September, 2014 meeting

applesPlease note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings.

The September meeting will be hosted by Michael Eriksen, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, September 12. He says, take the stone pathway around the house to the back of the house where you will find a large deck and screen porch.

Educational Program – Cider

The educational program will begin at 7. Jeff Grainger (Grainger Cider Mills) will be our educational speaker at this meeting. There will once again be a day for AABG members to have a private pressing.

Jeff will speak to use about this year’s crops and likely be looking for suggestions/recommendations of what varietal blends members will like to see. Jeff is also encouraging members to bring ciders from their family orchard to share at this meeting.

Read more about this month’s meeting online, including an interactive map to the location.

August, 2014 meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings.

The August meeting will be hosted by Crispy Frey, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, August 8.

Please read these notes from our host:

Directions

Our home is 1/4 mile south of Michigan Avenue (275 South Ann Arbor Street). We are at the first light (Crestwood and S. Ann Arbor). If you park on South Ann Arbor Street, please ensure your vehicles are parked in the direction of traffic. It would be best if you pass our house and turn around and face north. Also, parking is available on Crestwood and Pleasant Ridge Road. Drop off only in the driveway as we share it with our neighbor.
Weather permitting the meeting will be in the backyard. You can bring any food items into the screened in porch attached to the garage.

The gates in and out of the backyard are marked either “PUSH” or “PULL”. If you don’t get it right you will break the hinges and cause undue stress on your hosts. Please keep the gates shut as our dog (Jake) needs to be contained. He barks but does not bite.

Educational program

Bob Barrett will be providing an education session at next Friday’s meeting, starting @ 7:00PM.

Bob will show interested members how he built a digital temperature controller for ~$35 vs buying one for $85.

Info will also be provided on where these parts were purchased and how much each part cost.

Read more about this month’s meeting online, including an interactive map to the location.