Next Membership Meeting: December 8, 12 Noon PST at the Shop in Woodland Hills!...Bring a new Toy for the Annual Falcon Toy Drive!... Also, Sign up for the Annual Holiday Tasting at Stuffed Sandwich, Sat Dec 14
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.
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?