Saturday March 14th the club will be hosting a competition for Cass River Homebrew Club members.
President Ray Larkin and myself (Vice President Keegan Larkin) will be making a large batch of wort Saturday morning at Ray’s house. Competitors are simply tasked with picking up some wort (probably around 5 gallons) and making beer out of it! Although all that is required is that entrants come and pick up wort, you are all more than welcome to come, hang out, and make the wort with us. Please also contact Ray Larkin or myself to get the address — and if you plan to compete — at least 5 days before the event to make sure we make as much wort as needed to satisfy the beer making needs of all entrants.
This competition hopes to foster some creativity among our members, so competitors have full authority over style of beer, hop bill, character malts, yeast used, other additions. Take the wort and make whatever beer you see fit!
The club will be purchasing a 55lb bag of Maris Otter™ two row grains as the base malt for this beer.
During this event, the date of the competition will be determined. The winner of this competition will be determined at the judging of the competition simply upon “best beer”. For now, we can only promise you bragging rights until the next competition, but there may be a prize for the winner as well.
We hope to hold a competition along these lines bi-yearly or so, so club participation is really going to allow that to happen. If we have the interest in competitions like this, then we will be able to continue hosting them as a club. In the future the competitions may change to specific styles or yeasts to keep it interesting.
Come on out get your homebrew on!