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Re: Winter 2018 Grain Buy

 On Oct. 26, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Hi Tim.

Thanks for spearheading this. I can very likely help move grain when it comes in, but check in with me when we have a definite date to make sure.


Philly Beer??

 On Sept. 4, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Buzzlings. I'm in Philadelphia for the week and I need a beer. Anything in particular worth seeking out while I'm here?

BUZZ + Girls Pint Out big brewday

 On July 28, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Hi BUZZards. I've been recently talking with the organizers of the local Girls Pint Out and they seem interested in doing some future cross over events as a w…

Re: What It's Wort competition, Normal IL, July 21

 On June 11, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Thanks for making this section of the forum, Joel. I can't do FWIW this year, unfortunately, due to a certain red themed charity run that weekend.

If you wan…

2018 Indiana Brewer's Cup, July 13 & 14

 On June 11, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

For those looking for a fun (semi)local judging experience, check out the IBC. This year it's Friday+Saturday, July 13 & 14, in Indianapolis. I have gone…

Illinois Craft Beer Week volunteering

 On May 7, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Hi. I just received an email from Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild. They're looking to fill some volunteer spots for a couple of events in Chicago for Illinois …

Off-flavor training

 On May 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Hi BUZZards. I mentioned at the last meeting that I will be hosting an off-flavor training day at my place. It looks like off-flavor samples I ordered from S…

October Meeting Change?

 On Sept. 1, 2017, 9:46 a.m.

Hey everyone.

I got an email from Matt Riggs. Apparently they have several things going on October 5th and have asked us to move the meeting to another Thurs…

Re: Group Honey Purchase

 On Aug. 13, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Thanks Tim. I guess in that case I'll take 10 lbs.


Re: Group Honey Purchase

 On Aug. 11, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

This sounds interesting. I'm down for some, however...

Never made mead before. So mead makers: let's say I want to make a 3 gallon batch? How much honey wou…

Re: Homebrew Competition in Bloomington-Normal, July 22

 On July 16, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

I'm registered and plan on going. If we can arrange a carpool that would convenient.


Re: Summer 2017 Grain Buy

 On July 10, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Hey everyone. As discussed in the meeting last week, we will extend this to the end of the week. New cutoff for orders will be Saturday 15 July.


Re: Summer 2017 Grain Buy

 On June 29, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Good to see this is rolling.

Andy: yes I will itemize the total for everyone and reply back with good dates to pick up the grain from Triptych.


Re: Indiana State Fair competition, July 7-8

 On June 28, 2017, 10:10 a.m.

Can confirm that the end banquet is legit. Will and I are carpooling early on Friday and will judge both Friday and Saturday. We're staying at the hostel as …

Summer 2017 Grain Buy

 On June 16, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Hi all. It's been a while since we've had a group grain buy. The guys over at Triptych are open to placing an order for us in the coming weeks. I've attache…