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The Knights of the Mashing Fork (KotMF) are a central Connecticut homebrewing club whose members are passionate about making and drinking great beer! Named after the first guild for brewers, the original Knights of the Mashing Fork was formed in Brabant, Belgium during reign of Duke Jean I or “Gambrinus”, the so-called King of Beer and inventor of the "toast" as a social custom.

Our online resources are available for everyone to use. Sign up for our forum or recipe database. Check out our beer tools and news sections.

If you are in the Hartford, CT area, we’re always open to active or aspiring brewers who would like to join our ranks. Our club is a great place for people who make their own beer, cider or mead, and who want to share and learn with others who are passionate about home brewing.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Access to club competitions and other events
  • Save $$$ by participating in our bulk grain orders
  • Join in on club brews on our 45 gal system in Coventry, CT
  • Take home wort from club brews (availability limited)
  • Additional access to our club web site

If you are interested in joining, sign-up on the forum or e-mail [email protected]


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Beer News
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  • Hop Production in Maine Increasing
    Maine?s brewers enjoy using Maine hops, but so far have been able to do so only for fresh-hops beers brewed at harvest time. When brewers like Sebago Brewing Co. create such beers as Local Harvest Ale, they bring in volunteers … Continue reading


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