Spring Mega Brew Saturday April, 2nd

Fellow Zymurgians,

Sunshine and warmer weather is the cue to get outside and brew some beer! So come on down to Ice Harbor Brewing Company for this year’s Spring Mega Brew that will be held on Saturday April, 2nd starting at 8:00am. Saturday morning we will be getting under way at 8:00am, brewing our Hoppy Red Ale. Prices for club members are $15 per 5gal and $10 for every 5gal after, $20/$15 for non-members. Fills will be in order of when you payed and seconds will work the same way after everyone has their first fill. Remember after you have your carboy/bucket or keg filled, you are NOT to pitch your yeast until you are off Ice Harbor’s property. Also, Ice Harbor asks that we park on the North side of the street. This year we are setting some wort aside that will be fermented and served by the Club for Untapped Music Festival in May and 5 gallons for Beerstock5060 in July.

The club will provide some food and beer for lunch, but this is a potluck so please bring something to share. It will be greatly appreciated!

As a club we will try to find some tasks that we can do for Ice Harbor in return of them letting us use their facility and equipment. We also will try to leave the brew house cleaner than when we started in the morning. Please take a minute to help out, and make that a quick process for everyone.

For this event we ask that you PLEASE drink responsibly and get a designated driver. We look forward to seeing everybody for this event. If you are not a member yet, come on down and see what our club is about. Talk with members and have a good time. This event is one of manny benefits to being part of the Mid Columbia Zymurgy Association.


March Meeting (3/17/2016)

Come join the club for our monthly meeting!!! The meeting will take place on Thursday March 17th, starting at 7:00pm at Ice Harbor Brewing Co. Topics for this month’s meeting are:

-Recap of Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference

-Brewing Club Quarterly for April meeting

-Spring Mega Brew, bring your $ so you can get on the fill list. We will be making a Hoppy Red Ale

-Monthly Tech Talk

-Ideas on breweries the club can visit this Spring and Summer. We would like to know where YOU, the club members would like to go. Last years trip to Perrault Farms, Yakima Chief-Hopunion and Bale Breaker Brewing Co. was a lot of fun! So let’s keep the ball rolling.

-And remember, guests and perspective members are always welcome!

Hope to see you all there,

April Meeting (4-16-15)

Come join the club Thursday 4-16-15 at 7:00PM in the back of Ice Harbor Brewery.

We will be talking about how MegaBrew went for those who could not make it. Also do not forget bring your Pale Ale, We will be judging them for our Club Quarterly Style. Everyone who enters has a chance to win a $40 gift card to the Homebrew Supply shop.

Chad Zimmerman

Spring MegaBrew (4-11)

Our spring Megabrew is this Saturday 4-11. We are brewing an Amarillo & Vienna malt SMaSH IPA. There are going to be hops used in every step of the brewing process so it should be a fun brew day where lots of people can participate. We will be starting at 8 AM and should wrap up between 2 and 3 PM. We have lots of spots reserved already so come early and get your name on the list (I think we will probably sell out of wort early this time). We will give everyone possible their first 5 gallons before starting with any second fills.

5 Gallons will cost you $15 if you are a member of $20 if you are not. Any additional fills of wort will be $10.

Also, If you are interested in helping crush grain we need volunteers to show up at Ice Harbor Friday at 3PM to prep for Saturday morning.

I look forward to seeing you all there,

March 2015 Meeting, Spring Mega Brew…& more

Hey All,

There is a lot of information to go over this month so I’ll try to keep it short.

First up, the March MCZA club meeting will be held March 19th starting at 7PM in the Ice Harbor Brewery. Please show up to Pay your dues and Sign up for the Spring Mega Brew.

Second, Spring Mega Brew will be held April 11th starting at 8AM. We are making a Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) IPA. See the 5 gallon recipe below if you cant make it to Mega Brew. If you’re a member the first 5 gallons of wort costs $15 and any additional will cost you $10 per 5 gallons. Please sign up early because we are going to be doing something different with this Mega Brew, 60 Gallons is going to be set aside and fermented, dry hopped, and kegged at Ice Harbor so we can sell in on tap at both Ice Harbor and The Growler Guys Richland during a special event in May. More details about this event will be shared during the March Meeting.

Third, we are looking for someone to take over the Benton Franklin Fair Competition coordination. This person will be in charge of collecting and recording submissions to the competition, coordinating a judging location, and interfacing with the BFF beer and wine competition superintendent. If you are interested please contact publicist@mcza.org, It is critical that we find someone willing to step up and help as soon as possible.

Lastly, The Growler Guys Richland has offered our club an opportunity to participate in Hop Sample Aroma Evaluations. If this is something you are interested in or would like to know more about please contact ashley@thegrowlerguys.com


Chad Zimmerman

Amarillo SMaSH in Vienna

  • Target: 1.068 OG
  • Target: 60 IBU
  • Target: 5.50 gal
Mash Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
13 lbs 8.0 oz Vienna Malt (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 1 94.7 %
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Mash 60.0 min Hop 2 2.0 IBUs
First Wort Hops
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – First Wort 60.0 min Hop 3 10.8 IBUs
Boil Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 4 5.3 %
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 9.9 IBUs
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Boil 50.0 min Hop 6 9.2 IBUs
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Boil 40.0 min Hop 7 7.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 8 5.0 IBUs
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Boil 20.0 min Hop 9 3.3 IBUs
0.25 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 10 2.0 IBUs
Whirlpool Hops
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Whirlpool 20.0 min Hop 11 9.3 IBUs
Dry Hop
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs