March 2016 meeting notes

Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was Daylight Savings Time, or maybe it was the nuclear threats from Kim Jong-un, but whatever the reason, we had a whopping six members show up to March’s meeting. For those that couldn’t make it, you may have missed out on some of the best beer in the world, (or at least Northern California)!

– Thirsty Third Thursday will be pushed back to the fourth Thursday due to St. Patrick’s Day. The meet-up will be held at 7:00pm, March 24th at Ale Arsenal (
– A Google spreadsheet will be used to keep track of equipment that members of the club are willing to share. Once set up, the spreadsheet URL will be shared to this list.
– If you’re interested in helping organize the Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition, then please reach out to Derek Wolfgram ( We will be organizing this with members of the The Grain Trust.
– We threw around the idea of buying a shared water analysis kit. Good ones can be expensive, so this probably wouldn’t happen unless other clubs were on board as well.

In all, we had five homebrews:

BREWER         BEER                               IBUs  ABV
Mark           American Wheat Ale, GCC            30    4.8%
Tim            Pilsner/Wine, Muscat Love          65    8.5%
Paul           IPA, CASMO                         73    5.8%
Rob            Double IPA, Hop Latency            100   8.0%
Adam           Dark Belgian Farmhouse             -     7.3%

Below is the recipe for Rob’s IPA, which is an amazing beer that includes 23 hop additions!


7.0lb Maris Otter Pale
7.0lb Pale 2-Row
1.0lb Wheat
0.5lb Carapils
0.5lb Carastan

Boil (60 min):
3.0lb Table sugar
0.5oz Summit (US) 60 min Boil
0.5oz Columbus (US) 60 min Boil
1.0oz HBC 348 (Ron Mexico) 20 min Boil
0.5oz Mosaic (US) 15 min Boil
0.5oz Amarillo (US) 15 min Boil
0.5oz Summit (US) 15 min Boil
0.5oz Columbus (US) 15 min Boil
1.0oz HBC 348 (Ron Mexico) 10 min Boil
0.5oz Centennial (US) 10 min Boil
0.5oz El Dorado (US) 10 min Boil
0.5oz Mosaic (US) 10 min Boil
0.5oz Galaxy (AU) 10 min Boil
0.5oz El Dorado (US) 5 min Boil
0.5oz Centennial (US) 5 min Boil
2.0oz HBC 348 (Ron Mexico) 20 min Whirlpool
1.0oz Centennial (US) 20 min Whirlpool
1.0oz Mosaicâ„¢ (US) 20 min Whirlpool
1.0oz El Dorado (US) 20 min Whirlpool
0.5oz Amarillo (US) 20 min Whirlpool
0.5oz Galaxy (AU) 20 min Whirlpool
1.0oz HBC 348 (Ron Mexico) 5 days Dry Hop
1.0oz Mandarina Bavaria 5 days Dry Hop
1.0oz Citra (US) 5 days Dry Hop

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up. See you next month!

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