Matt Johnson

St. Paul Saints Game August 20th

May 30, 2023
This weekend and upcoming week of warm weather got you in the Summer spirit? Get your tickets to the St. Paul Saints game to join other homebrewers in tailgating and baseball fun on August 20th. Discounted tickets and seated with other homebrewers!
Tickets can be purchased here:
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Steel Toe on May 27th

May 21, 2023
This upcoming Saturday, less than one week from today, on May 27th we will be heading over Steel Toe Brewing at Noon to receive an exclusive tour and Q&A with the fine folks over at the brewery. Make sure to RSVP and get over there!
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Upcoming Events & Meetings

May 15, 2023
Lots of upcoming events including a brewery visit in less than two weeks!
May 27 @12PM at Steel Toe Brewing: Brewery Visit! (
Jun 27 @6:30 at Bear Cave Brewing for Monthly Meeting and Spring Brew Review (
Jul 8 @12PM at Falling Knife Brewing: Brewery Visit (
Jul 20 @6:30PM at Number 12 Cidery: Monthly Meeting (
August 20 @12PM: St. Paul Saints Game – make sure to get your tickets!!!! (
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Big Brew Day (May 6th at Back Channel Brewhouse) Details

April 25, 2023

Back Channel will be hosting us for Big Brew Day at their brewhouse (separate from taproom, 4264 Shoreline Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384). There will be demonstrations of brewing and a Wort Share hosted by Back Channel Brewing! Join us, bring homebrew snacks to share, and make sure to stop by the Back Channel Taproom to show your support for their generosity.


For People Brewing:

You can start showing up at around 8-9am. There will be people there starting at 8am. 

Water (including hot water for brewing) will be available for use. There will be outlets and drainage as well.


For those that signed up for the Wort Share:

Wort will be dispersed around 2/2:30 – so please have a 5 Gallon fermentation vessel available to move wort into.


Wort Recipe: Gunslinger / Imperial Amber


Recipe Specifications


Estimated OG: 1.092 SG

Estimated Color: 19.7 SRM

Estimated IBU: 53.6 IBUs

Boil Time: 90 Minutes




Amt          %/IBU          

Maris Otter  66.5 %       

Dark Munich Malt 17.7 %         

Amber        8.9 %                  

Caramel 120L 2.4 %                 

Caramel 60L  2.4 %                 

Caramel 40L  2.0 %           


FW/90 min – Magnum – 27.3 IBUs      

Late addition / whirlpool – Cascade – 26.2 IBUs             


American Ale Yeast Blend (White Labs #WLP060) or SA05 @ 1 million cells/ milliliter/°Plato

Mash @ 152






5.32 pH

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One Week Till Monthly Meeting at Forgotten Star

April 17, 2023
One week till our Monthly Meeting at Forgotten Star Brewing. Join as at 6pm on April 24th for a night of learning and sharing homebrew. We will have Eric Sannerud of Sannerud Hop Consulting joining us to talk about hops in beer and in the industry! You are not going to want to miss this.
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Take Me Out the Ballgame

April 16, 2023
Anybody else not able to get ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ out of their head with baseball started? If so, make sure to buy tickets to when MHBA takes over the St. Paul Saints stadium on August 20th! These tickets are highly limited and will sell out.
Tailgating lot opens at 12PM
Game at 2PM
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Make Sure to Reserve Wort for Big Brew Day

April 14, 2023
Make sure you reserve your wort for Big Brew Day from the great folks at Back Channel Brewing by April 19th before you miss out on. It will be a Stout base that can be used in many different ways. It will be available on Big Brew Day (May 6th) at the Production facility.
You MUST reserve via this form by Apr 19th to receive wort:
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Upcoming Events

March 31, 2023
Upcoming events for the club:
April 24 @6PM at Forgotten Star Brewery: Our April Monthly Meeting – Eric Sannerud, who has worked with hops for over a decade as a farmer, marketer and consultant will be joining us for Hop Education presentation and a thorough QnA session.
May 6 at Back Channel Brewing: Big Brew Day and Wort Share courtesy of the fantastic team at Back Channel. Make sure to reserve wort here:
May 27 @12PM at Steel Toe Brewing: A brewery visit for a tour of the facility and Q&A with their team
June 27 @6:30PM at Bear Cave Brewing: Our Monthly Meeting – educational topic in works.
August 20 @12PM: Sinning with the Saints! Join us for tailgating and for a Saints game – make sure to purchase tickets in our block as they will go fast:
More events in the works! Its a great time to be part of the club.
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Fun Times for MHBA and Links to Reserve Wort / Saints Game Tickets

March 24, 2023
Thank you firstly to Number 12 Cider for hosting our meeting last night and Kevin Meintsma for teaching us some valuable information about Bru’n Water. Secondly, thank you to all that showed up to our first in person Monthly Meeting since Pre-COVID – it was great to see all the faces (new and old).
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming club events:
April 24 6PM: Monthly Meeting at Forgotten Star Brewing (
May 6: Big Brew Day at Back Channel Brewing ( – Reserve Your Wort Here:
May 27 at 12PM: Brewery Visit at Steel Toe Brewing (
Aug 20: Sinning with the Saints aka Saints Game ( – Make sure to buy your tickets here:
And even more to come!
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Sinning with the Saints Aug 20

March 18, 2023
It is that time of year again for Sinning with the Saints where the MN Homebrewers Association takes over a portion of the ballpark to enjoy a game of baseball and time with fellow homebrewers! The link to purchase tickets is below (make sure to get tickets as they are limited).
In addition, there is always some tailgating fun prior to the game. Per usual, it will be in the tailgating lot and will be potluck style BYO food and drink. Please bring something to share.
See this link for location of tailgating lot:
Purchase your tickets here:
Facebook Link:
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