Sudzers May 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our May meeting, we discussed this year’s Santa Clara County Homebrew Competition. Then we tasted nine great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– We welcomed new members Adam and Remi. Welcome to the club!

– The 7th Annual Santa Clara Homebrew Competition will be held July 22. The Sudzers are co-organizing with the Grain Trust. For those interested in judging or stewarding, fill out the questionnaire at: by June 16, 2023. For those who would like to enter the competition, details and the registration link are available at:

– The off flavor of the month was hydrogen sulphide (H2S) which gives beer a sulfury smell/flavor. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together.

– The used brewing equipment that was donated to the club last month was distributed to those who wanted any of it.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
MikaelOne week saisonSaison45580F fast fermentation
Kevin sIPLIndia Pale Lager445.5
StephanEl CitraCold IPA6.8El Dorado and Citra
TimTThiolized Cold IPACold IPA626Lunar Crush
Kevin sHazy IPAHazy IPA396.8
Allen/NatanNatan Hazy About This OneNE IPA – W/Thiols477.2Put Saaz in Mash and Thiol Yeast (Star Party)
SebastianMF GoldMixed Fermentation Sour6.4
SebastianMF RedMixed Fermentation Sour6.7

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