Siciliano’s HomeBrew Party

Who is in!  I hope Fouch got his ticket!  Eric Smead and myself will be setting up a party tent somewhere with a jockey box.  They moved the dinner to 5pm.

– Brandon

May 9, Siciliano’s Market Sixth Annual Home Brewers Day.
The all-day event is open to the public (no charge) and features beer making seminars, a book signing and an awards dinner ($35.00/person).
The event is held at Long Lake Park, located 30 minutes north of Grand Rapids. The HomeBrewers Day runs in conjunction with Siciliano’s Home Brew Contest. The winning beer will be brewed at Hopcat in downtown Grand Rapids.
Entries are due by April 29, at a cost of $5 per entry.
10am-Brewer’s Seminar, speakers include:
– John Haggerdy of New Holland Brewing Company – “Water and Beer Brewing”
– Graham of Old Mission Peninsula Hop Exchange -“Growing, Harvesting, Drying, Storing and Using Hops”
– Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin Brewery –
“Wood and Beer Brewing”
– Randy Mosher, author of Radical Brewing and Tasting Beer – “Unique Home Brewing”
2pm-Randy Mosher Book Signing and Luncheon
-Competitive Brewer’s Lawn Games with Home Brew including Frisbee, washers, dingo balls, bean bag toss.
6pm-Home Brewer’s Grilled Dinner ($35.00/person)
Home Brew Party and Awards Ceremony
Contact:Wes Eaton, 616.893.9537,

Barleywine Project Recipe

Primetime Brewers Barley Wine Project

Batch size: 5 gallons

Starting Gravity 1.090 – 1.100

Finishing Gravity approx: 1.020

IBU’s 65 – 75

HOPS: Centennial, Chinook, Columbus or Cascade

YEASTS: Wyeast 1056, White Labs WLP001, DCL Safale US-05

Use plenty of yeast, make a starter and bump it up a few times or 2 packs of dry yeast.

All Grain brewers use a good 2-row base malt and mash with 1.25 quarts of water per pound at 152F. Mash

efficiency is based on 75% extraction. If your system doesn’t get 75%, adjust your malt bill accordingly.

Note to all: If you cannot boil the entire 5 gallons, you will have to increase your hops about 35% to account

for the lower utilization due to the higher gravity of the boil.

All Grain: 16.5 lbs Pale Malt (2-row)

1.00 lbs Crystal 80L

Extract w/grains: 10.5 lbs DME (Briess Golden or Muntons Light)

1.00 lbs Crystal 60L

Extract only: 10.5 lbs DME (Briess Amber or Muntons Amber)

Hops: 60 IBU (2 oz @ 11% AA) Centennial, Chinook, or Columbus (60 min)

10 IBU (1 oz @ 5.75% AA) Cascade (25 min)

Dave Kilgore’s