BCHA Brew-Blast | 6-20-17 | July Meeting, Pool Party!

Saturday, July 8th – BCHA Meeting / Pool Party!!

Where: David Kasselman’s – 2133 Continental Ave, Abilene (More details on time to come)

Our last meeting went really good, thank you to everyone who came and participated and we hope to see as many members as possible at our next meeting. Our first anonymous tasting went really good and our brewers got some really good feedback.

Big thanks to David Beckham, Tom Bradley, Pappy Slokum and Sockdolager for your donations to our raffle!

Congratulations to Doug Price for winning a pound of hops in our IPA trivia quiz.



Back in December 2016, we published an xBmt article on post-fermentation oxidationwith results showing participants could not reliably distinguish between a Pale Ale kegged using either high or low oxidation methods. These findings surprised many, present company included, and naturally led to speculation as to why the beers weren’t more disparate in character. While some claimed the damage had already been done to both beers since low oxygen (LODO) methods weren’t used to brew them, the fact oxidation is a commonly cited issue in beer that isn’t brewed using said methods suggested something else may be at play.

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BCHA Brew-Blast | 6-8-17 | June Meeting

BCHA Meeting THIS Saturday, June 10 @ 7:00pm

Where: Matt Johnson – 1141 Beltway South, 79602

Taste / Feedback (NEW!!)

Bring your homebrew this Saturday for some feedback from fellow homebrewers. Bring as many brews as you would like (2 bottles of each brew). You will need to write a notecard explaining what style of beer it is and any special ingredients. We will taste each other’s beers and write down what we discover (aroma, flavor, mouthfeel). This is not BJCP judging but a non-threatening, way to see what our buddies think of our brews. We can use the feedback to tweak and improve our brewing.

Fundraising Raffle – bring cash!!!!

* Pappy Slokum items (T-shirts, glasses, growler, soaps) – donated by Pappy’s
* Pounds of Hops
* Modern Homebrew Recipes (book by Gordon Strong)

Awards for 1st competition

Competition #2 entries due

This is an open competition so bring your best beers and participate in these great comps. $2 per entry and you can only enter a specific beer entry one time throughout the year, maximum of 2 entries per person per competition.