The White House recently released their homebrew recipes at the request of homebrewers. According to the website, President Obama paid for a Homerewing kit and asked the Whitehouse chefs to make the beer.
The recipes were from a brewer near the Whitehouse:
Here’s a familiar summertime scenario: after waiting a hot second in the buffet line, you’ve finally gotten your food and your drink and are ready to get your grub on when you realize there are no empty tables around. You could try to find a ledge somewhere, or maybe sit on the floor, but heavens, you’re not an animal.
Made these for our latest board meeting (hosts prepare dinner for the board) and they proved to be a big hit. The chicken tacos are a healthy and tastily juicy taco fodder. The Beef Chorizo tacos are actually two meals in one - day 1 - classic American pot roast with a little bit of flair - day 2 - meltingly awesome tacos.
All tacos served with pinto beans, onions, cilantro, lime, fresh queso and crema with warm tortillas and a choice of homemade pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa and guacamole..
Poached Chicken Tacos
1/4 c salt
Here is the Newsletter. Elections are this month. Support the club!!
Content (articles, pictures, etc) is always welcome!!! Please submit by 9/24/12.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR
2012 Homebrew Beer Competition
* ** Official Results ***
Aug 20, 2012
Ed Kochanowski, Organizer
On Behalf of the Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society
Who: YOU and the Belgians
Hey Falcons, old and new, having served on the board, I can tell you that it is a good experience. though sometimes challenging.
I was looking for a way to rouse up my yeast in a conical fermenter. I thought of hooking up my C02 system, but I didn't want to unhook it from my system and thought it might be possible that wort might fall back into the line.
The solution for me was a Cornelius Keg Portable CO2 Charger. I had to find a 1/2" to 1/8" connector, which wasn't easy. I hooked it all up and shazzam, it worked!
Does anyone know of a good source for Honey 12 to 18 pounds?
L.A. Beer Week has been moved up this year from October to Sept. 20 through 30, to avoid conflicts with the Great American Beer Festival for those breweries who wish to participate in the GABF. Makes sense, and besides, it's even hotter in Sept. than in Oct. which means we'll need plenty of good beer to get us through the late summer-early fall heat!
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday August 19th at 8:00 a.m. Our Club’s Secretary Cullen Davis with the assistance of none other than our esteemed president Nancy Gold will be leading this crew with the brewing of an English Dark Ale. The lead brewers seem to be in a creative mode for this brew (Cullen’s forte) and decided to brew a beer somewhere in the vicinity of an English Stout and a Porter.
Any Falcons attending this year? Ethen (another Falcon member) and I will be attending. Hopefully we can meet up with a few other members there. We'll make to sure to bring back a full report on this years festivities.
Here is the August 2012 Newsletter. Sorry it is a little late.
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.
This month's business: Elections! We need to find out who is going to help make things happen for the club. Can you lend a hand?
I stole this from a thread from probrewer.com.
Here is the info on the stainless steel nail in the barrel head acting as a poor man’s MacGyver sample port:
We drill a hole using a 7/64 drill bit on the barrel head of each barrel. The hole can be drilled while the barrel is empty or even with beer in it. You just have to be ready with the nail if you are doing it with the barrel full. The hole is so small that there is no problem with losing too much beer at this point.
I have two sizes of stainless steel nails that I purchase from McMaster Carr.
When you are retired, or even semi-retired, then you too can brew beer on a Monday. Today Rich and Old Jim are brewing up a Mild to bring to Sunfest. its going well so far, a tribute to our self control in terms of drinking while brewing. The wort is boiling now, with the first hop addition in and the timer counting. Old Jim is BBQing some nice sausages from Whole Foods and we'll be enjoying those along with some nice side dishes. We're going to be drinking Bear Republic Tribute Brown Ale with lunch. I'll post the recipe later, after the facts are in. And lucky us, Mrs. S.
Featuring on Draught:
Firestone Double Double Barrel
Firestone Double Barrel Unfiltered Firkin
Firestone Velvet Merkin Bourbon Barrel Aged
Firestone Parabola Russian Imperial Stout
Firestone Summer Solace
Firestone "805" Honey Blonde
What's going on here?
Thanks to the modern miracle of distribution, John D has an opportunity to buy a bunch of fresh hops. He's offering the club (and our guests) the ability to buy these hops at a heavy discount.
You can buy hops directly from our store until 7/29 and then we'll close things up. If we don't have enough purchase of a variety we may have to change up or cancel it.
The folks over at Northern Brewer taped my talk and did a little magical editing. Watch and, well, maybe, enjoy...
It's election time coming up soon for the Maltose Falcons Board!!! Those of you who would like to serve are encouraged to start thinking about either being on the Board. Or nominating one of your fellow Falcons who you think would do a great job. Elections will be in September, so you have time to consider what position would suit you best or as I said before, another Falcon who you think could do a great job in any of the positions. Start thinking now Falcons!!!
A quick scienitific means of dealing with hangovers. Most of know this stuff, but it never hurts to repeat it!
So watch.. unless you like hangovers.. then you're strange!
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday July 22nd at 8:00 a.m. Our Club’s 1st Vice President, Ed Kochanowski will be leading this crew with the brewing of a Black Rye IPA.
Ruminate on this for a while:
In the past few months we've seen the following news items:
- Angel City sold to a subsidary of Boston Beer Co.
- Sierra Nevada announces a new brewery opening in Asheville NC
- New Belgium announces a new brewery opening in Asheville NC
- Oskar Blues announces a new brewery opening in Asheville NC
- Lagunitas announces a new brewery opening in Chicago
2012 L.A. COUNTY FAIR
HOME-BREW BEER COMPETITION
Sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)
Under the supervision of the
Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society
Entry Fee - $7.00 per entry
It pays to have a wife who loves a good bargain.
When My wife goes grocery shopping, she always checks that spot in the back where the market sticks its day-old stuff and close-outs. Twice now, I've gone with her to an Albertson's with a good beer selection and found buried treasure back in that hiding place. Once before, it was a couple of bombers of Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Today, it was two 6-packs of Stone Ruination IPA for half off. As far as I can tell, they were back there just to make room in the cooler for something else.