Sudzers February 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our February 19th meeting, we discussed the club brew. Then we tasted eight great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– We welcomed new members Chris, Peter, and George. Welcome to the club!

– The club brew was brewed January 29 using the following Bière de Noël recipe: Chris, Natan, George, Allen, and Robert brewed up 15 gallons at Allen and Ann Marie’s house. Thanks to everyone who has participated! The plan is to cold crash and carbonate the beer next weekend and then package it a week after that. More details will be available on Discord in the Events channel

– The off flavor we tasted and discussed was diacetyl. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together!

– Steins is planning on a homebrew competition and has asked the Sudzers to help with organizing it. The details are still being worked on, but it looks like it will be on the weekend of March 18/19.

– Upcoming competitions: World Cup of Beer organized by the Bay Area Mashers (details at: Registration for entries and judges/stewards is now open.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
PeterBlackberry Wheat256
ChrisScotch Ale7Malty, a little sweet. Wee heavy but a little lighter alcohol
Kevin Shoppy pilsIPL?505.5
Kevin Shoppy pils- DHIPL?505.5same, but one has dry hop addition
Allen MManny LagerImperial IPL638.6Essentially brewed an Imperial IPA with Lager Yeast
Kevin sHazy IPA V2Hazy IPA576.82nd batch with Helio Glazer yeast

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