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Brew News: August 2013


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** Reminder T-Shirt Orders Deadline: Saturday August 17th!! **

2013 Summer Bottleshare Blowout

Thanks to everyone who attended the clubs first Summer Bottleshare Blowout on Saturday August 13th. A special thanks to Ken Duffy for hosting the event and Keith ‘Chico’ Primeaux for organizing. The event had an excellent turn out with over 25 members and guests sharing excellent food and sampling over 60 different commercial beers.











Upcoming Events:

Single Hop Brew Project

At the group brew in July several brewers decided they would like to brew the same single hop beer recipe with the only difference being each brew would use a different hop. The base recipe has been chosen and we’ve had 16 brewers sign up. The plan is to have the beers available on tap at the annual club gumbo cook off in December

If you haven’t signed up and would like to participate let us know.

Dixie Cup XXX

** Grant Lawrence has offered to bring the clubs Dixie Cup entries to DeFalcos in Houston on September 13th. Submit entries with completed registration forms to Grant or Bob by Wednesday September 11th. **

For those of you who haven’t attended the Dixie Cup homebrew competition in Houston; Dixie Cup XXX is an event you will not want to miss.

Early Entry Deadline: September 20th – Defalco’s
Late Entry Deadline: September 27th - Defalco’s
Final Round Dates: October 17th – 19th

Crowne Plaza Hotel Northwest-Brookhollow

12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, Texas 77040-6301

Milliconference Speakers:
Chris White – President and Founder of White Labs
John Palmer – Author of ‘How to Brew’ and ‘Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers’
Geoff Larson – Owner and Founder of Alaskan Brewing Company


Ausgust Meeting / Club Business:

Meeting Notes

23 Members Present
1  Guest Jeremy
Business Start Time 7:35, Business End Time 8:55

August Meeting Style – American Pale Ale

Homebrew Examples
  • Bob Purcell: 1.042 APA w/ 60 Minute Galaxy and Cascade Hop stand
  • Kevin Cowan: All Falconer’s Flight APA
  • Layne Gautreau: Cascade APA fermented with Nottingham yeast
  • Bruce Baker: Galena/Cascade APA fermented with US05
  • David Little: Perl / Pacifica / Columbus APA
Commercial Examples
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Bear Republic XP Pale

Club By Laws

The Redstick Brewmasters By Laws have been drafted and posted to the clubs website. Please contact Jason or Chico with any questions.

Club T-Shirt Order

Club t-shirt order deadline is Saturday August 19th.

Price: $10 for S-XL, $12 for XXL and XXXL

Options: small left chest logo or slogan front (‘redstick’, ‘brewmasters’, ‘geaux brew your own’). Lots of colors available

Club Glassware Order

The glass style the club selected is currently on back order, but may be available by the end of the month. Once the glasses are back in stock the club will place an order.

Glasses will be $5 a piece.

Future Meeting Styles

September – German Pilsner (2A)
October – Oktoberfest (3B)
November – Schwartzbier (4C)
December – Christmas/Winter Ale (21B)

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