Sudzers July meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, July 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 access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:

– Collection of dues. Derek won’t be at this meeting, but you can
still pay dues by sending $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org.

– Tour of Admiral Maltings.

– 2024 club brew.

– Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since 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 June 2024 meeting notes

For our June meeting, we discussed the upcoming Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition. Then we tasted seven great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– The Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition will be held Saturday, July 27. The deadline to register entries is June 26. Entries can be dropped off at Clandestine Brewing in San Jose through Friday, July 12. Entries will also be accepted at the Fiesta Hall at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. The Best of Show winner will get to have their beer brewed at Clandestine. For more details see: https://thefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Home-Brew-Competition-2024.pdf. Anyone interested in judging or stewarding can fill out the brief questionnaire at https://forms.gle/GMVkWT3NH7sPfV1n7 by June 30. If you’re willing to help with accepting entries at the fairgrounds you can contact Derek directly.


– Other business: Stephan will reach out to Admiral Maltings about a possible tour.


– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Derek WMr. Redwood City Batch 7Honey Kolsch205.30%
Peter PSummer NightsAmerican Wheat305.5brewed with blackberries
Steve HMystery Belgian DarkBelgian Dark206.30%
Peter PESB406.9
Adam & MauryFull NelsonIPA6.6
Allen MJammer’s JuicedNE IPA378.4Thiol Hazy w/ Helio Gazer and the 2020 Hops from Derek 🙂
Robert R.Black IPA686.40%

– 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/

Sudzers June meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00 pm this Sunday, June 9th 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. If you would like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.

–  Homebrew Competition at the Santa Clara County Fair.

–  Tour of Admiral Maltings.

–  Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since 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 2024 meeting notes

For our May meeting, we discussed the upcoming Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition. Then we tasted eight great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– The Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition will be held Saturday, July 27. The Sudzers are co-organizing it with The Grain Trust. Registration is open, and the deadline is June 26. Entries can be dropped off at Clandestine Brewing in San Jose through Friday, July 12. Entries will also be accepted at the Fiesta Hall at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. The Best of Show winner will get to have their beer brewed at Clandestine. For more details: https://thefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Home-Brew-Competition-2024.pdf. Anyone interested in judging or stewarding can fill out the brief questionnaire at https://forms.gle/GMVkWT3NH7sPfV1n7 by June 30. If you’re willing to help with accepting entries at the fairgrounds you can contact Derek directly.

– Other business: We briefly discussed the homebrew competition that was held at the San Mateo County Fair before the pandemic. Kevin will reach out to the organizers of the fair to see if there’s any interest in having a competition in the future. Another topic that came up was a possible field trip to Admiral Maltings in Alameda; Robert will take a look at this.

– The beers we tasted:

Kevin SKolsch StyleKolsch275.10%
MikaelJamil’s Angel WingsMai BockOt285.60%Kept a high mash temp for fuller beer
DanAmerican Pre-prohibition Lager346.73%Stalled at 1.018 for a month. bottled with bottling yeast.
Kevin SJAKs IPAAmerican IPA606.30%
Adam + MauryDry Irish Stout w/ Coffee3.70%
DerekSteve Is DeliciousEnglish Barleywine2015%Attempted Double DBA clone
Kevin S.BWBerliner Weisse83.70%
DerekRubusSour104.50%Raspberry blonde brewed with Sourvisiae in 2022

– 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/

Robert

Sudzers May meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00 pm this Sunday, May 19th 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. If you would like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.

–  Homebrew Competition at the Santa Clara County Fair (Derek)

–  Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since 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 2024 meeting notes

For our April meeting, Derek distributed several pounds of 2020 Mosaic and 2020 NZ Nelson Sauvin hop pellets from Half Moon Bay Brewing and we discussed an off flavor. Then we tasted ten great homebrews and one cider. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– Congratulations to Sebastian for winning first place in Belgian Ales (with a Single) and in Historical Beers (with a Piwo Grodzskie) at the World Cup of Beer last month. And congratulations to Peter for winning first place in the Saison category at the World Cup of Beer. The same beer won Best of Show at the Steins Homebrew Competition last month as well.

– Off flavor of the month was isovaleric acid which gives beer a cheesy or sweatsock aroma. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together.

– Dan demonstrated his DIY sparge head.

– Alan, Sebastian, Stephan, and Nathan brought bottles of an American pale that they brewed and split into four batches to see what differences different fermentation systems and dry hopping schedules make. The differences between the beers were quite noticeable and prompted much discussion.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
PeterMostly RyeghtSaison264.80%brewed with rye
MikaelSlaughterbranch SpeltSaison315.20%30% spelt malt
DerekMr. Redwood CityHoney Kolsch255.90%
CharliePlayhouse Fog NozzleHazy IPA215.90%
NathanQuad Squad CollabAPA506.00%Brewed Together, Fermented and Dry Hopped Separately
SebastianQuad Squad CollabAPA506.00%Brewed Together, Fermented and Dry Hopped Separately
AllenQuad Squad CollabAPA506.00%Brewed Together, Fermented and Dry Hopped Separately
StephanQuad Squad CollabAPA506.00%Brewed Together, Fermented and Dry Hopped Separately
CharlieStar of CitriaAmerican IPA657.00%With anise and orange zest
TimSmokeImperial Smoked Porter6011.00%Smoked Grains Cherrywood & Beechwood
DanCommercial Bend cider CoApricot Cider6.70%

– 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/

Sudzers April meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00 pm this Sunday, April 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:

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

–  Hops to give away. Half Moon Bay Brewing recently gave local homebrew clubs several pounds each of vacuum sealed 2020 Mosaic and 2020 NZ Nelson Sauvin hop pellets (Derek)

–  Off flavor of the month (Mikael)

–  Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since 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 March 2024 meeting notes

In our March meeting, we discussed the upcoming Steins and Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competitions. Then we tasted five great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– The Steins homebrew competition will be held Sunday, 3/24/2024. Registration for entries is available at this URL: https://www.steinsbeergarden.com/event/Homebrew2024/. The beer drop-off period is 3/16-3/23. So far we have four judges, but we still need a few more. If you’re interested in serving as a judge or steward, contact Robert or Derek. The plan is to have the judging in the morning, break for lunch, and have the best of show in the afternoon.

– Alan, Sebastian, Stephan, and Nathan brewed an American pale this past Saturday. They split the batch to see what difference different fermentation systems will make.

– The Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition will be held in July. Currently, the plan is to have the beer drop off July 13th and 14th and the judging on the weekend of July 27/28. The organizers are looking for volunteers willing to help with organizing the competition.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Peter PShe Likes Meyer… Wit!witbier205made with Meyer lemon
StephanRye of the KaiserRye Kolsch275Kolsch with 20% rye
StephanExperimental Weather Balloon #7Cold IPA606.4Dry hopped with HBC 1019 and Idaho 7
Derek W2011 Cranberry Mead0?recipe is lost to time. brewed in January 2011.
Charles SDeal with the DevilEnglish Barleywine BBA3314.3Bourbon soaked French Oak cubes MT for 5 weeks

– 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/

Sudzers March meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00 pm this Sunday, March 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 be collecting dues. If you would like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.

–  Steins homebrew competition on March 24, 2024.

– Saturday group brew (Alan, Sebastian, Stephan, and Nathan) 

– Santa Clara Country homebrew competition.

–  Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since 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 February 2024 meeting notes

For our February meeting, we discussed the homebrew competition that Steins is asking us to help organize. Then we tasted nine great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– The Steins homebrew competition will be held Sunday, 3/24/2024. It’s no longer limited to 31A (alternative grain). Registration is open (see https://www.steinsbeergarden.com/event/Homebrew2024/). Beer drop-off period is 3/16-3/23. There is an open call for judges or stewards. Let Robert or Derek know if you’re interested in serving. The plan is to have the judging in the morning, break for lunch, and have the best of show in the afternoon.

– For members who use Yahoo email: Yahoo is often sending Sudzers emails into spam. Check your spam folder. Derek has emailed people with yahoo email addresses about this issue.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Dan HSpotted Cow (New Glarus BrewingCask conditioned ale185.1Commercial
Sebastian BPiwo Grodziskie301.4
Kevin SSamurai Styleint. pale lager – Japanese rice305.2
Sebastian BBelgian Single/Blond276.4
AllenChuck’s Chillin’IPL607.80%Slight Twist on Traditional IPL
AdamBelgian dubbel8.7
Kevin sJAKs Imperial StoutImperial Stout939.1
NathanDragon barrelstout5311.00%
DerekPlum meadPlum mead018%

– 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/