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ALEiens Big Brew Day
May 18, 2024
@ Iron Hill Newtown

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ALEiens Big Brew Day will be held on May 18, 2024

@ Iron Hill Newtown (2920 S. Eagle Rd Newtown, PA)

Set up between 8 - 9am, Mash in by 9:30am.

Big Brew Day will follow the standard format from previous years. Show up at Iron Hill with your equipment, ingredients/recipe, and let's brew! There will be NO Iron Brewer pantry available.


We will, however, have Double Eagle malt available for sale by the pound. There will be 50lbs each of Pennypack Pils and Rustic Ale available. $1/pound

The Details

Pete and Iron Hill will provide:

  • Strike water ready at 75ºC / 167ºF

    • The water profile is available here

    • ALEiens will host a water consultation table where you can consult with Mike Grippi on water additions.

    • Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Gypsum, Epsom Salt, Citric Acid and Lactic Acid will be provided.

  • Cold water for chilling post-boil

  • 120v electric. Pete says they can accommodate 5 electric brewers at a time. Set up early.

  • An abundance of Voss Kveik and 34/70 yeast

  • A limited amount of Chico and Mexican Lager yeast (first come, first served)

  • Up to 4oz of Galaxy hops for each brewer

  • A variety of hop samples provided by Yakima Chief Hops.

    • Varieties available below. First come, first served

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What you need to bring:

  • Your brewing equipment

  • Any other ingredients you want

  • Extension cords if electric​. Every brewer must be on a different outlet.

  • Propane if, well, propane.

  • Garden hose(s) for connecting to cold water hookups

  • Pop-up tent for shade

  • Clean, sanitized mason jar for yeast if not direct pitching.

The ALEiens Big Brew Competition

Like past years, ALEiens will be hosting an in-club competition around Big Brew Day. The rules are simple:

  1. Brew any style you want.

  2. Use a yeast and the Galaxy hops provided by Iron Hill.​

Entries are due at the June 25 meeting. The winner will be selected by Iron Hill to be brewed and served at the Newtown location!

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