For this very special event (and the similar one they do in the fall), Hopman’s extends a deep-discount of 50% off all beer-making ingredients, so long as you brew outside on-premises during the event! Byrnes and I intended to take full advantage of this and, as it turns out, our encampment made the second-most beer out of any encampment present at the event that day!! We were able to get 20 gallons brewed on-site during the event! Only one other group of brewers had the capacity to brew more, but they kinda cheated because one of them was an employee at the Rochester Mills Brewery & had borrowed a 50 gallon-capacity rig from them just for the event. I’m very pleased with the way things went during the Big Brew Day!!
|The Neighbs: The man, the myth, the legend!!|
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Once we had started the beer on the boil, we had time to get some grub whipped up for ourselves and those that were outgoing enough to stop by our encampment to say “Hi!”. Byrnes sauteed up some meatballs in a cast iron skillet while I prepped the cooler for the corn that Amanda had just shucked. We then put the deep-fryer on high and had boneless chicken wings, pierogies, and homemade popcorn shrimp coming out piping hot before we knew it!
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