2015

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  • Sat
    21
    Feb
    2015

    Ice Brew CANCELLED

    CANCELLED

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    Apologies to all, but the weather has defeated the Ice Brew for the first time ever.

    Prosit!

    Dennis

  • Sat
    28
    Feb
    2015

    Brew & BBQ

    10:00 am

    Joe's House

    Saturday, February 28th I will be brewing a German Pilsner on my simple stove top all-grain system. Mash-in will happen at 10am sharp. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 9:30am. BBQ will be served around 1pm. Parking will be pretty tight, so please carpool where feasible. Please remember to bring your own glass.
     
    This event will also serve as the first HIB VIII tasting. So brewers that have beers ready to serve, please bring a growler's worth to share. For those not participating, everyone attending is welcome to sample them so don't be shy. 
     
    In case you're interested in the brewing setup:
    A few years ago I started on a plan to increase consistency from batch to batch so I left all the keggles, March pumps, fancy burners, all things Blichmann, etc. in the basement and reverted back to 5 gallon kitchen brewed batches. The idea was to add them all back one at a time to achieve that higher consistency. Turned out I enjoyed the new simple brew days so much that I never bothered adding any of that other stuff back in. 
    Brew Setup
  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015

    The Wonderful World of Water Chemistry

    2:00 PM

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley, back room

    Daniel Hillesheim will discuss brewing water, with an emphasis on using his modified version of John Palmer's spreadsheet to hit the appropriate water chemistry for the beer you are brewing, based on the color of the beer.  As Daniel says, if you get the mash pH right, everything else should follow, and mash pH depends on the make-up of the grist and the critical mineral salts.  This meeting will also serve as the second tasting of the How'm I Brewin' 8 club project (California Common), which is open to all.

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2015

    Big Ass Brew

    8:00 AM until the beer is done.

    Graham Adams

    4821 Tomache Drive

    Knoxville, TN 37909

     

    Come on out and help us brew a barrel of American Pale Ale this year. We're going to divide it up and ferment with different yeasts.

    Lunch sign ups will be handled through the club email list.

    If you're not a member, you are still welcome. Just cook up some of your favorite picnic food and bring some homebrew to share.

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2015

    Homebruin Cup V

    2pm

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    10677 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932

    While the judging portion of Homebruin Cup is closed to the public, the post-party/awards ceremony is very much open to anyone and everyone. Come join us in celebrating and thanking all the judges and entrants for the hard work they put in to making the 2015 Homebruin Cup another smashing success.

    Do you want to submit some of your homebrew to the competition? It's fast and easy. Go to http://tvh.brewcomp.com/ to register. It's only $5 per entry. Entry deadline is Friday, May 8th.

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015

    3rd Annual Big Ass Pig Roast

    10:00 AM until

    Paul Hethmon's Oak Leaf Brewery, BBQ and Pizza Oven

    2014 Pig

    2014 Pig

    Our annual event to taste the results from the Big Ass Brew and roast a whole pig. What more can you ask.

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2015

    HIB IX Tasting

    6:30-8:30pm

    Hardin Valley Casual Pint

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2015

    HIB IX Tasting 2

    6:30-8:20pm

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015

    Calibration Day

    2pm

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    10677 Hardin Valley Road

    Knoxville, TN 37932

    We all like to know what our mash temperatures and starting gravities are for our homebrew. But how accurate are your measurements? Bring your thermometers, hydrometers, and refractometers to see just how accurately they perform against lab grade calibration equipment. Are you curious about the accuracy of that little scale you use to measure out brewing salts and hops? Bring it along, we'll be testing those too. This is a free event to attend.

  • Sat
    01
    Aug
    2015

    August Club Brew

    10am to 4pm

    716 E Churchwell Ave

    Knoxville TN 37917
    Come brew in an air-conditioned space! We will also try to get our new brew sculpture up and running outside if things work out. The grill will be hot and the club is providing brats. Anything you want to grill other than brats (if you don't eat pork for instance) is welcome. We also need folks to bring sides and buns.
     
    My white box truck on the street is a good landmark. Parking is on the street, anywhere that seems convenient and doesn't block any driveways.
  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2015

    Pretzel Jam

    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Everything Mushrooms 1004 Sevier Avenue Knoxville, TN 37920 We will get together to make the pretzel necklaces to sell at the Jam. This is also where you need to come to pick up your Jam t-shirt and wristband. Bring some homebrew to share, the club will provide pizza.
  • Sat
    17
    Oct
    2015

    Knoxville Brewers Jam

    1pm-7pm

    Don't miss the 19th annual Brewers Jam. The club will have a tent set up shoulder to shoulder with the commercial breweries and will be serving our homebrew to the festival goers. Nothing beats the experience of serving your own beer to a huge line of people. Even if you don't have beer to serve, save the date! This is a huge event and we will be looking for volunteers to help everything run smoothly.

  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015

    Learn To Homebrew Day

    10am-4pm

    Join the Tennessee Valley Homebrewers as we brew a few batches of beer outside Ferment Station. All grain demonstration starts at 10am. Extract batch will begin about an hour later.

    Learn to Homebrew Day (LTHD) was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage homebrewers to introduce their non-brewer friends and family to the most rewarding hobby, obsession and lifestyle since the beginning of time!

    Through beer making, demonstrations, tastings and other educational efforts, LTHD events around the world are spreading the joy of homebrewing far and wide, so don’t miss out!

    Last year there were 317 LTHD sites with a total of 6518 gallons brewed.

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2015

    Annual Christmas Party

    6:00 PM Don & Nicole Cox 265 Hilltop Drive Lenoir City, TN 37772 Make plans to attend the annual RVH Christmas Party at the Cox's. Don is once again serving a big hunk of roast beast for everyone. Sign up here with what you are bringing: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=DPDJ5246