I have an Old Ale that is in secondary. I would like to add some oak flavor. I would like some advice.1. How do you sanitize your oak chips? Do you boil them or do you soak them in vodka or bourbon?2. When you add them to the fermenter or Keg how…Continue
It has been a good long while since I have been to an ASH Meeting or event, since the adoption of our son we have been pretty tied up with him, having no family in the state we were hard pressed to find a sitter to watch him for the evening to…Continue
All OHSO Project Brewers!!! Congratulations and well done!!! The standard RIS was scored at 34 at the San Diego NHC competition. Unfortunately not enough to advance, but a great showing in any case.The RIS was also judged at the BA competition at…Continue
During the next 6 weeks we'd like to have our brewers create Single Malt and Single Hop brews. Stick with American 2-Row and keep any specialty grains out if possible (at least under a few percentage points). The goal is to let the hops shine. Lets…Continue
It's time to hit the reset button and start a new tally for 2013. As of this post, ASHers produced 3495 gallons of beer in 2012 which is about 40 more gallons than we made in 2011. I'm sure we have batches that did not get logged, but that is still…Continue
I visited our Sponsor Brew Your Own Brew's new store this week in Scottsdale. It is on Raintree between Hayden and the 101. It is very nice store and ASH members get a discount. Jake took good care of me. It is close to my office and the Scottsdale…Continue
We've had some great festivals this year and you guys have been a great community of volunteers and home brewers! Before the summer's heat keeps us indoors for the next few months, we've got one of my favorite beer festivals coming up in May. The…Continue
Hello all,I am a new ASH member, my name is Heath Stockard. I used to own a homebrew supply shop in Utah, (I know right?) that I closed when my wife and I decided to move back to Phoenix. I am now left with an overabundance of hops that I couldn't…Continue
As the title says. I've tried the crank up the pressure and roll it around with my fat Hobbit foot. Fail. I've tried cranking it up, letting it sit, purging and setting it at serving pressure. Fail. And now I've tried leaving it at serving pressure…Continue
The IPA Brew series is sponsored by OHSO. The goal is to have ASHional Guard members brew at OHSO and then choose the best IPA for National IPA Day.
§ All six beers will be judged to determine the two best IPAs.
§ First place will get to brew 1.5 barrels of their winning IPA at OHSO and have the opportunity to brew a recipe of their own at a later date.
§ Second place will get to brew 1.5 barrels of their winning IPA at OHSO.
§ These beers will be served at…Continue
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We did it!
We poured "hefferwizers".
We explained why there was no Miller Lite. We served the lightest beer, the darkest beer, the closest thing to another beer, the…
Can anyone use the free pair of Great AZ BBQ and Beerfest Tickets for tomorrow? I couldn't find anyone to give them to. Please contact me at Silvertodd@yahoo.com and reference the BBQ and Beerfest.