Pink Boots Collaboration

If you brewed a beer for the Pink Boots/CARBOY collaboration, and you are planning to attend the bottle swap next month on April 11th at Bull City Homebrew, please fill out this form. It will give us a better idea of how many bottles everyone should bring. https://forms.gle/yUs8Tyk6nGQK3sNU8

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March Virtual Meeting

Sorry for the late communication, but the link to tonight’s meeting is in the forums. It starts at 7pm tonight:

Unfortunately we did not line up a brewery for this month, so this will be a casual meeting. Crack a beer and hang out with us for a little bit!

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2021 CARBOY Shamrock Open XXVI

The Shamrock Competition page is posted … Having issues with getting it loaded to the Menu … Use this link for now …

Shamrock Open XXVI

 

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February Virtual Meeting

Just wanted to share the information for this Wednesday’s meeting, and a few other club-related things. First – the meeting. We weren’t able to secure a brewery-partner for this month, so February’s meeting will probably be a casual social event. If you’d like to, pick up one of your favorite beers and give us a run down on it during the meeting. If not, you’re just as welcome to show up and have some great beer and brewing conversation! The link to the meeting can be found in the forums, or in the club newsletter.

An organizer of The Hoppy Possum homebrew festival asked me to pass on information about it –  https://www.hoppypossum.com/news/2021/1/22/brewer-applications-open-february-1st. Signups have already begun.

Phil, the brewer from Black Fire Brewing, contacted me to let me know he is selling some fermenters. He has between 8-10 5 gallon stainless steel Chapman fermenters. Some have ports, some don’t. Used but in good condition. You can contact him at Phil@blackfirebrewing.com for more information.

Finally, we finally have the details surrounding the Pink Boots Society collaboration. The recipe(s) and dates are finalized. I’ll give some more information at the meeting, but the basics are:

  • You can find the recipe and purchase the ingredients through Bull City Homebrew. https://www.bullcityhomebrew.com/product/5-gallon-knocking-boots/1551?cs=true&cst=custom
  • There are a few ‘suggested’ variations if you’d like to go a different path, or come up with a unique one of your own (different yeast, specialty malts, spice, etc)
  • On April 11th, from 3-4 pm, we’ll be hosting an ‘exchange’ of all the finished product at Bull City Homebrew. The idea is you would bring some number of bottles of your brew and get one of everyone else’s brew to take home and try
    • That gives everyone a little over a month and a half to brew the beer
    • We’ll be putting together a signup sheet in advance so that you know how many bottles to bring
    • Try them in your own time, or join us for an organized zoom afterwards to taste through some of them as a group. Info on this zoom to come

That’s everything, hope to see everyone on Wednesday!

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January Virtual Meeting Link

The meeting starts at 7pm tonight, and the link to the meeting can be found in the forums or on the email list. If you aren’t on the email list, please send a message to CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com with a request to be put on it!

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January Virtual Meeting

The first meeting of 2021 is fast approaching, and I wanted to get some information about it out there. It will be held on Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm. The link to the virtual meeting will be sent out later next week via our mailing list and the forums at www.carboyclub.com. If you are not part of the mailing list and would like to be, email CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com and ask to be added!

We’re going to resume our series of supporting and learning from our wonderful local breweries. This month, Black Fire Brewing has been kind enough to work with me to create a 4 can variety pack (16 oz cans) of beers for the club. The pack will cost around $20 and include a brown ale, a Mexican lager, a mint stout, and a mosaic IPA. Black Fire Brewing is a nano brewery and a relatively new addition to the brewery scene, lets give them a warm welcome and some support! Their brewer, Phil, will be joining us for the meeting to tell us a bit about the brewery and the beers we are tasting. They’ve canned up at least 10 mixed packs for us and may be able to can more if necessary, but don’t sleep on picking up your mixed pack just in case. Take note of their hours, they are only open 3 days a week:

Friday 5-9
Saturday 1-9
Sunday 12-5

They are located at:

2043 Progress Ct, Raleigh, NC 27608

This is going to be a fantastic meeting, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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December Virtual Meeting Link

It sounds like there was a good turnout picking up the homebrew packs, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone and tasting through some great beer tonight! The meeting starts at 7pm tonight, and the link to the meeting can be found in the forums or on the email list. If you aren’t on the email list, please send a message to CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com with a request to be put on it!

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Homebrew Pickup Info for Wednesday’s Meeting

Starting today and through Wednesday, if you are a dues paying member you can pick up a homebrew pack for the December 16th, 7pm meeting.
 
If you brewed a beer or have RSVP’d to me that you will be picking up a pack, we have labeled and reserved a pack for you. If not, it is first come first serve until we run out. I believe we have about 10 packs that have not been claimed. There will be a cooler outside the house with unclaimed packs if you prefer contact-less pickup. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE A PACK THAT HAS SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME ON IT. I will send another communication out if we run out before Wednesday.
 
The address for pickup can be found in the carboy forums. Please be respectful and don’t show up too early or too late in the day.
 
I’m very excited to be tasting homebrew again, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!
 
Meeting link will be sent out next Monday or Tuesday.
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December Virtual Holiday Meeting

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The December virtual holiday meeting is fast approaching. This year we’ll be holding the meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm. Meeting link will be sent out the week of the meeting.

I know this year has been tough on everyone in different ways. To finish the year with a virtual meeting instead of the usual in-person celebration may not be what we were all hoping for, but lets try to make the best of the situation. A number of brewers in the club have opted to participate in the winter club brew, and this week they are all finishing their brews up and getting them ready for the rest of the club. If you are part of that group and haven’t received the informational email I sent off earlier tonight, please email me at CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com and I’ll forward the information on.

If you are a club member with your dues paid, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a (currently estimated to be) mixed 4-pack of holiday homebrew from James’ house starting December 12th and running through the day of the meeting, December 16th. The number of beers in the mixed pack may be more or less depending on the final number of folks that participate. I’ll send more detail out on the pickup in the next few days, including how to get the homebrew if James isn’t home or if you prefer contact-less pickup. For our planning purposes, it would be very helpful if you could email me at CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com to RSVP if you’ll be picking up a pack. I’m excited to finally get back to sharing homebrew with all of you!

If you missed the holiday brew, we will have an upcoming opportunity to do a ‘group’ brew with the Pink Boots Society and a number of other local homebrew clubs in the next month or two. More details to follow when I have them.

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November Virtual Meeting Info

Apologies for the later-than usual communication. As you may have guessed, the brewery I had planned to work with this month fell through, meaning no mixed pack of beer to pick up this month. We’ll pick this back up in January since next month we have the holiday homebrew to share. More details on that in this months meeting.

In lieu of the local brewery this month, I’d like to encourage everyone to go out and pick up their favorite seasonal beer, and we can talk it over/review it during the meeting. I’ve already grabbed a few bottles of my favorite, Troegs Mad Elf. I’m interested to see what everyone else has!

And of course, in normal years this would be our cheese meeting. While we can’t share it this year, grab some cheese (stinky or not) and enjoy it along with the tasting.

The meeting date is this Wednesday, November 25th at 7pm. The meeting link can be found in the email sent out late this afternoon, or in the CARBOY forums.

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