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Sudzers February 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In February’s meeting, we saw Kevin’s homebrew setup, welcomed a few new members, and tasted fourteen (or twenty if you were brave enough to stay until the end) delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

– Welcome new members Chet and Aaron!
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Mikael is organizing a BJCP exam for January 2019. Robert will send out a signup sheet for those interested in studying.
– We are planning a date to visit Admiral Malting’s for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share (likely March because of SF Beer Week)
– Several Sudzers received wort from Santa Clara Valley Brewing. They’ll have an event to feature their beer plus the homebrews. We’ll post details when we get them.
– Robert and Derek will be brewing at Freewheel’s homebrew comp this Sunday, February 18. The event begins at 11:00am. Feel free to come by!
– Thanks to Kevin Wolf for presenting his homebrew system. View the presentation at
– In March, Gigayeast will join us and teach us how to propagate yeast
– 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:
– Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar:

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER         BEER                              IBUs  ABV
David F.       Flawed Lager, Munich Helles       25    5.2%
Cliff          Lager with Gallagher's Best       15    5%
Craig          Dunkles Weissbier                 16    5.3%
Mikael         Rustic Maiden Saison              34    6%
Steve K.       Paparazzi American Brown          21    5.8%
Kevin          Everything's coming up 80 shill   23    5.8%
Danny          Coffee Porter                     36    6%
Colten         I Miss Two Hearted IPA            ~60   7.5%
Bill & Mikael  Lightening NEIPA                  70    6%
Robert         Foggy Bay NEIPA                   30    5.8%
Kevin          treNdiE IPA                       95    9.8%
Adam C.        Baltic Porter                     -     9.3%
Mike G.        Dewberry/Huckleberry Mead         0     ?
Derek W.       Prickly Pear Mead                 0     16%
Craig          Blonde                            28    3.6%
Robert         Dubbel Nature Belgian Dubbel      20    6%
Robert         Tough Guy Wine Barrel Aged Sour   20    6%
Cliff          Dark Mild                         20    3.8%
Cliff          Baltic Porter                     75    10%
Mikael         Parfait Saison                    27    6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

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