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Title: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Kellie on June 13, 2019, 10:04:56 am
The original BrewCon (https://brewcon.ie/) is back for the fifth time on Sat, 5th October 2019!

Since our inaugural event in 2015, we have brought you; the fundamental ingredients of brewing, pushing the boundaries on what you can achieve in a glass of beer and broadening your brewing skills to achieve even more in improving your brewing ability.

For our 5th event, we've decided to do something different. This year we are Raiding the Rascals.

Yes, that's right, we'll be taking over Rascals for the day at Rascals' HQ; hosting a more dynamic open plan event in a live & kicking brewery. Not only that, we have a fantastic line-up of speakers from these various backgrounds:




With the change to the format, you'll have a choice of talks as part of the afternoon's Mini Talk breakout sessions. Choose from a range of niche talks on equipment setup, sensory analysis & judging beers and a look back at older styles & the history of beer.

Club Night makes it's return, with exclusive access for BrewCon attendees this year showcasing the best brews from clubs across the country.  Alongside a selection of commercial craft beers, we will have local clubs from all over the island pouring corny kegs of their own brews. We will have some great beers pouring and we encourage lots of inter-club mingling with a little bit of friendly rivalry too, as they show off their skills.

General tickets for
BrewCon (https://brewcon.ie/) will go on sale on Wed 19th June at €60 for the day.

As we are limited to only 100 this year, NHC Members are getting a head start on purchasing tickets - not a member, join here now (https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/chit-chat/gtgtgtgt-membership-how-to-sign-up!/).



Cheers & hope to see you there,

Kellie


#BrewCon2019


P.S. Remember to fill out the Google Form when you get your ticket confirmation email from Eventbrite to book your Mini Talk times (we need these to be able to schedule the day to make it run smoothly)

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Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: fishjam45 (Colin) on June 13, 2019, 10:21:39 am
Take my money  :)

Excellent, can't wait for it
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: pob on July 31, 2019, 11:53:50 am
Update: Due to work commitments, Sarah Pantry is unable to speak at this year's BrewCon conference.

We hope to see her over here next time.

Another reminder to fill out the Google Form when you get your ticket confirmation email from Eventbrite to book your Mini Talk times - thanks to those that have, if you haven't can you please, we need your feedback to arrange timings on the day.


Thanks, Peter

#BrewCon2019


Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: JDC on July 31, 2019, 03:05:29 pm
Cheers POB,

For anyone who has already filled in the Google Form with Sarah as one their options (as I did), do we need to update our choices, and if so, how?  If I click on the form again, it say's that I have already responded.

Thanks in advance,

JDC
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: pob on July 31, 2019, 04:12:25 pm
I've allowed you to edit it now. So anyone who needs to change it can go back in.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: JDC on August 01, 2019, 08:38:56 am
Thanks POB, that worked perfectly and I have resubmitted the form.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Will_D on August 01, 2019, 09:59:14 am
What was her subject?
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: pob on August 01, 2019, 12:19:59 pm
Quote from: Will_D on August 01, 2019, 09:59:14 am
What was her subject?


BJCP Beer Judging
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Boycott on August 02, 2019, 09:19:56 am
I bought 3 tickets so how do I fill out the form for the other two attendees?
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: pob on August 02, 2019, 11:46:45 am
Quote from: Boycott on August 02, 2019, 09:19:56 am
I bought 3 tickets so how do I fill out the form for the other two attendees?


Just PM'd you
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Slev on September 30, 2019, 09:49:45 am
What time do the talks/events kick off on Saturday?
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: pob on September 30, 2019, 10:37:02 am
Registration at 9:30, talks starting at 10:00
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Palealeman on September 30, 2019, 02:18:57 pm
Are there any tickets still available or has anyone got a spare one?
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Will_D on September 30, 2019, 02:38:38 pm
There were a few in the "For Sale section"
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: johnrm on September 30, 2019, 02:44:19 pm
Its been so long since I registered I can;t remember what sessions I'm booked for.
Where would I find this?
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: brian_c on September 30, 2019, 03:34:04 pm
Quote from: johnrm on September 30, 2019, 02:44:19 pm
Its been so long since I registered I can;t remember what sessions I'm booked for.
Where would I find this?
Hey, it was just a preference survey you filled out before, to help me come up with a schedule. It wasn't binding. I'll send you an email as I need to assign people to different lunch times, the pizza oven can't make all 100 pizzas at once.

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Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: pob on September 30, 2019, 04:14:45 pm
Quote from: Palealeman on September 30, 2019, 02:18:57 pm
Are there any tickets still available or has anyone got a spare one?


Still available on BrewCon.ie (https://www.BrewCon.ie) or indeed, there is one NHC Member one, in the For Sale (https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/for-sale/1-ticket-for-brewcon/) section.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Slev on October 01, 2019, 09:07:53 pm
Hi,

As a convention newbie, I've two wee questions
A: what time do things wind up at?
B: Will be sorting out accommodation - any recommendations for reasonably priced bed near Rascals ? (Note- answer to question A may influence B!)

Slev
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: krockett on October 01, 2019, 09:34:21 pm
Quote from: pob on September 30, 2019, 04:14:45 pm
Quote from: Palealeman on September 30, 2019, 02:18:57 pm
Are there any tickets still available or has anyone got a spare one?


Still available on BrewCon.ie (https://www.BrewCon.ie) or indeed, there is one NHC Member one, in the For Sale (https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/for-sale/1-ticket-for-brewcon/) section.


I'm a member aswell Pob - https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/for-sale/1-ticket-to-brew-con-for-sale/
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: CH on October 01, 2019, 10:49:09 pm
Quote from: Slev on October 01, 2019, 09:07:53 pm
Hi,

As a convention newbie, I've two wee questions
A: what time do things wind up at?
B: Will be sorting out accommodation - any recommendations for reasonably priced bed near Rascals ? (Note- answer to question A may influence B!)

Slev

Hostels in town best bet but you may struggle this late and sleep with back against the wall
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: CH on October 02, 2019, 10:09:41 am
Just looking again at the lineup and plans for Brewcon, looking sweet even for those of us who think we know how to brew.
Not to be missed if you don't already have a ticket.
Looking forward to meeting new faces and drinking club beer as well as top notch Rascals Brews.

again to the organisers.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Kellie on October 03, 2019, 08:30:49 pm
Quote from: Slev on October 01, 2019, 09:07:53 pm
Hi,

As a convention newbie, I've two wee questions
A: what time do things wind up at?
B: Will be sorting out accommodation - any recommendations for reasonably priced bed near Rascals ? (Note- answer to question A may influence B!)

Slev
Hi Slev,

We finish up at 8pm on Rascals.
I'm not sure on suggestions for accommodation, hope you have managed to secure somewhere.

Kellie

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Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Slev on October 04, 2019, 01:06:09 pm
Thanks Kellie. Booked into a hotel nearby. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: guest2162 on October 05, 2019, 11:31:50 pm
Hi,

Just want to say thank you so much to all the organisers who made today possible , to Rascal's, the speakers and to the Clubs who provided the brews for Club Night. As an NHC BrewCon virgin, I had a really great time! ... spent far to much on a Ron Pattinson book on porters,
and took away a lot of valuable information on the difficulties of setting up a regional rural home brew club in the west of Ireland. I hope to speak to you all again soon!

Regards,
Matt
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Pheeel on October 06, 2019, 01:45:50 pm
Agreed, Great day!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Water_Wolf on October 06, 2019, 10:38:59 pm
Yes, well done everyone!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Slev on October 07, 2019, 09:18:50 am
A huge thanks to everyone who organised. Really enjoyed the day. The format meant that all the speakers were very accessable. Thank you again
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Quiet_Man on October 07, 2019, 03:39:46 pm
Yes, a big THANK YOU from the Belfast Crew out to all the organisers, speakers and of course to Rascals!

Great day out.

Andy, Barry, Kilian, Stephen and Niall
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: mrseanbyrne on October 07, 2019, 05:09:40 pm
Yep a great day, delicious beers, and a shiny new grainfather to top it off :)
Thanks to all involved!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Keg on October 07, 2019, 05:47:07 pm
Great day out, cheers to all involved!

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Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Palealeman on October 07, 2019, 08:34:05 pm
agree with all the above - great day and thank you to the organisers. And some very tasty beers at the club night too!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: johnrm on October 07, 2019, 10:33:35 pm
Great day as always.
Kudos to speakers, venue and most importantly the organisers, you did a fantastic job!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: JDC on October 08, 2019, 08:52:29 am
Just to echo all of the above, thanks to all involved in putting together another great day. I know that a lot of hard work was put in behind the scenes, but it certainly paid off. Thanks again!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: brian_c on October 08, 2019, 09:06:41 am
Thanks for everyone's kind comments, it really means a lot. I am very happy with how it went.

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Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: helmet on October 08, 2019, 04:22:18 pm
Saturday was great craic. I particularly liked Philip's yeast presentation and the Mystery of the Vanishing German Sours. Thought the Tropical Stout at club night was class.
Well done on all the organisation, no mean feat!
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: CH on October 08, 2019, 08:38:50 pm
Quote from: brian_c on October 08, 2019, 09:06:41 am
Thanks for everyone's kind comments, it really means a lot. I am very happy with how it went.

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Well done Brian you did a great job and great co-ordination on the day.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: onesoma on October 08, 2019, 09:19:13 pm
Also enjoyed Saturday greatly. Much thanks to all involved in organising and volunteering.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: fishjam45 (Colin) on October 08, 2019, 10:08:00 pm
Well done to the team of organisers, from what I've heard there was so much work done in the background - thank you all so much for organising such a great day out.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: CH on October 09, 2019, 04:32:18 pm
Folks there was some confusion about the the Yeast on offer for those that attended from WHC.
The yeast was in fact brought to the event and will NOT be distributed by the HBC.
Unfortunately some attendees took it upon themselves on the day to help themselves to as many yeasts as possible where they should of only taken one.
If there is a yeast that you were looking for, collectively as the club we need to see if we can sort that outside of WHC or HBC as these sponsors have fulfilled their obligation to us.
Perhaps Mods want to split this off so folks who didn't get any can out out a call for a fair share or potentially get slurry from a fellow brewer?
Sorry about the confusion.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: markov on October 09, 2019, 06:35:44 pm
Also really enjoyed the day as my first brewcon and thanks to all the organisers.

Just a question were the results of the exbeeriment announced or the difference in how the beers were brewed?
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: brian_c on October 09, 2019, 06:41:00 pm
The logistics of the beer experiment with such a large crowd didn't really work out. Didn't help that the beer which wasn't brilliant to begin with was really spoiled by being shook up in the taxi.

Red and blue were the same beer, yellow was the odd one out. Yellow was fermented at room temp, the other beer was temperature controlled.

And the big reveal from the end was that I broke all the rules of homebrewing on the brewday. 20min mash, cold sparge water, 30min boil etc.

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Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Will_D on October 09, 2019, 08:23:59 pm
Quote from: brian_c on October 09, 2019, 06:41:00 pm
The logistics of the beer experiment with such a large crowd didn't really work out. Didn't help that the beer which wasn't brilliant to begin with was really spoiled by being shook up in the taxi.

Only because nowt was explained to us before the beers were poured.

I heard (too late) that you logged onto the experiment [www.brulos..Brewconn.. something] to log your opinion?

BTW: I got Yellow correct
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: nigel_c on October 10, 2019, 02:18:59 pm
Quote from: CH on October 09, 2019, 04:32:18 pm
Unfortunately some attendees took it upon themselves on the day to help themselves to as many yeasts as possible where they should of only taken one.


This is why we can't have nice things.
We were talking on the north county WhatsApp and it looks like only one of our members actually for one.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: helmet on October 10, 2019, 06:28:27 pm
Quote from: nigel_c on October 10, 2019, 02:18:59 pm
Quote from: CH on October 09, 2019, 04:32:18 pm
Unfortunately some attendees took it upon themselves on the day to help themselves to as many yeasts as possible where they should of only taken one.


This is why we can't have nice things.
We were talking on the north county WhatsApp and it looks like only one of our members actually for one.
I've a vial here and I'm planning on slanting it. I'm picking bottles up for our competition from James next week, so could drop some with him if anyone's looking for it.

Also, anyone know what strain it is, optimum ferm temperature etc? I know John said it's a bock yeast.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: DEMPSEY on October 10, 2019, 08:45:10 pm
What were the 2 yeasts at the brewcon.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: nigel_c on October 10, 2019, 08:47:17 pm
You get one of each?  :P
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Water_Wolf on October 10, 2019, 09:26:44 pm
Quote from: DEMPSEY on October 10, 2019, 08:45:10 pm
What were the 2 yeasts at the brewcon.


There were several yeasts on the table when I had a look. A couple of Kveiks, Bubblegum and the the unnamed Bock yeast. I took a Ragnar Kveik.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Qs on October 11, 2019, 10:37:23 am
I got Saturate, there was a great selection.
Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: Thewicklowhopscompany on October 11, 2019, 05:39:47 pm
Hi everyone,
sorry for the mixup with the yeasts. We thought there was only 70 coming so brought 75 normal vials. When we figured out there was more coming someone had to pour another 20ish of the bock that morning,hence no labels etc.

It was meant to be one each but no one was manning the desk as I was giving the talk at the same time, so if anyone is disappointed. Drop me a mail philip@whclab.com

Cheers,
Philip

Title: Re: BrewCon 2019, 5th October 2019 - launch
Post by: nigel_c on October 18, 2019, 12:13:33 pm
Would you be able to post some info on the bock strain.
Thanks.