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February 2013 Newsletter

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Here is the February Newsletter.  Don't forget, our meeting this month is on the second Sunday of the month to let everyone enjoy the Super Bowl.

February is out monthly Chili Cook-off.  Use the link below to sign up. 


January 2013 Maltose Falcons Shop Brew

On the day after our great 2013 Doug King Homebrew competition, we had the Falcon’s January Shop brew.  This month, the brew crew was led by the MF VP Ed Kochanowski, aka Jersey.    The duties of a brew crew leader are to supply a recipe,  help the crew members to enjoy their experience with all-grain brewing by guiding them  through the steps of  grain milling, doughing in, mashing,  sparging, boiling, hop adding, cooling, carboy filling, oxygenating,  yeast pitching,  and equipment cleaning.   Also the crew leader collects the costs for the ingredients and pays the shop.   The final task

2013 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition Results


2013 Mayfaire organized by the Maltose Falcons

Best of Show Winner

Brian Holter and Kingsley Toby for their Belgian Style Quad Ale

First Runner-up

Tom and Peggy Kelly for their Vanilla Mead

Second Runner-up

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Eagle Rock Brewery 3rd Anniversary Party!!!


It’s happened. We made it to 3 years! ...an amazing 3 years (and thank you!)

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2013 Firestone Invitational Beer Festival Registration

Tickets will go on sale February 1 and WILL SELL OUT FAST. The event will be held June 1 and admission is $75. Visit the event website for more information.

Breweries for 2013:

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AHA National Homebrewers Conference


The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

Philadelphia, Pa. is the host city for the 2013 conference, June 27-29. The majority of official conference activities take place in the host hotel.

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Another Winning Time at the DKM!

I will leave the specifics to the President and VPs to tell everyone about today's DKM, but I would just like to say a giant thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to come and participate in our event.  We had 40 or so judges and 15 stewards who did a fantastic job.  I want to say a special  thanks to Steve Scott for taking care of the keg and growler pours for the entire time.

Green Flash Tap Takeover at Draught's Restaurant (Thousand Oaks)


Featuring over 10 Green Flash beers on Draught!!!

Green Flash Hop Head Red

Green Flash Double Stout

Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye

Green Flash Candela Rye Barleywine w/ Spanish Cedar (cigar city collaboration)

Green Flash Grand Cru Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Green Flash Palate Wrecker IIPA

Green Flash Le Freak Belgian IPA

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January Shop Brew - Sign-up is full, stay tuned for February!

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday, January 20th at 8:00 a.m. Our Vice President "Big" Ed "Jersey" Kochanowski is going to lead the crew. The style hasn't been settled as of this writing, but at last word he was leaning toward brewing a Rye IPA.


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New member

I am exited to atend my first club meeting tomorrow January 6 2013. I got a good feeling about this:)

January 2013 Newsletter

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Here is your January 2013 newsletter. 

Enjoy and have a Happy and Safe New Year.

February Club Meeting & Chili Cook-off


The Falcons are back at the shop for our "monthly" membership meeting! Our meeting this month is on the second Sunday of the month to let everyone enjoy the Super Bowl. 

Time to sit down, relax and enjoy some homebrew while we take care of business and lunch.

The meeting will start with a technical presentation and a commercial beer tasting (TBD), if you have suggestions or requests, please email grandhydrometer@maltosefalcons.com.

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January Club Meeting


The Falcons are back at the shop for our "monthly" membership meeting!

Time to sit down, relax and enjoy some homebrew while we take care of business and lunch.

The meeting will start with a technical presentation and a commercial beer tasting (TBD), if you have suggestions or requests, please email grandhydrometer@maltosefalcons.com.

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Talking SMaSH with BeerSmith

Brad Smith of BeerSmith fame had me on his show last week to talk SMaSH and the beauty of simplicity. 

Check it out! Beer Smith Blog: Single Malt and Single Hop (SMASH) with Drew Beechum – BeerSmith Podcast #51

If you have any questions or want to tell me how horribly wrong I am, let me know in the comments below!

John's Westvleteren 12 Clone

Beer won "favorite beer" of June meeting and 1st place 2012 LACF. Lots of dark fruit, some bubble gum, also a little banana. Flavor about halfway between Westvleteren 12 and St. Bernardus ABT 12. It was big hit at 2012 AHA Club Night. Beer ages well. Should reach it's peak in 2015.
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Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink

Yahoo Finance create a list of beer brands that have suffered drastic sales slides since 2006.

Their sales analysis didn't include craft beers or the malternatvie segment, but instead looking at major brands. It is interesting to see that of all the brands to take a hit, the biggest percentage loss belongs to Michelob which from dropped from 2006's 500,000 barrels to 2011's 140,000 barrels or MGD with the biggest volume loss of 1.7 million barrels!

It's the End of the World

Enjoyed a wonderful Stone IPA.  Called Enjoy by 12/21/12. 

Not very bitter, it has a rich malt profile with an intense hop aroma and flavor. 

Blending project

Rocky and I have emptied our sour barrel and now have about 18 gallons of it. Seeing as we have so much of it we thought it would be fun to do a blend, using this beer as a base. I would like to invite any brewers with sour, funky, or unusual beers to participate. I would like to end up with 5 gallons of finished blend so we have enough to age and share. Please comment on this post if you are interested in participating. The way I see it, we should all meet up some where with at least a 22oz sample and go from there.

Beer Advent Calendar


Count down to the holidays with a special calendar that reveals a different beer every day. The beer advent calendar adds a little mystery to your holiday drinking. There are 24 days in most advent calendars, but mine is 25 - because if there is any day when you're going to want a beer I think it would be the 25th.

Thank You Falcons!!! Toy Drive a Huge Success!


Dearest Falcons!
I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to bring a toy to our 4th Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. We collected  3 giant Hefty bags full of toys for the children. We delivered them to the Fire Department on Fallbrook. They were truly astounded to see how many toys we were unloading from the car. They asked us to thank all of you for your generosity.  

December Newsletter

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Here is the December Newsletter.  Sorry it is a little late. 

I hade some problems with a guy named Murphy. 

December shop brew (Dougweiser)

I will be heading the December shop brew,  30 gallons of Dougweiser, I will be using the same methods and recipe Doug King himself showed me while we brewed this beer several times on the old shop system.  This is a labor intensive brew as two mashes will be going at the same time.

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2013 Doug King Memorial Competition

2013 DKM


Note: a decision was made by the staff to split the smoke and wood aged beers into their own category (Class 26) and offer more medals.

Best of Show Winner

Craig Wickham, Doug Harlan, A Dean Lynn for their Honey Hibiscus Blonde Ale

First Runner-up

Chris Rockwell, Bret Goldhorn for their Rye Barrel Stout

Stone Brewing Night at Prohibition Burgers & Beer

Hey Everyone,

Just a heads up.. If any of you are fans of Stone Brewery, then you might wanna check out this event at Prohibition Burgers & Beer in Encino.


Wednesday November 28th / 6pm - 11pm

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