This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 10
October 2007

PRESIDENT: Bill Baxter
VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Hoppe
TREASURER: Mike Gallagher
FESTIVAL CZAR: Scott Caul
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Dan Crall
LITTER CZAR: Pete Petryszak

A gloomy yet friendly hello to all. October is almost half over and already the Fall season is becoming familiar. I'm sure some of us have interesting seasonal brews to share and compare, and the opportunity to come together and convene is just days away. In fact, it's this WED, and will be at the home of Bob Saathoff.

Directions to Bobs House

  • From SW 53rd and Philomath Blvd (Hwy 20/34) (where the Bi-Mart is)
  • Proceed South on 53rd (past the Bi-Mart)
  • Turn right (West) onto SW Plymouth Dr (theres a Suburban Christian Church at the corner)
  • Follow Plymouth for a couple of miles to the 4 way stop.
  • Turn right (North) onto Mt Union (turning left at the stop sign puts you on Bellfountain Rd)
  • Follow Mt Union up the hill, and follow the veer to the left its now Benton View Dr
  • Almost immediately Benton View Dr splits in two follow the branch straight ahead
  • Take the first right onto Neabeack Hill Dr. (Neabeack Ridge stone sign at the corner)
  • (Once youve found the stone sign youre there the house is right behind it)
  • Turn left onto Brentwood Pl
  • Its the first house on the left (Blue-gray)

3340 Brentwood Pl
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3045
541-231-5896 (mobile)

If you plan on biking, as I am hoping to do, consider Wednesday's forecast. As someone who reports the weather and has been embarrassed a number of times I can promise you, this forecast has a 50/50 chance of accuracy.

WEDNESDAY: RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 55. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...RAIN LIKELY. LOWS 40 TO 45.

Maybe carpooling IS a good idea. If you want to carpool, send an email to the list at hotv@peak.org

LAST MONTH'S MEETING

Last month's meeting was held at Eric Howard's place in Albany, overlooking a beautiful field with mountains in the distance. A number of people showed up, including a new face or two. We discussed the upcoming Winter celebration and homebrew competition, which takes place on DEC 8th. Our main planner behind this, Bob Saathoff, will be hosting THIS month's meeting and will likely discuss the latest developments.

2nd ANNUAL IPA CASK-O-RAMA

This may be a good time to plan a trip to Seattle for the 2nd Annual IPA Cask-O-Rama, which begins November 1st, and features over 20 cask-conditioned Washington brewed IPAs.

More info at http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID=4598

*Note- I looked through a lot of my regular sources and haven't found a significant number of events taking place locally, aside from the Tastivals listed above. If you know of something, please share it with the

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLUB POSITIONS

Soon enough, it's going to be time to nominate club members to various positions ranging from Treasurer to President... and Newsletter Editor, though I think I got that taken care of already. Just a few more months of this, then a new, fresh approach will be upon you each month in the form of the club newsletter. I hope you've been satisfied this past year with the monthly email update.

We've had two resignations of positions this year, but thanks to club members like Bill Baxter, Michael Hoppe and Pete Petryczak for stepping up and filling in where needed.

We are also hoping to expand the club and invite new members. Please alert your interested friends, brewing companions and other brewing enthusiasts of our monthly meeting and our website.

We will discuss this further at our next meeting.

FRESH HOP BEER TASTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This comes from Brian Butenschoen, Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers' Guild. Please contact orbrewingguild@msn.com or the phone numbers listed below to volunteer or inquire further.

The 2007 Oregon Bounty Fresh Hop Beer Tastivals, Produced by the Oregon Brewers Guild. Sponsored by the Oregon Hop Growers Association, McMenamins, Ninkasi Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery the Tastival will feature around 20 fresh hop beers from Oregon Brewers Guild Members. Admission is free to these events. They will be CASH ONLY. 4 oz tasters will cost $1. We will also be selling Commemorative T-shirts for $15. All events are either outside or in a warehouse space.

October 20 - Ninkasi Brewing Parking Lot, Eugene, 12-9 pm, 21 and over

October 27 - Deschutes Brewery Lower Warehouse, Bend, 12-7 pm, 21 and over

I will be looking for volunteers for this event. To serve beer you must have a current OLCC servers permit and be able to make it available on that Saturday. We will have two shifts, one from 11:30 to 4:30 and from 4 to 9:00. Shifts will be 4 hours long in Bend. Servers on the first shift will get a servers only t-shirt, pint glass, $5 for food and 5 drink tickets. Servers on the late shift will get a t-shirt, pint glass, lunch beforehand and beer afterwards.

So I am looking for: 2 - volunteers 11:30 to 4:30 for check in - no servers permit required 2 - volunteers from 4 - 9 - for check in - no servers permit required 8 - volunteers from 11:30 to 4:30 - servers permit requred 10 - volunteers from 4-9 - servers permit requred

As always I am thinking of all of you SNOB's: I will offer a green or black FHBT2007 t-shirt, a tasting pint glass and five drink tickets for $15, a $25, that's right a $25 value for $15 at http://oregonbeer.org/FHBT07SNOB.html

The SNOB package will be held at will call under the name of the orderer and if you want one for Eugene or Bend just type Eugene or Bend in the comments section.

Brian Butenschoen Executive Director Oregon Brewers Guild "Think Oregon, Drink Oregon!" 2000 NE 42nd Ave PMB 278 Portland OR 97213 www.oregonbeer.org orbrewingguild@msn.com 503.288.2739 800-440-2537



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HOTV CLUB EQUIPMENT
by Joel Rea

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.
  • 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

Find the up-to-date list at http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/schedule.html