ALE Club meeting – December 17, 2020

NOTICE: Location change – We will be meeting at a different location this month. 

The time remains the same, 6:30 to 8:30pm

The final club meeting of the year will be on Thursday December 17th at Dairyland Brewpub.
 
This year we will be mixing it up a bit with a beer and food pairing that we each will participate in.
 
What you need to bring:  A beer (homebrew or commercial) and a food pairing.
 
I would also like you to talk about the beer your bring and why you chose to pair it with the food item.
 
I look forward to all of the interesting beer and food pairings.

Malt Sensory Analysis

Have you ever discovered a new malt and wondered what it tasted like? Many homebrewers like to crunch a few kernels of a new malt. Crunching the kernels can give you a general idea of the flavor of the malt but it won’t be quite the same as if it has been mashed.

This is where the hot steep method comes into play. It is like doing a short, tiny mash to get a better idea of the taste of the malt. Briess Malting demonstrates how to perform this simple process.

You can find a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJWRpihU84Y  

You can find additional information here: http://blog.brewingwithbriess.com/malt-sensory-methods-you-can-perform-in-your-own-home-or-brewery/

UPDATE!!! Iron Brewer Competition 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Iron Brewer Competition:

1st Place: Tom Kaul with his Dark IPA

2nd Place: Cindy Kolbe and Kat Sachs with their Octoberfest

3rd Place: Zach Koepke with his White Stout

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For the next Iron Brewer ingredient Brian chose the White Labs WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt Yeast
Check it out here: https://www.whitelabs.com/yeast-bank/wlp036-d-sseldorf-alt-ale-yeast

You can use this yeast to produce any type of fermented beverage – beer, cider, wine, or mead.

Put on your creative hats and come up with some interesting beverages!

It will be held during the regular November club meeting.

ALE Club annual meeting

It is that time of the year again for the annual meeting. We will be getting together at Mark Siegel’s home in Hortonville on Saturday January 12, 2019.

We will be holding Officer Elections at this time. If you are interested in running for an office please let me know.

Please bring a dish to pass and homebrews to share.