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Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club e-Newsletter - May 2014

Big Brew & May Meeting

May's meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Lincoln Lagers Big Brew, which will be hosted outside at Doug's house. 

We are going to brew on May 10th - we will start heating up the mash water prior to 8AM, so feel free to come early. Bring your favorite pot-luck lunch, appetizer item, and/or beer to share. Even if you can't brew all day, please stop by for a while to watch!

We will hold the Club Meeting business sometime in the afternoon between our brewing steps - We don't know an exact time, but it'll be in the ballpark of 1pm - 3pm.

Meeting Location / Time:

Doug's Garage
1601 SW 50th St.
Lincoln, NE

Saturday May 10th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Get Directions
Doug is looking for volunteers to help set up on Friday night. If you are interested please visit the Forum Thread for information.

5 Spots Left for Big Brew Wort!

Sign up now on the Lagers Forum! Don't miss out!

We have 20 spots in total for brewers to claim wort, of those 5 are still empty. Your wort will cost around $15.00 or so, and you'll get the equivalent of 5 Gallons finished wort. The base recipe is still under development, but you can count on the majority of the malt being BEST MALZ PILSNER malt. (Sorry for the incorrect information last month, it is not Pale Ale Malt as I wrote, but Best Malz Pilsner.) 

Nebraska Shoot-Out

Club Judging Round - Drop-Off Information

If you have beers that you hope to enter in the Nebraska Shoot-Out, please give them to us as soon as possible! We will perform the club judging round on this coming Friday, May 2nd, at 7:00pm.

All entries need to arrive at Tim Thomssen's house by 6:00pm on Friday at the absolute latest -- ideally, we'd like you to submit your bottles prior to then, so that they can chill and settle before judging takes place.

The best way to turn in your beers is to send a message to Tim T. & arrange a time to drop them off at his place. If you don't have his phone number or email, you can contact him via Lincoln Lagers' Facebook page. He is loaning us his cooler space, and has plenty of room to store your entry.

Lincoln Lagers excel in NHC First Round judging!

While some judging centers have not yet posted their full results online, we have already seen a good showing from Lincoln Lagers who entered beers in NHC.

We're happy to congratulate these current or former Lincoln Lagers members for their placement in Kansas City and for advancing to Nationals.

Category 3 - Euro. Amber Lager - 1st Place - Tim Thomssen
Category 12 - Porter - 2nd Place - Doug Finke
Category 19 - Strong Ale - 3rd Place - Wayne Faris
Category 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable - 1st Place - Brian Hoesing
Category 23 - Specialty Beer - 1st Place - Brian Hoesing

Calendar Preview & July Club Meeting

We're still confirming our June 2014 meeting venue - so for now, we will skip ahead a month and announce that the Lincoln Lagers are very excited to return to Empyrean Brewing Company for our July 2014 club meeting. 

Jim Engelbart and his excellent team are opening their doors to our club on the evening of Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at Lazlo's Haymarket location - where we hope to bring you a Tech Talk by Dr. Mark Beatty on water science. 
For more info. or to discuss the agenda, please visit the July Forum Thread.

Here is a quick run-down of what the 2014 calendar looks like right now:

May 10th - Big Brew / Meeting - Doug's House
May 17th - Nebraska Shoot-Out - Farnam House Brewing Co., Omaha
June ?? - Club Meeting - meeting venue TBA
June 12-14 - National Homebrewers Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
July 10 - Club Meeting - Empyrean Ales / Lazlo's Haymarket
July 19 - Blues & Brews At The Zoo - come drink our beer!
August ?? - Club Meeting - meeting venue TBA
August 23 - Great Nebraska Beer Fest - NBC - Papillion
Sept. 6 - TENTATIVE DATE - Lincoln Lagers Club Picnic / Meeting
Sept. 13 - 1st Annual The Sower's Cup Competition - Lincoln
Oct. 2-4 - Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO
Oct. ?? - Club Meeting and Annual Swap Meet - meeting venue TBD
Oct. 9 - 21st Annual NSSA Okto-Beerfest - Lancaster Event Ctr.
Nov. 6 - Club Meeting - meeting venue TBA
Dec. ?? - Club Meeting and The Clone Challenge Beer Judging

Club Merchandise Update

We have finished setting up an eCommerce store page and are finalizing all of the information - item photos, descriptions, etc. - so, we have nearly reached our goal of moving the 2014 Club Merchandise process online!

Please continue to watch your email for your Lagers Club Store lagin information (Get it? Lag(er)-in? Hahaha, I crack myself up!) which will be emailed to you in the next 1 - 2 weeks. (Our goal is to have the site complete and accepting orders prior to our May club meeting and Big Brew Day.)

If you have paid your 2014 dues and have not received log-in information from Chris E. by May 10th, email him at

Random Brewing Photo Of The Month

More like #ThrowbackThirsty

This photo was taken at the 2005 Lincoln Lagers Big Brew, held at Doug's Garage.

Join us on Saturday May 10th to brew more beer in the same spot!
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