This is a recap of the April 2009 meeting of the First State Brewers The April meeting of the First State Brewers was held at the home of Joe Jacobs. (Joe is sometimes known as JoeBob or JR). Thank you Joe for hosting! The weather was perfect, as we gathered around Joe’s garage around back to brew an all-grain batch with the new brew system Joe built.
Attending the meeting were the following:
Name Beer Scott Bieber IPA, Belgian Mike Mansfield Brown Ale, Chocolate porter Kent Spriggs Brown Ale, Apfelwein, Belgian Golden Ale, Irish Red George Coulter George’s first brew Dave Lawrence Scott Johnson Johnson’s Stout #2 Jeff Daniels Sweet Wheat Hank Keller Chimay Ale Mike Kohler Whit Beer Laura Palmer Victory Baltic Porter, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, Stone Double Bastard, Tröegs Flying Mouflan, Celebrator Double Bock Ben Acton Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale Jeff Ramberg Arrogant Bastard, Le Fin du Blonde Joe Jacobs Stout and Alt
Photos of the meeting can be viewed here.
The main topic of discussion was for the AHA sponsored Big Brew event. Dave Lawrence will be hosting the Big Brew on Saturday, May 2nd, at his house in Newark. (Directions to follow). Setup for the event will start around 8:00 am. Dave has a 20 X 50 foot patio for our brewing stage. Plans are to have three 10-gallon brewing system running at the event. More brewing is welcomed, but if you plan to brew, please RSVP, so we can be sure we have room. Things to bring to the Big Brew:
- Propane tanks Lawn chairs Side dishes (Dave willl be BBQing meat) Digital still and video cameras Beer Tubs w/ ice