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Old 02-24-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default What Are Your Home Brew Club Activities?

What does your Homebrew club do for activities? I'm look for some new ideas.

Listing some of the more obvious for you smart-a$$es out there;

  • Drink HB
  • Group Brew Sessions
  • Attend Local Beer Festivals
  • Microbrewery Pub Crawls
Here are some of the more unique activities that we have done or are planning to do;
  • Conduct Parallel Yeast Culturing (Basically splitting a big starter 6 ways and swapping, each doing a different yeast)
  • Internal Beer Judging Competitions;
  • IPA Competition
  • Same Recipe Competition
  • Super Big Batch Barleywine Brewday (splitting many ways after chilling the wort)
  • Geezerfest (Drinking 60's & 70's Era Beer)


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About all I could add, is holding occasional meetings in brewpubs. This is a good way to introduce members to new places. Oregon Brew Crew has four Out meetings a year.

Almost forgot: the Barrel project. Get a used wine barrel and have the members brew a style that ages well. Dump 8-12 different batches into the barrel. Wait a LONG time, tap & distribute.

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A few of us are trying to make it more than drinking 16+ beer styles in a given evening. Nothing wrong w/ that.


For us the normal monthy meetings are;

7-8pm - Sampling beer, cider & mead.
8-8:30pm - Club Business, discusion of local activities, competitions, next purchases (group buys to save shipping $$), club t-shirt orders, & etc.
8:30-11PM - Beer Drinking

Activities usually fall outside of the meeting. - Weekend Stuff...

David 42 - The barrel project idea is cool!!!

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