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Jan 7 17

January Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, January 16th 2016
7pm

Where

Mad Moon Cider
2138 Britains Ln
Columbus, OH 43224

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Cider Making
  • Wild Yeast Discussion (potentially)

Club Competition

Beermageddon – Beers 8% ABV and bigger. This again is a wide open category where the only criteria is that your beer needs to be 8% ABV or more.

Jan 5 17

Lucci Cup 2017

by President

By Richard Sheppard

Mr. President Will Shiel asked me to do the Lucci Cup again this year. I’m guessing since I am now undefeated in my Lucci Cup challenges he wants another crack at me. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lucci Cup, it is a competition within the greater British Beerfest competition. A club member throws out a style and a recipe and a separate prize is given to the winner of that category. The Lucci Cup is normally categorized by a high number of entries for style, bragging rights and copious amounts of trash talk. You do not have to use the recipe given below, it is just a suggestion.

Funny story I was entering beer score results into the computer for last year’s BBF when my English Strong Ale scoresheet came back with a respectable score, but obviously one they didn’t think would go on to mini best of show. About a half hour later the steward comes back and needs my scoresheet back. I’m like, “They have to be fucking with me!” Sure enough, the scoresheet comes back a second time with 1st place written on it. Anyway, since you struggled so much with last year’s Strong Ale, this year I’m throwing out a softball with British Golden Ale (12A).

The British Golden (12A) style is new to the BJCP 2015 guidelines, but first became popular in England in the 1980’s. It is a light, hoppy and refreshing style. Traditionally, it uses English ingredients, but can use citrusy American hops. I like to think of it as an English interpretation of an American bastardization of an English Pale Ale. Ryan Torres of Brew Brothers did a talk about a year ago on the style, you might want to hit him up for suggestions. Also, a little birdy told me that Lineage Brewing, just freshly tapped their version of a British Golden.

Below is the recipe I am using, it is loosely based on the recipe in Zymurgy March/April 2016 issue. So why only half Maris Otter? I want to keep an interesting malt backbone however, all Maris Otter is going to be too strong for this style. So why German Pilsner malt in a British ale??? Because, that is what I have laying around my house, smart ass! Feel free to use 50% 2 row instead of Pilsner or 100% English/American Pale Ale malt. I’m using the traditional English EKG along with UK Challenger. Challenger is one of those hops that judges always mistake for American hops on my scoresheet, so it should fit nice in this beer. This style should be drier than the standard bitter. I’m going with my favorite yeast WLP007 Dry English Yeast. Feel free to experiment but the standard WLP002 English Ale won’t attenuate far enough out. You can try using extract on this beer, just use the lightest extract you can find. No need looking for an English Pale Ale extract it will be too dark.

 

Golden Daytime Emmy

British Golden Ale (12 A)

Type: All Grain

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Boil Time: 90 min

Brewer: Richard Sheppard

Equipment: Stainless Kegs (10 Gal/37.8 L) – All Grain

Efficiency: 78.00 %

 

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 50.0 %
5 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 50.0 %
1 oz Challenger [6.80 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 25.8 IBUs
1 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [3.40 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 6.4 IBUs
1 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [3.40 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 3.4 IBUs
1 oz Challenger [6.80 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 5.2 IBUs
2 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [3.40 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min Hop 7 5.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) [35.49 ml] Yeast 8

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG

Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG

Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.6 %

Bitterness: 46.4 IBUs

Est Color: 3.8 SRM

Mash Profile

 

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 16.50 qt of water at 157.5 F 149.0 F 75 min
Mash Out Add 8.00 qt of water at 211.5 F 168.0 F 10 min
Nov 21 16

2016 SODZ Christmas Party

by Administrator

When

Monday, December 5th 2016
7pm

Where

Lineage Brewing Company
2971 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202

What

There is no formal agenda. This meeting is a potluck where the club provides the main course and members provide a side or desert. Because the club is providing the main course this meeting is limited to those members in good standing and their +1.

Lineage, is closed to the public and just open for the club event.

Please remember:

  1. Everyone must be 21, no exceptions.
  2. Drinking and driving is a serious and deadly felony. Make appropriate travel arrangements.

Dirty Santa

Dirty Santa is a gift exchange where you bring a large format (750ml or 22oz bomber) bottle of commercial beer and put it inside a gift bag. One person starts by taking a bag off the table that’s not theirs and this continues until everyone has a gift. Basically it’s a white elephant gift exchange but instead of gifting junk you are giving delicious craft beer. The only requirements for this are that you buy a quality beer and bring it concealed in a gift bag.

Club Competition

Christmas/Winter Speciality (21B), Belgian Specialty (16E), Wood Aged (22C), Speciality (23, convince us it’s Christmas).

Nov 16 16

November Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

When

Monday, November 21st 2016
7pm

Where

Pigskin Brewing Company
81 Mill St #150
Columbus, OH 43230

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Cicerone Program Discussion

Club Competition

Smoke and Roast – Dark Lagers, Porters, Stouts, Belgian Specialty (Must include roasted malts to be qualified), Smoke Flavored Beers

Nov 2 16

Learn to Homebrew Day 2016

by Administrator

What

Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew. The event involves homebrewers bringing their equipment to a location and brewing beer while people new to the hobby ask questions.  More information on the event and the history of it can be found here.

If you plan on brewing please be patient when it comes time to chill your beer as this can be a bottleneck at events like this.

What we Provide

  • Cold water for chilling.
  • A place to put your spent grains.
  • Good times.

What you Provide

You will need to bring all the equipment you need to have to brew this includes but is not limited too:

  • Kettles
  • Mash Tun (If you are an all grain brewer)
  • Lauter Tun (If you are a all grain brewer)
  • Burner
  • Propane
  • Primary fermentation vessel
  • Star San or other sanitation chemical
  • etc, etc, etc.

When

Saturday November 5th 2016
Start Time: 9am
Brewing Cut off Time: 10am (If you plan to brew start before 10am)

Where

Ohio Taproom

1291 W 3rd Ave
Columbus, OH 43212

Brewing will occur on the patio.

Oct 17 16

Update/Change – October Meeting

by Administrator

Hey all, just a quick update to the October meeting details.

The meeting will still be tonight, however instead of the Scioto Downs Clubhouse, the meeting has been moved to inside of the Brew Brothers taproom. The raised seating area has been reserved for us, so head there tonight when you arrive.

All other details will remain more or less the same.

Oct 3 16

Oktoberfest at Weasel Boy

by Administrator

When

Sunday, October 23, 2016
12:30pm

Let me repeat this is on Sunday October 23rd. Yes, there are two events in October. This is one of the events that your wonderful member dues pay for, so if you’re a paid member, you should come take advantage!

Where

Weaselboy Brewing Company
126 Muskingum Ave,
Zanesville, OH 43701


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Food

This will be a potluck where the club provides bratwurst and you will provide a side or dessert. Note if you plan on coming please use the form below to signup so that we know how much food to buy.

Agenda

  • Eat Brats
  • Drink Beer
  • Have Fun!

Guest Signup

Oct 3 16

October Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

SODZ is back for our October meeting, and you won’t want to miss this one if you’re studying for a BJCP exam or a Cicerone exam. This meeting will feature an off flavor tasting, with beer provided by The Brew Brothers.

When

Monday, October 17th 2016
7pm

Where

The Brew Brothers at Eldorado Scioto Downs
6000 S High St
Columbus, OH 43207

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Off Flavor Tasting and Discussion

Club Competition

Fall Beers – This is a thematic based around fall. What does this mean? Well you could enter a Oktoberfest (3b) a pumpkin beer (21A) a Belgian Fall Saison, a Belgian Pale that evokes feelings of fall. The theme is fall and you can make that work however you want.

Aug 23 16

September Meeting

by Administrator

What

SODZ Monthly Meeting

SODZ is back in session after our summer break. Join us in September for the first monthly meeting since June.

When

Monday, September 19th 2016
7pm

Where

Zafitg Brewing Company
7020 A Huntley RD
Worthington, OH 43229

Agenda

  • Officer Report
  • Zaftig Brewery Discussion
  • Technical Talk

Club Competition

TBD – Most likely open to all BJCP styles, waiting for confirmation.

Aug 8 16

Iron Kettle Competition Results

by Administrator

The Iron Kettle competition results are as follows.  The secret ingredient was Smoked Malt.

  1. Stacy Groene – Smoked Brown Ale
  2. Will Shiel – Smoked Helles
  3. Steve Henry – Classic Rauchbier