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1st Meeting of 2016

January 18th marks the first meeting of 2016!  It will be at 7pm at Warped Wing Brewing Co. (26 Wyandot St, Dayton, OH 45402).  Anyone is welcome, and please feel free to bring a friend and get them interested in the joys of homebrewing.  The first 3 meetings are free to attend, and after that membership fees will be due. The agenda for the first meeting is below:

 

Homebrew Social:
For the first half hour of the meeting, we will hang out, meet and greet old friends and new while sharing our own homebrews. Essentially this is the time to geek out about our hobby for a bit! New members, keep an eye out for the board members who will be introduced during the announcements; any of them will be happy to introduce you around! And don’t forget, this is a club of homebrewers, so please bring in your homemade fermented beverages to share!

Tasting Panel (TBD):
This is a break-off group that provides an opportunity for new and seasoned homebrewers to give each other feedback, and learn how to give feedback on the homebrew you bring. It will be run by an experienced BJCP judge.  This group is more in-depth and direct than our beer social portion of the evening, but still not formal. If you’d like to get and/or give direct feedback on homebrew, this is the group for you. If you have homebrew with a defect, bring it here! This is an excellent opportunity to learn about defects, to experience them, and to learn how to avoid them in the future.  Furthermore, this group will give you exposure to keywords that are typically used when judging and/or analyzing beer.  The overall goal is to build your experience as a judge so you can apply your skills to your own homebrew and/or commercial brews

Educational:
This month will be a bit different, as we will be presenting the idea of a mentor-ship program. This will be for all levels of brewing from beginners looking to do their first batch of extract, all the way up to all grain brewers looking to experiment with sours.  The goal is to determine what members are looking to learn from this club and what skills and knowledge each can bring to the club.

Iron Brewer:
The iron brewer has been pushed back to February. If you have not yet brewed for this event, there is still time! The guidelines for the beer is Honey needs to be evident.  Best of luck, brewers! If you enter the competition, don’t forget to have an idea prepared for the next Iron Brewer, as you just may win and choose the next brewing guideline!