Discussion in 'Meetups, Competitions and Events.' started by Discordian, Jan 1, 2019.
I’ve booked to go on the Pub and Industrial heritage tour on Tuesday from Kelham Island museum
It's been suggested that the brew club bi-monthly challenges could be run as a blind tasting. It could work but I'm not sure exactly how.
Given that it's a fairly small group & without a seperate panel of judges I'm not sure how 'blind' it could be.
Would it take the fun out of brew club or add to it for you?
Would you still want some feedback on the beer(s) you've brought?
Would it be simpler to have a vote at the end, anonymous or otherwise?
What's people's views on this?
Next Shef brewclub meeting Thursday 21st March at The Sheffield Tap, starting 7:30pm.
It's the stout challenge, so bring one along if you've got one brewed.
I'm hoping to make it. I do have some milk stout in the cellar, but it's DIRE (too sweet) - that's why it's over a year old now. It was pretty much my first brew. Hope you don't mind me sitting out the challenge ;-)
Hope you can make it and you bring your stout. I for one would love a taste and the more beer the merrier!
I wouldn't want anyone to be put off by the idea of these bi-monthly challenges. Myself and Nathan just entered a homebrew comp and the feedback from the judges was pretty brutal! And I don't think anyone is looking for criticism of their homebrew, helpful feedback though maybe...
At this early stage of the club I don't think the brew challenge is something we want to make too complicated or off-putting. If anything it's going to be a process of working up to a way we, along with someone from the Shef Tap, might go about picking out a recipe to brew on their kit.
We could just pour the beer (get drunk) and simply state our preference at the end of the evening or have some kind of blind tasting, e.g. pour our beers into pint glasses numbered on the bottom, which are then mixed up, thus making it anonymous til the end.
I guess we'll all have to have a chat on the day about what we want to do...
Great turnout for last night’s Sheffield homebrew club, cheers to all those that made it. An awesome selection of beers was assembled for the stout challenge, with everything from chipotle, mango, breakfast, toasted oats+coconut and a few imperial stouts!
May’s brew challenge we decided was a Euro hopped beer, so any style as long as it has European hops in it. We decided British hops are, unfortunately, out of the equation for this particular challenge, we’ll save those for another time.
Thinking well ahead, and with summer on the horizon, the idea was put forward to brew a Saison for July’s brew challenge, using foraged ingredients/adjuncts to add a bit of a twist.
Next brewclub meeting is Thursday 18th April.
Argh, sorry to miss out. Some last minute disasters conspired (only just sorted now) to keep me away again. Next month clashes with Hartcliff Hill fell race but if I can get back in time, I'll be there.
Thanks to all the attendees at the Sheffield Tap for a great evening. Tasting was brilliant as was the company left with many ideas and a hangover
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