Sudzers August 2022 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our August 14 meeting, we discussed the upcoming NCHF and the first off flavor of the month. Then we tasted eight great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!

Business: 

– We discussed the upcoming Northern California Homebrewers Festival (more info at: https://nchfinfo.org/). This year’s NCHF will be September 16-17 in Dobbins. This is an annual festival that brings together hundreds of homebrewers and their homebrews. The Sudzers will have a booth at the festival. If you are planning on attending NCHF, please fill out the following form to let us know the details on what you’re planning on bringing. https://forms.gle/LrZfHvUsAmfjdSTx6

– We also got an update on the results of the Annual Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition which was hosted by the Sudzers and the Grain Trust in July. Congrats to the following Sudzers who won awards in the competition: Kevin Sinarle, 1st place British Strong Bitter; Sebastian Brisbois, 1st place Saison; and, Mikael Hakansson, 3rd place German Pils.

– The California State Homebrew Competition will be this November. The competition is being organized by DOZE. Entries can be registered 9/3-10/13. People who want to serve as judges or stewards can sign up starting 9/3. More details can be found at the competition website: https://castate.brewcompetition.com/

– The off flavor of the month that we tasted and discussed was Isoamyl acetate. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together!

– Announcement from Dan Heil: “If anybody wants to pick a bunch of Cascade Whole hops. My hop connection in Los Altos has her hops ready to pick. You need a 5′ ladder and scissors and a couple brown paper bags. You have to clip the cones off and leave the vine. I’m guessing you’ll get about 1-2 FULL brown grocery bags of hops. Previously I estimate these have been in the 2-4 %AA.” If you’re interested you can contact Dan at: mackstwgn@gmail.com

– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let me or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.

Extras:
– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

The eight brews we had:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
NetanelKool beerKolsch283.2 
MikaelYapPilsner425% 
KevinJAKs Strong BitterStrong Bitter??5.00% 
NoahZombie 7Beefy pale ale~50~7US-05, Dry hopped with Lupoma Citra and Mosaic
DanNew World IPAIPA536.60%Malt: Great Western Pale, Munich, Xtal75, Bittering hop: Nugget, Late and Dryhop, Strata
MikaelDank & FruityIPA526.60%Voss Kveik
NoahVaderade: the PrequelFlat RISmeh~12Homindal Kveik; Citra and Idaho 7
NetanelKriek framboiseGolden sour with cherries  Sneak peak

Sudzers August meeting

Hello Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, August 14th
at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis.
Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos,
as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the
year.

Agenda:

– Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) which will be held
Sept. 16-17, 2022.
– Upcoming California State Homebrew Competition (Nov. 2022)
– Off flavor tasting; we’re looking at covering one off flavor per month.
– Derek will be collecting dues. If you’d like to pay club dues,
please send $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in
person this Sunday.
– As a reminder, we are still looking for people to step into the
President and VP roles. Please let us know if you’re interested in any
of these.
– Homebrew evaluations. Don’t forget to bring your recipe as club
members will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your
name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but
helpful in determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers July 2022 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our July meeting, Derek gave an update on the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition. We also briefly discussed the upcoming NCHF. And, last but not least, we tasted five great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!

Business:

– We got an update on the Annual Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition which is being hosted by the Sudzers and the Grain Trust. The deadline to fill out the online entry form is this Monday. There was a glitch with the form earlier that told people that they had missed the deadline but that has now been fixed. If you’re interested in entering the competition, details and the registration link are at: https://bit.ly/3ON3VxH.

– We also discussed the upcoming Northern California Homebrewers Festival (https://nchfinfo.org/). This year’s NCHF will be September 16-17 in Dobbins. This is an annual festival that brings together hundreds of homebrewers and their homebrews. Further discussions for organizing our participation in the festival will happen on Discord.

– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as club President, Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let me or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.


Extras:
– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

The five brews we had:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABV
AlexKade’s OopsiePale Ale276.1
Robert R.American Pale Ale426%
Bill&MikaelNeipa SMSCNEIPA576.00%
Derek WRubusRaspberry Sour134.50%
Tim KSourvise LoquatSour

Sudzers July meeting

Hello, Sudzers! 

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, July 10th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. 

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis. Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos, as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:

– Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition (this month)

– Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) which will be held Sept. 16-17, 2022.

– Derek will be collecting dues. If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.

– As a reminder, we are still looking for people to step into the President and VP roles. Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these.

– Homebrew evaluations. Don’t forget to bring your recipe as club members will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

June 2022 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! 
This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, June 12th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. 

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis. Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos, as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:
– Organizing for the Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) which will be held Sept. 16-17, 2022.
– Discussion of ideas to get members involved in signing up to do presentations or to help find speakers.
– Derek will be collecting dues. If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.
– As a reminder, we are still looking for people to step into the President and VP roles. Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these.
– Homebrew evaluations. Don’t forget to bring your recipe as club members will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.
Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers May 2022 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our May meeting, Derek gave an update on the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition. And, last but not least, we tasted seven great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!

Business:

– We welcomed a new member, Logan. Welcome to the club!
– We got an update on the Annual Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition which is being hosted by the Sudzers and the Grain Trust. The competition is looking for judges and stewards to assist with judging at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose on Saturday, July 23. There might also be preliminary judging conducted in the South Bay & Peninsula on weekends and weekday evenings beginning July 17. If you are interested in judging or stewarding, please fill out the brief questionnaire at https://forms.gle/7VTDQvh8qT4imw73A no later than June 15, 2022. If you’re interested in entering the competition, details and the registration link are at: https://bit.ly/3ON3VxH. The competition is also looking for volunteers to help collect the entries at the fairgrounds on July 16.
– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as club President, Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let me or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.

Extras:
– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

The seven brews we had:

1Kevin SNo Name LagerAmerican Lager21.56%
2Derek WSo It GoesDortmunder ish204.7%%Pre-prohibition recipe: Dortmunder lager with coffee in the mash.https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1192325/kurt-s-mile-high-malt
3Kevin SHappy TrailsAmber Ale355.50%
4SebastianHoppy French SaisonSaison375.20%The Mad Fermentationist recipe
5MikaelFreshishs CiquadoWest Coast IPA817Citra Equinox & some El Dorado
6Dan RGordon Strong recipeBelgian Dark Strong2410
7Robert R.Brewed Under a Bad SignImperial Stout85-8610.20%Worst brew day ever

Sudzers May 2022 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! 
This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 10th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. 

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis. Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos, as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:
– Derek will give an update on the Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition
– Ideas for events, competitions, etc. for 2022, as well as last year’s club brew
– Derek will be collecting dues. If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday
– As a reminder, we are still looking for people to step into the President and VP roles. Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these.
– Homebrew evaluations. Don’t forget to bring your recipe – club members will have lots of questions! Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers April 2022 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,
For our April meeting, Lance Shaner, owner of Omega Yeast, joined us via Zoom. He discussed Omega Yeast’s history, operations, and their kveik, hybrid and bioengineered strains. In addition, Derek gave his treasurer’s report for 2021. And, last but not least, we tasted five great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!
Business:
– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as club President, Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let me or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.
– Our next club brew will be Robert R.’s Biere de Noel. Three of us have volunteered to brew it.
Extras:
– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

The five brews we had:

Robert R.Altbier (7b)385.8%
Charlie T.Uncommon CommonCalifornia Common (19B)435.6%
SebastianSaison256.7
SebastianBière de Garde Brune257.1
Blonde Ale275.2