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Kyle N
1 day 4 hours ago

Tacotlan 2 Year Anniversary- Brewers Needed

Hey All,

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Brandon Kessler
3 days 2 hours ago

Winter 2020 Group Buy is OPEN

https://www.chaosbrewclub.net/groupbuy/22

The group buy closes on Monday, February 10th. We'll announce the deliver date in advance, but plan for it to be that week.

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Jeff W
3 days 6 hours ago

Meeting Minutes Google Folder

We have a Google folder that conains meeting minutes, agendas, financial reports, etc from last year and this year. For the sake of efficient disemination, I thought it would be easier to provide everyone with read access to the folder:

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Jeff W
5 days 5 hours ago

Pilot Project Brewery Scale Up - Dark Ales

 

Pilot Project Brewery Scale-Up Competition.

Hi Everyone, 

 

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Jim Vondracek
6 days 7 hours ago

Gin Barrel

We have an opening for a brewer to join the Belgian Golden Strong project in the Koval gin barrel.  In December, the third beer in that barrel, a Saison, won a medal at the Happy Holidays competition in St. Louis, in a category with 29 entries.  It's a great barrel.  

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Ben r.
1 week 5 days ago

S&C - Beer engine beers wanted!

Hi all!  

We're still looking for a few beers for the beer engine in the Colorado Lounge.  Typically we've served UK styles, low carbonation, cellar temp (50's) which do really well on the hand pulled engine.  


roussel
2 weeks 4 hours ago

Smart Hub and Lights at the Brewhouse

I started adding in smart hubs, lights, and switches to the brewhouse.  
As of now, you still have to turn the switches on at the wall for the brewing area.

Right now we have....


Alex Dropkin
2 weeks 4 days ago

New competitions for 2020 - Jan - Feb.

Below are the regional competitions with standings in the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuit.

 

Minnesota Mashout https://mashout.org/bcoem/  Bottles by 1/10

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Jim Vondracek
2 weeks 5 days ago

Bourbon Barrel

We have a space that has opened up on our Oppidan bourbon barrel project. This is a thirty gallon barrel, with six brewers.  We have an imperial stout in it now and will be emptying it and refilling it in the first half of February. 


roussel
3 weeks 3 days ago

Brewhouse Lights

The front half (north four assemblies, I mean) of the fluorescent lights in the brew house aren't turning on.  They appear to be plugged in, although I didn't climb up to check up close or jiggle things around.  The lights in the bar have been changed out for the NYE party, I assume, but nothing

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Jim Vondracek
3 weeks 5 days ago

AHA Discount for Pilot Project

In case you need another reason to join the American Homebrewers Association, they just announced a new discount agreement with Pilot Project to give AHA members 10% off. 

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JonP
1 month 1 day ago

CHAOS Hoodie Order! Deadline 12/7/19.

All,

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
1 month 5 days ago

Brew House Policies

During our annual offsite, the board agreed to put the following policies in place. Some of them are existing policies, but we thought it would be best to have everything in writing and one place for easy reference.

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Jeff W
1 month 2 weeks ago

Club Dues Increase January 1, 2020

To our C.H.A.O.S. members:

It’s been more than four years since we’ve increased our membership dues.  In that time we have significantly grown the brew club to include:

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Brandon Kessler
2 years 1 month ago

CHAOS Grain Program

Thanks to our partnership with Munton's we will be able to include Maris Otter and Planet (which is a British Pale malt) without having to use club funds for purchasing the sacks. We will also supply US Two Row, wheat, Pilsner, and Munich (10L). 

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
2 months 1 week ago

Holiday Party Secret Santa/Potluck Sign up

The holiday party is sneaking up on us.


roussel
1 month 2 weeks ago

CHAOS Advent Calendar 2019


Here's how it works....

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StevenLane
2 months 5 days ago

Nitro Tap for Stout Night?

Hey Brewsters,

Josh from Beer the Band (our spacemates upstairs) would like to brew a Left Hand clone and put it on a nitro tap for Stout & Chili Night on Sat Jan 25th.

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Mike T
2 months 1 week ago

Gnomebrew Free Delivery for CHAOS

Gnomebrew would like to start partnering with the club. To get this rolling, they are offering free delivery to the brewhouse starting next Friday, September 6th. Here's how it works:

- When you order online, type CHAOS Delivery in the special instructions box.

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
2 months 4 weeks ago

Homebrew Con 2020 Seminars

If anyone has the urge to flex their brewing knowledge, AHA is now accepting seminar proposals for Homebrew Con 2020 in Nashville:

https://www.homebrewcon.org/guidelines/

 

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StevenLane
3 months 3 days ago

Halloween Party signups

The signup document for the Halloween Party is now live!!! As always, we'll need as many volunteers to staff the party as possible, and of course we'll need as many beers as you can provide. 

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Brandon Kessler
3 months 4 days ago

Vacuum Sealer for Hops

I brought a vacuum sealer to the brewhouse for members to use.  If you open a package of hops and want to reseal them, it works for that.  Or you can buy hops in bulk and then divide them up.  

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Ben r.
3 months 1 week ago

Halloween! Beer engine beers wanted!

We're still looking for a couple of UK-style beers for the beer engine (hand pump) to serve at the Halloween party.  If anyone is interested to brew for this, let me know!  So far we have a British "Bitter" (a relatively pale "cask style" UK beer).   English beers are easy to make, and don't take

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Matt Omura
3 months 2 weeks ago

Gnomebrew Cider Group Buy

Got this from Gnomebrew. Does anyone want to get in? I'd like to do 5 gallons at least, but would like to get the lower 10 gal price. 

 


Alex Dropkin
3 months 2 weeks ago

Beer submission cutoffs, Halloween Party

The deadline for submitting beers to the Halloween Party is Wednesday the 16th. If you still need to brew, that's ok! Just put down as much information as you can on the signup sheet so that Steven can make a sick menu and blast it out to all our adoring fans.

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JamesFaircloth
3 months 2 weeks ago

CHAOS Ribbons at Brixtoberfest

From yesterday's Brixtoberfest competition:

Brandon Kessler (2nd Place Best of Show and 1st Place Buena Onda Alternative Sugar Beer)

Kyle Nordquist (1st Place Saison, 3rd Place Czech Pale Lager)

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Ben r.
3 months 2 weeks ago

Halloween! Beer engine beers wanted!

We're still looking for a couple of UK-style beers for the beer engine (hand pump) to serve at the Halloween party.  If anyone is interested to brew for this, let me know!  So far we have a British "Bitter" (a relatively pale "cask style" UK beer).   English beers are easy to make, and don't take

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
4 months 3 hours ago

2019 Holiday Party Date

Hi all,

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Rich
4 months 7 hours ago

Halloween Party Keezer

Hello CHAOSers,

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
4 months 6 days ago

Street Scenes Lager Competition

One of our former club members is organizing a lager competition as part of a fundraising event at Carmel Catholic High School called Street Scenes.

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Jim Vondracek
4 months 1 week ago

Friendly Reminder about Cleaning

Hi All - I had my CHAOS-cleaning-moment-of-the-day a few minutes ago.  Grabbed Brew Bay #3's mash paddle and it was sticky and discolored from the dried on wort that didn't get cleaned off of it the last time it was used.  I know its easy to just rinse something like that off when you use it, and

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Matt Omura
4 months 2 weeks ago

CHAOS volunteers for West Town Bikes fundraiser

Morning Brewsters,

Kyle N's picture
Kyle N
4 months 3 weeks ago

Jovaru

Got a couple of packs of Jovaru and need some help understanding what style would be best suited. Omega's website is sadly lacking on details and lists it as med/low flocc, and up to 85% attenuation. They say wit, and Belgian PA, but I kind of need more than that. 

 

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
4 months 3 weeks ago

Fall 2019 Group Buy is OPEN

https://www.chaosbrewclub.net/groupbuy/21

The group buy closes on Sunday, September 22nd. We'll announce the deliver date in advance, but plan for it to be that week.

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Matt Omura
4 months 3 weeks 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?

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ChuckMac
4 months 3 weeks ago

Rocking Rye Stout Barrel Project

Ok gang, I'm leading my first barrel project and its gonna be fun or I'll have to kill ya!

We are doing a Rye Stout

Must be brewed by September 22nd!

Barrel fill will be a month after the cut off date!

Once everyone is confirmed, I'll text/email ya the recipe

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ktownsel
5 months 1 day 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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Jim Vondracek
5 months 3 days ago

Two New Barrel Projects

Two new barrel projects are coming up - 

JonP's picture
JonP
5 months 5 days 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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Jim Vondracek
5 months 5 days 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.  

Jeff W's picture
Jeff W
5 months 1 week 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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jaygowdy
5 months 1 week 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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StevenLane
5 months 1 week 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
5 months 2 weeks 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
5 months 2 weeks 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
5 months 3 weeks 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
6 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 4 days 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
7 months 6 days 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
7 months 6 days 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.