This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 8
PRESIDENT: Royal Williard
VICE PRESIDENT: Bill Baxter
TREASURER: Mike Gallagher
FESTIVAL CZAR: Scott Caul
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Dan Crall
LITTER CZAR: Kristen Taylor
Greetings fellow brewers and beer enthusiasts! August
has been a busy month for me and if you were puzzled
as to why there was no newsletter before the 3rd WED,
on which day our meetings usually happen, that's
because there was no meeting this month! Apologies if
there was any confusion! Our "meeting" will be the
upcoming picnic this Saturday, the 25th, which, if you
haven't RSVP'ed, do so now! I shall now turn things
over to Bill Baxter who will explain more. Bill?
Bill: Thanks Dan... alright, let's get things started
Dan: Bill, first... do you think this illustration of
a dialogue will go over well in the newsletter?
Bill: Dan, seriously... do ANY of your stale attempts
at humor ever work in the newsletter?
Dan: Well... I mean...
Bill: No, now sit down and shut up! Alright... A lot
of people showed an interest in bringing a side dish
or dessert to the picnic.
We usually send out a list that says...
A-K Bing a side dish.
L-Z Bring a dessert.
(Secretly wishing for more desserts...)
This year the theme is very relaxed... Here it goes...
Want to bring a side dish? Bring one!
Want to bring dessert? Bring one!
This years picnic will have Smokin B's BBQ as our main
dish extrodinare. Ahh.. I mean they will be preparing
our Main dish items.
The choices include:
Meat Only Smoked Ribs: (1/2 a rack each serving)
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Chicken Sandwich
River Chicken Breast. This was the reason for the
rsvp's... we have less than 20 people coming to the
At this time I am planning on about 60 of these items.
If large groups of people are planning on attenting.
Let me know and we can accomodate. Please reply back
to me with what you want fast to ensure enough of
these tasty items. I still need some volunteers for
some activities... Any takers?
Bill Baxter - email@example.com ++
Dan: Thanks, Bill... it looks like Scott Caul has
something to say...
Scott: Yes, and just to reiterate, this whole fake
dialouge thing with you putting words in people's
mouths is lame, dude. Lame.
Who's up for a 9 hole round before the picnic? We'll
play a "best ball" format at Marysville in Corvallis
beginning around 8:30. Last year we started a little
later and we wound up late to the picnic, thus the
early start this year. The greens fee is $16 and they
have rental clubs available. I also have some extra
clubs for whomever asks first, just let me know.
Please let me know ASAP if you will attend.
Scott Caul: firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE PICNIC IS THIS SAT!
Directions to MLK Park in Corvallis:
From Corvallis: (north side)
Get on Walnut Blvd. and follow it West until the road
curves and turns into 53rd Ave. MLK park will be on
your right hand side just after the curve, as you
start to head South.
Take Hwy 20/34 until you get to 53rd Ave (same road
the fairgorunds are along). Take 53rd north, past
Harrison. As you are driving (or riding your bike)
you will see fancy neighborhoods and a curve in the
road coming up. Start looking on your left for the
sign to MLK park.
From Albany: Take Hwy 20 to Conifer Blvd. Follow
Conifer until you reach 99W, then turn left at the
stoplight. The next stoplight is Walnut, where you
will turn right. Follow above directions from here.
Call my cell if there are problems or if you get lost.
Club volunteers turned out in force on the morning of Saturday, August
11 to clean up our stretch of Highway 20 between Corvallis and Albany.
Even with part of our section off-limits due to road construction we
collected and removed over 300 pounds of garbage from the road, with
many passing motorists honking and shouting words of thanks and
Big thanks go to HOTV members Jim Cantey, Dan Crall, Doug and Mare
Goeger, Ronn Hall, Charlie Renn and Colin Steeves, and special thanks to
Joe Richardson, who came out to help despite not being a formal member
of the club just yet. All your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Finally, a quick note on some changes to club's litter pick-up program.
Most of you should already know that, after many years of excellent
service, Kristen Taylor has stepped down from the Litter Czar position.
I took it on as a the interim Czar, and now will be happy to step in as
the full-time coordinator, pending confirmation from the membership. If
anyone objects, you'd better speak up now because soon you'll be stuck
I found out last Saturday that the litter patrol had previously met up
at 11 AM. However future pickups will most likely meet at 9 AM, as I am
more inclined to get an early start, leaving the afternoon free for
other activities. Our next pickup will be in the autumn, most likely a
Saturday in November. I'll be in touch with details when the time comes.
UPCOMING BEER RELATED EVENTS
*Note - Be sure to double check the venues in case of cancellation. If you wish to attend and are interested in carpooling, company, etc., send an email to the list at email@example.com. There are some fun people in the club who would likely accompany you for a day of drinking, adventure... and love.
Bohemian Snooker - TUE, Aug 21, Eugene
Hale's Ales Tasting - WED, Aug 22, Seattle
Meet the Brewer - THU, Aug 23, Portland
Great American Distillers Festival - SAT, SUN, Aug
Left Hand Brewing Co. Tasting - MON-TUE, Aug 27-28,
1st Annual Oktoberfest, presented by WA Beer
Commission - FRI-SAT, Sep 14-15, Kenmore, WA
AHA Membership Rally @ Elysian Brewing - SAT, Sep 22,
He'Brew @ 99 Bottles - SUN, Sep 23, Federal Way, WA
Oktoberfest Tasting - WED, Sep 26, Federal Way, WA
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HOTV CLUB EQUIPMENT
Our club has brew gear that is available for members to use. All of the items reside at Corvallis Brewing Supply. There is a one week check out limit unless pre-arranged with the equipment dude...that would be me.
by Joel Rea
- RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) Due to the tenacity of this piece of equipment I would strongly suggest that you have a training brew session with someone who has experience in using it. Scott Caul has in the past been gracious to hold open house brewing sessions with this fine piece (of equipment) usually several times of the year.
- Motorized Grain Mill
- CO2 kit - Includes CO2 bottle, regulator and tool box full of draft parts
- Oxygen Bottle and Infusion Stone
- Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
- Low-Pressure Burner with tank
- 12 gallon Stainless Steel Liquor Tank
- 15 gallon Stainless Steel Mashtun / Lautertun
- Bench Capper
- 10 gallon Cornelious Keg
- AHA Style Guidelines Books 1-8
If you have a piece of equipment that is collecting dust and you would like to donate it to the club please let me know. --Joel
AHA COMPETITIONS ON THE HORIZON
2007-2008 Competition Year Schedule
Entries are due 10/1/07 and judging will be held
10/9/07. Entry fee $7 (make checks payable to AHA).
c/o: Data Base Products
12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Hosted by Larry Kemp and the Cap and Hare Homebrew
Club of Dallas, TX. This competition covers BJCP
Category 5 beer styles. For more information, contact
Larry Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry fee $7. Hosted by Todd Crockett and the Gold Country Brewers
Association of Orangevale, CA.
This competition covers BJCP Category 2 beer styles.
For more information, contact Todd Crockett at
Entry fee $7. Hosted by Susan Ruud and the Prairie Homebrewing
Companions of Fargo, ND.
This competition covers BJCP Category 4 beer styles.
For more information, contact Susan Ruud at
Perfect Porter Challenge
Entry fee $7. Hosted by Ron Smith and the Foam Blowers of Indiana
(FBI) of Indianapolis, IN.
This competition covers BJCP Category 12 beer styles.
For more information, contact Ron Smith at