Summer Events Newsletter

In addition to reminders about individual events, I’m going to try to put out a periodic newsletter to consolidate the details and dates of upcoming events.   As always, I welcome ideas from members for additional or future events.
Recent Event Recaps:

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.

Photos are posted here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2101673880098030&type=3

We also recently had an amazing annual Beer and Cheese Pairing event at Wild Barrel Brewing.  Special thanks go out to Dr. Bill, Bill Sobieski, and the whole staff at Wild Barrel for accommodating us and making it an event to remember.
You can see some photos from the event here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2094345544164197&type=3

Upcoming Events:
Big Brew with Booze Brothers
Weds June 20th, 6pm
Booze Brothers will be brewing us a whole batch of wort to purchase for $2.50 per gallon and ferment as we please.  Make sure to sign up and pay, and bring sanitized fermenters to fill.  Pizza will be available for those who sign up for it on the form.
Foot Golf at Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course
Sunday July 15th, afternoon
An afternoon of playing foot golf, which is like golf with a soccer ball and holes the size of keg buckets.  No prior experience or equipment is needed, other than closed-toe shoes.  Price should be in the $15-20 range for 18 holes.  Bring cans of good beer and non-glass cups for a can-share on the course.  We may also plan World Cup Soccer brunch and brewery visit events earlier in the day for those who want to make a day of it.
Pub Night at Second Chance Brewery
Weds July 18th, 6pm
Come sample the great beers at Second Chance in Carmel Mountain Ranch.  Club members will receive a discount on beers.  Come early for a meet and greet with owner and brewmaster, Marty Mendiola.
Save the dates:
Booze Brothers Appreciation Party – Weds August 8th
Stone Anniversary Fest (Soda Serving) – Sat August 18th
Multi-Club Summer Picnic – Sat August 25th
Viasat Beer Fest – Thurs September 13th
QUAFFtoberfest – Sat September 15th
SBE Holiday Party – Weds December 12th
I hope to see you at some future events!

2018 Booze Bros Big Brew

Booze Bros Big Brew

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:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FzYdBHGwOYYyN55h2IjuDIh57ZzXWVB_gipUU5CNHNA/edit#gid=219329180

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.

SBE June Meeting Announcement

June Meeting – Packaging Beer

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, June 6th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our main presentation…

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, June 6th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista.  Our main presentation will be on Packaging Beer which will be presented by Jacques Guilloton. Food vendor will be Pure Burger.
On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Bowling & Bocce @ Urge (June 10)
4) Big Brew @ Booze Bros (June 20)
5) Stone Anniversary Sodas (August 18)
6) Packaging Beer Presentation
7) Post-presentation social time.

SBE May Meeting Announcement

May Meeting – Ciders

The May meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista.  Our main presentation will be on Ciders which will be presented by Brian Trout.
On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Radegast submission and other Paparazzi activities
4) Southern California Homebrew Festival
5) Other Upcoming Events
6) Ciders
7) Post-presentation social time.

SBE April Meeting Announcement

April Meeting – Brewery Automation

The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, April 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our main…

The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, April 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista.  Our main presentation will be on Brewing Automation which will be presented by Paul Hess.
On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Swag update & tasting glasses
4) Lager Homebrew Competition
5) Meading in the Garden
6) OC Road Trip
7) Southern California Homebrew Festival
8) Brewing Automation
9) Post-presentation social time.

Battlemage Game & Pub Nite – 3/22

Board Game Pub Nite

Board Games & Beers pub nite at BattleMage.

We have pub night with a twist coming up this Thursday (March 22) from 7pm – 10pm at Battlemage Brewing in Vista, CA.

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:

– Small World

– Blood Rage

– Scythe

Some ideas for easier “family games” include:

– King of Tokyo

– Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

– Codenames

– Machi Koro

– Liar’s Dice

Société du Lambic 2018 Recipe

Club Lambic Brew Day

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.

Recipe Details

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 %

Style Details

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 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Western) 16 lbs 69.57
Wheat, Flaked 7 lbs 30.43

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Aged 4 oz 30 min Boil Leaf 1

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Saccharification 158°F 60 min
Mash Out 175°F 10 min

SBE March Meeting Announcement

March Meeting – The Dark Side of Beers

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…

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 presentation will be on Dark Beers which will be presented by Sean Bush.
On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Competitions Update
4) Lambic Brew Session
5) Board Games at BattleMage
6) Meading in the Garden
7) OC Road Trip
8) Southern California Homebrew Festival
9) Dark Beers
10) Post-presentation social time.

SBE Bottle Share – Friday 2/23 @ 6:30 PM

SBE Bottle Share


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.

Please fill out your RSVP info here

SBE Febrewary Meeting Announcement

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Febrewary 7th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista.  Our main presentation will be on Brewing Experiments which will be presented by our Experiments Officer, Brian Frederick.  We are planning on developing our experiments program this year, so I am excited about kicking this off next week.
On the agenda:
1) Social time, small pour sharing, and Feedback Corner.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Southern California Homebrew Festival.
4) Event Plan for 2018.
5) Brewing Experiments
6) Post-presentation social time.