Sudzers June 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In June’s meeting, we welcomed a new member, learned about temperature control, and tasted ten delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome Malcolm to his first meeting!
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Derek distributed Dark Matter bottles to all paid 2017 members. For those members who have not claimed their bottles, please email Derek at derek@sudzers.org to make arrangements to pick up your bottles from his house in Redwood City by the end of the month. Any unclaimed bottles on July 1 will become the property of the club for further distribution or serving at club events.
– We discussed having a BBQ, brewday, and/or meeting in the Aptos/Santa Cruz area. Stay tuned for more info.
– We’re looking for volunteers for this year’s Dark Matter Brew Day and the Christmas Party. Please email me or the list if you’re interested in volunteering.
– Tickets for this year’s NCHF go on sale July 15th. See http://www.nchfinfo.org/ for more info.
– The AHA website (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/events/santa-clara-county-fair-home-brew-competition/) is showing that the deadline for entering the homebrew comp is June 29th. Hopefully we can get more info out soon.
– Mikael gave a great presentation on temperature control. Check it out at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BeerTempCtrl-1.pdf
– We now have a recipe sharing site (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 WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had ten brews:

BREWER     BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Danny      Kolsch                              20    5.7%
Robert C.  Commercial Aspirations Pale Ale     26    6.8%
Cliff      Saison                              26    5.8%
Mikael     Brett Saison                        33    6.4%
Cliff      Admiral #5 Scottish Export          23    8%
Tim        Citra SMaSH                         82.5  5.78%
Charles    Std IPA                             80    6.5%
Kevin      Milky Way IPA                       0?    7.2%
Cliff      Porter                              25    5.6%
Steve H.   Dubbel                              ?     8.5%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers June 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, June 10th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. Hope to see you all there!

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 be collecting dues. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Shirts for sale (Derek): $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Derek is distributing Dark Matter bottles to all paid 2017 members. For those members who have not yet claimed their bottles and will not be attending the Sunday meeting, please email Derek at derek@sudzers.org to make arrangements to pick up your bottles from his house in Redwood City by the end of the month. Any unclaimed bottles on July 1 will become the property of the club for further distribution or serving at club events.
– Homebrew Con is coming up in a few weeks.
– We’ll see if we can get volunteers for the Dark Matter Brew Day and the Christmas Party.
– We’ll discuss having a meeting over the hill in Santa Cruz or thereabouts for a BBQ meeting this summer.
– Sud Talk: Mikael discusses effects of fermentation temps and shows different ways to manage temp at home
– Homebrew evaluations. Remember, 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.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers May 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In May’s meeting, we welcomed a new member, learned about Danny’s homebrew system, and tasted eighteen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome Chris P. to his first meeting!
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Robert recapped the Food Pairing Dinner at Sequoia Sake Brewery (https://sequoiasake.com/events/). Definitely check them out if you get the chance.
– Derek distributed Dark Matter and labels. All 2017 paid members will get FOUR bottles of Dark Matter! Info about the blends can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Dark-matter-2017.pptx
– We’re still planning on having a Admiral Maltings Club Brew tour. Continue to stay tuned for more info.
– Danny presented his homebrew setup. Check out his presentation if you want to see it: http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Danny%E2%80%99s-Brewhouse.pptx
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be attending, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– We now have a recipe sharing site (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 WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had eighteen brews:

BREWER     BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Kevin      Bavarian Wheat                      12    4.9%
Craig      Not Available Cream Ale             18    5%
Mikael     Old Bock                            31    7%
Cliff      Table Beer with Pears               12    4.2%
Robert     Just for Kicks Brett Brown Ale      16    6.5%
Danny      Pale Ale Dose                       42    5.3%
Chris P.   Pale Ale                            -     5.5%
Colten     Smath Pale Ale                      -     7.6%
David F.   Gallagher's Best Citramea Pale Ale  100   6%
Danny      Juice NEIPA                         59    6%
Chris K.   Juicy Bits NEIPA                    55    6.7%
Kevin      IPA                                 68    7.1%
Adam       Two Hearted Clone                   -     7.6%
Robert     Dark Entries Black IPA              29    9.2%
Kevin      Ripple Tripel                       22    88%
Justin     Consecration Clone                  -     9.1%
Tim        Viogner Saison                      -     9.45%
Tim        Sauvignon Black/Pilsner             -     18%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers May 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 6th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. We’re holding the meeting this week in order to not conflict with Mother’s Day.

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 be collecting dues. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Shirts for sale (Derek): $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Derek is distributing Dark Matter bottles to all paid 2017 members. He will also have labels available to those that want them for their bottles.
– Cliff will check with the club to see if there’s interest in getting cultures from Sante’s bottles.
– Recap Santa Cruz Brewery Tour.
– Roll call for Homebrew Con. https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Homebrew evaluations. Remember, 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.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers April 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In April’s meeting, we recapped the Dark Matter Bottling Day, learned about Kegtron, and tasted 12 delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Several Sudzers will be attending the Sequoia Sake Brewery Tour and Food Paring Dinner on Saturday, April 21. Sign up at https://sequoiasake.com/events/
– The Santa Cruz Brewery Tour will be held this Saturday, April 14. If you’re interested in attending, then please fill out the signup sheet at https://goo.gl/forms/RO4E9bz3utR7k61k2
– We settled on Saturday, April 28th for the Admiral Maltings Club Brew tour. More info will be sent in the coming weeks.
– We now have a recipe sharing site (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
– Marc-Andre recapped the Dark Matter Bottling Day. All 2017 paid members will get FOUR bottles of Dark Matter! Thanks to everyone who helped out and Marc-Andre and his family for hosting.
– Steve Keck presented his new product, Kegtron, which will be coming soon to Kickstarter. Full info can be found at http://www.kegtron.com/
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be attending, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER         BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Mikael         Dirty Fermentation Blonde Ale       12    4.25%
Cliff          Kveik Blond Ale                     25    4.9%
Marc-Andre     Alcoholic Ginger Ale                0     5.3%
Colton         'Strong' Pale Ale                   -     6%
Bill & Mikael  Booming NZ IPA                      65    6.1%
Cliff          Sour Blonde #1                      0     -    
Cliff          Sour Blonde #2                      0     -
Chet           Kettle Soured Amber                 14    6.9%
Adam           Cherry Brown                        -     6.7%
Derek W.       Blueberry Apple Cider               0     8%
Jay            Belgian Golden Strong               31    8.6%
Kevin          Saison                              35    9.6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers April 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, April 8th 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 be collecting dues. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Shirts for sale (Derek): $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Mikael’s update on BJCP Judge Cert plans
– Cliff’s update on Homebrew Comp plans. If you’re competing in the Monterey Homebrew Contest, then please drop your beers off with Cliff.
– Santa Cruz Brewery Tour: Finalize plans for Santa Cruz Brewery Tour 4/15
– Admiral Maltings Club Brew: Finalize date to visit Admiral in Alameda for a tour: Friday 4/20, Friday 4/27, or Saturday 4/28
– Sequoia Sake Brewery Tour and Food Paring Dinner: Saturday 4/21, sign up at https://sequoiasake.com/events/
– Sud Talk: Steve Keck and his Kegtron Kickstarter
– Homebrew evaluations. Remember, 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.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers March 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In March’s meeting, we welcomed Gigayeast, who treated us with glassware, yeast, and an extremely informative presentation on harvesting yeast at home. A huge shoutout and thank you to them for showing up!

Business:
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Dark Matter Bottling date is tentatively set for April 7th at Steve Hutzler’s house. We’ll send out a note to this list once that’s 100% confirmed.
– Mikael is organizing a BJCP exam for January 12, 2019. He will be sending out more info on the preparations, which will most likely begin late Summer/early Fall. Also, the exam can only hold 12 people, and we currently have more than 12 signed up, so once you complete your online exam, email Mikael at hakansso@hutchtel.net. The first 12 to do so will get top priority for the exam.
– We are still planning to visit Admiral Malting’s for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share. Stay tuned for more info.
– Thanks to Cassie, Amelia, and Matt from Gigayeast for joining us and giving out glassware and yeast and then answering all our questions on yeast and yeast harvesting at home. It was extremely informative and certainly appreciated, and you all are welcome to come back anytime! Check out the presentation at: http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/harvesting-and-reuse.pptx
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be attending, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/. Please email jonguzman@steinsbeergarden.com if you’re interested in judging on March 24th, and don’t forget to attend their 5 year anniversary party on the 31st!
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER       BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Adam         Maiden Voyage Light Lager           -     3.7%
Mikael       Kolsch                              25    5%
Christy      Kolsch #2                           -     6%
David        Boho Pils Rd 2                      35    6%
Christy      Murky Hefe                          -     5%
Cliff        Oh Hi Murk Rye Pale Ale             35    5.5%
Robert C.    Hidden Beach Super Saison           25    8.4%
Derrick W.   Hazy Days NEIPA                     30+   7.8%
Robert C.    Admiral Nelson British Nut Brown    27    4.7%
Marc-Andre   Wheat and Rye and Dark Stuff Ale    38    4.7%
Derek W.     Tropical Stout                      35    7.2%
Derek W.     Tropical Stout w/ Toasted Coconut   35    7.2%

Thanks to Gigayeast, Steins, and everyone that showed up!