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Boscos’ Big Brew: Recap of National Homebrew Day in Memphis

May 07, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Events, Homebrew, Memphis

Big Brew - JL

On Saturday, more than 20 Memphis area homebrewers brewed beer on the parking lot of Boscos in Overton Square to celebrate National Homebrew Day.

The brew day was part of the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew, an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day held on the first Saturday in May.

Boscos provided the space and gave each homebrewer free wort to brew with, as well as yeast. Brewers brought their own hops and made whatever concoction they wanted with the base of mostly two-row malt, with some crystal malt.

Homebrewers from the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs and the Memphis Brewer’s Association participated in the event, which is always one of the highlights of the year for the brew clubs.

Big Brew - GrantGrant waits for his wort inside Boscos.

Big Brew - distributing the wortHomebrewer Joe Barnes fills the kettle. Barnes was among the volunteers who assisted Boscos brewer Adam Hargrove on Saturday.

Big Brew - wortEach brewer got 5-10 gallons of wort to boil.

Big Brew - Mark & NateMark and Nate carry a kettle full of wort to the burner.

brew-day-wortSome people didn’t need help!

Big Brew - hopsMemphis-grown Cascade hops.

Big Brew -  Mark and MikeI made a single-hop Cascade American Pale Ale.

Big Brew - kettlesFuzzyBrew kettles.

Big Brew- MarkAfter chilling, the wort is dumped into carboys, with yeast added soon after at home.

What did you make for National Homebrew Day? Leave a comment below.

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3 Comments to “Boscos’ Big Brew: Recap of National Homebrew Day in Memphis”

  1. Big thanks to Chuck Skypeck and Boscos! Awesome event!!

  2. Adam Hargrove says:

    Thanks to each and every brewer that came out to brew with us! It wouldn’t be possible without each of you and your passion for beer.. Cheers!


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