Help With Club Bar Repairs

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At the September 2014 meeting the Strand Brewers Club voted to replace the 22 old, dinged, and beat up chrome plated faucets and shanks on the club bar with new stainless faucets, shanks, and tailpieces. With care these club bar upgrades will be the last we need for a very long time. The Strand Brewers Club is looking for donors to help offset the expense of the upgrade. Donors will be recognized with something like a nameplate on the club bar or a commemorative glass, but details are yet to be finalized. The total cost for the new stainless parts … Read More

Adventures With SMaSH

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Single-Malt and Single-Hop (SMaSH) beers offer the opportunity to strip a beer down to the bare essentials. No complicated grain bills or hop lineups! They make learning about individual ingredients easy. We will have several SMaSH Challenges this year. For the April meeting we are highlighting dry-hopping. First, the base recipe: All-grain (for 5 gallons): 10 lbs American 2-Row Pale Malt 0.8 oz Magnum hops (60 minute addition) WLP 001 California Ale Yeast Mash at 154 degrees for 60 minutes. Extract (for 5 gallons): 7.5 lbs American 2-Row Pale Malt 0.8 oz Magnum hops (60 minute addition) WLP 001 California Ale Yeast My … Read More