Archive for April 2013

Big Brew Day Recipes

If you’re looking to brew with us on Big Brew Day, you’ll need to select one of the recipes provided on the AHA web site.  There are three recipes this year, and each is available in either extract or all-grain.

If you plan to brew and are a current dues-paying member of the Homebrew ZOO, you need to contact Todd Frye and let him which recipe you are brewing and how much as soon as possible.  You can email him at todd [at] homebrewery [dot] com.  Let him know if you are brewing the blond, pilsner, or mild, if you’re brewing extract or all grain, and how much beer you plan to make.  He will have your kit ready to go on Big Brew Day and current ZOO members will get a discount on these kits.

To review the recipes, click here.

Third EVER Mother’s Day Festival

Title: Third EVER Mother’s Day Festival
Location: 215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO
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Third Ever Mother’s Day Festival
Saturday, May 18th
“Hard to believe it, but the 3rd Ever Mother’s Day Festival is coming up and we have quite a day planned for all of you fine people. Just like the previous two festivals, we will be focusing on local beer, local food, local art and local music! The event will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 2-8pm (doors at 1:30pm) in your Mother’s Backyard (215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO). $5 at the gate and, as always, kids 15 and under are free. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets so you can get comfy and make yourself at home in Mother’s Backyard.” -Mother’s Brewing

The Homebrew ZOO will be well represented @ this festival, showing off our equipment and maybe even brewing up some beer! Come over to our tent and chit chat with us about beer… or better yet: making your OWN! Hope to see you there!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2013/05/18
End Time: 20:00

AHA’s Big Brew Day

Title: AHA’s Big Brew Day
Location: 1967 Boat Street, Ozark, MO
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Description: Help the Zymurgists of the Ozarks celebrate the American Homebrewers Association’s Big Brew Day. Members from the organization will be brewing one of the three recipes provided by the AHA to promote the love and joy of homebrewing. This will be in conjunction with The Home Brewery’s customer appreciation party. Any and all are welcome!
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2013/05/04
End Time: 18:00

Happy Birthday, SGF!

Title: Happy Birthday, SGF!
Location: Park Central Square
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Description: “TAG Media is throwing a birthday party for Springfield like never before. Park Central Square will be filled with games (for kids and grown ups), a birthday cake silent auction, inflatables, local food vendors, live music, city officials, local celebrities, and a whole lot more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.” -TAG

Along w/ local food and games, the Homebrew ZOO will be there brewing up some goodness, taste testing some grains and generally educating Springfield about the awesomeness of homebrewing! Be sure and stop by the tent to say hello!
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2013/04/27
End Time: 17:00

April Meeting (4/16/13) @ Mother’s Brewing!

A big thanks to Mother’s Brewing, especially Doug and Holly. We were pleased to see so many new faces and I do believe that we all had a great time. Be sure and check out the pics below!

Leadership Meeting 4/12/13

Zymurgists of the Ozarks Leadership
Meeting Minutes

Title:   Leadership Meeting
Location:   Coffee Ethic
Date:   04/12/13

Time:  8:00pm


In attendance: Ben (Pres), Keith (VP), Ed (Secretary) Kassidy (Media Director)

Ben ordered the checks for our account and they have been received.  Ben will bring them to the next meeting and give them to Todd.



Mother’s Day at the Mothers Brewery:  May 18th 1-6pm.  Ben will contact Mothers and work out the details.  We will more than likely not be brewing due to the nature of the event.  We do need to have printed materials and brewing samples available.

Happy Birthday Springfield:  April 27th on the Square 11am-5pm, Sponsored by TAG.  TAG has reserved us a spot.  Kassidy will be brewing an extract beer.  We need volunteers to help man the booth.  Please contact Kassidy.

Big Brew Day/Zoo Family BBQ/Homebrew Store open house:  May 4th at the Homebrew Store in Ozark.  Brewers can arrive anytime after 10:00am.  Family BBQ from 3-6pm.  All members need to bring a dish.  We need volunteers to brew at the following times:

10:00am – All Grain

12:00am – Extract or All Grain (Ben)

2:00pm – Extract

We want to do this in stages so there is someone brewing all the time.


Promotional Ideas:  Kassidy will look into the prices of promotional items and T-shirts.


ZOO Flyers:  Keith will look into the price of printing this from a actual printer versus printing them at home.


Medals:  All medals have been sent out to our winners from our last competition.  Keith is looking into the price of creating a medal that is our actual logo instead of a generic medal with our name printed on it.


BJCP certification:  We will start looking into setting classes up


Banner:  Keith as approval to order a 6’x2.5 foot banner


Membership cards:  The design has been approved.  Ed is looking into adding a QR code.  This will be completed by the May meeting.


Fall Competition:  Talk with Mothers to see if they would be interested in taking the winners brew to GABF pro-am.  We need more interest in the Competition Comittee.


Hoppy St Patrick’s:  We need to follow up with Aston and find out if he is for sure taking our BOS to the GABF pro-am.


Meeting adjourned: 9:55pm