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Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 549
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 05:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you participating? Are you going to brew one of the suggested recipes, or something different?

I'm going to Randy Mosher's (author of Radical Brewing and Tasting Beer) Big Brew event again this year. Not sure what I'm going to brew yet.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10246
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 06:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are no Big Brew events in my immediate area, although I know of three within a 60-90 minute drive (two in Canada and one in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY area). Unfortunately I'm currently working Saturday morning and early afternoon, so I wouldn't be able to attend even if I had the time.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7197
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Say hi to Randy for me! I'll be hosting an event for the 10th year running....I'll be brewing a Belgian IPA to serve in the hospitality suite at NHC.

(Message edited by denny on April 27, 2009)
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2556
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.248.74.254
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 06:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have an offer to go to one about an hour and a half north of me up in the mountains, but I have 20 gallons lagering at this time and I am not sure I have the room for another batch at this time. I suppose I could rack one of them into kegs Thursday night...we'll see.
 

mark taylor
Intermediate Member
Username: Marktaylo

Post Number: 270
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 99.27.202.32
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be brewing the Saison along with some other members of the local homebrew club. We will be brewing in the parking lot of the Santa Cruz Mtn. Brewing company.
mark
www.backyardbrewer.blogspot.com
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3646
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought we were having it at Brew Depot? Don't think I'm going to make it no mater where it is. Anniversery weekend and lots of other things going on.
 

Tony Legge
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Username: Boo_boo

Post Number: 438
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 72.139.4.145
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 10:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A buddy of mine is hosting a Big Brew, but I'm afraid the term may be misused a bit. We would be lucky to get 7 people brewing.
I can't brew on the second, but will be able to make it to part of the session.
 

Jeff Preston
Intermediate Member
Username: Jeffpreston

Post Number: 387
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 142.161.152.162
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 12:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I'll be brewing a solo batch of my own design as it is brewing season for me."Get Er Done".
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
Advanced Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 555
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 67.167.4.225
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 01:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That reminds me of a best man speech I heard at a wedding. He said it was all about honor. "Get honor (on her), and stay honor (on her)"
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 1298
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 68.57.245.38
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 01:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I might do a batch tomorrow night. Other than that, no Big Brew for me.
 

Steve Jones
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Username: Stevej

Post Number: 636
Registered: 08-2001
Posted From: 164.89.253.21
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As we've done for several years now, many of our club members are headed down to the campground on the Nolichucky river for a 3 day campout that includes a homebrew competition on Friday and Brewing and a group bbq dinner on Saturday.

We'll brew somewhere around 175-200 gallons, all in 5 and 10 gallon batches. I'm brewing My Lefty Blonde ... my first attempt at cloning this brew.

Bob, if you want to head north about 4 hours you are most welcome to join us. Talk to Vance about it ... he came up to our August campout (no brewing) at the same place two years ago.
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 545
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.176.226.154
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our Club members are doing the FWH experiment brews discussed in earlier threads. Should be around 10 split batches being brewed in total (brewed mine last week). Blind tastings in 1-2 months.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3647
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 09:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Steve, what are the dates on your Aug campout this year? Bummed I couldn't make it last year still.
 

Bob D
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Username: Fl_bob

Post Number: 73
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 205.188.116.20
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 02:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A guy in our club is hosting and has offered to help anyone new to all grain brew five gallons. They are hoping to get three new guys going at the same time. I plan to stop by at least for the 1 pm toast.
 

Steve Jones
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Username: Stevej

Post Number: 637
Registered: 08-2001
Posted From: 199.190.8.13
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 02:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vance,

It is August 13-16. We're now starting it on Thursday afternoon instead of Friday.

Bring some of that ABC!!
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3650
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 08:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, I now have all day Friday off instead of just Friday afternoons. Might just have to head out early Friday AM and get there around noon instead of about dark.

2 years vintages of ABC now But don't think either of them is as good as yours was.
 

Steve Jones
Advanced Member
Username: Stevej

Post Number: 639
Registered: 08-2001
Posted From: 164.89.253.13
Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 - 02:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whew! What a time we had.

There were about 16 people on Thursday night, 25 on Friday, and 40 on Saturday. There was a bit of rain Friday & Saturday mornings, and then most of Sunday, but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits. It wouldn't be Big Brew without some rain. At least it was in the 60s and 70s, and partly sunny in the afternoons/evenings.

I don't yet know the total gallonage, but we were a bit short of last years totals. A few who brewed last year had work commitments and couldn't make it.

We now have about 5 different ABCs made by club members, so we should be able to do a nice tasting session, Vance!
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
Advanced Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 585
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 12.165.82.136
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Damn Brewing Hippos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzw2YcUMYIk

(Video from the Chicago Big Brew...I come on at the one minute mark).