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Old 09-25-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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Default Any Homebrew Clubs in Central Illinois?

I recently started brewing and am in Decatur, although I rarely admit that in public. I'm set up for all grain brewing and have tried a few so far.

Any other brewers in the area that get together? I'm looking for an opportunity for some hands on learning since everything I've done so far is the result of internet searches, or just getting a brew on with anyone else in the area.

Wow, that sounded way to much like a Craigslist personal ad!



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Old 09-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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There is BUZZ in Champaign and ABNORMAL in Bloomington/Normal that I know folks from and are good clubs. You can check out the full list at the AHA website at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/directories/find-a-club I see there are two clubs listed in Decatur, but I'm not familiar with them. Hooking up with a club is great fun, in my experience. Good luck!



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I am from Mahomet. Just outside champaign. I am a Novice Home Brewer but am also looking to find a group of home brewers in the area. I joined the strange home brewers of Champaign Urbana group on Meetup.com but it can be kind of awkward to join a group of 30 people you don't know all at one time.

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Hello, I just joined and started my first home brew last night and I'm also in Decatur. I used this kit:
http://craftabrew.com/products/american-pale-ale-1

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:20 PM   #6
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Congrats and welcome!

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Welcome! I brew about twice a month now, and maybe more as I'm stocking up for the summer. It would be nice to have a small get together for a brew day. If either of you are interested shoot me a PM.

There's a group that meets in Decatur once a month that isn't too bad. Usually about 8-12 people there.

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That sounds pretty cool

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look up d'brew crew on facebook dont know if theyre still active or not

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Still active. We are filling a 55 gallon barrel this weekend with various stouts that individual members made. We normally meet at McGorray's at 7:00 on the second Tuesday of the month.



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