February 2021 NoVa Homebrew Club Meeting

February NoVa Homebrew Club Meeting

Monday February 15, 2021 @ 7:30pm

@ The Craft of Brewing, Ashburn, VA. (Mitch’s place)
21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr Suite 170, Ashburn, VA 20147

Updates: See Mitch’s note about brewing at TCOB, please take him up on it.

NovaOut Spring 2021 is being scheduled for the weekend after Easter, April 8, 9, 10, and 11.


Discuss quarterly or more frequent brew days at TCoB. What has been scheduled, can we get 4 in this year?

Still need to discuss American Craft Beer Week plans. (May 12-16, 2021) Waiting for members to post interest and some creative ideas (beers by country, great examples, Hop deconstruction, …)

Discuss list of topics for tech talks each month.

  • Web - Bring in his Son of Fermentation Chamber
  • Web - Discuss and demo Counter flow chiller (best in July)
  • Mitch - discuss basic water preparation and salts.
  • Mitch - coordinate the off-flavor test kits.

An idea for ACBW. Brew several beers with same base, then vary the hops or amount of hops, to promote side by side tasting by customers. Idea would be to teach them how to differentiate between hops or how /when the hop is added during brewing.

I hope to make it out this evening. I have a pretty nice Dubbel on tap to share and I made my first batch of Spent Grain pretzels (following: https://www.northernbrewer.com/blogs/brewers-notes-and-news/turn-your-spent-grain-into-savory-heart-healthy-pretzels).

  • The Other Brent