At the March 2018 True Grist meeting at Revel Cider, we distributed the spoils of our first ever honey bulk buy. In total the club ordered 300kg of raw honey from Dave’s Apiaries in London. Continue reading 2018 Honey Bulk Buy
On Saturday March 3rd 2018, 6 volunteers sorted out the grain splits for our annual Spring malt bulk buy at Kamil Juices. Chris K. brought along some imperial stout to share, which was just the ticket to get the job done. Thanks to all of our volunteers, and double thanks to Chris for the beer.
This year True Grist ran a group buy again for a cider blend for hard cider production from Frank E’s in Vanessa, ON. This delicious juice is cold pressed, UV-pasteurized, and non-sulphited. With the growth of the club, and positive results from last year buy, it was not a huge surprise when our order came in at three time’s last year (420 gallons this year vs. 140 gallons last year). This required six bins of apples in comparison to last year’s two! Continue reading Cider bulk buy 2017
I’d been meaning to do a short post on our hop bulk buy to the club blog for a couple weeks now. True Grist partnered with Chilliwack Hops to provide members with fresh hops this Spring. There were literally 100s of varieties available, which were sourced from all over the world. We had close to 200lbs of hops ordered amongst the club, all of which were packaged in nitrogen flushed mylar for optimal freshness. I look forward sampling homebrew showcasing these hops at our future meetings. I fully expect that there are many single hop pale ales and such in the works (I know I have my own planned). My advice – take the opportunity to do some massive dry hops with these! As a final note, Kamil Juices kindly allowed us to organize and distribute hops from their shop, a huge help for us. Thanks! Pictures below. Continue reading 2017 hop bulk buy
This Spring the True Grist Homebrew Club ran a malt bulk buy, and it was a huge success! We had close to 7000 lbs of malt ordered – our largest bulk buy yet! The total savings our members took advantage of through this buy were substantial. The bulk buy was held with friends Kamil Juices in Guelph. Continue reading Spring malt bulk buy
We had an eventful third meeting this week! We visited Matt and his perpetually upgrading basement brewery in Cambridge where we exchanged beers for our first annual homebrew advent calendar, had a hop bulk buy, and of course sampled many delicious beers brewed by our members. Continue reading December 2016 meeting