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Sudzers October 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In October’s meeting, we learned a bit about beer in Belgium, heard about important homebrew practices that really aren’t, and tasted thirteen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

– Membership dues can be made to Derek via paypal at
– Robert, Elan, and Liza recapped NCHF. As always, it was a great time, and we strongly encourage members to attend next year. It’s certainly one of the best beer events of the year.
– Dark Matter Brew Day is this Saturday, October 20 at Tim Topole’s house. We’re still looking for more volunteers to brew. We’re targeting 20 gallons and currently have 5 accounted for. If you’re interested in brewing, then please fill out the form linked to in Even if you’re not brewing, we hope you can attend and enjoy a fun day of drinking, eating, and brewing.
– Cliff let us know about a wild ale, solera-style, barrel project in the works. He’ll email us with more details.
– Brewery Twenty Five in San Juan Bautista has a co-pilot series of beers where they partner with homebrewers to develop recipes and brew and sell the beer in their taproom. Cliff will be checking in to find more details.
– Chet let us know about an upcoming homebrew competition held by the American Chemical Society. More details can be found at
– We still need a volunteer for the Christmas Party. Please email the list if you’re interested in volunteering.
– Anyone interested in being officer for 2019 please let Derek W. ( or Adam ( know
– Mikael has created a spreadsheet detailing the training sessions for the upcoming BJCP exam in January. Even if you aren’t attending, you can see the presentations and materials at
– Charles gave us a great look into his trip to Belgium. Certainly a travel destination on every brewer’s bucket list!
– Mike Conant gave a talk on “Important Homebrew Practices That Really Aren’t”. Download it at
– All shared recipes can be found at If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to Full info can be found at
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar:

In all, we had thirteen brews:

BREWER     BEER                          IBUs  ABV
Cliff      Witbier                       15    4.3%
Danny      Neighborly Ale                34    4.5%
Chet       English Bitter                -     -
Adam       CBG's Old Man's Ale           -     4.1%
Cliff      Wild Ale                      0     6%
Mikael     BYO Gose Delbrueckii          7     7%
Chet       New England Sour Ale          -     -
Tim        Centennial IPA                54    7.2%
Adam       CBG's NEIPA                   -     8.1%
Danny      Helles Bock                   29    6.3%
Cliff      Cognac Barrel Aged Tripel     20    9.5%
Mikael     Black Silver Alameda Porter   34    7%
Elan       Rum Barrel Black Ale          ~20   ~7%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

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