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2023 Lincoln Lagers Homebrewer Survey
How did you FIRST hear about the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club? Check one.
A friend of mine is a homebrewer and I got dragged to a meeting.
I found out about the club at lincolnlagers.com.
I found out about the club on Facebook.
I've been a member for so long that I forgot how I found out about the club.
I attended a Lincoln Lagers event. (Tell us which one in the space below.)
Some other way? Tell us in the space below. (Was it Doug Finke?)
I love to clean stuff and love doing dishes, so I was naturally drawn to this hobby.
Other (How did you hear about us?)
Why did you join the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club? Check all that apply.
I love brewing and drinking beer. Sounded like fun.
I wanted some community involvement.
I wanted to improve my homebrewing skills.
I haven't joined yet, but I'm thinking about it. Seriously.
I've been a member for a while now. My memory is fuzzy.
My homebrew sucked and this group was my last hope to brew better beer.
I wanted to meet Terry Schwimmer.
Other reasons (Why did I join?)
What is your FIRST choice (your “go to,” your preference, your “WTF is going on?”) to get information from and about this brew club? Check only one.
The monthly Brewsletter
The website – lincolnlagers.com
I just go to Facebook
I chat with club members. (Tell us who in the space below)
Other (Twitter? Instagram? Steve Olsen’s TikTok videos? Please tell us below.)
Tell us more! For example, "I always check the website" or "I never look at Facebook." We wanna know!
We are thinking about putting together a member directory. It may include contact information, occupation, photo, brewing habits, etc. This directory would be password protected and voluntary. Would you be interested in sharing your info with club members?
Yeah. Great idea! Should have been done a long time ago.
No. Thank you. I'll pass.
Well, maybe. I gotta know more.
Comments and some other ideas on what to include...
Brew-club activities! In which of the following club events are you planning to participate? Please add any pertinent comments, (e.g., favorite, never miss, that's still going on?, still worried about Covid, etc.). Click on all that apply.
Monthly meetings (first Thursday of the month at Cosmic Eye)
Monthly socials (usually the third Thursday of the month, various locations)
Homebrew swap meet or garage sale (TBD)
Big Brew Day (May at Code Beer Company)
Teach a Friend to Homebrew (TBD)
Bus trip(s) (We're wanting to go on another one!)
BJCP training – Becoming a Beer Judge (Currently taking place)
Fall Potluck Picnic/Party (TBD)
Brewers in Arms (meet up with other members to brew, TBD)
Nebraska Shootout Competition in July (competing)
January’s holiday party and potluck (TBD, probably Cosmic Eye)
Sower’s Cup Competition in October (competing)
Sower’s Cup Competition in October (judge and/or volunteer to help)
January’s holiday party and potluck (TBD, probably Cosmic Eye)
Something else (please specify)
Concerning the monthly meetings: In addition to sampling homebrew, check all the others that apply to you. (Please add any and all appropriate comments.)
I always buy at least one beer from Cosmic Eye.
I always bring homebrew (and/or other beverages) to every damn meeting! People who don’t are simply wankers!
I always identify and label what’s in my bottle(s).
I rarely identify what’s in my bottle, even it it’s an IPA... I like watching Kim taste it.
I always buy at least one 50/50 ticket.
I wish there were than one or more prizes after the 50/50 cash. If there were, I might buy more than one ticket.
I always locate my name tag and wear it.
There are name tags? Wait. Wha’…!?
I always sign into the monthly member list.
I don't go to the monthly meetings. (Tell us why in the comments section below.)
After we finish the regular business topics, we try to do at least one informative/educational presentation or exercise. Check your “beer education” preference(s).
I want to brew better beer, so let’s talk technical topics: things like all-grain vs extract, mashing and sparging options, recipe formulation, kegs vs bottles, etc. My comments and requests are noted below.
I would like to present a “beer ed” program at a meeting. I'll contact the officers when I'm done with this survey!
I like to chat while I’m drinking homebrew, so it doesn’t matter who is presenting 'cuz I don’t pay attention.
Other (please specify)
Many of us have acquired lots of brewing gear and ingredients. The club would like to help you sell, trade and/or give away your extra brewing stuff. We’ve had swap meets and garage sales in the past. If we have another one, would you participate? Share with us some ideas on how to increase the success of such an event. Check as many as appropriate.
We should hold a garage sale at a local brewery.
Set up a table of used gear or ingredients at the monthly meetings.
I would definitely help and contribute some stuff to the sale.
Nah. Nobody wants my old stuff. I’m just going to toss it. Thanks anyway.
Just try and sell or give away your odds 'n' ends on Facebook.
I would love to participate. Just give me some details.
I have other ideas and will list them below.
Other ways to share my homebrew goodies (please specify)
Concerning our monthly meetings: We’ve made our home at Cosmic Eye Brewing. It’s got easy parking and delicious beer. What else, if anything, should we do for our monthly get-togethers to make it an even better experience? Check one.
Nothing else to do. I love Cosmic Eye Brewing. Awesome brewery. Sam is the bomb!
I like moving it around to different places.
I don’t really care. Just let me know where it is and I’ll try to make it.
We should have it on a different day of the week. See my comment below.
Other ideas for meeting times and locations (please specify)
Regarding your current membership status with the Lincoln Lagers, please check one.
I’m a current member and my dues are paid for 2023.
I plan to renew. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Cut me some slack. It’s only, what, February? March?
I was a member and I’m not currently planning to renew. (Please tell us why. No longer brewing? Not enough time to brew? Other life priorities? Kim telling you: "Your IPA sucks!"?)
Why brew? I just buy craft beer now instead of brewing it.
My significant other is a member. I just show up to drink beer.
Join this “club”!? Ha! You must be joking?
Other reasons for my membership (Hey! If you join, you'll get to meet Doug Finke!)