BABBLE October 2017 Meeting Notes for website
Our Oct 26, 2017 meeting was held at Perfect Brewing Supply, Libertyville (perfectbrewsupply.com). Thanks to Andy & Ryan for their continued support. Lots of interesting homebrews were shared, among them: A Cardamom/Nutmeg/Cinnamon/Black-Pepper Ale, Black Rye-PA, a Rye w/Tangerine, Berliner Weisse, a “Broken-Fest”, IPA, IPA w/’secret hops(?). And also a few interesting commercial beers.
Remember – our Nov and Dec meeting are the second Thursday of the month to avoid conflicts with the holidays:
Next Formal Meeting – NOV 9, 2017 – Plan on Perfect Brew Supply, but watch the site if we decide to mix things up from time to time.
Bulk Honey Buy – We have ~ 53 # of Orange Blossom Honey, that we decided to make open to outside sales. The remaining (X pounds?) of raspberry honey will be retained by the club.
Local Fests: – The club was represented at the Long Grove Craft Beer Fest, we poured an Autumn Amber and a Pumkin Spiced Cider. Jay F also coordinated pouring for a charity event, Rockin For Hope 2017 in Lake Forest, serving an Oktoberfest and Doppelbock.
OktoberFest: – Had a great time on Saturday, OCT 21st @ Pefrect Brewing. Oktoberfest from Tighthead on tap, some mead-making beforehand, brats and sides, homebrews and bottles were shared.
Barrels – A Rye Barrel – Pat D to use for mead? Jay has a Whiskey barrel avail, We have a 53 Gallon Barrel at Buffalo Creek which will be empty soon – fill with DoppelBock, have 30G need another ~ 20G?
Water Test Kit – The club has purchased a water test kit and pH meter, so members can have their water tested (which may vary throughout the year, depending on source) for a nominal fee ($5).
Canning Starters – Some discussion of brewing up some starter wort, and canning it (actual cans, not glass ‘canning process’) using the equipment at Perfect Brewing Supply.
Upcoming Event Summary
Next Formal Meeting – NOV 9, 2017
Milwaukee tour – Mike H to plan, bus from LV and back. Tentative January 20th? Considering the following, but may drop a few due to time: District 14, Enlightened Brewing, Eagle Park Brewing (same building as Enlightened), Urban Harvest Brewing, Brenner Brewing, Mobcraft.
Winter Dinner – February? – details TBD