Big Brew this year was held at the Deer
Island home brewery. It was an enjoyable event, attended by about 24
people, with eight people actively involved in the brewing process. We
brewed a total of 55 gallons of beer that day. This event is hosted by The
Grateful Deaf Homebrew Society and
Deer Island Brewers. Here are a few pictures of the event.
Big Brew 2003
Big Brew day was Another Fun event this year. We had around 25 people attending and Brewed up 76 gallons of Beer! This was the first full capacity brewing session on the 1 & 1/2 barrel system at the Deer Island Homebrewery.
Mash and sparge session on the barrel and a half system.
Rob is set up outside brewing a 15 gallon batch of Brutal Bitter, a Rogue clone.
The boil kettle is almost full!
A special thanks to our sponsors: Rouge Ales, for donating all the grain. Hop Union, for the hops and WYEAST for the yeast.
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I started the hot water and mash around 7:30 in the morning. I'm boiling a Scotch Ale in this picture. To the left is Ken's 55 gallon hot water kettle, very handy for the additional water needs while brewing!
We were a very busy group. Brewing was done inside as well as outside under the porch section of the brewery. It looks like the malt syrup is going into the boil pot for the McTarnahans clone. On the other side of the platform toward the back of the building, I have a Pale Ale going.
The Hops arrived just in time on Saturday afternoon. We thought we should celebrate the moment with a picture. Thanks to Hopunion USA for donating the Hops!
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