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March 2017 Meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The March meeting will be hosted by Adventures in Homebrewing, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, March 10. Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location. The educational program will start at Read more…

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What’s up with the website?

Google recently made a change in how they prioritize search results, giving a boost to “mobile-friendly” websites. Our website failed horribly on that measure. I have updated it to use a “theme” that is easier to use on devices such as your phone. I’m not completely happy with how it looks, Read more…

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2011 Big Brew on May 7

BOULDER, CO. A celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as AHA Big Brew, is now in its 14th year. The Ann Arbor Brewers Guild will host a local site on May 7, 2011. Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May. AHA Big Brew brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 5,000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year. Ann Arbor Brewers Guild is happy to invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by the site from 9 am to 5pm on Saturday, May 7, 2011 to join the fun! Original Gravity Brewing Co 440 County St. Milan, MI 48198 The Ann Arbor Brewers Guild and Original Gravity are registered as site #113 with the American Homebrewers Associacion at HomebrewersAssociation.org. On May 7, friends and family gather to brew one or both of the two AHA Big Brew recipes. At noon Central time, homebrewers raise their glasses of homebrewed ales and lagers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing, a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people around the world enjoy. For more information on AHA Big Brew, please visit the Events section of HomebrewersAssociation.org or homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/national-homebrew-day. View a YouTube video from the 2010 Big Brew Celebration View a YouTube video from the 2009 Big Brew Celebration Download the flyer for the AABG Big Brew celebration (PDF). See Google Map to the site

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AABG Sour Wine Barrel – Flanders Red Fill

This post provides an update on the 2010 sour wine barrel project initially described here: http://aabg.org/2010/04/26/aabg-sour-wine-barrel-initial-fill/ On 8/21 a group of AABG brewers emptied the saison from the barrel, distributing to the ten brewers who had originally contributed. Final gravity was measured at 1.007, and tasting showed a fairly tart Read more…

By Aron Butler, ago
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Tasting notes from the 1 Wort 20 Yeasts experiment.

Tasting Notes from 1 Wort 20 Yeasts (1.2Mb PDF file) Chris Frey writes: Attached are the tasting notes from Saturdays’ Same Wort – Different Yeasts. Two tables of 5-6 volunteers carefully discussed the nuances of each sample. This will be further developed, but someone suggested getting this feedback scanned and Read more…

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2010 Big Brew

First, Crispy’s brief report: Big Brew 2010 is in the bag. (Literally for Roger!) I have posted our results to the AHA site. I was given the number 185 for the number of gallons brewed. I forgot to make an actual batch count and participant count, so I gave it Read more…

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AABG Sour Wine Barrel – Initial Fill

The AABG purchased a used barrel from 2 Lads Winery of Traverse City, where it had previously held Cabernet Franc.  The barrel itself is the Bordeaux Export model made by Radoux Cooperage (French oak, M+ toast, 2007).  It was delivered to Aron Butler’s house in Pittsfield Twp on April 18, 2010.  The basement there Read more…

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