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Meetings / Re: March 2019 Meeting at CNC
« Last post by konrad on February 18, 2019, 07:03:43 PM »
Yes, I will accept entries for the Brooks competition (round 4 of the CRAFT HotY comp).  At the beginning of the meeting, please... as I will have to leave at 8:00 PM to take them over to Brooks, organize them, etc.
Meetings / March 2019 Meeting at CNC
« Last post by Tralmix on February 18, 2019, 04:16:37 PM »
Join CRAFT for our March meeting at Cap N Cork. For those who have not been to CNC in a while, the brewery is almost complete. Andy will show us around the brewery and get us up to speed on plans for the brewery.

Thursday, March 28th
7:00 pm
Cap n Cork

CRAFT General / AHA Governing Committee elections
« Last post by konrad on February 16, 2019, 04:19:15 PM »
Hello all.  I received the following email from Jim Satin, of Ann Arbor Brewers Guild.  Since we have no one running from our club, and since Jim is a stand-up guy, I thought I'd post it here in our forum.  You need to be an AHA member to vote...


I normally don't solicit votes in this way, but I thought I would forward the below email from a member of the AABG who is running for the AHA Governing Committee.  I know Colin Burton well and can honestly say that I think he would be a great fit for this role.  He has a lot of positive energy and is passionate about our hobby.  I know many times when I'm voting for the AHA Governing Committee, I don't really know most of the candidates.  If you are on the fence of who you should cast your vote for, I recommend giving Colin a try.

If you are comfortable with this request, please consider forwarding this to your respective homebrew clubs.


Jim Satin - AABG

and the email from Colin...

The AHA elections for governing committee are upon us, and as many of you know I am running for a spot this year. If you didn't know, well now you do! If you're an AHA member, you can head to the link below and cast your vote. You can vote one time for up to three candidates. If you're not an AHA member, I would urge you to consider joining to support a great organisation that has done so much for the hobby over the years, and will continue to do so.

If you happen to be part of another club, or have contacts in other home brewing circles, I'd appreciate if you would reach out on my behalf and help round up a few more votes. I know this is ultimately little more than a popularity contest, but I'm excited to see what I can give back to the hobby if elected.

CRAFT General / Re: 2018 KGB cider buy
« Last post by kruz805 on February 14, 2019, 09:32:03 AM »
Sulfur should be easy to rid of in fermentation.  Try daily rousing when in the primary so that the CO2 will scrub out the SO2.  A story I remember is the brewer at Detroit Beer Co (Now at Old Nation) studied in Germany.  He said the old brewers would strike the fermentors with a rubber mallet before transferring a beer to be lagered.  This cause the CO2 to erupt and scrub the SO2 out of solution.  He stated he would have the beer before and after and it totally worked.
CRAFT General / Re: New Website design
« Last post by Vagabond55 on February 13, 2019, 12:41:32 PM »
Are you using Wordpress or Joomla for the website?
CRAFT General / Re: Can Bourbon Barrels be used more than once for making beer?
« Last post by Dan Fick on February 13, 2019, 12:39:26 PM »
Try and get what you want to go in there next brewed before you take out what's in there... If it sits empty you give acetobacter time to grow and make vinegar...

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CRAFT General / Re: 2018 KGB cider buy
« Last post by Vagabond55 on February 13, 2019, 12:38:02 PM »
I have had good luck with cider I have gotten from Westview Orchards in Washington Township.  I have done 3 batches with their cider.
CRAFT General / Re: Can Bourbon Barrels be used more than once for making beer?
« Last post by Vagabond55 on February 13, 2019, 12:34:29 PM »
Thanks for the info.  My barrel is only an 8 gallon barrel. I will figure something out to fill it after I empty it out for at least one more go at it...
CRAFT General / Re: Can Bourbon Barrels be used more than once for making beer?
« Last post by Dan Fick on February 12, 2019, 12:35:47 PM »
They can be used as many times as you like.  You will get less and less flavor out of them.... So at some point it's not contributing very much to the beer so you might choose to stop using it then... If you like sour beers this is a good time to introduce bacteria to the barrel to produce sour beers and continue using it.
CRAFT General / Re: Jockey Box and Portable Bars cleaning procedure
« Last post by stapleto on February 12, 2019, 08:54:00 AM »
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