Sudzers February 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In February’s meeting, we saw Kevin’s homebrew setup, welcomed a few new members, and tasted fourteen (or twenty if you were brave enough to stay until the end) delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome new members Chet and Aaron!
– 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
– Mikael is organizing a BJCP exam for January 2019. Robert will send out a signup sheet for those interested in studying.
– We are planning a date to visit Admiral Malting’s for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share (likely March because of SF Beer Week)
– Several Sudzers received wort from Santa Clara Valley Brewing. They’ll have an event to feature their beer plus the homebrews. We’ll post details when we get them.
– Robert and Derek will be brewing at Freewheel’s homebrew comp this Sunday, February 18. The event begins at 11:00am. Feel free to come by!
– Thanks to Kevin Wolf for presenting his homebrew system. View the presentation at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Sudzers-presentation.pdf
– In March, Gigayeast will join us and teach us how to propagate yeast
– 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/
– 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
David F.       Flawed Lager, Munich Helles       25    5.2%
Cliff          Lager with Gallagher's Best       15    5%
Craig          Dunkles Weissbier                 16    5.3%
Mikael         Rustic Maiden Saison              34    6%
Steve K.       Paparazzi American Brown          21    5.8%
Kevin          Everything's coming up 80 shill   23    5.8%
Danny          Coffee Porter                     36    6%
Colten         I Miss Two Hearted IPA            ~60   7.5%
Bill & Mikael  Lightening NEIPA                  70    6%
Robert         Foggy Bay NEIPA                   30    5.8%
Kevin          treNdiE IPA                       95    9.8%
Adam C.        Baltic Porter                     -     9.3%
Mike G.        Dewberry/Huckleberry Mead         0     ?
Derek W.       Prickly Pear Mead                 0     16%
Craig          Blonde                            28    3.6%
Robert         Dubbel Nature Belgian Dubbel      20    6%
Robert         Tough Guy Wine Barrel Aged Sour   20    6%
Cliff          Dark Mild                         20    3.8%
Cliff          Baltic Porter                     75    10%
Mikael         Parfait Saison                    27    6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers February 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, February 11th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

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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: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Reminder: Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/
– New Committee chairs: BJCP Judge Certification (Mikael Hakansson), Homebrew Competitions (Cliff Sullivan), Homebrew Events (????)
Mikael’s update on BJCP Judge Cert plans
Cliff’s update on Homebrew Comp plans
– Brewery tours: Clandestine review, possible tours of Sante Adairius and Humble Sea in Santa Cruz
– Admiral Maltings Club Brew: plan for a date to visit Admiral for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share (likely March because of SF Beer Week)
– Sud Talk: Kevin Wolf’s Homebrew system
– March Sud Talk: Guest Gigayeast on how to propigate yeast
– 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 January 2018 meeting notes

Happy New Year! In January’s meeting, we reviewed our financial report, discussed upcoming events and ideas for 2018, presented the Homebrewer of he Year award, viewed Robert C.’s homebrew setup, and tasted twelve delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. is collecting dues for 2018. Dues are $25 and can be paid by cash at the next meeting or via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek W. is also selling t-shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts.
– Derek W. discussed our financial report for 2018. You can view it at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-CFO-report.pptx
– Congratulations to Robert C., the Sudzers’s 2017 Homebrewer of the Year!
– Clandestine Brewing (http://www.clandestinebrewing.com/) has been generous enough to offer the Sudzers a brewery tour. More info to come.
– Robert C. has malt from Admiral Malting (http://admiralmaltings.com/) for sale. A few Sudzers have already purchased some, and we plan on having all beers brewed with the malt presented at an upcoming meeting. More info to come.
– Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be joining, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Robert C. gave a presentation on his homebrew setup. View the presentation at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RobertsHERMS.pdf
– 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
D.          Old Yella Pilsner              29    5.8%
David F.    Winter LukeWarmer              30    4%
Derek W.    Shrill 2 Belgian Blonde        30    6%
Robert C.   Ruddy Quagmire Red Beet IPA    30    5.25%
Danny       Rye IPA                        70    6%
Chris K.    IPL                            -     6.7%
Adam C.     Citra Pils IPL                 -     6.7%
Derek W.    Pear Honeycrisp Cider          0     6.9%
Cliff       Porter                         23    5.4%
Cliff       Imperial Brett Saison          30    7.7%
Kevin       Not Really Cream Ale           -     8.8%
Danny       Barley Wine                    60    11%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers January 2018 meeting

Happy New Year, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, January 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. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek will also be giving our CFO Annual Financial Report
– Shirts for sale: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Homebrewer of the Year trophy presentation to Robert Curlee
– Robert Curlee will present his brewing setup and teach us the ways of the master
– 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.

Meeting dates for 2018:
1/14
2/11
3/11
4/8
5/6 (moved to 1st Sunday to avoid Mother’s Day)
6/10
7/8
8/12
9/2 (moved to 1st Sunday to avoid MV Art & Wine Fest)
10/14
11/11

See you Sunday!

Sudzers November 2017 meeting notes

In November’s meeting, we recapped the Dark Matter Brew Day, did the off-flavor tasting of the month, learned about cleaning and sanitizing your equipment, and then tasted seventeen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome, Alan, to his first meeting!
– Remember, there is no December meeting. Instead, we will have our annual Holiday Party, which will be at 6:30 on Saturday, December 9th at Rich’s house. For directions, please email us at moresimcoe@sudzers.org
– Please send any Homebrewer of the Year nominations to me, Adam, at cocamide@gmail.com
– Also, please email me (again at cocamide@gmail.com) if you’d like to nominate yourself or anyone else for a Sudzer Officer position for 2018. Positions are President, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Communications Officer.
– Thanks Marc-Andre and Jenn for hosting Dark Matter Brew Day, where six brewers got together to brew 43 gallons of the imperial stout!
– Jim and Charles hosted the off-flavor of the month: lactic acid
– Robert C. brought in and distributed several malts from Admiral Maltings (http://admiralmaltings.com/). We look forward to see what everyone brews with these.
– Steve H. for summarized Jon Herskovits’s (of Five Star Chemicals) BeerSmith session on cleaning and sanitizing your equipment. For the full podcast, see http://beersmith.com/blog/2013/08/02/beer-cleaning-and-sanitation-with-jon-herskovits-beersmith-podcast-62/

In all, we had seventeen brews:

BREWER          BEER                                  IBUs  ABV
Derek W.        Shrill Blond Ale                      30    5.9%
Tim T.          Honey Blond                           -     7.4%
Robert C.       Heaping Hills w/ Fresh Hops Blond     20    7.5%
Craig           Best Bitter                           -     4.5%
Robert C.       Moss Landing with Fresh Hops APA      30    5.8%
Marc-Andre      Apple Cherry Cider                    0     yes
Cliff           Saison                                -     6.2%
Adam            Saison with Rosehips and Hibiscus     -     7.2%
Danny           Saison with Brett                     28    7%
Mikael & Bill   La Raison Saison                      31    8.3%
Mikael & Bill   154 East West IPA                     -     6.5%
Charles         Heretic IPA                           -     7.1%
Derek W.        Scarlet Munition                      45    6%
Mikael & Bill   Choconut Porter                       30    5.3%
Craig           Sweet Stout                           -     6.2%
Kevin           Nitro Stout                           -     6.7%
Charles         Trubbel Dubbel                        -     7.2%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers November 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, November 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:
– The Dark Matter Brew Day is this Saturday at Marc-Andre’s house! We’ll recap the brew day during the meeting.
– Remember, there’s no Sudzers meeting in December. We will, however, have our annual Holiday Party on December 9th at Rich’s house. More details to follow.
– If you have nominations for Homebrewer of the Year or would like to run as an Officer, then please send your nominations to me at cocamide@gmail.com
– Off-flavor of the month session
– 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!