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Hi everyone,

A registration for Mead Day sites and another registration for Learn to Homebrew Day sites has been set up under the Events board.  For each event, there is a Read First board that has a message about how to use the registration.  This has primarily been set up to provide a way to announce your site location to others looking for an event in their area, and it is also a great way to find a location near you. 

Mead Day is this Saturday, August 7th, and the registration may be too late to do much good, but it is there.  The Mead Day recipe is posted on the AHA Homebrewopedia.  (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/AHAMeadDay)  This year, the recipe has 5 different types of fruit from which you can choose to make a melomel (fruit) mead.  Get some honey from the local farmers market and make some mead this weekend!  Go to http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/mead-day for more information about Mead Day.

Learn to Homebrew Day is the first Saturday in November, November 6th this year.  There is no set recipe to go along with Learn to Homebrew Day, but I encourage everyone to take advantage of all of the recipes to be found on the AHA's Homebrewopedia (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/Recipes). Go to http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/learn-to-homebrew-day for more information about Learn to Homebrew Day.

Cheers,
     Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org


Hi everyone,

This is just a reminder that Learn to Homebrew Day is this coming Saturday, November 6, 2010.  The registration area for Learn to Homebrew Day is under the Events board (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?board=48.0).  Register your homebrewing site under your State/Province so that those who are interested in learning to homebrew can attend your demonstration.  Feel free to register even if you're just brewing with your buddies and the public isn't invited to your brew session.  Instructions for how to post your site are found in the READ First: Learn to Homebrew Day message.

I'll be brewing this weekend, will you?

Cheers,
    Janis


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2011
« on: October 19, 2010, 06:59:12 PM »
Someone should really change the heading on that page...just sayin'   ;)


Hi,

If we changed the heading on the page, that would only make it obvious.  Where's the fun in that?   ;)
The page will be updated with the 2011 information (and heading) around the beginning of November.

Cheers,
   Janis

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2011
« on: October 19, 2010, 10:27:45 AM »
Hi,

It isn't that obvious, but you can find the dates and a video about next year's National Homebrewers Conference here: http://www.ahaconference.org/.

Cheers,
   Janis

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Hi Steve,

Jon Aronson is starting a study group in Denver this month. Contact Jon at jondenver77@yahoo.com to get the details.  The first organizational meeting will be on October 14th, so contact him soon.

Cheers,
    Janis

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: September 23, 2010, 04:49:15 PM »
Hey Frank,

I got to thinking about a way to get a response from Jeff.  Has anyone tried holding some hops under his nose, or simply opening a can or a bottle of beer near him?  If that doesn't wake up a homebrewer, I don't know what will.  Anyway, talk to him about brewing and beers, etc.  The homebrewer inside will struggle to get out!

Come on, Jeff!  Wake up and smell the hops!  You can do it, we know you can.

Cheers,
Janis

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: September 07, 2010, 03:39:47 PM »
Thanks, Frank!

This is great news, and I continue to keep Jeff and his family in my thoughts.  I hope his recovery is swift and complete.

Cheers,
    Janis

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 31, 2010, 02:10:39 PM »
I made it a sticky.

Thanks for doing that Major.

Hang in there Jeff; we're all pulling for you to come out of this unscathed!

Cheers,
   Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

203
The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 27, 2010, 07:38:54 AM »
Frank,

Thank you so much for the updates; most times medical situations like this turn into a black hole of information.  In Jeff's condition, each day is a mountain of medical possibilities, so the updates help us all keep it in perspective. 

I continue to keep Jeff and his family in my thoughts and hope for the best possible outcome. 

Cheers,
   Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 24, 2010, 08:12:29 AM »
Thanks for letting us know!

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff and his family.  This is an awful turn of events, and I hope he is able to recover soon!

Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

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CO / LAKEWOOD - 6th Annual WOC Mead Day
« on: August 05, 2010, 03:03:44 PM »
Contact Janis regarding this Mead Day site.

With the weather we've been having, we won't need to use a burner to heat up the honey.   ;)

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Hi everyone,

A registration for Mead Day sites and another registration for Learn to Homebrew Day sites has been set up under the Events board.  For each event, there is a Read First board that has a message about how to use the registration.  This has primarily been set up to provide a way to announce your site location to others looking for an event in their area, and it is also a great way to find a location near you. 

Mead Day is this Saturday, August 7th, and the registration may be too late to do much good, but it is there.  The Mead Day recipe is posted on the AHA Homebrewopedia.  (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/AHAMeadDay)  This year, the recipe has 5 different types of fruit from which you can choose to make a melomel (fruit) mead.  Get some honey from the local farmers market and make some mead this weekend!  Go to http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/mead-day for more information about Mead Day.

Learn to Homebrew Day is the first Saturday in November, November 6th this year.  There is no set recipe to go along with Learn to Homebrew Day, but I encourage everyone to take advantage of all of the recipes to be found on the AHA's Homebrewopedia (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/Recipes). Go to http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/learn-to-homebrew-day for more information about Learn to Homebrew Day.

Cheers,
     Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

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READ FIRST: Mead Day / How to Add Your Site for Mead Day
« on: August 03, 2010, 11:00:42 AM »
Hi everyone,

Mead Day is held the first Saturday in August which is August 6th this year.

Thanks for participating in Mead Day this year!  The registration is being done on the AHA Forum this year and separate state child boards have been set up for you.  You must be registered with the AHA Forum in order to register your site.  If you have registered on the AHA website HomebrewersAssociation.org, that registration will also work for the AHA Forum.  If you have not yet registered, please follow the instructions here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3025.0

To register your Mead Day site, open the board for the state in which you will host the event.  Start a New Topic with your CITY listed first in the subject line.  This will enable people to quickly locate event sites in their area.  For example, if I register a site for my club in Boulder, CO it would be under the CO board and the subject line would be "BOULDER - Hop Barley & the Alers Mead & BBQ."

In the body of the  message, include the Who, What, Where, When, and How information about your site.  You can leave an e-mail or ask for people to respond to your message if they are interested in joining your Mead Day site.  You might want to include information about the mead style you are making, whether people need to bring anything, or just show up, etc. You can include a map link for directions, photos, or whatever you like.

Then on August 6, 2011 join with homebrewers around the world in spreading the joy of making mead!

For questions about Mead Day 2011, contact Kathryn Porter Drapeau, kathryn@brewersassociation.org.

Cheers,
   Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Longest Brewday? Latest Brewday?
« on: July 28, 2010, 09:34:53 AM »
My longest brew day was when I was making a Samiclaus clone with my friends Rich and Faith.  We started at 10 a.m., had to do 2 mashes, then a 6 hour boil to get 10 gallons of 1.156 OG wort.  I was on the road back to my house by midnight.  That was an epic brew day.

Cheers,
   Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: specific gravity questions
« on: July 19, 2010, 01:10:49 PM »
Hello there AHA, just finished putting my first batch of homebrew into bottles to sit for a few more weeks.  Before fermentation I measured the specific gravity of my brew to be about 1.043.  When my fermentation was through I took the specific gravity again and got a reading of 1.023.  I then added the priming sugar and bottled.  Where I'm confused is my kit says my batch should have a specific gravity of around 1.010 when being bottled.  Did I mess up and take my second reading too early, or did I mess up somewhere else along the way.  Also, how do I determine the alcohol content of my brew using these readings.  Thanks a bunch in advance!

Hi Jaryn,

When I saw your post this morning, I thought I would post the link for how to use a hydrometer from the AHA's Homebrewopedia wiki, but when I looked in the wiki, I found the procedure had not been entered yet.  We hope to have additional information added to the wiki soon (thanks to our intern!).

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/

It would be great if some of the experienced/knowledgeable homebrewers on this forum would add material to our wiki!  That's what a wiki is all about.  Thanks!

Cheers,
    Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

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Hi everyone,

Congratulations to all of the NHC 2010 winners!

The last of the 2010 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) winners packages are in the UPS system today.  Thanks to all the winners for your patience while I worked on this.  There were 50-55 packages in all, but with the help of the AHA Intern, Steve Parr, we were able to get it all done this week.  Thanks also to our warehouse manager, George Myler, and to whoever the UPS driver is who picked up all the packages this afternoon. 

I hope everyone enjoys their prizes that were donated by the companies listed here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/competition-information/prize-donors.

Happy Friday everyone!

Cheers,
   Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org


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