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 designing beer. The event will take place at Maryland Homebrew at 6770 Oak Hall Ln #108, Columbia, MD 21045 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
If you are looking to bring your brewing game to the next level, especially those of you looking to get your beers into competitions, this is a great opportunity to bring some homebrew, share it with other homebrewers, get quality feedback, and learn about what you can do to design better homebrew recipes. Members from CSI will be on hand to talk about homebrew clubs in the area and why joining a homebrew club will also result in brewers crafting better beers.
The event will begin at 6:30pm with a social hour. Here you can share your homebrew, enjoy samples of beer from other homebrewers in a social forum, talk about brewing technique, recipe design, or whatever you want.
At 7:30pm we will all take our seats and Dr. Smith will give us a presentation on designing beer. Similar to his presentation at the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference in Philadelphia, PA, he will offer a structured approach to beer recipe design, starting with a target style and walking through research, selection of ingredients and application of brewing techniques to create a great beer recipe. He will review examples of recipe design, as well as cover some of the newer techniques brewers are using to enhance their beer. This presentation is oriented towards all-grain beer design, though most of the techniques could also be used by extract brewers, which he would be happy to explain. Before he finishes, we have asked him to give a quick demonstration of how all this can be done in the BeerSmith software. He will wrap up the evening by holding a questions and answers session with those in attendance.
This looks to be a great event and best of all, it is FREE! In order to attend, registration is required as seating is limited. Registration can be done at the following URL: http://goo.gl/DlsRcV
If you wish to print up a flyer for the event to share with fellow homebrewers or your homebrew club, you can find the flyer here.
The members of CSI hope you can enjoy us in this fun, yet educational homebrewing event.
If you have any questions, please contact CSI President, Brent MacAloney.