AHA Big Brew - May 3rd 2014 By: love2brew
Saturday, May 3rd 2014 will play host to our third annual Big Brew Day! It's an AHA (American Homebrew Association) event that many homebrew clubs and stores participate in throughout the country. For those of us who are unfamiliar with the Big Brew concept it basically means that a bunch of homebrewers (usually associated via a club, but not necessarily so) get together at a single location to all brew together. Equipment is supplied by the individual or often times shared between friends and club members so if you don't have any brewing equipment besides a kitchen stove, fermenting bucket, and a small kettle don't stress it! Big Brews often vary from large scale "project" brews in that everyone is just brewing their personal preference.
In addition to making some new friends being a part of a Big Brew is a great way to become a better brewer yourself. Often times there are attendees of varying skill and experience. There's nothing like learning about brewing from someone who's experience vastly exceeds yours. Often times when researching questions on the internet you receive a lot of convoluted and conflicting answers; compare this to listening to advice and than actually see it in action and you have a much more concrete base to learn from (as long as the information and actions are correct!).
Finally, what if you've never brewed before but you're just checking out homebrew as a potential hobby? I'd say there could be no better experience in the world for learning more about homebrewing than going to your local Big Brew. You'll have the chance to see multiple brews from beginning to end. Seeing this in person is sure to alleviate any concerns you may have while giving you a ton of information to work with as you move forward with the hobby.
We're partnering with members from various clubs as usual but this year we did want to open it up to the public for volunteers due to the overwhelming requests to do so each year. Below are the basic requirements of participation for our Big Brew Day:
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In addition to brewing at 1:00pm EST we will participate in a country wide toast to homebrewing and the joy it brings us! Be prepared for an event full of food, fun, brew samples, and more!
Brewing spots are limited so if this is something you would be interested please contact us at email@example.com as soon as possible! Vistor spots have no restrictions and you are welcome to join as early or as late as you would like.