An event description from Tucker Tomlinson:
Interested in home brewing but unsure how to start? Confused by mash
schedules and monitoring? Well I have the Beer Church for you! This
Sunday I’ll be running a cider making workshop, which will show you
how to make 1 gallon batches of cider in your own kitchen. Each
attendee that wants to participate should leave with a 1 gallon jug of
precursor potent potables, and instructions for its care and use.
The plan will be to start around 1PM at PS1. We will make a quick stop
at Jewel for anybody that hasn’t picked up juice or spices. Then we
will head over to Brew and Grow to pick up some fermentable sugars and
equipment. Then it’s back to PS1 to mix up some delicious concoctions.
all the required items to participate can be purchased at the event,
but participants should consider bringing the following:
to clean it completely before bringing it.
apple juice in 1gal glass jugs. This is where I got most of my cider
fermentation jugs because you get a nice jug and juice for the same
price as the glass jug alone would cost elsewhere. Brew and Grow also
has empty glass jugs that will work great.
common flavor profiles: if you make apple cider with the standard
complement of apple pie spices you have a very nice drink that tastes
like the holidays. 2) Think weird and exciting; I like to try new
things (so far cranberry juice and black pepper is my favorite), but I
recommend keeping it simple. Try one spice per batch at first to see
how the flavors meld, If you like it then make another batch with
will consume some of this but it will still lend a more complex,
heavy, flavor than the basic sugars. Honey can be expensive, and while
Brew and Grow has honey at an OK price, you might find a better price
If you have more questions, get on the Beer Church mailing list and ask! We have several knowledgeable folks who can give you all kinds of helpful advice.
Event Host: Tucker Tomlinson
Date: 3/17/2013, 1PM
Location: Pumping Station: One, 3519 N Elston, Chicago IL
RSVP: Please post to the beer church mailing list or otherwise notify Tucker Tomlinson that you are attending so he knows how many people to plan for.
Requirements: Be 21 or older, and that’s it! You don’t have to be a Pumping Station: One member to participate.