March’s Meeting

March’s meeting will be at Bent River Brewing in Rock Island, IL (512 24th St, Rock Island, IL 61201). The meeting will be held Sunday March 29th at 2:00 AM. This month’s topic is partial mash brewing with Rich Toohill. We will also be discussing some exciting things that will be happening this summer.

Sunday’s Meeting

Hello everyone, Sunday’s (January 25th) will be held at Radicle Effects Brewerks ( in Rock Island at 2:00 PM. Curt Johnson will be presenting on yeast reclamation. I recently revived some WLP500 that I rinsed in September. I pitched the yeast on Saturday and it seems to be working along great. Does anyone else rinse their yeast or possibly rack wort on a yeast cake?

20th Annual Land of the Muddy Waters Results

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest, and especially to those who volunteered to judge, steward, sponsor or otherwise help our event.  We judged 250 beers, meads and ciders in 31 different categories and we are pleased to share the results:

Best of Show – 20th Annual Land Of The Muddy Water


Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Raspberry Tart 20A: Fruit Beer Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Tim Thomssen You Got Peanut Butter In My Chocolate 23A: Specialty Beer Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Mac Butcher Uber Alles 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)


Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Raspberry Bush 28B: Fruit Cider Lincoln Lagers!


Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin Brooks Saint Ambrose Is Packin’ Heat! 26C: Open Category Mead MUGZ

Full results are available in this Adobe PDF document.