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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:36:42 AM »
Well we had a blast at club night.  Not sure if anyone from this thread stopped by, but we were pretty busy most of the night.  Our beers were really well received, and we have 4 of our kegs pop.  We're trying to figure out the logistics for Portland, so that we can serve again next year. 

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 03, 2017, 12:56:06 PM »
As politely as I can say it, So glad to find out that you are in the same club and you were playing to the crowd. I thought you were another belligerent troll. Well played as it definitely piqued my interest in the thread.

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Edit to add: I almost posted this earlier when I found out you were in same club, just didn't want to come off as the troll

Oh that's ok.  I kind of figured I'd get some blow back from how I went at him. 

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:32:48 AM »
So yes Sapper and I are in the same club.  I was giving snarky remarks to try to prove the point the ultimately the quality of the beer will win out.  He and I are on the same page, but there are those in our club that have gotten scared that we don't have a good enough gimmick and we won't see a lot of traffic at our booth.  Honestly, I think we'll be fine and we are worrying about things that won't matter. We need to focus on bringing quality beer to Club Night and hit it out of the park. 

As far as dump buckets, yes they should be utilized.  Water should be consumed. And fun should be had. 

See you guys at Club Night.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 03, 2017, 06:25:54 AM »
We'll see.  What club should we all be looking for?

Homebrewers Local 402 out of Omaha, NE

Hey, that's the club I'm in.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:48:18 PM »

on the subject of Club Night, I know it is a lot of people's favorite event and I can see why.  However I find the quality to be very hit and miss and have preferred Pro Night for years.  Please, dumping a keg of mediocre beer that your friends don't want to drink into your club pool isn't what it should be about!  It doesn't have to be rare or expensive but I think this event deserves our best efforts. 
/soapbox
This is one thing we are paying attention to. We plan to do a little vetting of beer prior to bringing beers. Luckily, the members that are participating aren't generally the type to pass off crappy beer at an event like this.
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We'll see.  What club should we all be looking for?

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:01:39 AM »
Ridiculous costumes are optional.
See this is a big question of ours. We are kind of doing a theme for our booth but it will be totally chill and no crazy costumes. We were essentially told that nobody will drink our beer because of that.

My thought is that if the beer is good, it won't matter what we are dressed up like...as long as we are actually dressed.

My guess is that if you believe you need a theme to get people to drink your beer, then it's probably not good enough in the first place.  Focus on your brewing.
See, I don't think a theme is necessary. Fun? Sure. Required to give away beer...for free? No, not really.

And what varieties of free beer is your club going to be offering?
Oh, a decent selection I believe. Saison, Pils, Vienna and then some other fun ones

I see.  I think I have you guys pegged already.  I'm guessing you're the type of club that will doctor up a Blonde Ale with coffee or lime and pass it off as fun.  Probably have one of those New England IPA's on your menu too. Probably name a dank IPA with a weed reference. I bet you guys even thought of trying to bring in a Wavy Arm Inflatable Guy to draw people to your booth. 

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:37:48 AM »
Ridiculous costumes are optional.
See this is a big question of ours. We are kind of doing a theme for our booth but it will be totally chill and no crazy costumes. We were essentially told that nobody will drink our beer because of that.

My thought is that if the beer is good, it won't matter what we are dressed up like...as long as we are actually dressed.

My guess is that if you believe you need a theme to get people to drink your beer, then it's probably not good enough in the first place.  Focus on your brewing.
See, I don't think a theme is necessary. Fun? Sure. Required to give away beer...for free? No, not really.

And what varieties of free beer is your club going to be offering? 

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:15:38 AM »
Ridiculous costumes are optional.
See this is a big question of ours. We are kind of doing a theme for our booth but it will be totally chill and no crazy costumes. We were essentially told that nobody will drink our beer because of that.

My thought is that if the beer is good, it won't matter what we are dressed up like...as long as we are actually dressed.

My guess is that if you believe you need a theme to get people to drink your beer, then it's probably not good enough in the first place.  Focus on your brewing. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: German Rye/Roggenbier?
« on: August 08, 2013, 07:47:56 AM »
I am brewing a smoked version of Roggenbier next week some time. I will use the Wyerman Oak Smoked Wheat, around 15% of the grist.   Based on various research and talking to others that have used that malt, I feel it shouldn't overpower the beer and provide an interesting addition to the beer. 

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Homebrewer Bios / Brewer BIo: Scott Schemahorn
« on: May 02, 2013, 11:06:21 AM »
Who Are You (please include a picture):  Scott Schemahorn 
Home Town (City, State): Omaha, NE
Homebrew Club: Homebrewers Local 402
I've been a homebrewer since:  2010
Do you have a homebrewing disaster you'd like to share?  I tried to brew a traditional bock without really understanding lager fermentation.  I didn't let the beer ferment out correctly, and ended up with bottle gushers that I got 2 full pints out of the 2 cases. 
What is your favorite style(s) to brew?  I enjoy sessionable ale brewing. Also brewing Saisons.
Are you a BJCP Judge?  If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging?  Not yet, planning on taking the tests soon.
How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?  2-3 times/ month. 
What is your favorite malt?  Why?  Golden Promise.  I think it creates a smooth rich malt flavor in my beers.
What is your favorite hop? Why?  Cascade.  Its so versitile. 
Do you have a good homebrew club story you'd like to share?  Our homebrew club is really great. Within the first few weeks of formation we put an ESB into a Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrel.  We are always ready to take on new brewing challenges. 
Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?  Most brew days are spent with other members from our club.  This is such a social hobby, it just is a lot of fun to have a group all brewing together.
Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?  Outdoors
List some of the names you've given your beers. Which is your favorite?  I use song titles and/or bands to inspire my beer names. It could be whatever I was listening to when I came up with the recipe or to what was playing while brewing.  Hey Ladies Honey Saison, Rigby English Brown Porter, Dead Flowers IPA, Day Tripper Imperial English Pale Ale. 

 

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Congrats.  I too love to BBQ, but my comps only take place in my driveway. Good luck with the wing. 

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