July Meeting and Pizza!

A reminder that the July club meeting will be Tuesday night, July 11th at North Texas Homebrew Supply. Bring some homebrew to share and the club will be providing pizza. Hope to see everyone there!

Raffle ends June 17th

If you have not been read the newsletters or stopped by North Texas Homebrew Supply, you may not be aware of four major brewing items being raffled off by NTHBA. These four items, Keezer, Glycol Chiller, Stainless Conical Fermenter and Mash/Boil Kettle, were donated by a homebrewer and are in great working condition.

The winning raffle tickets will be drawn on Saturday June 17th at 5pm, at the Dallas area brew club meetup at Autonomous Society in Dallas. The items can be viewed at North Texas Homebrew Supply brew shop through Friday June 16th. Follow This Link to view additional pictures of each item and purchase electronic tickets by end of day June 15th. Equipment will be on display at Autonomous Society and tickets can be purchased at the meetup on Saturday the 17th. You do not need to be present to win!.

In addition, there will be some silent auction items up for grabs at the Meetup. More info coming!

Raffle items up for grabs!

Spring Party – Saturday May 20th!

Greetings, NTHBA. Saturday, May 20th at 6PM will be the Spring Party hosted by yours truly. Our address is: 4100 Camino Dr. Plano 75074.

I plan on smoking some chicken, probably with a Tex-Mex flare, as well as my take on suadero tacos, also smoked. Suadero is its own cut of beef not readily available even in these parts, so brisket flats will be substituted. I might throw some other items on the smoker as well. Please bring an appetizer, side, or desert to share.

I have several beers on tap and the beer engine is making an appearance to serve my pub ale. My taplist can be found HERE. Of course, please bring our own personally brewed or commercial concoctions to share.

We do have a pool and aside from a current temperature of 84 degrees, is fully prepared to accept any brave souls into its cool waters. Although, the current forecast does call for only a high of 79.

If you have any questions, please shoot me an email at [email protected]. Looking forward to seeing those of you that can make it out on Saturday.


Big Rig Brew Day, Sunday April 2nd

Sunday April 2nd, there will be a brew day happening on the Big Rig at Wayne Yandell’s shop. The Big Rig is a set of 55 gallon brew kettles on which can be brewed up to 48 gallons of wort. There is usually a group of 5-10 brewers on hand to help with brewing and participants can elect to share the cost and receive a 5 gallon share of the resulting beer.

This may be one of the last brew days at Wayne’s shop as the property has been listed for sale. Now is the time to come out and see what all the fun is about. We will be brewing a Belgian Wit, Wayne will have the BBQ or grill going, there will be left over commercial beer from the Bluebonnet Festival on hand, and it is Wayne’s Birthday!

Brew Day info :
Sunday April 2nd, 9-4
48 Gallon batch of Belgian Wit

6708 FM 982
Princeton, TX 75407

So bring your camping chair and we’ll see you on Sunday!

Big Rig Brew Day 2019
The Big Rig

Bluebonnet Commercial Beer

One of the activities after Bluebonnet is returning kegs to all the breweries who donated beer for the Big Thirsty. The beer that is remaining in the kegs cannot be served by the brewery so will get dumped unless any homebrewers want these before they get returned. Marcus has several of kegs that will be returned later this week.

  • Hop And Sting – Red Velvet Cookie Ale, English Ale
  • Hop And Sting – Frigid Underworld, Espresso Imperial Stout
  • Toasty Bros -Earl The Orange Alien, Dessert Stout
  • Twin Peaks – Drop Dead Redhead, IPA

If you have any empty kegs and would like some of this beer, contact Marcus Burleson at 972-464-6496. He is in Carrollton.

Also, a few other commercial beers have been pulled off to kegs and will be on tap at the next Big Rig Brew. Stay tuned ….

Bluebonnet Homebrew Showcase Beer signup list for 3/18

A signup list has been create for NTHBA beers that will be on tap at the Bluebonnet Homebrew Showcase on Saturday night. If you have volunteered to bring a beer to put on our kegerator, please signup at the following link.


NTHBA will have our 12 tap kegerator on site to serve homebrew from our members. Our goal is to have as many of our taps filled with high quality beers as possible. Your contribution does not need to be a full keg, partial or smaller (2.5 or 1.75 gallon) kegs are fine. Our kegerator is setup for ball lock kegs. Please indicate in the signup list what style keg you are bringing so we can accommodate if you have a keg that is not ball lock.

Thanks for all those that are contributing. If you have any questions, please contact me, Terry Olinger, at 214-310-2494.

Bluebonnet Brew-off Information

Hopefully, you have already registered your beers with the Bluebonnet as tables are filling fast.

If you are planning on attending the event, buy your tickets soon. Prices go after this week. VIP tickets are still available, but they will go fast. The pub crawl busses are also filling. Don’t Wait! https://bluebonnetbrewoff.org/

If you plan on volunteering to pour at either the Big Thirsty or at the Homebrew Showcase, you will need to have a TABC Sellers/Servers license. If you need to get a license, they take about two hours and there are several on-line training companies. Prices are generally around $8-$10. This link is to the TABC’s list of on-line training providers, shop around for the best deal: https://www.tabc.texas.gov/services/tabc-certification/tabc-certification-schools/ The Bluebonnet will reimburse your tuition.

Hold the Presses, We will have a Beer Social Tomorrow, 12/3!

With the cancellation of the Brewday at Bill Lawrence’s house, Matt Parulis’s has offered to have a beer social at his house. A beer social is like a brewday with no brewing, just sharing and evaluation of beers (or what ever you want to bring).

Since there is no brewing at the Social, it will start at Noon. Lunch will be provided by the club. Bring your homebrew, judges will be available for evaluations. Special commercial beers are also welcome. Homebrew experts will be available to discuss your brewing questions.

Bring a chair! You don’t want to stand all day.

Matt’s address is 1805 Redbud Circle in Carrollton. Noon to 4pm.

November Brew day at North Texas Homebrew Supply – Nov 5th, 9am-4pm – Update

Reminder of the upcoming club brew day and AHA Learn to Homebrew Day to be held at North Texas Homebrew Supply. We currently have three brewers planning to brew on a variety of systems. Link to calendar info and address can be found HERE.

  • Terry will be brewing a Czech Pils on the shop Brewzilla. (See recipe below)
  • Eric will be brewing a black IPA using a brew in a bag system,
  • Jason will be brewing an extract batch

The weather looks like it will be a nice day so come on out and join us. lunch will be provided.

November 2022 Newsletter is Published

The November Newsletter is available here, Click Me.

We have our club meeting next Tuesday the 8th at North Texas Homebrew Supply. We only have 4 members running for the 5 officer positions. We need one more member to run for a position for the 2023 year. The Officer job is not difficult and does not take much of your time. We would like to see some newer members with new ideas come help run the club.

This link opens a PDF file that describes the Officer positions. Click Me

The ballot for the vote at next week’s meeting will have a write in line for the 5th candidate. Please consider running for one of the Officer roles.

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