Hi Everyone, below is the link to the PDF I handed out yesterday regarding an expirment on the effectiveness of various methods of wort aeration. It does not talk about the use of pure oxygen, however the result are very interesting and worth reviewing before going out to be new aeration supplies.
Our February Malt forward competition had eight entries and they were all well-crafted brews that were enjoyed by our members. The winners of the competition were:
3rd place: Ken Yost for his Barley Wine.
2nd place: Mark Borowski for his Russian Imperial Stout
1st place: Jared Carlberg for his Eisbock
Special thanks to Nathan, Sean, Roger, Chris, and Bob for entering your beverages. They were all very tasty beers.
Since Jared won the competition, he had the opportunity to choose the big brew of 2013. After some deliberation, he decided that the Winnipeg Brew Bombers will be making a Dunkelweizen at Half Pints Brewing Co.
As soon as we have the costs broken down, we will let you know how much 23 liters of wort will cost each member. Payment will be accepted at our March 5th meeting. Unfortunately, we will only be able to fill about 43 carboys so it will be on a first pay, first served basis.
We will more than likely hold the meeting in the warehouse to accommodate the club. The Malt Forward competition is still a go so bring your malty beverages to be judged by your peers. Group A, it is your turn to bring food to the meeting. See if you can bring food that would pair well with dark beer.
Our silver bottle openers are here and they are awesome. We are selling them for $5.00 each and they will be available at our meetings. Please help support the Winnipeg Brew Bombers. A special thanks goes out to Nathan Koop for doing all the leg work to get us these openers from LogoTags.
Tapsmagazine.com was gracious enough to donate a whole bunch of their December magazines to the Winnipeg Brew Bombers. In their January edition, they featured Winnipeg as a Premiere beer destination. We appreciate your efforts.
Half Pints Brewing Company is once again allowing us to brew a batch of wort on their Premises. The date of the Big Brew is March 17th starting at about 9 AM (exact time to be confirmed later).
You will be allowed to fill up one 23 liter carboy or bucket (Cost of wort TBD)
You must be a paid member in good standing.
You will be responsible for adding the yeast to your fermentor at home. You have free reign to use any yeast you want.
Due to a couple hiccups last year, we will check, clean, and sanitize your fermentors on site to make sure they will not pass on any bacteria to other carboys.
This year, we will give you the opportunity to vote for what beer style you want to brew.
Update: January 11, 2013 – Since we do not have 51 members of the Winnipeg Brew Bombers, it looks like someone(s)took into their hands to skew the results. As the president, I am making an executive decision: “The Irish Red and the Wheat Beer are tied at 16 votes each and the winner of the Malt Forward competition in February will choose the beer style to be brewed.”