Yeast health is essential for preventing off-flavors in your homebrew. Pitching too little or too much yeast is a primary source of these yeast derived off-flavors that you are trying so hard to prevent. So you’ve decided you want to make a yeast starter. Now what? Continue reading How To Make a Yeast Starter
Water is one of the four components of beer and makes up at least 90% of the volume of your beer. Along with that pure H2O are ions and compounds that will greatly affect the flavor, aroma and mouthfeel of the homebrew that you create. Continue reading Water Profile – San Dimas, CA
Homebrew competitions are a bit scary – after all, you are putting your treasured beers into the hands of strangers. My first two entries earned mediocre results (scores between 25 and 28 out of 50 – good, but not great), which was a bit of a disappointment. I thought my beers were better than that! But were they? What, if anything, went wrong? Continue reading The Road to Success in Homebrew Competitions
The Horse Thief Brewers Association is a homebrew club based in San Dimas, California. Our members are all active in zymurgy pursuits creating beers, meads, ciders and wines in our garages, kitchens, basements and back yards.
Our club meets every third Thursday of the month. Generally these meetings will occur at Clayton’s Brew Pub located at 661 West Arrow Highway in San Dimas, California. If you are looking for a new club to join or even just happen to be in the neighborhood don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and get more information!
Our meetings average around two hours. Initially we will talk about any pressing club business followed by enjoying the home brews that everyone brought! Each homebrew brought to the event is judged using the BJCP 2015 Style Guide to allow honest, subjective feedback to the brewer. After we’ve enjoyed everyone’s beers and found the best beer brought to the event, we have an educational session. These educational sessions last around 30 minutes each and focus on a variety of topics revolving around home brewing. The HTBA is dedicated to increasing the knowledge base and experience level of each and every member.
Join the HTBA today and meet like-minded folks who are enthusiastic about the brewing process! Members also get a discount at two local homebrew shops in San Dimas and La Verne. We hope that you will come by and join us; our members are of all experience levels so don’t be shy about bringing some homebrew out if you are new to this amazing hobby!
Make sure to follow us on Facebook, we will update there before and after all our meetings! We can’t wait to meet you and enjoy some amazing beers in the future.