Sudzers September meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, September 10th
at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis.
Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos,
as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the
year.

Agenda:

– Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) which will be held Sept. 15-16, 2022.

– Collection of dues. Derek won’t be at this meeting, but you can still pay dues by sending $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org.

– Homebrew evaluations. Don’t forget to bring your recipe as club members will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

(Note: The Mountain View Art and Wine Festival is being held the weekend of the 9th and 10th. You might need more time than usual to find parking.)

Sudzers August 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our August meeting, we discussed this year’s NCHF and had a presentation on kettle sours. Then we tasted 14 (yes, 14) homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– Sebastian Brisbois gave a presentation on brewing kettle sour beers. The slides are available at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jEiUue8btDCZPi8fGxeCx8A57WA6t-eb-N7RniFBCRg/edit#slide=id.p

– The Northern California Homebrewers Conference (NCHF) will be on September 15 and 16. The Sudzers usually have 2 booths at the festival. A signup sheet will go out to members who are attending to find out what beer, food, and equipment they will be bringing.There will also be a club brew competition. The styles for this year’s competition are hazy IPA and fruit beer. For more info on the festival: https://nchfinfo.org/

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Sebastian BApricot and Passionfruit Kettle Sour Berliner WeisseFruit Beer53.30%
Chris LRoggenbier
Derek WPurple Waves of GrainEgyptian Purple Barley Beer154.9
NathanKolsch215.1
Derek WCitra ShineMexican Lager256.4Attempted Citraveza clone
Kevin SAustriken!german pilsner405.2
Kevin SBrilliant Bitterstrong bitter486.1
Sebastian BSaisonSaison305.40%
ChrisKitchen Sink IPAIPA676.20%
StephanAll Eyes on ThighsThiolized Beer6.80%
StephanRed RyederAmerican Amber6.2%Encore tasting after Santa Clara comp judging
Adam CBaltic Porter8.9
Robert ROld and BitterImperial stout808.8
Peter PrayBrett oatmeal stout285.1

– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org

– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.

– 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 the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

Sudzers August meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00 pm this Sunday, August 13th
at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis.
Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos,
as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the
year.

Agenda:

–  Derek will be collecting dues. If you would like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.

–  Presentation on kettle sours.

–  Northern California Homebrewers Festival (9/15-9/16, 2023)

–  Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since club members
will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name
and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in
determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers July 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our July meeting, we discussed this year’s Santa Clara County Homebrew Competition and NCHF. Then we tasted a couple of homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– The 7th Annual Santa Clara Homebrew Competition will be held July 22. The Sudzers are co-organizing with the Grain Trust. The competition is now closed to registering new entries. People can drop off their entries at the Country Fair Grounds on July 15 and 16. They can also be dropped off at More Beer in Los Altos and Beer and Wine Makers of America in San Jose by July 14 See the following for more details: https://thefair.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Home-Brew-Competition-2023-Final.pdf

– The presentation on kettle sours was postponed until the August meeting.

– Tickets for this year’s Northern California Hombrewers Festival go on sale July 16. NCHF will be held September 15 and 16, 2023.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Peterdunkelweizen105.60%
AllenHazy Shade of TahoeNE IPA357.20%Dry hopped during fermentation

– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org

– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.

– 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 the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

Sudzers July meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00 pm this Sunday, July 9th
at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis.
Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos,
as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the
year.

Agenda:

–  Derek will be collecting dues. If you would like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.

–  Homebrew competition at the Santa Clara County Fair.

–  Distribution of the club brew to members who haven’t received their cans yet.

–   Presentation on kettle sours.

–  Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since club members
will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name
and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in
determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers June 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our June meeting, we discussed this year’s Santa Clara County Homebrew Competition. Then we tasted some homebrew. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– The 7th Annual Santa Clara Homebrew Competition will be held July 22. The Sudzers are co-organizing with the Grain Trust. For those interested in judging or stewarding, fill out the questionnaire at https://forms.gle/rE9GPWEL97Yjyztz5 by June 16, 2023. For those who would like to enter the competition, details and the registration link are available at: 

https://bit.ly/418d60R. Registration deadline is June 28.

– The off flavor of the month was benzaldehyde which gives beer an almond smell/flavor. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together.

– We discussed possible presentations on beer styles. Sebastian will give a presentation on kettle sours at the July meeting

– The beer we tasted was Allen’s Russian imperial coffee stout made with medium roast coffee and hazelnuts (7.8% ABV)

– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org

– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.

– 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 the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

Sudzers June meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, June 11th
at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis.
Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos,
as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the
year.

Agenda:

– Collection of dues. Derek won’t be at this meeting, but you can
still pay dues by sending $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org.

– Off flavor of the month.

– Homebrew competition at Santa Clara County Fair.

– Ideas for presentations on beer styles.

– Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since club members
will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name
and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in
determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers May 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our May meeting, we discussed this year’s Santa Clara County Homebrew Competition. Then we tasted nine great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– We welcomed new members Adam and Remi. Welcome to the club!

– The 7th Annual Santa Clara Homebrew Competition will be held July 22. The Sudzers are co-organizing with the Grain Trust. For those interested in judging or stewarding, fill out the questionnaire at:  https://forms.gle/rE9GPWEL97Yjyztz5 by June 16, 2023. For those who would like to enter the competition, details and the registration link are available at: https://bit.ly/418d60R

– The off flavor of the month was hydrogen sulphide (H2S) which gives beer a sulfury smell/flavor. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together.

– The used brewing equipment that was donated to the club last month was distributed to those who wanted any of it.

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
PeterSaison305.5
MikaelOne week saisonSaison45580F fast fermentation
Kevin sIPLIndia Pale Lager445.5
StephanEl CitraCold IPA6.8El Dorado and Citra
TimTThiolized Cold IPACold IPA626Lunar Crush
Kevin sHazy IPAHazy IPA396.8
Allen/NatanNatan Hazy About This OneNE IPA – W/Thiols477.2Put Saaz in Mash and Thiol Yeast (Star Party)
SebastianMF GoldMixed Fermentation Sour6.4
SebastianMF RedMixed Fermentation Sour6.7

– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org

– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.

– 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 the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

Sudzers May meeting

Hello, Sudzers!

This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 21st
at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis.
Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos,
as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the
year.

Agenda:

– Derek will be collecting dues. If you would like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.


– Off flavor of the month. 

– Distribution of the club brew to members who haven’t received their cans yet. 

– Homebrew competition at Santa Clara County Fair

– Distribution of homebrewing equipment donated at last month’s meeting

– Homebrew evaluations. Remember to bring your recipe, since club members will have lots of questions. Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers April 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our April 16th meeting, we discussed this year’s Homebrew Con and the next beer style to be presented. Then we tasted five great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– Ed dropped off some brewing equipment he no longer uses. At the moment Kevin has it. We will send out a list so that members can claim any of the equipment they would like.

– Homebrew Con will be June 22-24 in San Diego. The discussion was rather short, since no one present at the meeting is planning on attending. However, if anyone is planning on going, they can use the Event channel on Discord to coordinate activities with other members who will be in San Diego.

– For the next beer style, Sebastian offered to give a presentation on kettle sours (tentatively in June).

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
SebastianGerman Helles Exportbier255.3
PeterSt PattysGolden ale304
ChrisSMASH Pale aleClone of Alvarado “Mai Tai”
StephanOops All CaraRedRed Pale Ale566.3
StephanMurphy’s LawHazy IPA??6.4

– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org

– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.

– 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 the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/