CCHBS News for July 2005
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- Summer Party Hours
- Recipe Specials for July
- American Cascade Hop Plugs Available
- Centennial Whole Hops in Stock
- White Labs 10th Anniversary Yeast Still Available
- Easymasher Back in Stock
Summer Party Hours
We'll be closing at 3PM on Saturday, July 16th in order to attend
10th annual summer party. If you're not planning to attend, please make
sure to get your shopping done early!
Recipe Specials for July
IPA! IPA! IPA! Pacific Gravity's
September style of the month is a club favorite and we know you want
to brew one! We've got two American IPA recipes, but we're going to
be introducing an English IPA at the September meeting, which will be
brewed during our July 7th beginner's class. It's not an official recipe
yet, but if you'd like to try an English IPA, you can buy it for $30
during July. Our first "regular" special is an old favorite:
Inglewood IPA, originally
known as Indiana Pale Ale. It's a classic American IPA, and it's on
sale for $30 during June. Our second recipe is the original short boil
recipe, 30 Minute IPA.
You can brew two of these before lunch (Greg's done it before) so why
not pick up two of them since they're on sale for only $30 each?
American Cascade Hop Plugs in Stock
There's no easier way to dry hop than dropping a couple of .5 oz.
hop plugs down the neck of your carboy. The only catch was that in the
past, hops were plugged only in England, so Cascade had to be shipped
to England, sat around a warehouse until the plugging machine was available,
then shipped back to the U.S. But now, a new company is making hop plugs
in America. Better yet, they're dated so you know both the year of the
hop harvest and the date they were plugged. We have Cascade plugs in
stock and our current batch is from the most recent hop harvest and
was plugged in May, so you know they're fresh! Sure, they're more expensive,
but the convenience of not having to stuff an ounce of loose hops down
the neck of a carboy is well worth it. Plus, they're the perfect compliment
to that IPA you're brewing for September, right?
Centennial Whole Hops in Stock
This should come great news to those of you who want to make a Celebration
Ale clone. We've carried Centennial pellets for years, but Centennial
whole hops can be hard to find. Maybe acreage has increased, but for
whatever reason we can get them now, so they're in stock.
White Labs 10th Anniversary Yeast Still Available
We've still got some vials of the 10th Anniversary yeast left. It's
too late to brew for the Summer Party but we're going to keep selling
them for $4.50 while they last. This is a unique and interesting blend
of yeast and is well worth trying, especially at the price.
Easymasher Back in Stock
If you're considering converting a Gott cooler or a rectangular cooler
into a mash/lauter tun, the EZ Masher is, well, the easiest way to go.
These come complete with a piece of S-curved copper tubing, so the screen
sits at the bottom of the cooler, making sure you get all the wort while