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May 9 17

Upcoming Events

by Administrator

Hey all, it’s a busy few weeks in the local beer scene and beer and homebrew world, so here are some reminders of upcoming events and deadlines.

Email us if you would like anything else posted, and have a great time with all the exciting beer events over the next few weeks!

May 8 17

May Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, May 15th 2017
7pm

Where

Elevator Brewing Company Taproom

165 N 4th St
Columbus, OH 43215

Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Elevator Brewery Talk
  • Electric Homebrewing & Automation (maybe)
  • Social hour

Club Competition

Fizzy Yellow Beers
Light Lagers, Pilsners, Light Hybrids, etc..

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

Bring your entries to the meeting and give to Gautam.

May 4 17

Big Brew 2017 – More details

by Administrator

So all the details for wort pickup remain the same. The only additional request is that you enter Brew Brothers from the door on the patio outside, not through the main entrance for the casino. I repeat – Do not enter through the main entrance for the casino

As for locations to brew – Club member Stephen Mabe has offered the parking lot of his business Ashville Apothecary for 20+ members, so that will be the main location. It’s about 10 minutes away from Brew Brothers, and he has plenty of room for everyone that wants to brew in a group, as usual. He has asked that club members park in the back, where there should be space for about 20 vehicles. The business out front will be open, so avoid parking in front so as not to disrupt regular customers.

Location:
Ashville Apothecary
3400 SR 752
Ashville, OH 43103

If you do not want to brew there, feel free to take your wort home, or organize something with other club members, several have offered to host a few people at their homes in the spreadsheet in the original post.

Also, please indicate your intent to brew wherever you are going in the spreadsheet so everyone can plan accordingly, including our gracious host Stephen.

See you Saturday!

May 1 17

Big Brew 2017

by Administrator

What

This year’s Big Brew is going to be a bit different than the past few years.  The rules will be a bit different this year. Brew Brothers will be providing wort for the IPA recipe posted on the big brew site. However, because of the rules at the Racino, we will not be able to brew on site, this will merely be a wort pickup, and you will need to transport it home, or to another location where you can setup your equipment. We are encouraging club members to volunteer to host people if they have the space, so we can have a few mini-big brew sites. To coordinate that, please sign up in this shared google spreadsheet, and leave contact info so that people can know where and when to join you if you can host.

You are welcome to show up as early as 7:30 if you want to hang out in the brewery while the wort is being made, Ryan has offered to let people see the process in action.

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 6th
Wort will be available from approximately 9am – Noon (or until it runs out, we should have ~10 barrels available)
Doors open at 7:30 am if you want to hang out while the wort is being made

Where

The Brew Brothers
6000 S. High St.,
Columbus, OH 43207

 

What We Provide

    1. Wort – Brew Brothers will be providing unhopped wort for the Rushmore IPA on the Big Brew site. The recipe can be found here.
    2. Water for chilling should be provided by your host site.

What You Provide

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

    1. A vessel to transport wort in (a carboy, a bucket, a 55-gallon drum, etc.)
    2. Hops
    3. Kettle
    4. Burner
    5. Propane Tank
    6. Wort Chiller
    7. Hose Splitters
    8. Folding Chair(s)
    9. Pop Up Tent – If you want/need it:
    10. Sanitizer
    11. Food
    12. Etc, etc

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

Again please sign up in the google spreadhseet linked above if you intend to come so you can coordinate a site if you want to brew with others. You can also just take your wort home, but please still sign up so we can get an idea of how many people to expect.

Apr 6 17

April Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, April 17th 2017
7pm

Where

Sideswipe Brewing Company

2415 Scioto Harper Drive
Columbus, OH 43204

Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Off-flavor Tasting round 2
  • Social hour

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 16 17

March Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, March 20th 2017
7pm

Where

Grove City Brewing Company
3946 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Malting Discussion with Rustic Brew Farms
  • Officer Elections

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 8 17

February Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, February 20th 2017
7pm

Where

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

We are meeting in the basement. Meter parking should be free for Presidents’ Day

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Officer Nominations

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 25 17

British Beerfest 2017

by Administrator

What

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

When

Judging will take place Saturday, February 18th 2017
Entries are due Saturday, February 11th 2017

Why

Because beer! But also because prizes!
This year’s best of show winner will once again receive a pin size (~5 gallon) cask, supplied by our sponsor UK Brewing Supplies, Ltd.
As part of their sponsorship, UK Brewing Supplies is also offering a 10% discount on all orders placed on their website if you use the coupon code “SODZBEERFEST” at checkout, from now until February 28th.
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.

For any other info, please contact our competition organizer, club president Will Shiel at shielwj@gmail.com or by phone at (585) 281-3999.

Jan 7 17

January Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, January 16th 2016
7pm

Where

Mad Moon Cider
2138 Britains Ln
Columbus, OH 43224

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Cider Making
  • Wild Yeast Discussion (potentially)

Club Competition

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

Jan 5 17

Lucci Cup 2017

by President

By Richard Sheppard

Mr. President Will Shiel asked me to do the Lucci Cup again this year. I’m guessing since I am now undefeated in my Lucci Cup challenges he wants another crack at me. 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.

Funny story I was entering beer score results into the computer for last year’s BBF when my English Strong Ale scoresheet came back with a respectable score, but obviously one they didn’t think would go on to mini best of show. About a half hour later the steward comes back and needs my scoresheet back. I’m like, “They have to be fucking with me!” Sure enough, the scoresheet comes back a second time with 1st place written on it. Anyway, since you struggled so much with last year’s Strong Ale, this year I’m throwing out a softball with British Golden Ale (12A).

The British Golden (12A) style is new to the BJCP 2015 guidelines, but first became popular in England in the 1980’s. It is a light, hoppy and refreshing style. Traditionally, it uses English ingredients, but can use citrusy American hops. I like to think of it as an English interpretation of an American bastardization of an English Pale Ale. Ryan Torres of Brew Brothers did a talk about a year ago on the style, you might want to hit him up for suggestions. Also, a little birdy told me that Lineage Brewing, just freshly tapped their version of a British Golden.

Below is the recipe I am using, it is loosely based on the recipe in Zymurgy March/April 2016 issue. So why only half Maris Otter? I want to keep an interesting malt backbone however, all Maris Otter is going to be too strong for this style. So why German Pilsner malt in a British ale??? Because, that is what I have laying around my house, smart ass! Feel free to use 50% 2 row instead of Pilsner or 100% English/American Pale Ale malt. I’m using the traditional English EKG along with UK Challenger. Challenger is one of those hops that judges always mistake for American hops on my scoresheet, so it should fit nice in this beer. This style should be drier than the standard bitter. I’m going with my favorite yeast WLP007 Dry English Yeast. Feel free to experiment but the standard WLP002 English Ale won’t attenuate far enough out. You can try using extract on this beer, just use the lightest extract you can find. No need looking for an English Pale Ale extract it will be too dark.

 

Golden Daytime Emmy

British Golden Ale (12 A)

Type: All Grain

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Boil Time: 90 min

Brewer: Richard Sheppard

Equipment: Stainless Kegs (10 Gal/37.8 L) – All Grain

Efficiency: 78.00 %

 

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 50.0 %
5 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 50.0 %
1 oz Challenger [6.80 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 25.8 IBUs
1 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [3.40 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 6.4 IBUs
1 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [3.40 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 3.4 IBUs
1 oz Challenger [6.80 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 5.2 IBUs
2 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [3.40 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min Hop 7 5.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) [35.49 ml] Yeast 8

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG

Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG

Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.6 %

Bitterness: 46.4 IBUs

Est Color: 3.8 SRM

Mash Profile

 

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 16.50 qt of water at 157.5 F 149.0 F 75 min
Mash Out Add 8.00 qt of water at 211.5 F 168.0 F 10 min