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FLOPS Homebrewing Club

Fayetteville Lovers of Pure Suds homebrew club in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Preston 'Stu' Stewart
Preston 'Stu' StewartFriday, July 14th, 2017 at 8:11am
Howdy folks! I'm new to FLOPS & I own Hello Cocoa, Fayetteville's local chocolate company and can be a resource for any chocolate beer needs :). I've got quite a bit of screened cocoa husks that could be brewed as a tea to add to a brew or to play around with...any takers? I'd love to learn more about the chocolate application in beer from this group!
Graham Linder
Graham LinderTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:14am
Hey folks! The CAF is hosting a BJCP tasting exam March 3, 2018. Please let me know if you are interested!
Todd Gill
Todd GillTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 8:18am
The North vs. South event was great on Saturday. Although it was a short-notice event, there were enough people in attendance to make it a really fun night.

A big thanks goes to Core Brewing Company for hosting the event and for taking the time to judge the beers.

Core really put a lot into the event by securing the space, setting up tables, getting some music playing, putting wristbands on the guests, supplying ballots and signage for the People's Choice voting, and making a big announcement at the pub for the winners. They even have trophies made for the People's Choice award.

For those who haven't entered a beer into the finals before, the judges fill out ratings sheets with comments and suggestions for each beer and then provide those to the brewers after the event.

Of course, pouring samples of homebrew is super fun. People are genuinely excited to try the beers and hear about how they're made.

The People's Choice winner this quarter was Phil Wright from OZ - Ozark Zymurgists (Home Brew Club) for a really great IPA. He told me he's had a bag of hops floating in the keg for nearly two months, which almost certainly contributed to the extra tastiness of the beer. It's a testament to the fact that extra exposure to dry hops doesn't always lead to a grassy off-flavor. Nice job, Phil!

In the North vs. South competition, FLOPS won the IPA competition, and my recipe was named Judge's Choice, so I believe we will be heading back to Core to brew again sometime in the future.
Jillian Linder
Jillian LinderSunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 2:44am
Thr Central Arkansas Fermenters would love to invite you guys back this year! If anyone would like to join please let us know!
Jeff Zieleniuk
Jeff ZieleniukSaturday, July 8th, 2017 at 1:32pm

I have 6 lbs of an experimental hop called x-17. It's part of the USDA hop research program at Oregon State University grown and processed by Pat Leavy. It's 7.2 AA and has a distinct orange/lemon flavor. I'm giving away much of this because I'll never use it all. If anyone is interested let me know. I'm happy to share.