Monthly Archives: March 2013

Big Brew Day 2013 at White Labs

Hi all! Time to start thinking about this year’s AHA Big Brew Day. Here is something you might consider participating in. Yes I realize Big Brew Day conflicts with SCHBF, but not everyone is going to Ojai.

Maximum of 10 brewers can participate in brewing demonstration in the White Labs parking lot. Everyone welcome to come by and observe. Tasting Room opens at noon. Likely there will be a food truck also. We can possibly make it a snack potluck deal as well.

Here are general guidelines for brewers:

Must be self contained. WL can provide water for chilling. Possible that power will be available for pumps, but gravity systems are preferred. Extract brews are OK.

May 4th date is same date as SCHBF in Ojai. You can’t be two places at once. Can probably get started around 8 am, should plan to finish no later than 4 pm.

WL will provide yeast for up to 10 brewers, need to know what yeast is needed. WL brew system should be brewing this day, possible that assistant brewers can help out on the WL system, or maybe even brew on their system.

Would be good if participants can bring their beer to a future club meeting to share, probably the July meeting to ensure all beers have plenty of time to finish.

WL will publicize this event on their FB/Twitter accounts, so a good turnout would be nice. Be sure to wear your club shirt. Should be able to share homebrew in the tasting room.

Plan to share your brewing process with curious potential-future-brewers. A printout of your recipe would be nice.

All alcohol consumption MUST occur inside the tasting room. No alcohol consumption in the parking lot.

If you are interested in brewing during this event, please e-mail me directly at and I will start a list. If you just want to go check it out, no need to contact anybody, just put it on you calendar and show up.

More details as we get closer. I will try to post more reminders close to the event date this time.


Stan Sisson

Categories : Events

President’s Message

Spring is here and the hop rhizomes are starting to show signs of life with green leafs poking through the soil and seeking out the sunshine. The beers are flowing as we venture out to the outdoor patios and festivals of our friends and local businesses enjoying the fruits of the brewers, both at the amauteur and professional level.

Congratulations to winners of AFC. Thanks to Dominic and Eric for presenting the awards to the membership at last month’s general members meeting. A big thanks to everyone that brought beers. There was a great turnout this month on both beers available and people in attendance. How awesome was it that Chris Banker won the AFC BOS and had the winning Double IPA there to celebrate his award with? Epic….

This month we have Paul Sangster from Rip Current Brewing Company telling us about his brewery and delving into some of the processes adopted at the San Marcos brewery and offering his brews for QUAFF to try and enjoy.

Good luck to all that braved the online torture that was signing up for NHC 1st round recently, thanks for your patience to help QUAFF in its attempt at regaining the crown of Homebrew club of the year.

That’s it for now, hope to see you all soon at one of the many local beer spots enjoying your favorite fermented beverage. Cheers!

Categories : Presidents Message

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