THIS is the HOTV


Picnic Edition
September 1999

PRESIDENT: Michael Villiardos (541) 757-7334

EDITOR: Herky Gottfried (541) 757-8009

HOTV home page:

Last Month

We had a special Saturday get-together last month at the home of longtime member Dave Wills. Members attending the meeting were treated to BBQ, a tour of Dave’s hop farm, and lots of homebrew, music, and conversation. It was considered a highlight of the year by some.


This Month

We meet at a member's house at 7 PM on the third Wednesday of each month, generally alternating between Corvallis and Albany. The September meeting will be held on September 15 in Corvallis at Ron Hall’s house at 38945 Trillium Lane. (phone 745-7062). Directions to Ron’s house follow:

From Corvallis:



Mark Kowalski has put some digital photos from the festival and our August meeting on the web. Check them out at and


Club-only Competition NEWS

The next AHA club-only competition is sponsored by our friends to the north, Salem’s Capitol Brewers. Bring a bottle of your best Porter to the September meeting and we’ll have a taste-off. The winner of the HOTV competition will have a chance to send their beer to Salem to compete against the best porter from other clubs around the country. HOTV will pick up the entry and shipping fees.

Also, Joel Rea has offered to donate a White Labs gift certificate for a vial of yeast for everyone who brings a porter to the taste-off.



Remaining 1999 AHA Club-Only Competition Schedule


Entries Due

Porter! (sponsored by the Capitol Brewers of Salem!)

October 4 1999

Winter Warmer (English and Scottish Strong Ale)

Early December 1999





Get ready for the Willamette Valley Homebrewers Family Picnic! This annual event is held in Albany each year and co-hosted by HOTV and many of the other homebrew clubs from around the area. Here is an excerpt from a letter that HOTV sent to each of the clubs.

Announcing the Fifth Annual

Willamette Valley Homebrewers Family Picnic

Grand Prairie Park, Albany

September 11, 1999

Noon to 6 pm

To: Capitol Brewers, Cascade Brewing Society, Good Heathens, Mary’s Peak Lagers, MOHOPS, Oregon Brew Crew, Strange Brew

From: Heart of the Valley Homebrewers

Members of the above clubs, their families, and guests are invited to join us for a day of fun, good food, good brew and challenging competitions. We will again feature cajun-style whole fried turkey and, if available, specially prepared corn on the cob.

Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and homebrew to be shared by all. A nominal cost of about $4.00 per adult (kids free) will be charged to each club to cover fees, paper good, turkeys, oil, etc.

We hope to see you all there! If you are planning on attending, please, please, please call or email Lee Smith (926-2286 or so he can get an accurate count of attendees (adults and children) to help in purchasing.


Upcoming HOTV events


11 – Annual Picnic (Grand Prairie Park, Albany)

15 – HOTV Meeting (Ron Hall)

18 – Quarterly highway cleanup (see Lee Smith)


20 –HOTV meeting (host needed!)


17 –HOTV meeting (host needed!)




Heart of the Valley Homebrewers

c/o Herky Gottfried
3920 NW Jameson Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330