July Meeting – Sake Making

July Meeting – Sake Making

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will be featuring Sake Making by Andre & Alex McKay.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Beer & Cheese Pairing (August)
b) Booze Brothers Appreciation Night (August 14)
c) San Diego Cross Club Picnic (August 24)
d) Other Events
4) Sake Making – Andre & Alex McKay
5) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

June Meeting – Healthy Fermentations

June Meeting – Healthy Fermentations

Event in Vista, CA on Wednesday, June 5 2019

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, June 5th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will have special guest speaker Chris White of White Labs who will be presenting on Healthy Fermentations.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Big Brew (June 12)
b) Beer & Cheese Pairing (July 10 or 17)
c) Booze Brothers Appreciation Night (August 14)
d) San Diego Cross Club Picnic (August 24)
e) Other Events
4) Healthy Fermentations – Chris White & White Labs
5) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

May Meeting – Transferring Beer

May Meeting – Transferring Beer

The May meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, May 1st @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. Our feature presentation, led by Sean Bush, will be on Transferring Beer.
On the agenda:

1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Strong Ale Club Only Competition Results
4) Upcoming Events
a) Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 3-5)
b) Rooted In Nature Fest (May 20)
c) Big Brew (June 12)
d) Other Events
5) Transferring Beer – Sean Bush
6) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

April Meeting – Brut IPA

April Meeting – Brut IPA

The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. Our feature presentation, led by Joel Smith, will be on Brut IPAs.
On the agenda:

1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Meading in the Gardens (April 6)
b) Strong Ale Club Only Competition (April 13)
c) OC Brewery Tour (April 20)
d) Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 3-5)
e) Rooted In Nature Fest (May 20)
4) Brut IPAs – Joel Smith
5) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

Please RSVP here

March Meeting – Smoked Beers

March Meeting – Smoked Beers

The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, March 6th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will have a special guest speaker, Scot Blair, who is the owner, curator and brewer for South Park Brewing and Hamilton’s Tavern. Scot will be speaking on smoked beers which is a passion of his. He will have several examples to share including the South Park Brewing Gotlandsdricke that Alvin, Lauren and Andy collaborated on.

For those that ordered 25th anniversary T-shirts and haven’t yet picked them up, we will have those at the meeting.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events 
a) Lambic Brew Session (Mar 17)
b) Distilling at 117W (Mar 31)
c) Meading in the Gardens (April 6)
d) Strong Ale Club Only Competition (April 13)
c) Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 3-5)
4) Smoked Beers – Scot Blair
5) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

FeBREWary Meeting – 25th Anniversary Extravaganza

FeBREWary Meeting – 25th Anniversary Extravaganza

The FeBREWary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Febrewary 6th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. This will be a special meeting as we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a feature presentation on the Society of Barley Engineers by Andy Gamelin.

We will be distributing special 25th anniversary T-shirts at the Febrewary meeting for members that were in good standing at the time we placed our order.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) 25th Anniversary T-shirt distribution
3) Homebrew sharing and discussion
4) Upcoming Events
a) SBE Bottle Share (Feb 22)
b) Tour de Coast (Feb 24)
c) Lambic Brew Session (Mar 17)
d) Distilling at 117W (Mar 31)
e) Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 3-5)
5) 25 Years of Quality Engineered Homebrew – Andy Gamelin
6) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

Distilling Event w/ 117W – 3/31

Distilling Event w/ 117 West Spirits

We have a really exciting event coming up on March 31st! I have gotten 117W Disillery in Vista to agree to host us for distilling our homebrew into a club whiskey.

The actual distilling event will be on Sunday March 31st from 10am to about 3pm, so mark your calendars. There is some prep required for this event, so read this whole email and make sure to sign up ASAP.

Members will brew the same beer recipe and we will gather as a club to distill it while we enjoy the spirits and cocktails available for purchase. After aging in 5-gallon barrels (nominally 6 months), we will later get to pick up bottles to keep. You must be able to get the finished beer to the event on 3/31.

Slots are limited and we need to hit a specific amount to fill the barrels, so sign up soon. You can commit to what you want and I’ll adjust based on number of sign-ups. If we are oversubscribed, the first to sign up will get in.

The recipe will be an unhopped rye porter, see below. You will need to brew according to the recipe and bring the fully fermented beer to the event. A 1-bottle (750ml) share of the final result will require 4 gallons of finished beer and a $10 contribution toward barrels and supplies. Members can collaborate on brewing up the beer to reduce the number of batches we need to brew. Carlsbad Brew Supply has agreed to carry the Chocolate Rye malt, which not all shops carry, so consider shopping there and supporting them.

Sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9prao2d1qefVTKIfMfQBEiXBKLzrPIwh713GB2BcAo1dbUw/viewform

Sign up soon if you want to be involved and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Chris

Recipe

Unhopped rye porter base with a target of 1.075 OG

  • 67% 2-row
  • 13% rye malt
  • 13% munich 10L
  • 7% chocolate rye 

A 5.5 gallon batch at 75% efficiency would work out to about 10/2/2/1 lbs.  Boil is optional, but adjust accordingly.  Any relatively clean high attenuation yeast is fine, 001, 099, or US05 recommended.  Amylo 300 or similar enzyme is recommended to dry it out and maximize ABV.  Should be fermented as dry as possible and fully fermented prior to the 3/31 event.