Sudzers May 2017 meeting notes

In May’s meeting, we welcomed a new member and tasted six delicious homebrews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. is accepting 2017 dues. Reach out to him at derek.wolfgram@gmail.com if you’d like to pay.
– Dark Matter was distributed to paid 2016 members in attendance.
– Reminder that we’ll have an Anchor Steam clone competition at the June meeting. We’ll be emailing more details in the near future.
– Charles and Jim conducted the off-flavor session: DMS. Learn more about DMS at http://beersmith.com/blog/2012/04/10/dimethyl-sulfides-dms-in-home-brewed-beer/
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer. Reach out to Steve H. at Stephen.Hutzler@power.com if you’d like to volunteer.
– Tim T. is organizing a public transit pubcrawl in San Francisco on Saturday, June 17th. See https://docs.google.com/document/d/14yxRF8Ioj7l3XOEKFfEcoiCNmLWbt_Kqe7wuJjO0c6g/edit?usp=sharing for more details.
– Jenn and Marc-Andrey are organizing a Berkeley-area pubcrawl on Saturday, July 8th. More details to follow.
– Reminder, Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp is in San Francisco on June 3rd. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-camp-on-tour-san-francisco-ca-tickets-32413498647

In all, we had six brews:

BREWER         BEER                          IBUs        ABV
Charles        Blood Orange Belgian Wit      33          5%
Marc-Andre     California Uncommon           35          6%
Rob C.         Black IPA                     -           -
Rob C.         New England Style IPA         -           -
Danny M.       Amazon Old Ale                50          8.5%
David J.       Too Many Peaches Sour Brown   5           -

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers May 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Due to Mother’s Day being on the second Sunday this month, our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 7th 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:
– Dark Matter bottle distribution for 2016 paid members.
– Reminder of the Anchor-clone competition in June. Get brewing!
– We’re looking for volunteers for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this summer.
– Off-flavor tasting.
– Review upcoming competitions.
– 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 2017 meeting notes

In April’s meeting, we welcomed several new members and tasted fifteen delicious homebrews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome all new members. We hope to see you at future meetings!
– Derek W. still has t-shirts for sale.
– Derek W. is accepting 2017 dues. Reach out to him at derek.wolfgram@gmail.com if you’d like to pay.
– Dark Matter was bottled last weekend and distributed to paid 2016 members in attendance.
– Reminder that we’ll have an Anchor Steam clone competition at the June meeting.
– Bob and Dave discussed their brewery-in-progress. We look forward to hearing more about this in the future!
– Marc-Andre gave an overview of his homebrew setup.
– Charles and Jim conducted the off-flavor session: acetaldehyde. Learn more about acetaldehyde at https://beerandbrewing.com/off-flavor-of-the-week-acetaldehyde/
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer. Reach out to Steve H. at Stephen.Hutzler@power.com if you’d like to volunteer.
– Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp is in San Francisco on June 3rd. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-camp-on-tour-san-francisco-ca-tickets-32413498647
– For other upcoming events and competitions, check out http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/comps_april2017.xlsx

In all, we had fifteen brews:

BREWER         BEER                       IBUs        ABV
Bill           Kumquat Tibicos            12          2%
Paul S.        Anchor Steam Clone         15          5.1%
Steve          The Helles This            20          5.3%
Jared          Helles Neu                 20          5.5%
Charles        Pilsner                    35          5.3%
David J.       Figgy Pudding Saison       -           7.9%
Danny          Old Fashioned Saison       21          9%
Mikael & Bill  Hop Juice                  53          5.8%
Denis          Galaxy Mosaic Citra IPA    60          7%
Marc-Andre     Chinook Pale Ale           ~68         7%
Charles        Some Arrogance IPA         not enough  7.2%
Chris          Galactic Julius NE IPA     -           6.5%
David J.       Lambic 1                   -           6.2%
David J.       Cherry Lambic              -           6.2%
Marc-Andre     Flander's Wrong            low         8.2%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers April 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 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 W. will have t-shirts for sale.
– Dark Matter bottle distribution.
– Bob C. will talk about his upcoming brewery.
– Dark Matter bottling day recap.
– Steins competition recap.
– Reminder of the Anchor-clone competition in June. Get brewing!
– We’re looking for volunteers for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this summer.
– Off-flavor tasting.
– Review upcoming competitions.
– 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 2017 meeting notes

In March’s meeting had a full agenda. We wished Vern a happy birthday, welcomed two new members, tasted fifteen delicious homebrews, learned a bit about water, got our hands on some hop hash, and sampled some diacetyl (on purpose). Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– We welcomed Katie and Patrick to their first meeting!
– Dark Matter bottling day date and time are still to be determined. Stay tuned.
– Reminder that we’ll have an Anchor Steam clone competition at the June meeting.
– We decided to keep the Thirsty Third Thursday meeting at Harry’s in San Jose in case people still want to meet up.
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer.
– Steins is hosting their 3rd annual homebrew competition in March. Beers can be dropped off at Steins from March 11-16. Please contact ryan@steinsbeergarden.com if you would like to judge on March 18th. More details at http://steinsbeergarden.com/2017/02/08/steins-3rd-annual-home-brew-competition/
– We had a talk on building water. Slides are available at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/water_basics.pptx
– Charles brought in some hop hash for us to check out. Learn more about it at https://www.morebeer.com/category/hop-hash.html
– Charles and Jim conducted the first off-flavor session: diacetyl. Learn more about diacetyl at http://byo.com/bock/item/546-diacetyl-homebrew-science
– For other upcoming events and competitions, check out http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/comps_march2017.xlsx

In all, we had fifteen brews:

BREWER        BEER                             IBUs   ABV
Tim           Apple & Pomegranate Cider        0      9.45%
Mikael        Sterling Kolsch                  26     5%
Rob           New England Pale Ale             -      5.2%
Rob           Coffee New England Pale Ale      -      5%
David J.      Persimmon Blonde                 -      5.3%
Adam          Schwarzbier                      -      5.4%
David F.      Schwarzbier 2.0                  -      6%
Jared         FutureESB                        -      5.5%
Mikael        Cold Brew Porter                 46     7%
Kevin         Oatmeal Stout                    -      7.2%
Vern          2016 Santatizer                  -      6.8%
Kevin         Mosaic IPA                       -      7.2%
David J.      Black IPA                        -      7.1%
Denis B.      DDH Double IPA                   80     8.1%
Jim W.        Flanders Sorta Red               -      6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers March 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, March 12th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

Agenda:
– Last meeting, we decided that we would bottle the Dark Matter this Sunday, March 11th. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to host the bottling this day, but please stay tuned for the new date and location.
– Reminder of the Anchor-clone competition in June. Get brewing!
– Steins is hosting their 3rd annual homebrew competition. Beers can be dropped off at Steins from March 11-16. More details at http://steinsbeergarden.com/2017/02/08/steins-3rd-annual-home-brew-competition/
– We’re looking for volunteers for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this summer.
– Has Thirsty Third Thursday run its course?
– Review of upcoming competitions.
– Adam will give a short presentation on the basics of building your water profile from reverse osmosis water.
– Charles will bring in some hop hash. (Totally legal, I promise.)
– Charles and Jim will do the first off-flavor tasting.
– 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!

February 2017 meeting notes

In February’s meeting, we tasted six delicious homebrews and voted on Anchor Steam as being the clone competition beer. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. collected 2017 club dues. If you didn’t get a chance to pay, you can always pay next meeting.
– Sudzers Homebrewer of the Year Trophy was presented to Jared Churko!
– Jenn was kind enough to volunteer to help organize a Sudzer bar crawl. We’ll most likely do it in the Berkeley area (Fieldwork, Torpedo Room, and Rare Barrel).
– Dark Matter bottling day will be hosted at Marc and Jenn’s house on March 11. More info will be provided in the next few weeks.
– We voted to have Anchor Steam be the clone competition beer in the June meeting.
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer.
– Steins is hosting their 3rd annual homebrew competition in March. Beers can be dropped off at Steins from March 11-16. More details at http://steinsbeergarden.com/2017/02/08/steins-3rd-annual-home-brew-competition/
– For other upcoming events and competitions, check out http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/comps_feb2017.xlsx

In all, we had six brews:

BREWER        BEER                             IBUs   ABV
Marc-Andrey   Chinook Pale                     68     7%
Jared         Smash Mouth Cascadian Dark Ale   60     5.5%
Danny         IPA                              75     7.6%
Danny         Triple                           35     8.1%
David F.      Centennial IPA                   75     8.9%
Adam          Flanders-ish Dark Sour           -      7.3%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!