Hello fellow Homebrewers. We have many exciting events coming up in the near future. First on the list is our largest event, SWIRCA, which will be taking place on September 17th. Dwayne Delaney will be in charge of the organization of this event. If you are or plan on serving at this event you will need to bring a copy of your servers license and ID to our next meeting or find a way to submit a copy to Dwayne. This Wednesday we will talk about Smash beer and Oktoberfest/Marzen beer. Like one wort many brews we will be having a contest at our September meeting based on your favorite Smash beer and a contest at our October meeting based on your favorite Oktoberfest/Marzen beer. This year’s BIG TURKEY selection is in honor of Glen Wrinkles. Glen was a dedicated member to our club and a previous Big Turkey winner. He passed last December. In honor of him we have selected his favorite beer, Kolsch, to be the 2022 Big Turkey selection. I will be brewing Glen’s Kolsch recipe in honor of him. That being said get those recipes dialed in and let the best Kolsch win. Also please bring canned goods to donate and any homebrew that you want to share. I’m very excited to try all those delicious homebrews and speak with all you fine club members and guest!!!! See you then!!!
GnawBrew is a single day Beer, Art and Music Festival hidden in the beautiful hills of Brown County. If you’ve joined us before you know that where we differ from the larger events is that we only offer a very limited number of tickets to our event. What this does is create the perfect atmosphere for personal interaction between the artists, brewers, musicians and the patrons. It also ensures that everyone gets their fill of the samples offered and doesn’t have to wait in line all day to achieve that. Another thing that we pride ourselves on here is that GnawBrew is as much an Art and Music festival as it is a Beer Fest leading to us being able to provide quite the Rockstar treatment for our Brewers and their staff in addition to our Musicians and Fine Artists. And last but definitely not least here at Camp GnawBrew after they’ve enjoyed their day our patrons are encouraged to retire to tents or cabins to sleep off all of the wonderful libations sampled throughout the day. And a primitive campsite is included free as a courtasy from our host venue Explore Brown County with the purchase of any level of GnawBrew2015 ticket.
Big Turkey Competition
Entries due at the Nov. 18 Meeting
Winners announced at the December Meeting
This year, for the first time, you will have two styles that you can enter. The beer styles for the 9th annual OVHA Big Turkey Competition are Porter BJCP Category 12 and IPA BJCP Category 14
Judging will not occur at the meeting. The OVHA Big Turkey brewing contest is open to all paid members of the OVHA.
Carson’s Brewery is sponsoring 2015 Big Turkey BOS again this year! The grand prize will be the opportunity to be “Pro-Brewer for a Day”. You will help brew your winning recipe on a commercial system! We will also have a club-wide tapping party when the beer is ready.
Category 12 Sub-styles:
Category 14 Sub-styles:
- You may enter one beer in each of the subcategories. Do not enter the same beer in different subcategories.
- You need two bottles of beer for each subcategory you enter. To keep things anonymous, use as plain a bottle as you can. Things like swing tops, labels, raised lettering, etc are not allowed in sanctioned competitions but will be allowed here if it is ALL you have as a last resort. Black out any markings on the cap.
- Judging will be using the standard BJCP judging sheets used at all the AHA competitions and styles will each be judged within their own subcategory. It‘s up to you to pick the subcategory you want your beer to be judged against.
One winner, the Best of Show, will get their name on the Big Turkey trophy, brew their recipe at Carson’s Brewery, receive one year’s free OVHA membership, get a Big Turkey ceramic stein. Other prizes to be announced.