Big Brew Day May 5th

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    • #2683
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      Red Arrow Hobbies is glad to announce we will be hosting BBD at our store again this year. This will be our 4th year hosting BBD and the 3rd at our store.

      I hope to provide live music again this year. There will be plenty of electric outlets and for the first time, I will have city water (and pressure) available. The water will be run through a filter.

      As in previous years, I could use some help.

      1. Having a tally of who’s or how many are brewing will be a big help planning space. Andy, can you set up a place to register?

      2. Food will be mainly potluck. I’ll bring my smokers and maybe a gas grill. We could use a few more. I’ll have tables for the potluck food. Could someone organize the potluck portion of the food?

      3. a day or two before the event I could use some volunteers to help build the stage.

      4. I may need to replace some of the wood used for the stage and am hoping for some donations of lumber. I’ll let you know soon after I inspect what I have.

      For now, that’s it. If you have any suggestions for this years BBD, please throw them out on the forum.

    • #8825
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      Wow! I think I have the bands lined up already! It usually takes a couple month. Venitia Sekema is the first band to accept. I have a few details to work out with Hard Soul and Psychild, but I don’t see a problem with them.

    • #8826
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      Psychilds stage show pretty much requires darkness, so this year plan on staying late. They are a very good blues/jazz band with an unusual sixties era stage show.

    • #8834
      Joe Ehlert
      Spectator
      @saazin

      Hi dave, if you are looking for another band (rock blues) Let me know.

      Joe

    • #8835
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      Maybe. Do you have a link to some video? Or a date for a local show?

    • #8535
      MEGA Admin
      Keymaster
      @mega-admin

      Less than 2 weeks until Big Brew 2012!!!

      2012 Big Brew Day Sign-up

      View the sign-up sheet here.

      :cheers1

    • #9206
      Jim MolerJim Moler
      Moderator
      @jimjart

      Red Arrow Hobbies is glad to announce we will be hosting BBD at our store again this year. This will be our 4th year hosting BBD and the 3rd at our store.

      As in previous years, I could use some help.

      1. Having a tally of who’s or how many are brewing will be a big help planning space. Andy, can you set up a place to register?

      2. Food will be mainly potluck. I’ll bring my smokers and maybe a gas grill. We could use a few more. I’ll have tables for the potluck food. Could someone organize the potluck portion of the food?

      3. a day or two before the event I could use some volunteers to help build the stage.

      4. I may need to replace some of the wood used for the stage and am hoping for some donations of lumber. I’ll let you know soon after I inspect what I have.

      For now, that’s it. If you have any suggestions for this years BBD, please throw them out on the forum.

      Dave as mentioned prior.
      I’ll have my 3 tap Jockey box to set up.
      I’m sure Andy will have his 4 tap set up on hand.
      I am also able to bring up my Smoker box for you to use.
      I’m sure we’ll have some Apple, Plum. and Hickory to put in it.

      as far as Lumber can you get an idea of what you might need so folks can start looking around.

    • #9218
      MEGA Admin
      Keymaster
      @mega-admin

      Dave, Bronson and I can help the day of the event. Organize food or what not. I know that in the past we handed out the wrist bands and did what you needed done. Just let me know if you want me to do so. Are we having the people that come bring something for the grill like hot dogs or burgers? If so will the club provide the buns and condiments. I know it worked out real well the one year we did this. That way we had meat as well as sides.

      Let me know.

      Kim B

    • #9221
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      Dave, Bronson and I can help the day of the event. Organize food or what not. I know that in the past we handed out the wrist bands and did what you needed done. Just let me know if you want me to do so. Are we having the people that come bring something for the grill like hot dogs or burgers? If so will the club provide the buns and condiments. I know it worked out real well the one year we did this. That way we had meat as well as sides.

      Let me know.

      Kim B

      Thanks Kim. I can certainly use the help. I don’t have a grill, only smokers. It would be nice to have a grill so we could do burgers and dogs quickly. I haven’t figured out what I’ll be smoking for the afternoon yet, but you’re right, we need some meat for all those side dishes.

    • #9222
      Jim MolerJim Moler
      Moderator
      @jimjart

      unless I’ve missed something. what time are things scheduled to kick off :beerjump
      I’m sure most of us will be up early to help set you up and get our gear set up.
      but is there an officail time.
      what time do you have the bands lined up for.
      :fans

    • #9223
      MEGA Admin
      Keymaster
      @mega-admin

      We should probably at least set a start time for those who plan to participate in the competition… ideally, we run-off all our mashes at the same time.

      I was planning on getting there around 10a(ish), but I won’t be ready to brew for a bit.

      Dave do you have a start time in mind?

      :cheers1

    • #9224
      Jim MolerJim Moler
      Moderator
      @jimjart

      We should probably at least set a start time for those who plan to participate in the competition… ideally, we run-off all our mashes at the same time.

      I was planning on getting there around 10a(ish), but I won’t be ready to brew for a bit.

      Dave do you have a start time in mind?

      :cheers1

      just talked to him and the bands kick off at Noon.
      thought about a kick off brewing around 10:30-11 am.

      need a solid head count for the group boil.
      if we have more than one kettle can handle we’ll have to stagger the brewers.
      perhaps those that are brewing another batch should mash first
      so they can move on to 2nd brew.
      those that are only in for the Comp can mash second round.

      Dave also has a bit more Wheat than he thought so we plan to try and pull of a batch of Wheat wine what ever the size may be.

      Dave is also making Scotch Eggs… shhh 👿 :whistle:
      and a few other things will be in the Smoker.
      right now looking at Chickens.
      thighs and legs.
      pork but or shoulders.
      feel free to bring dogs and buba burgers to burn up on the grill or on someones propane burner…..:hppybeer
      plans to end around 9-10ish after the band falls over.:fans

    • #9241
      Ed Raz
      @edraz

      Sign up sheet is on page one of this forum.

      bump

    • #9248
      Jim MolerJim Moler
      Moderator
      @jimjart

      Less than 2 weeks until Big Brew 2012!!!

      2012 Big Brew Day Sign-up

      View the sign-up sheet here.

      :cheers1

      :any1
      hey if you haven’t signed up yet please do soon.
      it will help us plan how much meat to cook.
      as well as set up the brew schedule for the Comp.
      :beer2

    • #9266
      MEGA Admin
      Keymaster
      @mega-admin

      If you are planning on attending Big Brew Day please signup so we have an idea of a head-count.

      Right now there are only 17 on the signup… surely there will be more attending than that?!

      :cheers1

    • #9271
      Steve Gruver
      Participant
      @gruversm

      If you are planning on attending Big Brew Day please signup so we have an idea of a head-count.

      Right now there are only 17 on the signup… surely there will be more attending than that?!

      :cheers1

      Andy: I will be there after my high school band finishes the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade 🙁

      I will not be brewing, but look forward to attending and helping out when I arrive around 4 pm.

      Steve

    • #9278
      Jim MolerJim Moler
      Moderator
      @jimjart

      Less than 2 weeks until Big Brew 2012!!!

      2012 Big Brew Day Sign-up

      View the sign-up sheet here.

      tick tock everyone.. get signed up.
      we hope to have a huge turn out this year.

      :cheers1

    • #9279
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      I have 200 Lbs of grain milled for the competition. I hope this is enough. I can always run down to Greenbush and mill more if need be.

    • #9281
      Adam Meyer
      Spectator
      @adamm

      I have 200 Lbs of grain milled for the competition. I hope this is enough. I can always run down to Greenbush and mill more if need be.

      If need be I will escort you to Greenbush….I will go out of my way to do this….It might be tough but I think I could handle it……I might have to get some ANGER out of the way thou

    • #9284
      Jim MolerJim Moler
      Moderator
      @jimjart

      I have 200 Lbs of grain milled for the competition. I hope this is enough. I can always run down to Greenbush and mill more if need be.

      save ya the trip and I’ll bring our grain mill and my drill.
      if we need to grind we can do it there.

    • #9287
      Dave McVeigh
      @mich-dave

      I have 200 Lbs of grain milled for the competition. I hope this is enough. I can always run down to Greenbush and mill more if need be.

      save ya the trip and I’ll bring our grain mill and my drill.
      if we need to grind we can do it there.

      But that just would be the same. :laugh:

    • #9289
      Steve Gruver
      Participant
      @gruversm

      Will we have plates, napkins, service wear?

    • #2684
      MEGA Admin
      Keymaster
      @mega-admin

      Will we have plates, napkins, service wear?

      We’ve got some left from HoTD. I’ll bring them.

      :mmbeer

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