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As most of you saw we're putting together a kegerator in time for Expo. This will continue to reside at ICHQ and be available for any event that the hosts would like to use it.
It will have two American sanke style and two ball lock couplers inside.
If you are a home brewer, mead, or cider maker and would like to contribute something for the weekend please let me know via PM.
As you can imagine there is a pretty large startup cost associated with this, so a good amount of the "Malty Pass" is going towards equipment this time around. We've already had a few generous donations to help with that. If you aren't attending Expo this time around but would like to donate, like to donate a little beyond the ticket, a small keg from your favorite local brewery, or home made boozy booze, let me know via PM.
This will be a great addition to ICHQ and hopefully help cut down on the waste we generate at these large events.
If you're attending Expo, please chime in here with your favorite styles of beers and or ciders you'd like to see.
Alright, here's our recipe then based on what I know about what BCBS is made of and what I thing will work well for yeast (seen as we don't have GI house stuff). Still working on the water.
Preboild 1.094/22.5 brix Assumeing 10 gallons collected 2 gallons boil off.
If you missed last year, check it out. We had a great brew day despite the rain and made what should be a great beer.
If you're interested in learning how to make beer, while drinking beer, chime in here. If there is enough interest I'll plan on doing it.
Again, the idea is everyone chips in some cash. You may or may not participate in all or some of the brewing demo (takes about 3-4 hours hence we start pretty early in the morning, day time TBD). If you donate to the co-op you will receive a special bottle of what we brew at EPIC 2017. I wont ship the bottles so if you cannot attend next year's Expo or meet up with me at some point, its up to you if you want to donate or not.
It will be $15 dollars this year, a little more, but it ended up costing a bit more last year than I planned.
There has been some discussion on last years thread about what to brew this year. It's not decided yet, but it will be a big beer seen as how it is aged for about a year. So, if you are a light lager person, probably not going to be for you.
Again, you don't need to donate to participate in the brewing event. Feel free to drop in and check, it is a lot of watching and waiting for stuff to heat up, but I'll be explaining the process and interesting information along the way.
I am going to try to produce at least 30 bottles (ended with a little less) this year, so the first thirty people get dibs. If in a few weeks they aren't all claimed I'll let folks claim a second. Due to the chaos of trying to manage payment I'm going to require payment through either Paypal or Google Wallet. Send to AndrewL.Conrad@Gmail.com for either.
Thanks, looking forward to it.
We have a pretty good spread of folks across the country and several people close to some top notch Breweries. Post up what you're looking for, what you have access to.
I'm in West Michigan, and get all the Founders, Vivant, Perrin, Oddside and GRBC beers. Try to get to the Darkhorse, Bells and Saugatucks when I can.
Next big release in the Area will be KBS in March, Hazels Nuts in April.
Stouts, Barley wines, Belgians, BBA stuff.
If anyone is in Southwest Michigan and has access to Greenbush that would be sweet as they always do releases at lunch during the week and its really tough to get down there.
Boulevard is putting out a Coconut version of their Imperial stout in February that I'd love to get a couple bottles of.
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