NHC 11' is coming to....San Diego! Yes, THE National Homebrew Competition from the AHA. It's not so much the competition that I'm excited about its the festivities. i've never been to one but from what I have heard, the event is amazing. Pro night, club night...and so on.
Also, QUAFF my himebrew club is one of the parties responsible for organizing this event. They always have awesome events so I know it will be amazing.
I will keep you updated on what is happening. There has already been a meeting to start organizing the event. So, I most definantely urge you to make the trip!
Apparently, the letter A is quite expensive. In short, a person visited a local brewery in San Diego and felt the sampling (beer) he was consuming might poison him. Now, ALL breweries in San Diego and I'm sure the rest of California are now having to answer to the Department of Environmental Health. You can read Port Brewing/Lost Abbey's Tomme Arthurs blog on this subject here --> Lost Abbey blog.
The National Homebrew Competition 1st round just published there results and it looks like my homebrew club did well, by winning a combined 25 medals. Pretty good showing and by far the best club showing in the region. Good luck in the second round guys.
School is sucking the life out of me! Ok, enough of that.
Ever wonder what it would be like to sell your homebrew? Well, tonight (5pm pdt) The Brewing Network will be interviewing 3 nano scale breweries. Should be interesting story to see how/where they run their business. Click here --> for link to the BN!
I remember that year well. My family had just moved us kids into a new house in the city and us kids were adjusting to new schools. I also remember that year due to an unfortunate event, the Challenger rocket exploding shortly after takeoff. I was very young, but I do remember that my school made this event a big deal and ushered us into the cafeteria to watch the replays.
As the video states, laptops were just introduced into the marketplace, email had its first definition and I'm sure that beer existed in america....
Well, it seems that the American holiday known as Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Unfortunately, for me I will be hiding out at a local public library studying for four (yes 4) PT exams next week. I don't have time for silly games, although I do hope to fit in a beer or two... :)
My prediction: boring game, great half time show, even better commercials!
A fellow Quaff member over the past year has put together a 3bbl system (~90gallons) over the past 8 months. Most of the equipment he got for free! The big mash tun/fermentation vessel he purchased for $100. Very impressive.
Bob mashing in
his son tending to the mash w/view of entire system his sage honey sorgum beer (steam is from hot liquor tank) mash tun/fermenter
Recently, I was sitting at a local brewery sipping on a pint when I saw many people in line purchasing pints & growlers of the same beer. This got me thinking, what is the best deal/oz? Is it a pint, growler, 22oz, or 6 packs? Below is the break down. Sure, there are many variables to consider other than price/oz, bust I'm trying to keep is simple. I'm using prices & packing that are fairly common nationwide.