Beer Alchemists of Coastal Carolina (BAC²)

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Beer Alchemists of Coastal Carolina (BAC²)

Beer Alchemists of Coastal Carolina (BAC²) is the home brew club based in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  We meet once a month to discuss beer styles from the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Guidelines located here: BJCP Guidlines

Website: http://beerarmy.com/group/bac2/
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Members: 35
Latest Activity: Jan 20

BAC² News

2013 Style Schedule:

Feb: Scottish and Irish Ale (BJCP Category: 9)
Mar: American and English Pale Ales (BJCP Categories: 8 and 10A)
Apr: Lagers, Light, and Amber Hybrid Ales (BJCP Categories: 1 - 4, and 6,7)
May: IPAs (BJCP Category: 14 and all other specialty IPAs)
June: Belgian and French Ales (BJCP Category: 16)
July: Wheat and Rye (BJCP Categories: 6D and 15)
Aug: Fruit, SHV, Smoke/Wood, and Specialty (BJCP Categories: 20 - 23)
Sept: Other fermented beverages (ciders, meads, wines, etc)
Oct: Oktoberfests, Porters, and Stouts (BJCP Categories: 3B, 12, and 13)
Nov: Belgian Strong Ales (BJCP Category 18)
Dec: Party Time
Jan: Barleywine and Imperials (BJCP Categories: 19 and 23 Imperial)

I encourage you to try to brew a beer for every meeting or at least every other meeting. It will help expand your knowledge and brewing skills. If you haven't already I suggest that you read How to Brew by John Palmer and Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff. The internet version of How to Brew is free here: www.howtobrew.com/. You can buy Classic Styles at Amazon.com here: Brewing Classic Styles Link. Also remember that we discuss the style of the month based on the BJCP Guidelines, which is another great resource that can be found here: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2008_Guidelines.pdf. Don't foget one of the most valuable resources of information...other homebrewers. Feel free to contact me or the other members for advice...we are always willing to help.

Kanpai (cheers in Japanese),
James Lafferty

Discussion Forum

Nemesis Brew

Started by Paul F. Boniface Jan 20. 0 Replies

Fermenter cooling device

Started by Paul F. Boniface Aug 18, 2013. 0 Replies

need a keg. AB style, straight wall, not the wide belly

Started by Jason Toussaint. Last reply by Paul F. Boniface Aug 10, 2013. 6 Replies

Sanitation

Started by James Lafferty Jun 3, 2013. 0 Replies

It's Time to Gather...(monthly gathering info)

Started by James Lafferty. Last reply by James Lafferty Apr 26, 2013. 7 Replies

good vibes brew festival in Wilmington

Started by Glenn Turner Apr 15, 2013. 0 Replies

Carolina Brewmasters US Open 2013 (CBoY Event)

Started by Ian Peterson. Last reply by Ian Peterson Apr 13, 2013. 1 Reply

2013 CARBOY Shamrock Competition (CBoY)

Started by Ian Peterson Jan 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Palmetto State Brewers Open (PSBO) (CarBoy Event)

Started by Ian Peterson. Last reply by Ian Peterson Dec 2, 2012. 2 Replies

BBG Skirmish in the Triad (CBoY Event)

Started by Ian Peterson. Last reply by Ian Peterson Sep 26, 2012. 4 Replies

American Homebrewer's Association Brewer Bios

Started by James Lafferty. Last reply by James Lafferty Aug 22, 2012. 10 Replies

MALT Blue Ridge Brew Off (BRBO) 2012 Competition (CBoY event)

Started by James Lafferty. Last reply by Loren Standley Aug 15, 2012. 1 Reply

BAC2 Gathering/Cookout

Started by Ian Peterson. Last reply by Ian Peterson Jul 28, 2012. 6 Replies

Gunsmoke Porter Release

Started by James Lafferty. Last reply by Rhea Claire Lidowski Jul 25, 2012. 9 Replies

NC Brewers cup

Started by Ian Peterson Jul 2, 2012. 0 Replies

pyrex glassware

Started by Glenn Turner. Last reply by Glenn Turner Jun 23, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Ian Peterson on February 11, 2013 at 8:12pm

A good picture from early in the day.

http://beerarmy.com/photo/009?context=latest

Comment by Ian Peterson on September 26, 2012 at 2:43pm

For those of you that like to listen to Brewer interviews here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL43E7394BB5B8558D&feature...

It's a few interviews from various brewers at a recent beer festival hosted by Firestone Walker.  Theres a few interesting things in a few of them.  Like Mikkeller is one I hear about often, and he discusses how they brew all over Europe and the US (as in there is no Mikkeller Brewery, just Mikkeller beer)

Comment by Mark Kyllingstad on September 20, 2012 at 9:56am

Terminate boil.  Place brew pot in tub with tap water (my tap is around 80 degrees).  Put the chiller in the brew pot and start running tap temperature water through it until beer is down to about 100 degrees (I'm also cycling the water in the tub at the same time).  Then I dump ice into the chiller bucket and put the discharge tube into the the tub to chill from both sides of the pot. 

I'm sure there is equipment out there to do this but I only have about $45-50 bucks invested.  Pump runs on a 12v car battery that I use for my trolling motor.  Frozen milk jugs make awesome ice blocks as well (remove jug).

Comment by Ian Peterson on September 19, 2012 at 10:54am

Mark,

   Are you using the bucket as a prechiller for the water?  Or how exactly does that work?

Comment by Mark Kyllingstad on September 17, 2012 at 3:39pm

Baitwell pump and a bucket attached to a coil makes an awesome chiller.

Comment by christopher grzebyk on September 14, 2012 at 10:40pm

Thank you. I am glad you like the pics. My buddy will be headed up to Oktoberfest in Charlotte with us to get some club photos.

Comment by Loren Standley on September 13, 2012 at 12:05pm

Nice Pics Chris.

Comment by christopher grzebyk on September 11, 2012 at 5:51pm

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