Sudzers November 2017 meeting notes

In November’s meeting, we recapped the Dark Matter Brew Day, did the off-flavor tasting of the month, learned about cleaning and sanitizing your equipment, and then tasted seventeen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

– Welcome, Alan, to his first meeting!
– Remember, there is no December meeting. Instead, we will have our annual Holiday Party, which will be at 6:30 on Saturday, December 9th at Rich’s house. For directions, please email us at
– Please send any Homebrewer of the Year nominations to me, Adam, at
– Also, please email me (again at if you’d like to nominate yourself or anyone else for a Sudzer Officer position for 2018. Positions are President, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Communications Officer.
– Thanks Marc-Andre and Jenn for hosting Dark Matter Brew Day, where six brewers got together to brew 43 gallons of the imperial stout!
– Jim and Charles hosted the off-flavor of the month: lactic acid
– Robert C. brought in and distributed several malts from Admiral Maltings ( We look forward to see what everyone brews with these.
– Steve H. for summarized Jon Herskovits’s (of Five Star Chemicals) BeerSmith session on cleaning and sanitizing your equipment. For the full podcast, see

In all, we had seventeen brews:

BREWER          BEER                                  IBUs  ABV
Derek W.        Shrill Blond Ale                      30    5.9%
Tim T.          Honey Blond                           -     7.4%
Robert C.       Heaping Hills w/ Fresh Hops Blond     20    7.5%
Craig           Best Bitter                           -     4.5%
Robert C.       Moss Landing with Fresh Hops APA      30    5.8%
Marc-Andre      Apple Cherry Cider                    0     yes
Cliff           Saison                                -     6.2%
Adam            Saison with Rosehips and Hibiscus     -     7.2%
Danny           Saison with Brett                     28    7%
Mikael & Bill   La Raison Saison                      31    8.3%
Mikael & Bill   154 East West IPA                     -     6.5%
Charles         Heretic IPA                           -     7.1%
Derek W.        Scarlet Munition                      45    6%
Mikael & Bill   Choconut Porter                       30    5.3%
Craig           Sweet Stout                           -     6.2%
Kevin           Nitro Stout                           -     6.7%
Charles         Trubbel Dubbel                        -     7.2%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

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