Here is what you missed if you couldn’t make it to the GBA September meeting.
This meeting was the week right before NCHF, so we discussed some of our plans and preparations. Newer members who have not heard of or been to NCHF should make sure to get tickets next year.
We recently had a GBA night at the newly opened Heretic Brewing in Fairfield, which had a good turnout of club members. We had a great night of beers and brewery tours, and are very appreciative of Jamil for setting this up and making such a great night for GBA.
Switching things up from our usual beer topics, Darrell Amerine gave a presentation on making ciders. He covered the history, process, benefits of cider, different apple varieties you can use, pairing with food, and different ciders by region. Jeff Temple of the Folsom Brew Dogs also helped out by explaining his award winning cider recipe and process. The presentation will be available on the members only site.
Our next meeting will cover different hopping techniques. Several of us brewed the same APA recipe with differing hop schedules. We should have examples of how mash hopping, first wort hopping, dry hopping, and hop bursting differ from a base APA recipe.
Ian Elliott, Secretary