Category: Education

Brew University!

Brew University: A Six-Week Beer Appreciation Course The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) Cockeysville, MD   http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-university-a-six-week-beer-appreciation-course-tickets-19713998099?aff=ebrowse

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Brewing! It’s for the Children!

CSI has the opportunity to participate in two charity events. Please see the events calendar for more information. Knights of Columbus event will be held on 3/22 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM Location is the Columbia Interfaith Center in the Village of Wildlake About 160 attendees are expected MDHB to supply ingredients for 10 gal …

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Book Recommendation

Millstone Cellars recommended this book if anyone was interested in getting into cider making.

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Made in Baltimore: Beer Tap Handles, Beer, and Homebrew

As part of Baltimore Beer Week, the Cross Street Irregulars (CSI) are teaming up with Mark Supik and Company, Maryland Homebrew and Raven Beer to hold a “Made in Baltimore” beer tap handles and homebrew demonstration.  At this event you can see how custom beer tap handles are made by one of the premier woodturning shops …

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Designing Beer with Dr. Brad Smith (aka the BeerSmith guy!)

As part of Baltimore Beer Week, CSI has lined up an awesome opportunity for all homebrewers in the area.  On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, we will be hosting Dr. Brad Smith, author of the highly acclaimed BeerSmith brewing software, brewer with 23 years experience, host of the BeerSmith podcast, and founder of BrewWiki.com for a talk on …

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Group Brew Project Showcasing Unique and Exotic Hops

Pouring Beer at NHC

With the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) being held right up I-95 from Baltimore in Philadelphia, it provided CSI club members who have never been to a national conference with an excellent opportunity to attend one.  In fact, CSI had around 20 members register to attend the event. In the months leading up to the NHC, as …

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Free Brewing Software: Brewtarget

I know a lot of people already have preferences on which brewing software to use – but if anyone is interested, there is a new open source (read:geeky) brewing software program called “Brewtarget”. Check it out! Brewtarget Software It was mentioned in Slashdot today (read:really geeky). Slashdot Article

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American Homebrewers Association Membership Special

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has been dedicated to promoting the community of homebrewers and empowering homebrewers to make the best beer in the world since 1978.  They are the ones who lobbied and fought so hard to get the strict homebrew laws that existed in many states removed so that folks like you can …

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National Homebrewers Conference Registration Date Announced

Talk to any of your fellow CSIers who went to the American Homebrewer’s Association (AHA) National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) in San Diego earlier in the year and they will tell you they had the time of their lives.  This year the action heads around 1,300 miles north up Interstate 5 to the city of Seattle, WA for …

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Making a Homemade Mash Tun

I posted this on my personal website a year ago while making my mash tun.  I thought it was time that I added it to the CSI website. When I began homebrewing, the only batches I ever made were from malt extract.  This works fine, but as I quickly realized, you don’t really get the …

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