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Vince Feminella (Screwy Brewer)
Works at Screwy Brewing Company
Lives in New Jersey
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Brewing Screwy's Orange Sunshine Witbier: As the story goes in 1955 the Witbier style had all but been abandoned, left only to exist in the pages of history. That was until March of 1966 when dairyman turned brewer Pierre Celis brewed his first batch and decided to make Witbier commercially available once again. His spiced wheat beer, made from barley, wheat and oats with Curacao orange peel and milled coriander seed soon became hugely popular in Leuven.

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Come join in the fun as we welcome area homebrewers to the Monmouth County Homebrewers Association's July meeting. This meeting will be held at The Brewers Apprentice located at 865 Route 33 West (Business Road), Suite 4, Freehold, NJ 07728 from 7:00-9:00PM.

July Meeting Agenda:

A walk through of the Kölsch beer style along with some tips on brewing this classic style at home. It's the perfect summertime sipper to cool you off on a sizzling hot day or night.

A MCHA beer style tasting event, so bring the equivalent of two 22 ounce bottles of your favorite homebrew and get in on the fun. Participants will pour 3-4 ounce samples of their homebrew to sample. Members are encouraged to participate in a 'question and answer' discussion on each style afterwards.

A Brewery Bounce update on which breweries have agreed to host MCHA future meetings and/or events. So far we have confirmation from Little Dog Brewery in Neptune NJ and JugHandle Brewing Company in Tinton Falls NJ.

'Remember we're here for the beer!'
Monmouth County Homebrewers Association of New Jersey
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Officially, the only way to brew an authentic Kölschbier, is to brew it in a brewery that is located within the Cologne (Köln) region of Germany. Even though the brewers in Köln have been brewing mostly Ales for well over a thousand years, the Kölsch style we drink today has only been in existence for about a hundred years. Thanks to the cooperation of Kölsch brewers in 1948 the Kölsch Konvention was created in order to formalize a modern brewing standard for the style.
You see for the beer to be true to the Kölsch style it had to be fermented with top fermenting yeast, pale in color, very clear and hop accentuated.

More recently in 1986, the Kölsch Konvention was amended to include a regional appellation, whereby only breweries that were located within a 50 kilometer zone around Cologne, Germany could legally be called Kölsch beer.
While browsing through the online beer forums recently one post in particular grabbed my attention. It was from a fellow brewer, who after much debate over which style of beer to brew next, had decided to brew a batch of Kölsch beer. Always on the lookout for new and interesting styles of beer ...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Mathew "themadking" King shares with us his perspective on what goes into designing the perfect beer recipe. Picking out your personal favorite beer style, from the hundreds of styles available today, is a great way to start the design process. Of course, getting to sample as many commercial examples of the style as possible is both informative, and a lot of fun.

So whether you are planning to design a beer recipe of your very own, or are curious to understand more about the process, stop by and give us a read. You will be glad that you did.
In my evolution as a brewer, the most difficult thing for me to learn has been how to design a solid recipe. It is an ongoing process and probably will be for the rest of my life. The struggle came from a desire to create bre...
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On today's FrontPage author and forum member Lyne “HummingBrew” Noella provides us with a fascinating look into beer tasting. We all know that there is nothing quite like the euphoria we feel when tasting an absolutely fabulous brew. There is just so much more to a great tasting beer than flavor alone. If you love great beer and want to learn the finer points of beer tasting too, then Lyne's beer tasting video is a must see.

Stop by today and give us a read, you will be glad that you did.
Are you constantly on the hunt for the holy grail of beers? There is nothing like the euphoria of tasting an absolutely fabulous brew. But have you paused to think about the exciting sensations that beer offers . . . beyond f...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Adam "adamtbest" Best shares with us his induction cooker brewing stand build. Adam started out on his homebrewing journey 10 years ago, using a Mr. Beer extract brewing kit. Soon after he moved on to brewing outdoors using a propane burner and a turkey fryer system. Missing the benefits of indoor brewing he decided to build a custom brewstand designed for use with energy efficient induction cookers. If you have ever thought about brewing indoors on electric powered induction cookers, or just like to see how others have made the switch, stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
I designed my very own induction brewing system that is based on a traditional 3 kettle system design. I wanted a way to brew great tasting beers, with the ease of brewing them in my basement. To do so I used 3 induction cook...
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The preferred serving temperature for Screwy's Old Vinyl IPA really depends on your own personal preference and it can vary from one beer drinker to another.

For a crisper pour serve your beer at 36F and then finish the glass before the beer reaches 45F. As the beer warms above 45F the crispness will begin to fade allowing more of the malt flavor and aroma to become noticeable.

Pour yourself a tall glass and then savor every sip as you enjoy the full range of crispness, flavor and aroma this beer has to offer. You will be glad you did!
The first records of an American IPA style beer being brewed in the United States date back to the 1930's. As a frame of reference, back then an average monthly rent was $22 and a gallon of regular gas cost just 8 cents. Soon after its introduction in Newark NJ, the Ballantine IPA became a huge ...
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This single vessel electric brewing system will turn your most productive brew days into your most enjoyable brew days too.
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On today's FrontPage home brewer and author Jon Milloini shares with us his insight into fermentation temperature control. Not everyone has available to them a means to control the temperature of their fermenting beer. Jon has adjusted his brewing schedule, and the type of yeast used to ferment his beer, based on England's  seasonal temperatures. See what steps you too can take to prevent off-flavors, or stuck fermentations, throughout the brewing seasons. You will be glad that you did.
A few years ago in the last golden days of a late English summer I brewed up a clone of the Dark Star Brewery's lovely Festival Ale. Everything went well on the day and I collected a good amount of beautiful wort. Unfortunate...
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On today's FrontPage forum member Massimo "MaxBeer" Faraggi shares with us his personal insight into the world of craft beer and home brewing in his home country of Italy. An avid home brewer since 1984 Massimo was also a pioneer in Italy's fledgling craft beer and home brew movements. Today in Italy the number of home brewers, and home brew competitions has swelled with no signs of letting up as homebrewing continues to gain popularity.  Stop by today and find out more about what drove this explosive growth in a country steeped in a long tradition of wine lovers. You will be glad that you did.
Italy continues to be known more as an interesting beer country and a home to many popular microbreweries. Less known maybe is the fact that Italy is also home to a flourishing homebrewing community. The sudden growth of Ital...
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On today's FrontPage author David Douchette gives us a look inside the world of Trappist brewing. For hundreds of years devoted Trappist monks have been producing some of the most sought after and unique tasting beer in the world. Having taken vows of stability, fidelity to monastic life, obedience and speaking only when necessary they also live a very unique lifestyle.

If you are a lover of Trappist beer who wants to learn more about their beer, or are looking for an award winning recipe to brew yourself, stop by and give us a read today. You will be glad that you did.
A beer brewed with love is drunk reasonably. A motto among the devoted monks who produce some of the most sought after and unique tasting beer in the world. Of course, Im speaking of the Trappist monks who create those delec...
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'Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour, teach him to brew beer and he'll waste a lifetime'
'Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour, teach him to brew beer and he'll waste a lifetime'
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