Matt Donahue

Monday, February 28, 2005

Brew Club

Talking to Jim and DT this weekend, we discussed the idea of starting a brew club that Brian and I had tossed around a while back. Anyone interested?

The idea would be to meet once or twice a month, well who am I kidding, once a month! Each meeting would consist of brewing a batch and sharing beer that others have brewed. We could share recipes, brewing ideas and even make use of equipment that others have already purchased- thus reducing the capital outlay for each person getting a home brew set-up started. Furthermore, it would enable us to share a greater variety of beers, if each person is responsible for buying one batch and upon bottling, filling a growler up for each of the other club members then we've got ourselves a nice little variety going.

If people what to check out a place to purchase kits (brewing hardware) and or ingredients for batches, this is a cool site Alternative Beverage. If you don't find what you're looking for there, eBay always has lots of items.

Let me know your thoughts!


  • i'm up for it... i've got a helles lager that's ready to bottle and a fat tire clone conditioning right now...

    By Blogger joe, at 8:55 PM  

  • Sounds good. You need a hand with the bottling? I'm free this weekend.

    By Blogger Matt Donahue, at 11:15 PM  

  • that'd be great... this weekend sounds good, i need to get some bottles cleaned up this week.

    By Blogger joe, at 12:01 AM  

  • I'd be glad to help wash bottles on the weekend if you don't get to it during the week. BTW have you ever tried growing your own hops? I'm thinking of ordering some to try it out.

    By Blogger Matt Donahue, at 12:01 PM  

  • i normally throw the bottles in the dishwasher (no soap) then give them a dip in no rinse sanitizer right before bottling... it's worked pretty well in the past...

    never tried growing hop, but i've thought about it...

    By Blogger joe, at 2:55 PM  

  • Dishwasher! great idea. We don't have one at home, so I automatically assume bottle washing is a major task...

    By Blogger Matt Donahue, at 3:35 PM  

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