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Israeli Beer Club Annual Homebrew Competition 2007
The 3rd Israeli Beer Club Annual Homebrew Competition, this year sponsored by Semuel Adams took place on May 21,in Tel Aviv

100 beers brewed by 27 brewers compete in six categories for this years prize – one week visit to Semuel Adams in USA

The announcement event closed a week of professional judging held in Beer-D (Weyermanns representative in Israel) premises by the seniors of the Israeli beer industry and Israeli beer experts.

The winner of the free style category and the Best in Show was a Smoked Porter brewed by Yochai Kodler who smoked Weyermann pale ale over trout fish.

Yochai also won first place in the Pale ales category with an IPA.

Other winners were Gilad Ayalon with an espresso stout in the Dark ales category and Orange blossom wheat beer in wheat category,

Michael Kardush with hyssop ale in the Israeli twist category and Ofer Edreai in the Sam Adams Clone category

All winners, apart from the Sam Adams clone used Weyermann malt for their brews.


Gad Deviri
www.beer-d.co.il
Tel Aviv, Israel



19th annual Swedish Championship, Stockholm 2007
600 visitors sampling over 80 different beers.
In the professionally judged competition, 296 beers brewed by 150 different homebrewers!

The happy woman in the yellow dress is Jessica Heidrich. She won the gold medalfor the Strong Pale Ale competition and both bags of Weyermann malt.

Jessica has consistently been the leading homebrewer in Sweden for the past several years, with three consecutive best-in-show awards among many other achievements. She is helping me with the new edition of my book on brewing. Jessica first learned to brew beer in one of the brewing courses I taught in the early-mid 90s. She is also a chemical engineer, working with microbiology research at a biotech company.

Charles Cassino earned the gold medal in the Strong Speciality Beers competition class, with an imperial stout. In the final round of judging, the winners from each of the 10 competition classes are compared to each other, and a best-in-show beer is selected. This year it was Charles who won the finest award.

Charles is a great guy and he was a very popular winner. He has for the past several years been teaching brewing courses in Stockholm, as well as coordinating the brewing courses given by the Swedish Homebrewers Association all over Sweden. He first learned to brew beer in one of the brewing courses in the early-mid 90s.

All in all, there were 42 awards given at the Championship. (Gold, silver and bronze in each of 13 competition classes, plus awards for rookie of the year, most creative beer style, and best label.) Out of these awards, we are proud to note that 41 were given to customers of Humlegårdens Ekolager.


Humlegårdens Ekolager AB
Svante Ekelin/Eva Fahleson Ekelin
Humlegården
SE-18696 Vallentuna (Sweden)

Tel: +46-8-514-50120
Fax: +46-8-514-50121

ekolager@humle.se
http://www.humle.se



4th Polish National Homebrewers Competition 2006
Hello Sabine & Thomas!

We would like to express our gratefulness for your visit in Poland and help in financing the 4th Polish National Homebrewing Competition.

Professional jury (with a help of Thomas-Kraus Weyermann !) assessed 61 beers sent to us from all over the country (in 2005 we had 46 beers).

We have a list of the 4th PNHCs winners. We send to all winners special gifts: yeasts, gifts from Zywiec Brewery and Weyermanns malts and extracts of course.

It is nice to hear, that your trip to Zywiec and Krakow was exciting!

See you soon!

Pozdrawiamy,

Kinga Czarnik, Ziemowit Falat
Browamator.pl
www.browamator.pl
tel.fax 017-2761411

Polskie Browary
ul. Slowackiego 80
38-100 Strzyzow n/W





Israeli Beer Club annual homebrew contest 2006
On the 25th of May we held the Israeli Beer Club annual homebrew contest.
41 beers competed in 3 categories: Wheat Beer, Belgian Style and Stout-Porter.

Beer made with Weyermann´s Malt extract won:
Third place on Wheat malt,
First and Third place on Belgian style and First place on Stout-Porter category.

Gad Deviri
www.beer-d.co.il
Tel Aviv, Israel





Open Dutch Championship 2005
Our Customer Rob van der Jagt, Bierbrouwerij Hoeksche Waard in the Netherlands, won with Weyermann Specialty Malts the first and second price in the Open Dutch Championship 2005 for Home Brewers in the category light dark beers, with a brown porter and a rauchbeer.


Recipe:
20 liter Brown Porter
90 EBC, 40 EBU, SG 20 liter Brown Porter
90 EBC, 40 EBU, SG 1042/1010
4500 gr Malt (88% Weyermann Pilsner Malt 3 EBC, 7% Caramünch® Typ 2 120 EBC, 5% Carafa ® Type 2 1100 EBC)
Hops 41 gr East Kent Goldings 6,4% and 18 gr Saaz
3,3% Yeast Sachet of Nottingham Ale Yeast Brewing scheme 55 C - 15 min, 68 C - 90 min, 80 C - 10 min

20 liter Rauchlager
70 EBC, 30 EBU, SG 1042/1010
4310 gr Malt (30% Weyermann Pilsner Malt 3 EBC, 5% Caramünch® 120 EBC, 3% Carafa® Type 1100 EBC, 62% Weyermann Rauch –Smoked- Malt 3 EBC)
Hops 22 gr Galena 12% (flowers)
Yeast Wyeast #2206 Bavarian Lager
Brewing scheme 53 C - 15 min, 63 C 40 min, 73 C 20 min




 
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