Learn To Homebrew Day

 
On October 4th Cache Brewing Society members met for our October meeting. It was decided that we would participate in the American Homebrewers Association's Learn To Homebrew Day in an attempt to educate and possibly inspire new brewers to enjoy the wonderful hobby that we enjoy.
 
Learn To Homebrew Day will take place on November 3rd where CBS members will meet at Majestic Mountain Sage (2490 S. 1350 W. Nibley) to enjoy each others company, have a beer or two and brew several batches of delicious homebrew. A starting time has not been discussed as of yet so I will get back with everyone on that.
 
As a group CBS has decided to brew the same recipe on our own seperate brew systems. It looks like we will have a couple all grain batches and extract batches going, so this should be quite a bit of fun. We decided to brew the same recipe so as to compare differing results from each of our respective systems and differences in fermentation processes. We settled on a recipe for an Irish Red Ale out of Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer.
 
Here is both an all grain and extract recipe straight out of Brewing Classic Styles:
 
Ruabeoir (Extract)
 
OG: 1.054
FG: 1.014
IBU: 25
Color: 17 SRM
ABV: 5.2%
Boil: 60 min
Pre Boil Vol.: 7 gals
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.046
 
Extract
8.1 lbs. English Pale Ale Light Malt Extract
 
Steeping Grains
6 ozs. Crystal 40 L
6 ozs. Crystal 120 L
6 ozs. Roasted Barley (300 L)
 
Hops
1.25 ozs. Kent Goldings Hops 5% AA for 60 min.
 
Yeast
White Labs WLP004 (substitutes: Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale, or Fermentis Safale US-05)
 
Fermentation
Use 10 gms. of properly hydrated dry yeast, 2 liquid yeast packages or make an appropriate starter. Ferment at 66 F. Carbonate the beer from 2 to 2.5 volumes.
 
All-Grain Option
Replace the English pale ale extract with 11.25 lbs. British pale ale malt. Mash at 153 F.
 
This should be a really fun experiment seeing the differences in the final product from one system to another. Also this will provide a great oppurtunity for anyone interested in this wonderful hobby to see several different set ups from extract to a cooler mash set up to a RIMS system.
 
So if you're interested in learnig to brew, curious about the hobby or just want to come have a beer and hang out with like minded people come join the Cache Brewing Society for American Homebrewers Association's Learn To Homebrew Day.