The 2009 Teach a Friend to Brew Day Crew

The 2009 Teach a Friend to Brew Day Crew

Today’s Teach a Friend to Brew Day event was successful in several ways.  First and foremost, it was a wonder social event – many good (old) friends, some good (new) friends (I got to meet some local Twitter folks – Hi @AlexisDias !) and many friends of friends.  Homebrewing just seems to attract high quality people.  It’s one of my favorite things about the hobby:)

Between Brad and I, we brewed 20 gallons of ale, 10 of my annual TAFTBD IPA, and 10 of Brad’s German Hefeweizen.  My brew day went well, short of forgetting to add clarifier and yeast nutrient (I get distracted with so many fun people around:), and the IPA has been put to bed for a nice cozy fermentation.  Everything else aside, we made beer!

Most importantly, I think we may have picked up as many as four new homebrewers out of the event!  The Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day event is all about showing people how easy it is to brew great beer, showcasing the ales you’ve brewed and lighting the burner under new brewers.  I think we did that today:)

A Photo Gallery has been posted of the day’s activities for your viewing pleasure.

3 Responses to Teach a Friend to Brew Day 2009 A Success!

  1. Mark Ranes says:

    I checked the TAFTBD IPA earlier today and it was cranking away in the fermentation fridge. When I opened the fridge, the most wonderful aroma escaped:)

  2. Mark Ranes says:

    Yesterday, I was a bit worried about the low temperatures (about 61 degrees) in the fermentation fridge, so I brought the carboys inside. They were still bubbling a bit, but just as a precaution, I swirled both carboys. This morning, on of the airlocks was shooting out little yeast balls! Seems that the yeast rousing and a bit extra warmth woke, up the fermentation big time.

    The off-gassing aroma is still wonderful 🙂

  3. Mark Ranes says:

    I came home at lunch today and dry hopped each carboy with 2 oz of Amarillo, 1.5 oz of Centennial and .5 oz of Cascades. Should be quite aromatic in seven days…

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