Big Brew Recap

What a fantastic day for a Big Brew!  Under warm sunny skies we had 13 different brewing systems going simultaneously in Chris’s front yard.  They ranged from Marty’s 2 gallon fully automated PicoBrew and Justin’s 2.5 gallon 3-tier stand, up through Ian’s 10 gallon batch on Sir Ballington and Michael and Chris D’s 20 gallon pseudo-partigyle.  I figure we made about 80 gallons of homebrew at the event, with 9 of the 13 batches opting for trying their hand at the BHG 6th Anniversary Wee-Heavy.  Another dozen or two people stopped by throughout the day to check out the scene, some of whom were using it as good research in plotting future system upgrades.

A big thank you to Chris Brehm for hosting us again, Jason Mantello for providing us with food, Frank and Brad at Aslan for providing a ton of fresh yeast, and everyone who made the effort to jam their equipment into cars and trailers and put the Big in Big Brew Day!

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