Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to the Urge Bowling and Bocce event. We had a great time hanging out with club members and friends while bowling, playing bocce, and drinking beers. Special thanks to Tom Wood for taking the lead on organizing the event.
This year Booze Bros will be making an American-style Wit base that members can take home and do whatever they want to it–the results can be surprising!…
This year Booze Bros will be making an American-style Wit base that members can take home and do whatever they want to it; the results can be surprising! Sign up for how much you want, pay by the gallon–this is finished yeast-ready wort!
Sign up on the interest page and pledge your interest here:
Date: Wednesday, June 20th @ Booze Bros Brewery in Vista
Time: – about 6:00 PM (give or take) since we never know EXACTLY when it’ll be done
Cost: – 2.50 per gallon, all in
How to pay: Preferred: PayPal, Venmo or Zelle to Jacques. Or Exact change and Cash on the day of the event.
To make the evening more fun, I’ve asked Maurey if he can put some fun and funky beers on tap for us and he said he’d do it. I also asked that if there won’t be a food truck if we could bring pizza for us all and they’re OK with that. I’ve put it on the spreadsheet to gauge interest. We can bring bottles to share but they can only be in the event room.
If you can’t make it, try to find a friend who can bring (and pick up) a vessel for you. Maybe we can get them to hold a few a day or so if that helps.
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Board Games & Beers pub nite at BattleMage.
I’ll be bringing a variety of board games to play with those who are interested, but feel free to bring your own that you enjoy. The link below has a sign up where you can specify your desired type of games. I imagine we will have a few tables set up for those who want a more serious game and those who want a easier “family” games. Either way, no game will be too complicated, everyone and their families are welcome, and it should be a great time – so hope to see you there!
Some Ideas for serious games include:
Some ideas for easier “family games” include:
The annual club Lambic brew day. Our goal each year is to brew enough to fill up all our barrels (over 400 gallon capacity!) to harvest in the fall.
We will be brewing 400 gallons of Lambic. We have all of the ingredients that we need, so if you are brewing at home, then please make an arrangements with me to pick up ingredients this week or on Lambic weekend.
We have about 165 gallons of brewing equipment already pledged, so you should plan on brewing two back to back batches if you can. We may need a few brave souls to brew a triple batch (depending on how we fare with last minute signups). We will have help to produce hot water and for chilling, so the brewing should go fast.
On Sunday, we will start at dawn and go til dusk – you can come at the time that is convenient for you. We will be serving lasagne for lunch. I will have 6 beers on tap, but feel free to bring bottles that you may want to share.
Matt will be bringing his chiller and we will set up a grant system like we did last couple of years. Last year it wasn’t working well, but Matt resolved this issue. I have 10 bags of ice that we can use to help the process – so you don’t need to bring wort chillers.
I will have a grain mill and David Bartz will bring a second one.
We will be using our house culture with supplements. Todd, Eric and I are growing up Brett L. Curt will be bringing some Sachromyces and Derek will add in some of his house culture.
We will be using 3 50 gallon oak barrels and a 270 gallon plastic fermentor. These will be prepped and ready to go on Saturday – I will send a separate email to see if anyone can help on Saturday to prep barrels.
Here’s the recipe for the upcoming Lambic club brew day (as written for Andy’s 12 gallon system). You can either cut it directly in half for a 5/6 gallon batch or import the BeerXML via the link below and scale it to your own system. Assumes 79% brewhouse efficiency, so it’s probably wise to scale it down to your system.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|12 gal||60 min||4.4 IBUs||3.5 SRM||1.055||1.018||4.9 %|
|Name||Cat.||OG Range||FG Range||IBU||SRM||Carb||ABV|
|Lambic||23 D||1.04 - 1.054||1.001 - 1.01||0 - 10||3 - 7||1.8 - 2.8||5 - 6.5 %|
|Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Western)||16 lbs||69.57|
|Wheat, Flaked||7 lbs||30.43|
|Aged||4 oz||30 min||Boil||Leaf||1|
|Mash Out||175°F||10 min|
|Download this recipe's BeerXML file|
The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, March 7th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our main…
Search through your refrigerators, keezers and closets for that rare, unusual or favorite beer, or get a fresh one at your local brewery or bottle shop to bring.
There’s no specific theme, so all styles are welcome.
We’ll be serving a few hors d’oeuvres but encourage attendees to bring their favorite to share also.