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Homebrew Expo 2015

Started by iBrau, March 09, 2015, 09:31:24 AM

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The date has been fixed for this years Homebrew Expo ...

Saturday 27th June, 2pm - 6pm
at the Franciscan Well, North Mall, Cork

Clear your diary, get your permission slip, this is going to be HUGH!
There will be lots of demos, talks, beer samples throughout the day as well as a full trade stand from The Homebrew Company.
Full details will be posted here as they are confirmed

This event is organised by the Lee Valley Brewing Club and supported by The Franciscan Well bar & brewery.


looking forward to it !! !

The stout we brewed last year got an Honourable mention in the National Homebrew competition

So lads , You know the demo on the day is legit !!!


As always, another excellent poster design from Cambrinus  :) ...


Rough schedule for the day is as follows:


  • 12PM       All-Grain brew demo (all day)
  • 1:30PM    Beer kit demo #1
  • 2:30PM    Talk – T.B.A
  • 3PM         Talk from Steve: Kit brewing to all-grain
  • 4PM         Beer kit demo #2
  • 4:30PM     Raffle for brewing equipment kit

From 12 to 6pm   Samples of home-brewed beer
From 2 to 6pm     Food made with beer

From 1 to 10pm   Pompeii pizza  8)
From 12 to 12:30am  Franciscan Well brew pub

** Lee valley members please be on-site for 10am to get set-up **



Second keg for the expo was filled last night.
It's the Porter mash kit from thehomebrewcompany.ie, so if anyone likes the samples they should be able to pick up the ingredients right next to the bar counter! I think it's turned out very very well. I'd be surprised if it lasts long on the day!

The other keg is my oatmeal brown ale, with 20% oats, amber malt, brown malt and williamette hops. It should be very similar to the one I served last year as "Wholesome breakfast beer". I did have a bit of trouble keeping mash temperatures in the right range, but it still tasted lovely when I was kegging it.

There should be a good selection of other beers at the bar too, with bottles from the ESB brew-off and possibly some of the Mai-bock brew-off bottles too.

I'm getting excited waiting for it!! :-)

The Homebrew Company

Will be packing the van this evening, so if anyone wants anything specific brought down just pop it up here.




Quote from: The Homebrew Company on June 26, 2015, 08:35:23 AM
Will be packing the van this evening, so if anyone wants anything specific brought down just pop it up here.



Hi Shane.

Just put in order 55472, so will pick up off you at some point tomorrow.


Great day was had by all
I'll try posting up a few Pics later !!!

Fueled with the excitement of the weekend , I started a blackcurrant Wine last night ,

Anybody have any thoughts on this

3kgs Frozen Blackcurrants
3Kgs Demerara Sugar
Jar Honey
500g Raisins

Topped up to the 24l mark on my shiny new brewbucket ! . ( I boiled the currants Honey and 2 Kgs sugar in about 5 l of water and I defrosted the Blackcurrants with about 3 litres of boiled water plus the other Kg of Sugar)

It seemed low for sg ( about 1050 ) so I might have to add another kG of Sugar .
I'm aiming to fill a corny for bulk maturation


Few Pics ...from Early on before things got going

mr hoppy

Thanks for having us lads!


I really enjoyed myself lads, great gig.


Cheers for Coming along lads !!