We’ve harped on about Winter Comp and AGM for a while now, and this Wednesday 7pm at the Wheaty, it’s finally here.
With great sadness I will admit that this will be my swan song as SABC Club President. As life takes its twists and turns, priorities change and for me this is no different. The coming year will bring some challenges for me personally which will mean my commitment to the Club will become difficult. I have therefore come to the difficult decision to not re-elect for a Club committee position for the coming year.
I joined the Club in its infancy in 2012 and later joining the committee in late 2013. I’ve seen the Club grow from a small group of eager faces, just happy to share a brewing yarn and a beer, to a well-oiled brew Club that is the envy of homebrewing Clubs the nation over. SABC is what it is today due to the commitment and passion of the Club’s committee over the past few years. This will continue. I urge you to consider if a Club committee position is for you and if it is, give it a red hot go!
I have every confidence that the Club will continue to provide value, education and enjoyment to our loyal and growing membership in the year to come, and maybe a yarn and a few beers too!!
As for me, I hope to take a step back and enjoy the progress of this great Club from afar for a change, with a pint of SA’s finest in hand of course.
Cheers and beers, Clint
At our June meeting, the club presented a series of tastings of beers with off flavours added to them using professional sensory kits.
Acetaldehyde, Solvent-like, Diacetyl and DMS (dimethyl sulfide).
To accompany the tastings for discussion there was also some short presentations. You can download the slides as PDF documents below.
Off Flavours- Solvent-like
Off Flavours – DMS Dimethyl sulfide
Off Flavours – Acetaldehyde
Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show judging is taking place on Saturday and Sunday 23/24th September (AM and PM) held at the Waite Institute. Judges are still urgently needed for this event.
Details at: https://www.anawbs.org.au
They are still in need of judges for this event, if you are available to judge for this event, please contact Gavin Pennell on 0412107107 or email@example.com
Out state home-brew comp is closed for entries and there are a great number of entries this year.
There is still however a shortage of judges and stewards for the judging weekend on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th September. Judging kicks off at 9am and will continue through till approximately 1pm.
You do not need to be BJCP qualified to judge, though some experience in judging is beneficial. You do not need experience to steward.
If you are available to judge or steward, please contact Kieren Vercoe at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thanks to Kieren for a fascinating insight into his approach to hoppy beers at the last meeting. A few people have asked, so here is a link to download Kieren’s slide deck:
The AHA sent Steve Parr down to little old Adelaide to check out the ANHC (he is the Vice President), and as part of that they have extended a discount offer to Australian home brewers wishing to join the AHA.
Use activation code AUS15 in the activation code field at www.homebrewersassociation.org/digital to receive a discounted membership.
In addition to saving 15%, a digital AHA membership includes the benefits of a traditional AHA membership with a digital copy of Zymurgy delivered via email or the eZymurgy app, instead of a mailed printed copy.
The committee will be meeting this Thursday November 3rd, at 7pm at the King’s Head. Any member is welcome to attend committee meetings, however please shoot us an email if you intend coming along so we can make time in the agenda.
Ok, we’re back on track for our Pirate Life event, finally. The roadworks have finished on that part of South Road, allowing free access for emergency services for those who have had too much pizza and beer!
The date is Sunday November 27th, starting at 12.30pm.
We will kick off with a brewery tour (and a pint), with lunch starting from 1.30pm. There will be wood oven pizzas (vegetarian available), bruschetta and garlic bread served until 3.30pm. We will have a raffle, and there will be a prize for the best pirate themed accessory or clothing. We will also be announcing the Brewer of the Year.
Cost for non-members is $20.00 per person.
For catering numbers, please let us know if you are coming along, either by indicating so on the facebook event or the old fashioned way by emailing email@example.com.
SABSOSA result have been posted (in record time – good work guys). Congratulations to all place-getters, and particularly to SABC members, who are well represented.
Check the full results here. Note that the BOTY leaderboard has been taken down until the announcement and presentation.
We currently have no tastings lined up for the next meeting. If you have a beer you would like some constructive feedback on, or even if you just want to show off, send us an email and bring it along.
You will need three longnecks or equivalent, and your recipe and brew day notes.
As you are aware, we need brewers to brew for Club Night. In an effort to keep it all in one place, we have created a web form for brewers to submit their info. Even if you have told a committee member that you are brewing, please take a minute to fill out the form so we know what we are getting and from whom. We still need more brewers, so if you think you have some spare bandwidth in your brewing schedules, please help out.
The form is here.
ANHC 5 in Adelaide is looming ever closer, and the conference team are seeking some enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to lend a hand during the event. If you’d like to be a part of the team and assist with things like processing registrations, moving kegs, pouring/serving beers and whatever other important tasks are required to make the event a success, please email Lachlan via firstname.lastname@example.org
These aren’t requirements, but it would help us to know:
- what days are you available to help (13-15th October) ?
- are you capable of wrangling a 50L keg?
- are you attending any of the conference events?
- do you have an RSA certificate?