December Meeting Information – Holiday Ales

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday December 1st @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Holiday Ales. Since it is the sharing season, we would like to encourage everyone to bring a friend that would enjoy holiday beers. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato.   Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Holiday Ale discussion with commercial samples – Chad
2. Homebrewed holiday ale sharing and brewing discussion – All
3. Green Flash Anniversary Celebration recap – Stan
4. Solicit input for meeting topics and events for 2012 – Andy & Stan
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
A friend
Homebrewed holiday ales for discussion
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)
Dues for 2012 ($25)

New Officers

During the November meeting, we held officer elections for the coming year.

Here are the election results for the SBE Elections for the 2011 calendar year:

President: Andy Gamelin
Vice President: Jeremy Jerome
Communications Officer: Chris Banker
Competition Czar: Paul Sangster
Director of Special Operations: Lauren Sallee
Events Coordinator: Stan Sisson

Congratulations to our new officers.

Oktober Meeting Fermenting…


The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday Oktober 6th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Fermentation Science.  The entree of the evening will be pesto penne with chicken & tomato.  Directions are available on the Stone Brewing Company website [PDF link].

On the agenda:
1. Fermentation Science – Jason & Susan Cellitti
2. Oktoberfest planning – Eric & Stan
3. Green Flash Anniversary Celebration – Lauren
4. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

Note: Slides from the presentation can be found in the comments.

Sour-tember with the Society of Barley Engineers!

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday September 1st @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato.Directions are available at the Stone Brewing website [PDF link].

On the agenda:
1. Sour Ale Style guideline discussion – Berliner Weisse, Flanders Red, Oud Bruin, Lambic, Gueze, Fruit Lambic
2. Sour Ale commercial example tasting
3. Sour Ale blending demonstration
4. Judging Sour Ales for club only competition
5. Stone Anniversary Festival recap
6. Oktoberfest planning
7. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:

Homebrew for sharing
Sour Ale for club only competition (at least 22 oz)
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

Note: See comments for slides from the meeting.

August Meeting Information – Hops!

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday August 4th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. We will be focussing on topics relating to Hops and will have a number of presenters including special guest speakers Ken & Eric from Star B Ranch. The entree of the evening will be Mac ‘n Beer Cheese. Directions are available at the Stone Brewing website [PDF link]

On the agenda:
1. Commercial hop growing – Ken & Eric from Star B Ranch
2. Growing hops at home – Travis Hammond
3. History of Hops in Brewing – TBD
4. Calculating Hop Bitterness – TBD
5. Dry Hopping Techniques – TBD
6. Stone Anniversary Celebration planning – Eric
7. SBE T-shirt sales ($12 each)
8. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:

Homebrew for sharing
Star B Ranch has indicated that they will bring some fresh harvested hops to the meeting, so bring some cash for hops
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

July Meeting and Meading

Greetings fellow Barley Engineers and prospective Barley Engineers:

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday, July 7th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens [upstairs]. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato. Directions are available at the Stone Brewing Co website [pdf link]

On the agenda:
1. Brewing beer with honey – Jeremy
2. Mead making – Dean
3. Judging meads for club only competition – Paul
4. SD County Homebrew Competition Recap – Paul/Andy
5. Stone Anniversary Celebration planning – Eric
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Mead for club only competition (at least 22 oz)
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

See you there, cheers!

Meeting Information for May


Fellow Barley Engineers as well as potential Barley Engineers:

The May meeting for the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, May 5th at Lost Abbey in San Marcos. The topic is going to be on pairing breads and cheeses with Lost Abbey and Port Brewing excellent line up of award winning brews.

For more information on Lost Abbey and Port Brewing company, hit up their websites:

The Lost Abbey

Port Brewing Company

Map of Lost Abbey Location:

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Pizza and Beer at the Lightning Brewery

On Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 pm Dr. Jim Crute will give a tour of the brewery, answer questions, and can discuss a topic of our choosing – preferably beer related. (please e-mail me topics that may interest you)

Lightning will be providing beer tastings, but we’re all going to chip in for some pizzas, so please bring a few bucks cash. As always, feel free to bring some homebrews for sharing.

Lightning Brewery location:


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