s winning recipe.

The recipe I brewed was adapted from Jay’s Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout as printed in the February 2006 issue of the Grain Mill.  Originally published as a partial mash recipe, I converted and brewed the following all grain:
Date Brewed: Dec. 1 2012
Malt:
16 lb Pale Malt
2.5 lb roasted barley
1 lb wheat malt
14 oz chocolate
10 oz light chocolate (original recipe called for 1.25 of chocolate, but all I had was 14oz, so I added light chocolate to make up the difference)
Mashed at 152F
Hops:
1.9oz Magnum (12.5%) @ 60 min
0.56 oz N. Brewer @ 20 min
0.50 oz N. Brewer @ 1 min
Yeast: Wyeast 1318
O.G 1.100
F. G. 1.028
Feb 17 16

February 2016 Meeting Minutes

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A big thanks to Barley’s Brewing for hosting our February meeting. 41 members were in attendance.

  • Meeting was called to order by President Will Shiel. Will talked about the upcoming BBF competition. We still need volunteers to steward and judge.
  • Secretary Richard asked for more articles for the website and started to add SODZ Facebook events on a trial basis. Also, Ohio State Fair homebrew competition is looking for someone to organize sponsorship’s. Email secretary@sodz.org if interested.
  • Vice President Ryan Torres confirmed next meeting for March 21. Location TBD.
  • Treasurer Dave Curran says some extra money coming in from BBF competition and we have around $7k.
  • Membership director Gautam Bagchi said we have about 150 members. Many renewal requests were sent out.
  • Nick Filipow from North High Brewing gave a great talk on how to incorporate tinctures into your homebrew.
  • Sean from Barley’s gave tours of the brewery.
Jan 21 16

February meeting 2/15, 7pm @ Barleys Brewing Downtown

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What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, February 15th 2016
7pm

Where

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

We are meeting in the basement. Meter parking should be free.

Food

Full menu

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Officer Nominations
  • Tinctures – Nick Filipow

Club Competition

British Invasion
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) and English IPA (14A).

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

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

Jan 21 16

January 2016 Club Only Results

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December Club Only Beermageden results:

  1. Jeff Lewis – 60 Who? IPA
  2. Steve Henry – Imperial stout
  3. Stacey Groene – smoked porter

Steve Henry pulls ahead for first place in Brewer of the Year. Brian Gallow is in second place

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