July 2019

Meeting Tasting Style

American Pale Ale

The AHA has published some great recipes for this style here.

Brewing Trivia

True or False:

Allowing your NEIPA to age longer will heighten the aroma and improve the overall flavor of the beer.

Fill In the Blank:

The pH of the mash and wort is extremely important in brewing a NEIPA. Targeting a mash and wort pH (at room temperature) of about _____ to _____ will help produce the crispness needed for this style.

a. 5.25 to 5.35

b. 4.5 to 4.75

c. 6.5 to 7.0

d. 3.75 to 4.0

Single Choice:

Which of the following acids is best employed to bring out the fruity notes in your NEIPA?

a. Phosphoric

b. Lactic

c. Malic

d. Sulfuric

Upcoming Events

Indiana Microbrewers Festival

July 27 at 1p EDT

White River State Park (Indianapolis)

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest

September 7 at 2p EDT

Headwaters Park (Fort Wayne)

Broad Ripple Beer Fest

October 12 at 2p EDT

Opti-Park (Indianapolis)

Michiana Festival of Beers 2019

October 19 at 2p EDT

Four Winds Field (South Bend)

MEGA Social Media

Next Official Meeting is Sunday, July 14, 2019

2:00 pm

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend

Tasting Style: American Pale Ale

Meeting Agenda and Club News

MEGA Barrel Project: This year we’ll be doing two beers--a barleywine and a Russian Imperial Stout (clone of Portsmouth’s Kate the Great). Each will be aged in a port barrel. Recipes and sign-up sheet will be posted to the member’s forum on the website soon. In order to fill the barrels we’ll need 10 participants (brewing five-gallon batches) for each beer. Once the barrel aging is complete, you’ll get back the volume you contributed.

News: Other old business and new business.

Education Topic: The differences between American Pale Ale and American IPA, and how they came to be.

MEGA Ingredients Inventory: MEGA members are eligible and encouraged to use select hops and grain from the club’s inventory. Any beer brewed with these ingredients must be available to serve at a MEGA event (e.g., Michiana Festival of Beers). You can see what hops and grain we have by visiting the website and hovering over the “Members” tab and clicking on “MEGA BREWING INVENTORY.” You must be logged in and have member permissions to access this page. If you see anything you would like to use, there is a form at the bottom of the page to submit your request.

MEGA Supplies Inventory: MEGA has PBW ($3.50/lb.), StarSan ($0.75/oz.), and Golden Light DME ($2.50/lb.) for sale. These are available for purchase at club meetings. Bring your own container. If you’re planning to purchase, please notify us in advance so we’re not lugging the stuff to meetings needlessly.

Join the AHA: If you are a serious homebrewer and not yet a member of the American Homebrewers Association, you should consider becoming one! Enjoy AHA Member Deals at over a thousand participating locations including breweries, pubs, restaurants, homebrew supply shops and more! Enjoy six issues per year of Zymurgy, the longest-running homebrew magazine, delivered straight to your door. Membership allows you to participate in exclusive events including Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition, AHA Rallies and more. To join, click on the banner at the bottom of the MEGA homepage or CLICK HERE!

Add Your Homebrew Club to Your AHA Member Profile: If you are a member of the AHA, please add MEGA as your homebrew club. This will help the club with the rollout of the new club insurance premium reimbursement plan.

MEGA Work Shirts: Limited remaining supply. $35. Check with the club for available sizes.

MEGA Sample Glasses: Limited remaining supply. $5.25 for members and $6.00 for non-members.

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