Brooklyn Brewery Walkabout Saturday 8/25

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We’re going to have a casual walkabout to a few breweries in Brooklyn on what’s hopefully a sunny day. Feel free to invite friends and especially other homebrewers.

There’s no cost, beyond whatever you want to eat and drink. We’re meeting around noon at Threes Brewing which is by the Union St subway station. We’ll leave Threes at around 1:30PM so just aim to get there with enough time to enjoy a beer.

Threes Brewing
Strong Rope Brewery
Other Half Brewing
Folksbier Brauerei

Spots we maybe will hit up depending on how people feel:
Sixpoint Brewing
Van Brunt Stillhouse (Distillery)

 

Discuss the event on Facebook, or visit our new Slack channel

June 18 Meeting – Show & Tell!

We’ve got a jam packed meeting for you guys this month! Come join us at Atlas Public House for a chat on sanitizing/ sterilizing best practices with Brant from Departed Soles.

Stay for a Show and Tell – bring anything interesting or cool related to home brewing to show off to the group. Something you made, something you found, something you bought. Plus we’ll have our New England IPA brewers duel.

And lastly, we’ll be doing a bit more planning for our September Walking Tour, as well as some more casual events over the summer. Hope to see you there!

We need hosts for our September Walking Tour

Hey everyone, if you’re interested in hosting for our club’s Walking Tour please email us at jerseycitybrewclub@gmail.com. We are looking to schedule this for early or mid September. If you have not participated before, we usually have two groups of 20 people and visit four locations. You should be in Jersey City, Hoboken, or Bayonne and be accessible by public transportation preferably. It’s a nice day of walking, drinking, talking, and (hopefully) sunny weather.

The club provides snacks, cups, ice, and can provide additional beer if needed. It’s a fun way to show off your brewing setup and your beers on tap, and it’s a great fundraiser for the club.

Bottling Day for the 100 Hop Group Brew

We actually ended up with 102 hops, because we are bad at counting. Bottling day will be Thursday May 10th, at Craig’s house (if you came to brew day, it is the same location), by the intersection of 1st St and Madison Ave in Hoboken. Email jerseycitybrewclub@gmail.com or check out the facebook group.

As a reminder, if you helped out on brew day, you will get a bottle to take home, and if you help out on bottling day you’ll get another bottle to take home. The rest of the bottles will be distributed or shared at another time.

100 Hop Brew

Its that time again, time for another group brew!

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 @ 2PM
Hoboken, by Madison St & 1st St

This time around we will be doing a special brew day with 100 different types of hops! Those who come to the brew are each designated one bottle once its all done and of course pick through some interesting hops that remain to take home; those who come to bottling day will also be designated one bottle. What will this taste like? Only one way to find out!

Group Brew at Craig’s house (please RSVP on facebook for address details) or email jerseycitybrewclub@gmail.com. We will send out the address Saturday night.

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Here’s our recipe:
23 lbs Maris Otter
2 lbs Caramel 20L
1.071 OG ~ 8% abv
75 IBUs (hop additions will have to be tweaked a bit depending on exact AA% of each hop
Safale US-05 yeast

Hops:
Strisselspalt / Spalt / Styrian Golding / Wai-ti (NZ) / Summer (AU) / Tettnang (GR) / Saphir / Hallertau Mittelfruh / Hallertau (GR) / Ahtanum / Fuggle / Smaragd (GR) / Crystal / Brewers Gold (GR) / Liberty / Medusa / Archer (UK) / German Select / Glacier / Styrian Bobek / Slovenian Bobek / EKG (UK) / Lemondrop / Vanguard / Willamette / Cascade (GR) / Meridian / Progress(UK) / Santiam / Challenger / Saaz / Mt. Hood / Whitbread Golding (UK) / Delta / Northern Brewer (GR) / German Tradition / Motueka / Pride of Ringwood / Styrian Aurora / Mandarina Bavaria / Cascade / First Gold(UK) / Wakatu (NZ) / Jester (UK) / Pacifica (NZ) / Sterling / Cluster / Perle / Palisade / Northdown(UK) / Zythos / Amarillo / Ultra / El Dorado / Pioneer (UK) / Belma / Comet / Centennial / Horizon / Buzz Bullets / Hallertau Blanc / Idaho #7 / Phoenix (UK) / Target / Idaho #7 / Rakau / Dr Rudi / Super Alpha (NZ) / Newport / Nelson Sauvin / Sorachi Ace / Azacca / HBC 342 Experimental / Galena / Calypso / Green Bullet / Merkur (GR) / Pacific Jade (NZ) / 007 Golden Hop / Chinook / Mosaic / Simcoe / Magnum / Citra / Galaxy / Admiral (UK) / Denali / Pacific Gem (NZ) / Pekko / Bravo / Ekuanot aka Equinox / Nugget / Experimental Grapefruit / Experimental BRU-1 / Warrior / Jarrylo / Columbus / Ella / Millenium / Summit / Herkules (GR) / Waimea (NZ) / Eureka / Polaris (GR)

March 19th Meeting – Kombucha, 100 Hop Brew, and more!

Our March 19th meeting will be at our usual spot. We have some exciting stuff this month, so do your best to attend.

Agenda for the March Meeting:

  • Nominations for officers (elections in April)
  • Kombucha Q&A with a professional kombucha maker. Please comment on Facebook or email us (jerseycitybrewclub@gmail.com) if you would like a free scoby, and comment if you have any topics you’d like to cover.
  • Brewery Bus Trip on April 7th (tell your friends to buy tickets!)
  • Group brew – 100 Hop IPA – scheduling and hop discussion
  • National Homebrew Competition submission period – shipping & drop-offs start 3/19. Kendall will be driving submissions out to Fifth Hammer Brewing if you want to avoid shipping.

April 7th JCBC Brewery Bus Tour

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Tickets are available now for all dues paying members for the April 7th Brewery Bus Tour.  Those lucky folks have one week head start before they become available to the non dues member public.  Just one of the perks to always being a dues paying member!
Tickets will be open to the public on Thursday March 1st at Noon.

Get your tickets here

This year we will be traveling to Brix City, Fort Nonsense, Manskirt and Czig Meister.

Your ticket includes the bus fare, a tour at each brewery and non-alcoholic drinks for the bus ride.  We will also have some free beer, as we always do.

Here’s a summary of the day:

Depart Jersey City @ 11:30AM
Fort Nonsense Brewing Company
Czig Meister Brewing
Manskirt Brewing
Brix City Brewing
Arrive back in Jersey City @ 8PM

Monday 2/20 Meeting Prep Notes

Don’t forget that our meetings are now on the 3rd MONDAY of each month at Atlas Pub (by the Grove St PATH). This month we’re going to discuss our upcoming Brewery Bus Trip on April 8th (member pre-sale starts this week). We’ll also talk about upcoming homebrew events like this weekend’s Fermentation Festival. This month we’ll also finally judge the Scotch Ales brewed for the Brewer’s Duel!