April 2016 meeting notes

At April’s meeting we saw some new faces, sampled twelve delicious homebrews, and had a great conversation with Cassie and Jim from Gigayeast about brewing with sourdough cultures. Thanks to everyone who showed up, and see you next month!

Business:
– We’ll be pouring at NCHF’s Hoppy Hour this year. This is a good chance to show off Sudzers’s best beers, so we’ll have a tasting the meeting before NCHF to determine what we’ll pour. Start thinking about what you want to brew!
– The Sudzers is teaming up with The Grain Trust to organize the Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition. Please let Steve H. or Derek W. know if you’re interested in helping to organize or judge.
– Sierra Nevada’s SF Beer Camp (http://www.beercamp.sierranevada.com/festivals/san-francisco/) is June 18th. Reach out to Tim T. if you’re interested in meeting up with other Sudzers.
– Cassie and Jim from Gigayeast (http://www.gigayeast.com/) gave an awesome presentation on sour beers and brewing with sourdough cultures. More details on the homebrew competition using their new yeast will be given with the next few weeks or discussed at the next meeting. Thanks again, Cassie and Jim, and please come back any time!

In all, we had twelve homebrews:

BREWER        BEER                               IBUs  ABV
Jared         Cockshot Pilsner                   26    5.38%
Jared         Czech the Locks                    33    5.64%
Joanna & Bob  Hef + Lemon Rind                   -     6%(?)
Rob           Cream Ale                          30    5%
David         Belgian Dubbel                     -     7.1%
Tony & Marc   Belgian Dubbel                     18    8%
Rich          American Strong Ale                67    8.9%
Tim           Chocolate Milk Stout               -     3.7%
David         Coconut Porter                     -     5.4%
Rob           IPA                                70    7%
Rob           Double IPA                         100   8.5%
The Club      Barrel Aged Dark Matter            -     11+%

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

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