August 2015 Meeting Notes

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HHCBC August 2015 Meeting Notes


North Fork Beer Festival

  • 8 beers were poured there; great time had by all.


  • Saturday, October 24 @ Great South Bay Brewery
  • Signup link was sent via email and posted to the Facebook group over the weekend.
  • We will have 8 beers at this event.
  • Focus is on Fall (pumpkin, spice, etc.) beers and German beer styles.
  • If you have been interested in pouring at an event and don’t have kegging equipment, talk to Ken.
  • Always a fun event. Beer, bands, etc.

International Beer Festival

  • Saturday, November 7 @ Belmont Racetrack
  • Signup link will be posted soon.
  • Two sessions = more beer!
  • We would like to see us have 16 beers poured here, so get brewing!
  • As mentioned earlier, if you would like to brew but don’t have kegging equipment, speak with Ken.

Education – Off Flavor Class

  • We will be doing the Off Flavor Class on Sunday, August 23 at 1PM @ H&H.
  • The class will help you identify off-flavors in beer that are a result of brewing flaws or sanitation issues. It includes twelve different types of off-flavors.
  • Class is currently full, but we’ve been able to get a hold of another off-flavor kit and will be scheduling a follow up in a couple of months.

 National Homebrew Conference

  • Next year the NHC will be held in Baltimore. June 9-11.
  • If there’s enough interest, we’ll convene a committee to coordinate having a club presence there.

Chopped Competition

  • Grapefruit Agave IPA group was won by John DiSpirito’s and Vanilla Coconut Cream Ale group was won by Peter Tripp’s team.
  • A panel of judges evaluated the two winning beers and awarded the overall prize to Team Tripp.
  • Immediately thereafter, Team DiSpirito challenged Team Tripp to a heads up brewing competition. Details to follow.


  • T-shirts & hoodies are in. If you ordered one, please pick them up from Pete’s shop.

H&H Announcements

  • On September 12, Homebrews and Handgrenades will be having a 2nd anniversary party. Details to follow.

Next Meeting

  • The next meeting we will Tuesday, September 15.
  • This will be our 1st anniversary meeting and we will be back at Barrier.

Thanks to Effin Gruven!

  • We want to take a moment to thank Mike and all the great folks here at Effin Gruven. It’s good to be back.

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