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!

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