Big Brew ??

So, we missed big brew in May.  Well, it was kinda intentional.  The weather is really iffy the first Saturday of May, and we opted not to chance it.  If it;s too cold, nobody shows up, and if it’s nice, it is usually the first nice weekend of the year, and people just….

Anyway, at our late April meeting, we decided to try a brew event in June.  It’s a bid late to post this, and I apologize in advance, but what do you think of an event on June 8th or 15th (both on a Saturday)?  Please let us know via this survey  (click here) and let us know if you are interested and can help out.

This time of year should yield a bigger crowd or at least a decent number of interested folks.  Please respond soon, so we can commit (or not) by this weekend.

Thanks in advance,

Chad H

Parti-Gyle and Split Batch Brewing Class

Bob McIntire will be conducting a special class on the modern way to brew multiple beers from a single mash. The overview of the class includes:

  • what is parti-gyle and split batch brewing
  • a little history
  • pros and cons
  • theory and recipe calculations
  • making beers widely different from each other
  • examples of recipes

The class will be held at Wine Creations, 814 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids.

Date: March 2, 2019   Time: 1pm – 3 pm

Cost :$5.00

Please call (218) 326-9490 to register.

See you there.

Brewing Water Chemistry

Last year Bob McIntire offered a class on brewing water chemistry.  I attended and learned a lot.  Well, he’s offering it again on February 16th.

He’ll teach you how to read your water test results, and the basics that you need to get your brewing water right.  You do not have to be a chemist to take the class, as he’ll show you some basic techniques and chemicals that you can use to dial in your Ph levels, hardness and alkalinity.  He’ll even provide a handy free water chemistry calculator that you can use to guide you in adjusting the properties of your water.

The class will be held at Wine Creations, 814 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids.

February 16, 2018   Time: 1pm – 3 pm

Cost :$5.00

Please call (218) 326-9490 to register.

Don’t miss out!