2022 Vic Case Swap is finally in again

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After a false start last year plans are underway for the inaugural post covid Victorian Swap Meet and Brew day.

It will be great to be able to get together again and do a big swap/brew day. This is an event that has grown over the years and is essentially a bunch of homebrew blokes that like to get together - its not affiliated with any club or organisation as such, just a very social get together.

For anyone that has never attended one its great event that runs over the course of a weekend - feel free to attend for a long or as little as you like.

Two key aspects of the weekend are a swap and a big brew.

The case swap is simply put your name down to participate as a swapper - then brew a batch of your best and come along with a case of bottles of it. You then go home with a mixed case with a bottle from every participant ( sometimes as many as 20+). Its a great way to taste a whole range of other beers and you will get great feed back on yours.

The big brew is a huge collaboration where we brew a great big batch and everyone goes home with a cube to ferment. This is not to be underestimated - we have brewed batches in excess of 600l. And generally its something pretty special (Past brews have included clones of Jedi Juice, Pliny the Elder even a Westy12).

Whilst the main action takes place on Saturday - some of the guys kick off on Friday to set up and stay though to Sunday for pack up.

Attendees are welcome to pitch tent or swag and stay overnight.

Everyone pitches in for food - generally there is a 'food boss' who gets the job of coordinating the food. (We've had awesome food like spits, smoked brisket, burgers...) No one ever goes hungry.

All the costs of food and the brew etc are calculated and shared amongst everyone. (Depending on the recipe and the prices of ingredients at the time the cubes are around $25-30. Food cost is pretty cheap too and can usually be based on how many of the meals you plan to be there for)

And of course there is beer. Bring along a keg, or bottles to share. We have had around 20 kegs on offer at some swaps.

So if you like to make beer, drink beer, talk about beer and eat....this is the event for you.

Basically if you are interested in participating cut and paste the lists below and add your name to the list. (it's pretty obvious, but if you want to swap - you're a swapper. Cubists - want a cube from the big brew, and if you just want to attend and check things out you're an attendee.

Past protocol has been if you want a cube you have to attend to be on hand to help out with the brew. But you can swap and not attend - if you can make arrangements to get your bottles there on the day (ie pass them on to an attendee to take for you)

I hope I've covered everything - put your name down here and I'll pass your details on to the organisers.

2022 VIC Autumn Case Swap

@ Somers, Vic


Date TBC (October/November)

Location Somers (laxation)

Head Brewer

Assistant Brewer

Food Boss


Attendees

1. Lax
2. Wiggers
3. Golly
4. Clickeral
5. DCB
6 Idzy
7 MJ
8 GrumpyPaul
9. Curly
10. Pommy Pete

Swappers

1. Lax
2. Wiggers
3. Golly
4. Clickeral
5. DCB
6 MJ
7 GrumpyPaul
8. Curly
9. Pommy Pete

Cubes

1. Lax
2. Wiggers
3. Golly
4. Clickeral
5. DCB
6 Idzy
7 MJ
8 GrumpyPaul
9. Curly
10. Pommy Pete
 

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