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DESCHUTES COMING TO HOLLYWOOD!

Hey all,

For those very few who have met me I will say this......... I am a HUGE fan and supporter of Deschutes Brewery!! On April 13th Veronica Vega (A Deschutes Brewer) will be coming to the Surly Goat, craft brew tavern extraordinaire, and letting us enjoy Jubel 2010 & Lost Barrels of Mirror Mirror!!!!!

The following is the link to the event and I'm posting from the Deschutes website as well:

Wed, 4/13
Specialty Beer Tasting at Surly Goat (5-9pm)

April 3rd Membership Meeting Minutes

Hi everyone. For those of you who couldn't attend the membership meeting, here is what you missed. Read on and sign-up for those events!!!

MALTOSE FALCON MEMBERSHIP MEETING- APRIL 3, 2011
Today was Bock day as we called in Bocks for our COC competition. Our winner was Erick Garcia! We had 50 people at our meeting today and it went something like this.
GRAND HYDRO-DREW THE GRAND HYDROMETER
Being that spring is in the air and that our COC was today. Drew treated us to the wonderful world of Bocks. All kinds of Bocks. There were as follows:
1. Einbecker Bock
2. Rogue Dead Guy

Dopplebock

Dopplebock
Brew Date: 
01/18/2011
Brewed By: 
John Aitchison, Bill Heath, John Rasmussen, Chris Moon
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Glen Heather Scottish Export

I got the idea for this beer after reading the book Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers, and the Scottish heather beer Froach. This beer is malty with a pleasing bitterness, and a spicy/fruity floral aroma from the dried heather flowers. It is one of the favorites I rotate on tap at home.
Brew Date: 
09/09/2009
Brewed By: 
Diane Van Wagner
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End of the Rainbow Irish Red

This was originally brewed for the 2010 April shop brew. I brewed up a second batch a couple of months later at home. This beer won Best of Show at the 2010 Octoberfest Competition. It is very malty with mild bitterness and little hop flavor or aroma. It has a pleasing red color from the small addition of roasted barley added to the grist.
Brew Date: 
07/13/2010
Brewed By: 
Diane Van Wagner
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Wickedly Witty Ginger

This is my Belgian White Ale with an addition of dried ginger. The ginger adds a nice spice that compliments the corriander and bitter orange peel. It is very refreshing anytime, and I have requests to keep it on tap all the time.
Brew Date: 
05/08/2010
Brewed By: 
Diane Van Wagner
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June Club Meeting

There will not be a club meeting for the month of May due to the many club events that month.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday June 5th. at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills.
Are you new to brewing? Have you been brewing for a while, and are you looking for a group of fellow home brewers to hang out with? Come on by the shop for a fun filled afternoon with The Maltose Falcons. We are the oldest home brew club in the United States.

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New grains recipe contest

The Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop has expanded their grain selection. There are ten new grains to choose from. The complete listing is at homebeerwinecheese.com.
John is sponsering a New Grain Recipe competion. Anyone who signs up at the shop will receive 25% off of their recipe purchase. You must use 2 or more grains per a recipe of your own design. The recipe can be any style.

English Mild

I've brewed this beer many times and it has placed in every competition I have entered it in. I brew this beer twice a year because it doesn't stick around very long, it is a favorite around my house.
Brew Date: 
01/15/2011
Brewed By: 
Craig Frump
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Survivor Pale Ale

Our Family and Friends have been watching and betting on the Survivor winners for years. This is the beer we drink on this occasion Two kegs end up empty before each season is over. A medium body Pale Ale with late hops and an aroma that doesn't quit. This recipe survives in repeat rotation at my house.
Brew Date: 
01/22/2011
Brewed By: 
Larry Gonsalves
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2011 Mayfaire

Abbreviation: 
2011MF

2011 MAYFAIRE COMPETITION RESULTS

 2011 Mayfaire organized by the Maltose Falcons

 

Best of Show Winner

Chuck Ferguson for his English Style Barleywine

First Runner-up

Steve Scott for his Munich Helles

Second Runner-up

ColLAboration Beer Garden Event #1 - Tony's Darts Away

A special series of "pop-up" beer festivals are being organized by the operators of some of LA's finest Craft Beer Bars (Tony’s Darts Away, Verdugo Bar, Blue Palms, 38 Degrees and Surly Goat). Tony's Darts Away is first in the chute as they celebrate 1 year of operation! You must buy a glass to gain your entry!

Here's the spiel from the crew:

"The first COLLABORATION event will be held on April 9th at the
corner of Magnolia and Parish in Burbank, just one block from Tony’s
Darts Away. This will not only be a celebration of one incredibly

Dougweiser

Budweiser clone, recipe formulated by Doug King. Why make a homebrew that tastes like Budweiser you ask? Valid question my frend and heres the answer. The challenge. This beer is difficult to make because of the double mash going on at the same time. (the rice and the grain) Pain in the arse! Keg's of this beer go quick.
Brew Date: 
01/01/2011
Brewed By: 
Rick Burnside
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Upcoming and Past ACS Webinar with Charlie Bamforth

Register now to listen to Charlie Bamforth, A-B Endowed Professor of Brewing at UC Davis on Thursday March 31st. Charlie is awesome to listen to and really knows his stuff from his time with big brewing companies like Bass.

The precis of the talk:

“Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Charles Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis.

What You Will Learn

* The chemistry that underpins the quality of beer (foam, color, clarity, flavor).

Tempting Fate

Inspired by Russian River's Temptation. This beer appears both in BeerAdvocate the Magazineand the Everything Homebrewing Book.
Brew Date: 
05/18/2007
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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US Craft Breweries hit a new high

According to the press release from the Brewer's Association (aka the professional branch of the same org as the American Homebrewer's Association), craft beer grew in volume produced by 11% last year. Not only that, but we now have more operating breweries in this country (1759) than we did in the pre-Prohibition era of 1900 (1751).

Jay Brooks of Brookston Beer Bulletin has a writeup with all the figures and graphs.
http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/craft-beer-grows-11-in-volume/

Wee Heavy, no sparge and 60 shilling small beer

This was my first brew on the old shop system. I had experimented with different historical techniques. Most of my inspiration was from Cindy Renfrow's book "A Sip Through Time" and several "Brewing Techniques" magazine articles. My initial calculations suggest I was going to get a smaller second runnings beer, but was pleasantly surprised to get two substantial beers. This is an ancient technique whee the brewer can obtain multiple beers from the same grain, thus conserving resources. For additional resources, please use the link below: http://www.brewingtechniques.com/library/backissues/issue2.2/mosher.html
Brew Date: 
01/05/2002
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Oregon home brewers, winemakers can compete again: House gives final OK

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/03/oregon_house_gives_...

SALEM -- Cheers. Home brewers and amateur winemakers should be able to partake once again in friendly tastings and contests under a bill that cleared its final legislative hurdle Wednesday.

The Oregon House unanimously endorsed Senate Bill 444, which rewrites state law to clearly allow homemade beer and wine to be made, transported and consumed.

A Biologist's Saint Patrick's Day Song

Ok, so St. Patrick's day may be just about over, but I loved this

A Biologist's Saint Patrick's Day Song

(courtesy of the AHA Forum)

Valentine Mead

Beautiful pink color and a sweet fruit/honey character will warm the heart of an female on her special day. I have made this recipe for 3 different weddings.
Brew Date: 
01/21/2004
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Giving Love To The New Blood

What an awesome time to be a Falcon. There's a lot of stride hitting going on around here, an awesome party at Anchor, big experiments on the horizon and new faces joining the crew continuously and spreading the love of homebrewing and craft beer.

Becki Kregoski, new brewer and new Falcon, joined in with VPster Steve for his shop brew session. Looking at her pictures on her blog, I'm a little sad I couldn't find my way to that session, cause man, those Oatmeal Stout Brownies with Caramelized Bacon look awesome!

Vermont Viper

While thinking of other sugars to ferment, my mind went wandering into unusual places. I was thinking of different sugar sources to ferment while eating pancakes. Maple syrup? It's about 70% sugar, a little less than honey; its very flavorful and has its own distinct character.
Brew Date: 
12/09/2006
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Dead Simple Hefeweizen

Another easy as sin and easy to drink extract only recipe from the Everything Homebrewing Book
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Bloody Head Stout

What happens when a brewer breaks in a new kettle? If you're me, your garage door tries to kill you by crushing your skull! Thankfully, it turns out the stout was awesome!
Brew Date: 
07/01/2009
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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A little Club Publicity (and me Publicity)

Met a few weeks ago with the wonderfully ebullient Cambria from DrinkEatTravel.com at my new homestead where she asked questions, nosed around the R&D Brewing Company grounds and took some pictures that actually make me look not entirely loutish. All for part of her series on the homebrewers of LA.

Plainweiser Pub Ale

The simplest recipe you could ever make. This Blonde Pub ale is a great place to start your brewing career. Think American macro beers with a little bit of ale character. Can be brewed in under 3 hours! (Originally published in the Everything Homebrewing Book)
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Buyer's Remorse English IPA

Had to grow a bunch of yeast for the Mortgage Killer Brew so why not make something tasty? This English IPA uses a bunch of new British hops.
Brew Date: 
09/15/2010
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Mortgage Killer 30 Year Barleywine

I bought a house, what better reason to brew a beer. This beer is intended to age for 30 years with one bottle opened per year and hopefully it'll be aged beautifully to the end time of October 2040.
Brew Date: 
10/05/2010
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Caledonian Saison

It's all the rage with music so let's play Beer Mashup. This Shop Brew combined the basic malt bill of a strong Scotch Ale with the yeasts and techniques of Belgium.
Brew Date: 
07/25/2010
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum and the Shop Crew
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Saison Ordnaire

This is my no fuss, no muss, easy going table Saison recipe. It makes a great test bed for additional flavors and a great work day beer.
Brew Date: 
10/07/2010
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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