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.

SBE January Meeting Announcement

Happy Brew Year Engineers! The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. The topic this month will be our annual light-hearted New Years meeting, this time on Fermentation’s Wacky Siblings by Lyne Noella.

On the agenda:
1) Social time, small pour sharing, and Feedback Corner.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Recaps and announcements.
4) Event updates.
5) Fermentation’s Wacky Siblings – Lyne & friends
6) Post-presentation social time.

2018 club dues are upon us again, so please bring $30/individual or $40/household. Your dues go to fund cool things like our fancy name badges, our world-class festival bar, and meeting beers. Ultimately it all goes back to you!

Word on the street is that Lyne has a special prize we’re going to raffle off to everyone that RSVPs (and shows) to the meeting–don’t wait to sign up!

Don’t forget that you’re on the hook to bring your fancy new name badges! Also, don’t forget your tables and chairs!

Please RSVP here

SBE December Meeting Announcement

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, December 6th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. The presenter this month will be Derek giving a talk on New England style hazy ales (NEIPA).

On the agenda:
1) Social time, small pour sharing, and Feedback Corner.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Recaps and announcements.
4) Event updates.
    A) Holiday Party
    B) Jim’s Holiday Challenge Results
5) Derek – NEIPA
6) Post-presentation social time.

If you’re entering a beer in Jim’s Holiday Beer Challenge please submit it in one unmarked bottle at the meeting. Please check in with Nancy in the back who will be handling the beers and submitting them to the judges.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6E-hNBA_5dWsPfLoU62-0__6NVBQghVIn4AYwd1fDNzQ6VQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

SBE November Meeting Announcement

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, November 1st @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. The presenter this month will be none other than celebrated homebrew author, AHA Vice Chair, wacky experimenter, and generally awesome dude Drew Beechum!

On the agenda:
1) Social time, small pour sharing, and Feedback Corner.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Recaps and announcements.
4) Event updates.
    A) SD Beer Week
5) Drew Beechum.
6) Post-presentation social time.

Please RSVP using the form below. Also, don’t forget that you’re on the hook to bring your fancy new name badges!
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Event: BattleMage Brewing Pub Night

The Barley Engineers will be meeting at fellow Engineers Ryan and Chris’ BattleMage Brewing this Wednesday, Oktober 18th starting at 6:00 PM to hang out and enjoy some fine ales and elixirs. Looking forward to seeing y’all there!

2870 Scott St, Vista, CA 92081
http://battlemagebrewing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Battlemagebrewing/

Please RSVP here, so we can plan accordingly:
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SBE Oktober Meeting Announcement

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Oktober 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. The topic this month will be Yeast Wrangling by Curt Wittenberg.

On the agenda:
1) Social time, small pour sharing, and Feedback Corner.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Recaps and announcements.
4) Event updates.
    A) Battlemage Pub Nite
    B) Lambic Harvest
5) Yeast Wrangling.
6) Post-presentation social time.

Don’t forget that you’re on the hook to bring your fancy new name badges!

Please RSVP here:
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