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Connaught Home Brewers Bottle Swap #1

Started by Matt DBrewer, February 04, 2021, 04:43:10 PM

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Matt DBrewer

So the details of our first bottle swap are starting to come together and I've included them below... if there's anyone who is interested but who hasn't signed up to the Facebook group, let me know and I can continue to post updates here

CONNAUGHT HOME BREWERS BOTTLE SWAP #1

1. Participating members submit x+1  bottles of the same batch of beer, where x is the number of participating members. It's unlikely we will come close, but a maximum of 24 participants may enter... this is on a first come basis.

2. The final date for submitting your beer is 17 April, all boxes of beer will be returned by May 1st

3. This is open to everyone, beginner and experienced brewers, extract and all grain!

4. Participants must live in Connaught.

5. You can brew any style you like.

6. This is not competitive. There will be an informal scoring sheet where people can submit what they thought of each beer along with brief feedback, and these can be given back to brewers when they are completed.

7. This is not anonymous, so everyone will know who's beers they are drinking.

8. Beers should be in either 500ml or 330ml bottles (or cans).

9. There should be technical details like style/strength/basic ingredients etc. Included with the beer.

10. Beers should be submitted in a strong box that can withstand being stacked if needed.

11. Each brewer will be assigned a number, and this number should be clearly marked on the box, the side of the bottle and the cap of the bottle to make sorting easier and reduce the chance of mixups

12. Covid guidelines/restrictions will be followed at all times!

13. Boxes will be sorted in castlebar, so drop offs and collection will need to be arranged to/from there. If you're interested, but you think this could be a problem, let me know and there may be something can be done to make it easier.
"Passionate about craft beer and brewing"
❇️Connacht Homebrewers
❇️Midlands Beer Club (Ireland)
❇️National Homebrew Club Committee
📍Mayo, Ireland 😁🍻

BeermanB)

Anyway I can enter this if I'm not on facebook?

Matt DBrewer

Yeah, for sure! You will miss a lot of the craic and banter but we should be able to make it work ... the date to have beers in Castlebar is 17 April which doesn't leave very much time for planning/ordering/brewing/conditioning... do you think you could make that deadline?
"Passionate about craft beer and brewing"
❇️Connacht Homebrewers
❇️Midlands Beer Club (Ireland)
❇️National Homebrew Club Committee
📍Mayo, Ireland 😁🍻

BeermanB)

For sure! How many people have signed up so far?

Matt DBrewer

There's 14 confirmed so far, and I'd say there's another few who haven't decided so it's shaping up to be a pretty cool box of beers! ... do you know what style beer you're going to brew? We are assigning people numbers so that there will be some order to which beers are drank first... this is so that hoppy beers won't be left sitting around for a few weeks, and also so there's some synchronicity to the feedback and comments on line... it will be more fun if we are all drinking the same beers around the same time! ... with that in mind, would you prefer a higher number or a lower number?
"Passionate about craft beer and brewing"
❇️Connacht Homebrewers
❇️Midlands Beer Club (Ireland)
❇️National Homebrew Club Committee
📍Mayo, Ireland 😁🍻

BeermanB)

I've a Saison recipe that I'm dying to get some feedback on so I think I'll enter some bottles of that. as for the numbers I'm easy!

BeermanB)

Sorry I should clarify its not super hoppy so I don't mind a high number   :)  :)

Matt DBrewer

Perfect, sounds great! I will drop a line here anytime there's updates etc!
"Passionate about craft beer and brewing"
❇️Connacht Homebrewers
❇️Midlands Beer Club (Ireland)
❇️National Homebrew Club Committee
📍Mayo, Ireland 😁🍻