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Subject: Big Brew '98 Rules & Regulations From: Brian Rezac, AHA" <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 19:52:54 -0600 Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: rec.crafts.brewing
Big Brew '98 "Rules & Regulations" What is it? -------------- Big Brew '98 is the record-setting attempt of the simultaneous brewing of many small homebrew batches of the same beer recipe by homebrewers across the nation. Purpose ------------ - To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Homebrew Day and the 20th Anniversary of American Homebrewers Association. - To promote and encourage all levels of homebrewing by any and all homebrewers. - To organize an event where homebrewers can stand up and be counted as part of a large homebrewing community. The AHA will acknowledge and award a prize to the brewing site that has the largest number of participating brewers. The AHA will acknowledge and award a prize to the brewing site that brews the most gallons of "Big 10/20" Barley Wine. Guidelines --------------- All participating brewers must brew either version of "Big 10/20" Barley Wine and start brewing at a specific time. Whatever brewing technique or process is used, the start of brewing for Big Brew '98 is defined as the initial lighting of the burner. (See the Starting Time for the synchronized start time for your specific time zone.) Brewing Sites: Each Brewing Site must have a Site Director and two Independent Witnesses. There is also an option to have an Assistant Site Director or two people acting as Site Co-Directors. We require that at least one of the directors has an e-mail address to expedite coordination of Big Brew '98. Each Brewing Site must be pre-registered with the AHA by April 24, 1998. (See Registering Your Site.) We recommend and prefer that the Brewing Site is a homebrew community gathering place, such as a homebrew supply shop, brewery, brewpub, homebrew club meeting place or community center. However, since we are celebrating HOMEbrewing, we will allow individual homebrewers to register themselves as a Residential Brewing Site. The individual brewer at these sites will act as the Site Director and must still have two Independent Witnesses. The AHA will include the Residential Brewing Sites in our record attempt totals, but there is a possibility that Guinness Book of Records will not. Therefore, we encourage you to make Big Brew '98 a multi-brewer, community event. Staffing ----------- Site Director: The Site Director can have an Assistant Site Director or a Site Co-Director. We require that at least one Director have an e-mail address to expedite the coordination of Big Brew '98. This person will be the liaison between the AHA and all the participating brewers at his or her brewing site. The Site Director, Assistant Site Director and Site Co-Directors can also be participating brewers. The Site Director's duties and responsibilities are as follows: - Register the Brewing Site before April 24, 1998. (See Registering Your Site.) - Register the individual brewers to that site on National Homebrew Day, May 2, 1998. - Ensure that all participating brewers start brewing at the appropriate time. (See Starting Time Chart.) - Ensure that all participating brewers follow one of the versions of the "Big 10/20" Barley Wine recipe. (See "Big 10/20" Barley Wine Recipe.) - Collect all statistical information and totals needed by the AHA and Guinness Media for the record attempt. (Forms will be supplied by the AHA once the site is registered.) - E-mail the statistical information totals to Brian Rezac, email@example.com, by 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 3, 1998. - Mail all original forms and documentation to the AHA by Wednesday, May 6, 1998. - Check and obey the local and state laws that pertain to homebrewing in public areas. Independent Witnesses: Each brewing site is required to have two (2) Independent Witnesses. The two Independent Witnesses at each brewing site will verify all statistical information gathered by the Site Director. The Independent Witnesses can not be participating brewers. Starting Time ------------------ Big Brew '98 will take place on National Homebrew Day, May 2, 1998. The official start of brewing is defined as the initial lighting of the brewing burners. This will be to heat water for the mash (all-grain recipe version) or the steep (extract/steeped grains recipe version). Synchronizing this initial step, lighting the burners, is very important in order to qualify for inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records. Participating brewers must be in place with brewing equipment set up and ready to begin brewing before the starting time. Refer to the chart below for the starting time on May 2nd, 1998 for your specific time zone. Time Zone Start Time --------------------------------------------------------------- Eastern Standard Time (EST) 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) 1:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST) 12:00 Noon Pacific Standard Time (PST) 11:00 AM Alaska 10:00 AM Hawaii 9:00 AM Registering Your Site ----------------------------- All brewing sites are required to register via e-mail sent directly to Brian Rezac at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Big Brew '98 Registration" in the subject line. We do not wish to exclude those brewers without e-mail access, but in order to assure fast, accurate and reliable recording of information, we will use only one communication format to register. Once the brewing site is registered, each Site Director will be sent a Big Brew '98 Site Director's Packet which contains all forms and more specific instructions. Each Site Director will also be added to an e-mail group list to facilitate updates, changes and coordination of Big Brew '98. To register a Big Brew '98 Brewing Site, fill in all the information on the following registration form and email it to Brian Rezac at email@example.com (The information gathered will only be used for the purposes of disseminating information about Big Brew '98. None of the gathered information will be added to any other list.) =========================================================== Big Brew '98 Site Registration Form =========================================================== Site Director's Name: Email Address: Street Address: Telephone No.: Homebrew Club Affiliation: Site Co-Director: Email Address: Street Address: Telephone No.: Homebrew Club Affiliation: Indicate which description is appropriate: The Brewing Site is a: [ ] homebrew shop [ ] brewpub [ ] brewery [ ] brew on premise [ ] residence [ ] other.....explain: Brewing Site Name: (If Brewing Site is a business, use name of business. If a residence, use the homeowner's name.) Brewing Site Contact Name: Email Address: Street Address: Telephone No.: Will there be Internet access at the Brewing Site on May 2, 1998? Will there be Email capabilities at the Brewing Site on May 2, 1998? Note any other details about your site that you think may be relevant: =========================================================== Big Brew '98 Sponsors ---------------------------------- The AHA would like to thank Lallemand, Inc., Briess Malting Company and Schreier Malting Company for their support. Without their support, Big Brew '98 would not have been possible.