Sudzers July 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In July’s meeting, we learned why beer tasting is unfair, covered a lot of business items, and tasted eleven delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– 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
– Tickets for NCHF go on sale July 15th (http://www.nchfinfo.org/). If you’re attending, please fill out the spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19VtbpO-X6it4O4eX4V00R9bf7HvVUk1qIyY5K4pWxxo/edit?usp=sharing so we can coordinate who’s going, who’s bringing what, etc.
– Would anyone like to volunteer to build a glass rinser for NCHF? Please email the list if you’re interested.
– Also, please let us know if you have the club’s jockey box.
– Tim has volunteered to host Dark Matter Brew Day. More details to come. Thanks, Tim!
– We still need a volunteer for the Christmas Party. Please email the list if you’re interested in volunteering.
– Steve H. and Adam gave a recap of HomebrewCon. There was a ton of beer and plenty of great presentations. Next year’s will be held in Rhode Island.
– Mikael gave us an update on the BJCP exam coming up in January, 2019. Signups for the exam will be on a first come, first served basis, based on the completion of the online exam. Prior to the exam in January, we’ll have 10-12, weekly training sessions beginning in the Fall.
– Judging for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition will be held July 21st. Derek will be holding a prelim round at his house in Redwood City. If you’re interested in participating in either of those, then please email Derek at derek@sudzers.org
– Cliff gave us a presentation on why beer tasting isn’t fair. We used the tasting kit at https://www.amazon.com/QUALITY-Super-Taster-Strips-Test/dp/B019MACBOG to test our tastebuds. Check out the presentation at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Beer-tasting.pptx

– 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 WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had eleven brews:

BREWER             BEER                             IBUs  ABV
Kevin W.           Blonde Experiment                17    6.2%
Mikael             Cold One Kolsch                  26    4.75%
Steve & Derek H.   Empty the keg Saison             ?     6%
Cliff              Brett Farmhouse                  29    6.1%
Danny              Juicy Brett Beer                 24    6%
Danny              Juicy NEIPA                      24    6%
Colten             Azacca SMaSH                     -     6.2%
Adam               Doppelsticke                     -     7.3%
Colten             Raspberry Porter                 -     7.2%
Craig              More Heavy Than Wee, Wee Heavy   28    9.9%
Derek W.           Dry Pomegranate Apple Cider      0     8.8%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers July 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers, I hope you all had a great 4th! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, July 8th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. Hope to see you all there!

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
– Northern California Homebrewers Festival (http://www.nchfinfo.org/) planning. Derek has created a spreadsheet for 2018 at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19VtbpO-X6it4O4eX4V00R9bf7HvVUk1qIyY5K4pWxxo/edit?usp=sharing so we can start documenting who’s going.
– We’re still looking for volunteers for Dark Matter Brew Day and the Christmas Party.
– HomebrewCon recap.
– The Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition is seeking judges and stewards to assist with judging at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose on Saturday, July 21. More details will be provided in the meeting.
– 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 June 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In June’s meeting, we welcomed a new member, learned about temperature control, and tasted ten delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome Malcolm to his first meeting!
– 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
– Derek distributed Dark Matter bottles to all paid 2017 members. For those members who have not claimed their bottles, please email Derek at derek@sudzers.org to make arrangements to pick up your bottles from his house in Redwood City by the end of the month. Any unclaimed bottles on July 1 will become the property of the club for further distribution or serving at club events.
– We discussed having a BBQ, brewday, and/or meeting in the Aptos/Santa Cruz area. Stay tuned for more info.
– We’re looking for volunteers for this year’s Dark Matter Brew Day and the Christmas Party. Please email me or the list if you’re interested in volunteering.
– Tickets for this year’s NCHF go on sale July 15th. See http://www.nchfinfo.org/ for more info.
– The AHA website (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/events/santa-clara-county-fair-home-brew-competition/) is showing that the deadline for entering the homebrew comp is June 29th. Hopefully we can get more info out soon.
– Mikael gave a great presentation on temperature control. Check it out at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BeerTempCtrl-1.pdf
– We now have a recipe sharing site (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 WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had ten brews:

BREWER     BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Danny      Kolsch                              20    5.7%
Robert C.  Commercial Aspirations Pale Ale     26    6.8%
Cliff      Saison                              26    5.8%
Mikael     Brett Saison                        33    6.4%
Cliff      Admiral #5 Scottish Export          23    8%
Tim        Citra SMaSH                         82.5  5.78%
Charles    Std IPA                             80    6.5%
Kevin      Milky Way IPA                       0?    7.2%
Cliff      Porter                              25    5.6%
Steve H.   Dubbel                              ?     8.5%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers June 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, June 10th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. Hope to see you all there!

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
– Shirts for sale (Derek): $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Derek is distributing Dark Matter bottles to all paid 2017 members. For those members who have not yet claimed their bottles and will not be attending the Sunday meeting, please email Derek at derek@sudzers.org to make arrangements to pick up your bottles from his house in Redwood City by the end of the month. Any unclaimed bottles on July 1 will become the property of the club for further distribution or serving at club events.
– Homebrew Con is coming up in a few weeks.
– We’ll see if we can get volunteers for the Dark Matter Brew Day and the Christmas Party.
– We’ll discuss having a meeting over the hill in Santa Cruz or thereabouts for a BBQ meeting this summer.
– Sud Talk: Mikael discusses effects of fermentation temps and shows different ways to manage temp at home
– 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 May 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In May’s meeting, we welcomed a new member, learned about Danny’s homebrew system, and tasted eighteen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome Chris P. to his first meeting!
– 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
– Robert recapped the Food Pairing Dinner at Sequoia Sake Brewery (https://sequoiasake.com/events/). Definitely check them out if you get the chance.
– Derek distributed Dark Matter and labels. All 2017 paid members will get FOUR bottles of Dark Matter! Info about the blends can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Dark-matter-2017.pptx
– We’re still planning on having a Admiral Maltings Club Brew tour. Continue to stay tuned for more info.
– Danny presented his homebrew setup. Check out his presentation if you want to see it: http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Danny%E2%80%99s-Brewhouse.pptx
– 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/
– We now have a recipe sharing site (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 WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had eighteen brews:

BREWER     BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Kevin      Bavarian Wheat                      12    4.9%
Craig      Not Available Cream Ale             18    5%
Mikael     Old Bock                            31    7%
Cliff      Table Beer with Pears               12    4.2%
Robert     Just for Kicks Brett Brown Ale      16    6.5%
Danny      Pale Ale Dose                       42    5.3%
Chris P.   Pale Ale                            -     5.5%
Colten     Smath Pale Ale                      -     7.6%
David F.   Gallagher's Best Citramea Pale Ale  100   6%
Danny      Juice NEIPA                         59    6%
Chris K.   Juicy Bits NEIPA                    55    6.7%
Kevin      IPA                                 68    7.1%
Adam       Two Hearted Clone                   -     7.6%
Robert     Dark Entries Black IPA              29    9.2%
Kevin      Ripple Tripel                       22    88%
Justin     Consecration Clone                  -     9.1%
Tim        Viogner Saison                      -     9.45%
Tim        Sauvignon Black/Pilsner             -     18%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers May 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 6th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. We’re holding the meeting this week in order to not conflict with Mother’s Day.

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
– Shirts for sale (Derek): $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Derek is distributing Dark Matter bottles to all paid 2017 members. He will also have labels available to those that want them for their bottles.
– Cliff will check with the club to see if there’s interest in getting cultures from Sante’s bottles.
– Recap Santa Cruz Brewery Tour.
– Roll call for Homebrew Con. https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– 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 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In April’s meeting, we recapped the Dark Matter Bottling Day, learned about Kegtron, and tasted 12 delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– 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
– Several Sudzers will be attending the Sequoia Sake Brewery Tour and Food Paring Dinner on Saturday, April 21. Sign up at https://sequoiasake.com/events/
– The Santa Cruz Brewery Tour will be held this Saturday, April 14. If you’re interested in attending, then please fill out the signup sheet at https://goo.gl/forms/RO4E9bz3utR7k61k2
– We settled on Saturday, April 28th for the Admiral Maltings Club Brew tour. More info will be sent in the coming weeks.
– We now have a recipe sharing site (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
– Marc-Andre recapped the Dark Matter Bottling Day. All 2017 paid members will get FOUR bottles of Dark Matter! Thanks to everyone who helped out and Marc-Andre and his family for hosting.
– Steve Keck presented his new product, Kegtron, which will be coming soon to Kickstarter. Full info can be found at http://www.kegtron.com/
– 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/
– 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
Mikael         Dirty Fermentation Blonde Ale       12    4.25%
Cliff          Kveik Blond Ale                     25    4.9%
Marc-Andre     Alcoholic Ginger Ale                0     5.3%
Colton         'Strong' Pale Ale                   -     6%
Bill & Mikael  Booming NZ IPA                      65    6.1%
Cliff          Sour Blonde #1                      0     -    
Cliff          Sour Blonde #2                      0     -
Chet           Kettle Soured Amber                 14    6.9%
Adam           Cherry Brown                        -     6.7%
Derek W.       Blueberry Apple Cider               0     8%
Jay            Belgian Golden Strong               31    8.6%
Kevin          Saison                              35    9.6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!