TVH Brewers take medals at Fugedaboutit

Congrats to Scott Boyd for his gold medal winning Australian Sparkling Ale and John Bolt for his silver medal Stout at the very competitive Fugedaboutit homebrew competition hosted by Chattanooga’s Barley Mob club.👏👏

From Scott

Australian sparkling ale: West Knoxville utility district water ph 7.7, calcium 40, magnesium 10, sodium 10, sulfate 6, chloride 11, and bicarbonate 138.

83% pale malt 2 row 2 SRM
5.5% cara-pils 2 SRM
5.5% Carmel/crystal 10L (10 SRM)
5.5% Golden Pils 3.5 SRM
All cluster hops 7.7 alpha
In our 17 gallon batch we did 2 ounces at 60 min, 2 ounces at 15 min, and 2 ounces at one minute

Safale 005 yeast

Mash temp was 156 for 60 minutes with half the volume of water and fly sparged with the other half at 165.

OG was 1.049 and FG was 1.010

March Madness Lager Comp

It’s that time again! On March 10, 2017 from 1 to 4 we shall gather in the back room of the Hardin Valley Casual Pint and crown a champion. Everyone is invited to enter and everyone is invited to judge. No skill required! Please send me an email to Daniel if you want to enter and I’ll coordinate with more information.

Homebruin Cup VII

Registration for this year’s Homebruin Cup is now open! If you are receiving this email, you are eligible to enter. All the details can be found here: http://tvh.brewcomp.com

If you are interested in participating as a judge or steward, head on over to the competition website and get registered. As usual, we will need all the help we can get.

Get those entires registered too. Judges and stewards are welcome to submit entries. Deadline is 5/13 but register early and often. Each entry is only $5! Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at each table. NEW this year: the club will be awarding a commemorative custom tap handle (picture coming soon) for the overall Best Of Show Winner. This won’t be a traveling trophy. Win it and it’s yours to keep.
We’ve seen an increase in the number of entries several years running now and I hope the trend continues. These club-only competitions are a bunch of fun. Plus we get to keep all the love in house.

Bracket Lager Competition Update

Eight entrants entered and Blackyardigan emerged victorious. Joe’s winning schwarzbier had half of the total cast votes. Much shit talking and flaw finding was engaged in and generally folks had a good time! Next year we need more judges 😀

Learn to Homebrew Day @ Ferment Station

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Quick update!

We brewed 10 gallons of Oatmeal Stout. About 4-6 folks who weren’t in the club came out to check us out. Thanks much to FS for donating all the ingredients. The batch was split and WLP007 and WLP004 yeast were pitched into the different 5 gallon better bottles. Look to sample the beer at the club Christmas Party.

 

Come join TVH as we brew out in front of FermentStation. We will be starting our 10 gallon all grain demonstration around 10am. There will be staff on hand to help you if you are just getting started or considering brewing for the first time. More advanced brewers are welcome to join us to see the club’s system in action.

Learn To All Grain Brew

The club will be having an education oriented brew out on September 10th. Well, it was going to be then, its going to move to the following weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, yet to be determined. We’ll be going through the all grain process in detail. So if you haven’t leapt to all grain, or just want to improve your skills. This is the event for you.

Full information on the club calendar.