Sudzers July 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In July’s meeting, we learned why beer tasting is unfair, covered a lot of business items, and tasted eleven delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Tickets for NCHF go on sale July 15th (http://www.nchfinfo.org/). If you’re attending, please fill out the spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19VtbpO-X6it4O4eX4V00R9bf7HvVUk1qIyY5K4pWxxo/edit?usp=sharing so we can coordinate who’s going, who’s bringing what, etc.
– Would anyone like to volunteer to build a glass rinser for NCHF? Please email the list if you’re interested.
– Also, please let us know if you have the club’s jockey box.
– Tim has volunteered to host Dark Matter Brew Day. More details to come. Thanks, Tim!
– We still need a volunteer for the Christmas Party. Please email the list if you’re interested in volunteering.
– Steve H. and Adam gave a recap of HomebrewCon. There was a ton of beer and plenty of great presentations. Next year’s will be held in Rhode Island.
– Mikael gave us an update on the BJCP exam coming up in January, 2019. Signups for the exam will be on a first come, first served basis, based on the completion of the online exam. Prior to the exam in January, we’ll have 10-12, weekly training sessions beginning in the Fall.
– Judging for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition will be held July 21st. Derek will be holding a prelim round at his house in Redwood City. If you’re interested in participating in either of those, then please email Derek at derek@sudzers.org
– Cliff gave us a presentation on why beer tasting isn’t fair. We used the tasting kit at https://www.amazon.com/QUALITY-Super-Taster-Strips-Test/dp/B019MACBOG to test our tastebuds. Check out the presentation at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Beer-tasting.pptx

– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had eleven brews:

BREWER             BEER                             IBUs  ABV
Kevin W.           Blonde Experiment                17    6.2%
Mikael             Cold One Kolsch                  26    4.75%
Steve & Derek H.   Empty the keg Saison             ?     6%
Cliff              Brett Farmhouse                  29    6.1%
Danny              Juicy Brett Beer                 24    6%
Danny              Juicy NEIPA                      24    6%
Colten             Azacca SMaSH                     -     6.2%
Adam               Doppelsticke                     -     7.3%
Colten             Raspberry Porter                 -     7.2%
Craig              More Heavy Than Wee, Wee Heavy   28    9.9%
Derek W.           Dry Pomegranate Apple Cider      0     8.8%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

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