An Imperial Stout Recipe by Robert Moreland
We support the American Homebrewers Association
Cider can be a great alternative to beer and sours and you can make it yourself. Here’s a brief overview of how to make this refreshing beverage –> http://www.iredellbrewersunited.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Cider-Making-1.pdf
The time from brew day to that first glass of home-brew can seem like forever. By learning a few tricks of the trade you can dramatically speed up the time it takes to go from “Grain to Glass”. Click here to view a presentation and learn the tricks of the trade —> Accelerating Grain to Glass
Member Recipe by Daniel Schrock
During December 2015 club meeting Thomas Creighton, IBUer, Brewer, Head Janitor and HR Manager at High Branch Brewing Company in Concord, NC gave a brief overview of Belgian Strong and Trappist Ales. View the full presentation here–>Belgian Beer Presentation
D9 Brewing Company’s microbiologist Jaenette Davey leads a discussion on the basics of the usage and care of yeast in the beer brewing process. Click here to view the presentation –> Yeast in Brewing
The registration for the Caffeine Beer Competition is live. Go to http://beerscores.com/comp_details.aspx?id=103 and register. This is a free competition to paid IBU members and the turn in date is Nov 9th. All BJCP styles are welcomed, but please make sure you feature the coffee or tea in your style. Our special guests from September’s meeting, Jason from Free Range Brewing and Matt from Pure Intentions Coffee, will be helping judge. Rest assured, they will be looking for the way coffee or tea are highlighted in your entry.
In 2015 the BJCP updated its style guidelines for the first time since 2008. The IBU Education Committee put together a brief overview of the key changes to the guidelines with links to references to help club members understand the changes. Download a copy of the document here –> 2015 BJCP Guideline Updates
July is coming fast which means the IBU Summer Competition is fast approaching.
The deadline for entries to the Rye Beer Summer Competition is July 13th. Please bring your (2) 12oz bottles to the club meeting that night with the appropriate labels attached with a rubber band. Also, remember caps must be the gold type with no writing or ornamentation anywhere. If you don’t have any, please ask a fellow brewer, stop by a homebrew store, or ask a board member. We are happy to share.
In our efforts to make the club competitions more in line with outside ones, we are using beerscores.com to register all entries. There is no charge to paid club members. Registration is quick and easy and upon completion, labels will be ready for you to print and cut out.
Judging will take place in the week that follows and winners will be announced at the club social event Thursday, July 23rd at Lake Norman Brewing. We will kick it off at 6:30PM and we will be providing finger food. We invite our rye entrants to bring some of their competition beers for the club to sample as we announce the results.
Brewing your own beer means so much more when you design your own recipes and make your brew unique. In this education topic we present the 5 key things you should consider when designing a new recipe. Learn more about beer recipe design by clicking this link> Beer Recipe Design #brewstrong