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.
STONE BREWING NIGHT AT PROHIBITION
Wednesday November 28th / 6pm - 11pm
Join us for our annual Mayfaire fest on 19 May 2013 that will be held again at the popular KOA in Acton. The camp is located on the bank of the Santa Clara River about 25 miles away from the north SF Valley. It has cottonwood
UPDATE: Six people have signed up for this shop brew, making a full crew plus one on wait list. As ever, you can still go to the brew session, crew or no, without taking home a share of wort.
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday, November 18th at 8:00 a.m. Our newly confirmed President Steve Rosolio is going to lead the crew in brewing a strong Scotch ale, a sumptuously malty delicious style. This is one of Steve's preferred styles, so it should be an informative session.
Here is some more info on the Barrel Blend from yesterday's meeting.
I have attached the two recipes that make up the blend. Here is the breakdown.
Imperial Stout Rye Barrel version (Aged in Woodinville Rye Whiskey Barrel from 7/18 to 10/31) 73%
Imperial Stout Rye Barrel version base beer 9%
Imperial Oatmeal Stout Brewed 11/13/11 18%
The total yield was almost 10 gallons of the blend.
Let me know if there are any questions!
Whoever came up with the idea of holding the beer festival that caps the now four-year-old L. A. Beer Week at the city’s main train station really had the old thinking cap on. As a major transit hub, festgoers can travel to and from the fest by a variety of public transit means, and forego driving. As a longtime resident of the city’s West side, I used the occasion of the festival on Sunday, September 30, 2012 to check out the recently-opened Expo light rail line.
$20 includes day use of the venue, the cost of dinner and camping fees.
This is a private event open only to Maltose Falcons members and their guests (limit two guests per member)! You must make your reservations by Wednesday 7 August 2012 in order to attend. No fees will be accepted on site.
Here is the November Newsletter.
Save the date, and come party in the pines at McGill Campground, near Mount Pinos.
The Falcons (and other beer lovers) are set for a tasting of Holiday beers and more at the world famous Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday December 8th at 1PM.
The cost will be $30 plus the cost of your mandatory sandwich. Seating limited to 30 people so make your reservation early.
Pay for your reserved seat here:
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 [at] maltosefalcons [dot] com.
The SCHF website is now open! Get your memberships! The website is slow, be patient!
Come join the Falcons and 34 other home brewing clubs at the Southern California Home Brewers Festival May 3-5, 2013 at beautiful Lake Casitas near Ojai. CHA Membership annual membership (see http://calhomebrewers.org/) is $40 until Feb 28, $45 in March, and $50 after March. You must purchase your CHA membership by May 2, 2013 or you will not be allowed into the fest.
Another great Falcon's party into the history books. There was great beer, great music and great friends.
I have had many a request for the mac&cheese recipe. Here it is:
Mac & Cheese
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp Coleman’s dry mustard or 2 tsp Sierra Nevada mustard
1 or 2 bay leaf
salt & pepper
hot sauce (Tabasco, Frank’s, etc), to taste
2# cheese (sharp cheddar, gruyere, parmesan, mozzarella)
So I found a TON of ripe prickly pears by my friends house so I thought I'd put together a little how-to. Check out the pictures here
Really cool video on Brett research...
We have a long way to go but man the options are looking better all the time.
Why, one does a very berry melomel instead! No slaving over a hot mash tun or boil kettle. No worrysome timing of hop additions. Easy clean up and no disposal of spent grains. And best of all, no worrying about fermentation temperature. There's 6+ gallons of must in a plastic fermenter in my garage, happily bubbling away. The most difficult part of the entire process was dealing with all the bees that were attracted when I opened the pail of honey and decanted it to pour into the water.
Here is the Newsletter. Oktoberfest is next week.
Content (articles, pictures, etc) is always welcome!!! Please submit by 10/24/12.
Sorry the newsletter is out so late. The editor was waiting for some last-minute submissions.
Beard Beer: Rogue Ales Creates Brew Out Of Yeast From Brewmaster John Maier's Facial Hair
The Huffington Post | By Hilary Hanson Posted: 09/26/2012 3:56 pm EDT Updated: 09/26/2012 4:04 pm EDT
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday October 21st at 8:00 a.m. Our Club’s Treasurer Kent Fletcher will be leading this crew with the brewing of a Holiday Ale the nature of which is still being formulated. All Brew Crew members will be brewing on the Falcons 30 gallon all grain brew system located at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. Members will participate in all aspects of the brewing process from measuring and crushing the grain to clean up.
Pretty awesome video of jack daniels making their own barrels.
As Drew told everyone at the last meeting, it is time to get your Anchor blurbs in, cause it is time for the Falcons to take back the Anchor Homebrew Club of the Year Award. What comps have you entered? What comps have you won in? What events did you volunteer at? Judge at? Steward at? What creative positive thing can you contribute to the Board so they can put together a report?
For those that are tired of scubbing out carboys and kegs by hand here is a fairly cheap solution. I cleaned 9 kegs in 45 minutes and only 2 needed a little elbow grease because they sat too long with yeast in them. I used 170 degree water and it was still hot when I was finished.
There is roughly $65 worth of parts in building this. If you have 5 gallon carboys you may want to replace the spray arm with copper to make it narrower to fit the neck.
Here is the parts list:
1- 1/6hp sump pump $50.00 delivered from Harbor Frieght (with 20% online coupon)
This month's meeting saw our annual election cycle and as always the battle was fierce - to not be elected!
We kid, we kid.. but in all seriousness thanks to those who volunteered and stood for election to the board. Most of the faces are familiar and continuing on, but also we have some new vital blood as well and that's a good thing!
Remember, even if you're not on the board of directors, we could us a helping hand to make things run smoothly for the club! We'll be starting up a volunteers list to help coordinate efforts shortly. Watch for details.
Quite a few folks took advantage of our Fresh Hop Buy and are getting their supplies starting real soon.