November Meeting Minutes

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Congratulations to the 2016 officers: Bob Wilson – President Dan Parker – Vice President Barb Bovee – Secretary Chris Remensperger – treasurer (2nd term) At the meeting we discussed purchasing a club branded pop-up (details in an earlier post) and celebrated being awarded the California state homebrew club of the year. As we are approaching the end of the year, we need to start finalizing the homebrewer of the year points.  The most recent listing is 2015 hboty11_24  Please email me if you are missing points. Remember the holiday party on 12/12!

Strand Brewers Club Pop-Up

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At the November meeting we discussed purchasing a club branded pop up to use at club brews, SCHF, parties, and other events throughout the year.  Jeff and Christy Hoy have done some research and selected a candidate company and pop-up  Please review3 packages for discussion and a possible vote at the January meeting! StrandBrewersCo-Visual 3 Page Presentation Package Price List 2015 Compare Frames 2015

Monster Brew at Monkish on 6/6

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We are hosting a Monster Brew at Monkish on June 6.  The recipe for the wort is 1.051OG and 25 IBUs with a grain bill of 78% domestic 2row,  12% flaked oats,  5% Vienna, and  4% acid. That’s great but many are asking what do I make with this beer?  Based on previous posts from Carl Townsend and Jim Wilson here is what we suggest (or maybe blatantly plagiarized): The first step is to pick a style and an appropriate yeast.  After that modify the wort to make it appropriate for the style.  Some styles will require little modification.  This … Read More

CHA registration rates announced

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Remember the club has reserved 11 campsites and there is room for 6 people and two vehicles per campsite.  We have room for about 16 club members in addition to those who already expressed interest in attending or reserved one of the 11 campsites.  Here is the update from CHA: “The California Homebrewers Association (CHA) Board of Directors is happy to announce a discounted registration cost for the Southern California Homebrewers Festival (SCHF) that is scheduled for May 1 and 2, 2015.  Entry into the Festival is only available to members of the CHA.   Please see the registration cost schedule below: $25 if purchased up until Jan. 31 $30 if purchased between Feb. … Read More

2015 Southern California Homebrew Festival

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Great news from the California Homebrewers Association!  Not only is our 2015 Homebrewers Festival going to take place, it looks like we are moving it back to beautiful Vail Lake Resorts! The event will be Saturday, May 2, 2015! At this time, CHA does not know for sure the rates for the campsites, but does know they will not be higher than their posted rates of $70 per night in The Oaks and $65 per night in all other campsites, Friday through Sunday.  Keep in mind that all sites at Vail are Full Hookup sites.  You are allowed up to … Read More

Help With Club Bar Repairs

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At the September 2014 meeting the Strand Brewers Club voted to replace the 22 old, dinged, and beat up chrome plated faucets and shanks on the club bar with new stainless faucets, shanks, and tailpieces. With care these club bar upgrades will be the last we need for a very long time. The Strand Brewers Club is looking for donors to help offset the expense of the upgrade. Donors will be recognized with something like a nameplate on the club bar or a commemorative glass, but details are yet to be finalized. The total cost for the new stainless parts … Read More