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Jim Vondracek
1 hour 56 min ago

Old Barrel For Furniture or Bonfire

There is a 15 gallon Far North barrel by the garage door that is available to be used for a planter, end table, or bonfire material.  Take it, or tell me you want it, before it gets tossed.  

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Jim Vondracek
5 hours 25 min ago

Two New Barrel Projects, Reconfiguring Barrel Rack

Hi, I posted on the club's Slack Barrel channel about two new barrels we've sourced (Chuck and Kevin will each be running a barrel project) and the need to reconfigure the barrel rack to accomodate them.  I know not everyone is on Slack and not everyone who is on Slack is subscribed to the Barrel

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josh s
1 day 4 hours ago

Chaos fantasy football 2019

 

We’re starting the league up again this year and we’ll need at least 1 new person to join. 

Highlight of rules are $40 join in  payouts are $280, $80, $40  .  Other then standard rules are 2 drafted qb and .5 ppr.

Draft is aug 25th

 

 

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Jeff W
1 day 21 hours ago

August Meeting Minutes

Minutes and financials from this month's meeting can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zbLVnvIQwKNq1ns8lPkQGT81TXfBrq9i...

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Kyle N
2 days 5 hours ago

Cleaning old kegs.

Picked up a bunch of kegs that were sitting around for a long time. They've got a film on the inside that's pretty gross and won't come out with long/hot/strong PBW soaks. What are the alternatives to get them clean?


kevsauce
2 days 7 hours ago

CHAOS volunteers for West Town Bikes fundraiser

Morning Brewsters,

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jaygowdy
5 days 22 hours ago

BrewBQ Pre-party set up Friday

We will be doing cleaning, food prep, and general party set up tomorrow evening between 5:30-9:00. Please stop by for a bit if your free. Since this party starts much earlier than the others, I'd like to get as much completed as possible so we aren't rushing the next day. Thanks!

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Jeff W
1 week 1 day ago

Brixtoberfest

Brixie's Brewers beer competition is coming up in October. Please see the flier for all the details and important dates:

Brixtoberfest Flyer 2019.pdf

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StevenLane
1 week 1 day ago

Pilot Project Soft Opening Invite

CHAOS members have been invited to attend the soft opening for Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. The event is on Thursday, August 15th, from 4:00 pm through 10:00 pm. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP here:


roussel
1 week 2 days ago

Fridge Clean Out for BrewBQ

I'm going to clean out the fridge and freezer in the back of the brewhouse so we have room for food for 400 people, so if you have anything you want in there come and grab it by the monthly meeting tomorrow night

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Stewpid
1 week 4 days ago

BrewBQ - British beer needed!

Hi all!  BrewBQ is a little more than a month away!  We will have the "beer engine" on hand to pump up to three Real British Ales for the party.  Mike T will make a Best Bitter (pale english ale) and Steven Lane is also brewing a beer for this (sorry Steven - forgot what type!?)


MarcG
3 weeks 23 hours ago

Supervised Brew Request 8/3

Hi Everyone, Im a new member hoping to do a 2nd supervised brew this saturday with a friend of mine. Ive been homebrewing for a couple years mostly extracts and now work as an assistant brewer at District Brew Yards / Burnt City and trying to keep learning and experimenting on my own.


roussel
1 month 1 week ago

Wing Week 2019 ....This Time for Real

Building on Benji's Wing Nite at Kimski's...

I present Wing Week....

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Jim Vondracek
1 month 4 weeks ago

BJCP Tasting Exam - May 16, 2020

A BJCP Tasting Exam is now on the calendar, for Saturday May 16, 2020.  Follow this link for info and registration.  

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StevenLane
2 months 1 day ago

Cool County Fair - July 6th

Hey Brewsters,

Beer the Band and I are having a party Saturday July 6th, going with a county fair theme. The party is free and open to everyone. I'm not planning on closing the brewhouse, please feel free to go about your brew business, but please park out front after 2pm.

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Jeff W
2 months 1 day ago

FREE YEAST!

Hey Ya'll! I dropped off a ton of free packs Of OYL-12 Pacific NW homebrew packs (and one Brett package... Probably all the Brett). I dumped them off in the Lager fridge. They're pretty fresh so get at it.

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Jeff W
2 months 3 days ago

Storage Spaces Available

I just wanted to let everyone know that there are some storage spots open upstairs, including one of the larger spots on the wire shelves. Please PM me if you are interested in renting a spot.

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Stewpid
2 months 3 days ago

Indiana Brewers Cup - Deadline to deliver 6/26!! Register A...

Next Comp..... Indiana State Fair - They're taking submissions now through 6/26.  We might have a CHAOS person driving down that can mule/deliver.  Who has beer to send?  CHAOS REPRESENT!

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Brandon Kessler
2 months 4 days ago

ALL MEMBERS, Please review

Hello CHAOS!

Attached is our new brewer checkout sheet that all new brewer-level members will need to complete to get 24/7 access to our Brewhouse. Standardization is a critical part of keeping CHAOS running smoothly - but more importantly safely.

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JamesFaircloth
2 months 4 days ago

OFFICIAL: CHAOS / OLD IRVING BREWING SOUR BEER SHOOTOUT

 

OFFICIAL DETAILS FOR THE SOUR BEER SHOOTOUT: 

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JamesFaircloth
2 months 4 days ago

New "Tap Cabinet" for Parties and Events Discussio...

Hi All

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Ben r.
2 months 5 days ago

CHAOS Work Shirt Patches

The following are specs and downloadable files for ordering patches for CHAOS work shirts.

The patches have a black base with white stiching. We have two fonts people can select for name tags (image below):
- Lobster for a retro look
- Cantebury for a gothic/rocker look

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Jeff W
2 months 1 week ago

Make Reservations in our system if you are brewing, bottling...

Just a heads up to anyone wanting to bottle/brew at Chaos. You MUST put in a reservation into the system to use a station. Please don’t just stop by randomly to bottle/keg your beers. Last night we had over 13 people trying to keg, brew, and bottle at the same time. That’s unacceptable!

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Kyle N
2 months 1 week ago

Lager Fridge Reservations

 

Just a friendly reminder that you need to have a reservation in the lager fridge to store a fermenter in there.

I will be doing another purge this afternoon around 2pm. If you haven’t already made a reservation please do so now (Brewhouse > Lager Fridge Reservation). 


dreese82
2 months 1 week ago

2019 Board Offsite Meeting Minutes

The minutes from Sunday's offsite meeting have been posted to the folder below, file name is "2019CHAOS Board Offsite Minutes-1.doc"

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Jeff W
2 months 1 week ago

Website issue

The desk top version of the website is currently not working correctly. We're attempting to address the issue. In the mean time, please use the mobile version as that continues to function properly. Thanks for your patience.


Alex Dropkin
2 months 3 weeks ago

The CHAOS 1st Annual Fantasy Draft Competition

Hello CHAOS-ers,

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Jeff W
2 months 3 weeks ago

New Club Partner- Great Central

Great Central is our newest club partner. Starting today, they are offering our members a 25% drink discount, which is incredibly generous. We will be having a Hoppy Hour there in June. Check the events calendar for the date.

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JamesFaircloth
2 months 3 weeks ago

Registration Open for Indiana Brewer’s Cup

https://www.indianastatefair.com/state-fair/competitionscontests/in

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Jeff W
2 months 4 weeks ago

Spring 2019 Group Buy is OPEN

https://www.chaosbrewclub.net/groupbuy/20

The group buy closes on Monday, April 8th. We'll announce the deliver date in advance, but plan for it to be that week.

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JamesFaircloth
2 months 4 weeks ago

Buffalo Trace Barrel Project Signup

Hi everyone, 

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JonP
3 months 1 day ago

May Meeting Agenda/Notes

Hi all,

I've posted a copy of this evening's meeting agenda and financials here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zbLVnvIQwKNq1ns8lPkQGT81TXfBrq9i

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Jim Vondracek
3 months 1 day ago

CHAOS' Barrel Program

Do you want to participate in a barrel project, or manage your own barrel but need help acquiring one?  Check out the info here on the CHAOS Barrel Program https://www.singingboysbrewing.com/blog/chaos-barrel-aged-be

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Jeff W
3 months 1 day ago

Free Bottles

Marz was kind enough to donate some bottles to the club. They're in the back by the fridge, please help yourselves.

They were also kind enough to donate caps, which we will be packaging and selling in the grain shop upstairs.

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JamesFaircloth
3 months 3 days ago

Summer Homebrew Competition Calendar

Upcoming Brewing Comps:

 

Buzz Off Home-brew Comp, Philadelphia, PA

Judge 5/30-6/8

Bottle Drop Deadline 5/25

http://brewdrinkrepeat.com/buzzoff/

 

 

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JamesFaircloth
3 months 1 week ago

Work Shirt, T-Shirt, and Patches Order 2019

All,

  Below is a link to the T-Shirt, Work Shirt, and Patches order form for 2019.   All pictures, pricing, sizes, payment instructions, etc. are included within the link/Google Sheet.  Please note the following:

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Purvag
3 months 1 week ago

Darklord day group A available

Extra darkload day group A ticket available. We will be taking the 10:30 beer temple shuttle. So you can meet us at the shuttle or in the line. Contact Drew (815) 325-2435

 


MarcG
3 months 1 week ago

FRIDAY PARTY PREP

Hi All,

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AJ
3 months 2 weeks ago

Extra darklord day ticket group D

Hey all,
I've ended up with an extra ticket to Darklord Day (group D).

Never been so not sure how strict they are on the name situation. If they are then we'd simply need to enter together.

Ill be shuttling down midday/ealry afternoon then back up in the evening.

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JamesFaircloth
3 months 2 weeks ago

Feeler: Sour Beer Club Shootout

 

Hi all... Putting out feelers for a Sour Beer Competition / this will be NON-BJCP.  Brew May - June, Judged end of June.

Catagory = Fruited Sours,  Either Fruited Berliner or Fruited Gose

BJCP 29A. Fruited Beer.  Kettle Soured, Fruit Beer.

 

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StevenLane
3 months 2 weeks ago

Cerveza 2019 Planning / Cerveza de Mayo May 11

Thank you CHAOS for the oppotunity to co-host our 2019 Cerveza de Mayo on May 11th with Kevin.  We are truly looking forward to this major rager, but we still need your help.  Since I want to be like Jeff when I grow up, and Jeff provided friendly advice: "If it were me hosting this party,


SeanC
3 months 3 weeks ago

Oven gas disconnected due to gas leak

I disconnected the oven gas line after detecting a leak - or really an improperly performing burner knob. I smelled gas at the stove despite all knobs being in the off position. To be safe I brought a lighter over a tested each burner and the right-rear burner lit up.

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JonP
3 months 3 weeks ago

Empirical Thunderdome Event- Volunteers Needed

All,
We have been invited back to Empirical Brewery's Homebrew Thunderdome event again this year on Saturday May 18th from 1-5:00 PM. It's a homebrew competition amongst local homebrew clubs and homebrewers that we won last year.

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JamesFaircloth
3 months 3 weeks ago

25th Annual Buzz Bonyard Brewoff - Bottle Deadline 6/4

25th Annual Boneyard Brewoff in Urbana/Savoy IL.

http://brewoff.buzzbrewclub.org/brewoff/#

Registration is now open - bottles due 6/4.  I drove a case of entries down the last 2 years.

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JamesFaircloth
3 months 4 weeks ago

Laginitas Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the fundraiser on Tuesday. Also, thanks for inviting your friends and family members.

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Ben r.
3 months 4 weeks ago

Family party - night May 25th

Hi all - just wanted to let you know that Emily and I are going to be throwing her birthday party at the club on the eve of May 25th with some friends and family.  We're brewing 4 of our own beers for the evening.


Alex Dropkin
4 months 2 days ago

Goose Island London Porter Bottle Release

Goose Island asked that I share this upcoming event with the club. It sounds pretty cool, particularly with the beer historian travelling here for a Q&A. And, it being a free, non-ticketed event certainly doesn't hurt.

Here's the info:

 

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Purvag
4 months 4 days ago

Supervised Brew request (4/20 or 4/21)

Want to do a supervised brew this weekend (4/20 or 4/21). Is there anyone scheduled to brew this weekend who can also supervise me? I have already got one supervised brew, this is going to be my second one.


Alex Dropkin
4 months 4 days ago

CHAOS Board-Game Night

Hey All,

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JonP
4 months 1 week ago

Hopstravaganza 2019 - Cerveza de Mayo Keezer

For this year’s Cerveza de Mayo party, we’re using the keezer for beers featuring new and/or unusual hop varieties. 

If you’d like to brew for Hopstravaganza 2019, post a reply below - first come,first served.  In your post, please include: