October 23, 2010 Meeting

Style of the Month

Scottish Ales

Meeting Notes

A reporter joined us wanting to know more about the club and homebrewing.

Three members were in attendance and none of us had a preference for the November/December party date. A poll will be placed on this website and an email sent to the listserv to get a better idea of when members would be able to attend.

Beers Tasted

Homebrewed

  • Scottish 60
  • 11 year old Lambic blended with fresh cider

Commercial

  • New Glarus Unplugged – Abt

Brewing Tip

Using gelatin to clear beer

I used gelatin for the first time on my last batch and found it to be a great accessible and inexpensive way to clear my beer.

Instructions:

  1. 1 to 1 and a half cups of water between 70 and 80 degrees
  2. 1 to 3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (mix and let sit for 20 minutes to bloom)
  3. Mix mixture once again and microwave for about a minute, watch it because you just want to heat it till it turns clear
  4. Pour mixture into a chilled keg of beer, shake, and let settle for a day or two
  5. Now if you have cut an inch or so off of the dip tube you can rack to another keg or just start pouring
  6. Otherwise you can simple poor off a pint or two and will be good to go

The difference in the before and after of my American Brown was amazing.

Recipe

Mini Beer Donut Muffins – Just replace the milk with your favorite beer, I used a homebrewed american brown.

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