Category Archives: Messages from the board

February and March meetings at Professor Joe’s

In February and March our monthly “second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00” meeting that would normally be at LBC is now a few doors down the street at Professor Joe’s.  We’ll be in the upstairs balcony area.

Upcoming Beer Judging Opportunities

Judging/competitions 2014

20th Annual Boneyard Brew-Off by Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots


Rich Balbach <>

Joel Plutchak <>

Winterbrew homebrew competition – Square Kegs Homebrew Club

Location: Chicago, IL ….specific unknown

Contact: Brad Pausha <>

– WINTERFEST (not judging, but homebrew presence possible)

2 tickets @ Winterfest, up to 4 kegs

Contact: Matt Robinson <>




Location: Seventh Son Brewing Company in Columbus, OH,

Contact: Will Shiel

2014 Midwinter Homebrew Competition in Delafield [Milwaukee], WI


Contact: Brian Joas –

23rd Annual Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge.  We will be hoping for 600

Location: Giovans Restaurant 1804 N. Larkin Ave., Crest Hill, Il (Near Joliet)

Earn BJCP experience points

– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are on us!

– GORDON STRONG will be judging, signing books, and giving the keynote speech

More info:

Judge registration:

Contact: Bill Goetz <>

THC Holiday Party

The THC Holiday party will be held December 18th, from 6-9pm.  Greg Emig has again allowed us to hold the event on the 2nd floor of Lafayette Brewing Company.  We will he having a bottle exchange (bring up to 6 bottles to exchange via lottery draw) and door prizes.

Brewing at Peoples/Learn to Homebrew Day at People’s November 16th

THC will be having a Brew Day/Learn to Brew Day at People’s Brewing on November 16th, starting at 10am.  If you are interested in participating or learning to homebrew, please email Linda Swihart ( additional information or help in finding a brewing mentor.

People’s owner Chris Johnson will be providing base malt and yeast (most likely 2 row and a S-05 equivalent) for the event.  Brewing learners will have half of their kit cost reimbursed by the club (up to $20).

The event will be inside the building, and is a great chance to see a professional brewing operation up close and meet other homebrewers.




THC Fall Brewery Bus Tour-CANCELLED

Dear Members, the below listed trip has been cancelled due to insufficient ticket sales.  We will be exploring a different brewery tour in the Spring.

Michigan Area Brewery Bus Tour

Join the Tippecanoe Homebrewers Circle as we tour 3 breweries in the Michigan and northern Indiana area.

Meet in the Lafayette Meijer Parking lot at 7:15 am on Saturday November 2nd.

Times are in Eastern.

7:30am – Bus departs Meijer Parking Lot
11:00am – Brewery Tour Bells Brewery
12:15am – Lunch at Bells Eccentric Cafe and explore the homebrew store
2:30pm – Sample brews at Arcadia Brewing Co.
4:00pm – Depart for final stop and dinner
6:30pm – Eat pizza and sample beers at Crown Brewing (included in ticket price)
9:15pm – Return to Meijer parking lot

Because of time constraints at Crown Brewing, dinner is a pizza and salad buffet and is included in the price of your ticket.

You must be 21+ with valid ID.  No exceptions. Waiver must be filled out prior to departure. TIPPECANOE HOMEBREWERS CIRCLE waivier.   There will be waivers available at the bus if you can’t print them at home.  At least read the waiver before you buy your ticket.

Responsible food and alcohol consumption on the bus is permitted.  Bring your homebrew beer and cider if you have some and share with others.  Commercial beer is ok too.  Leave the hard alcohol at home.

Bottled water is available on the bus for free.  Let’s not get dehydrated.

Bus is equipped with a restroom.  Please practice your aim before you arrive.

Food and drink at the breweries is available for purchase by you.  Ticket price doesn’t include your food or beer at the restaurants.

THC dues paying members need to contact Alan below for a discount code.  Membership has its privileges.

There is a strict no refund policy.  You may have another person go in your place if they are over 21 and sign the waiver.  Again, no refunds, no exceptions.

Next section to work on, recipes!

Ok, going to start working on a section for folks to list their recipes.  More details soon.

Brewing Resources

Ok, we have some good information collected, but some of it is old.  I would like folks to suggest internet sources for the following:  Tools/Software, Information/Discussion, Ingredients/Hardware, and Festivals/Clubs.  If you can think of other good categories, suggest those as well.  I will take the information and revised the Brewing Resources page. I will also edit this post to that as things are suggested they are show so that we avoid repetition.





Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new site.  We are testing the ability of using your facebook, google+ and other social media accounts to login.  If you can’t login, let me (Hugh) know at the next meeting.  Twitter and Youtube login access will be added soon.  Once registered, post on this thread and I will authorize you to post further.