Club Meeting- Beer Troubleshooting and Off-Flavors

You’ve likely heard terms such as diacetyl, acetaldehyde, DMS, and so forth in the context of beer flaws and off-flavors, but what do they really taste like? Join is Saturday, November 13 for the first in a series of sensory analysis sessions to find out.

We’ll conduct a tasting of ‘doctored’ beers, each highlighting a specific flaw.  Prepare to savor such flavors as cardboard, green apple, creamed corn, and if you’re lucky maybe even a little baby diaper! This is a great opportunity, particularly for newer brewers, to learn to identify beer flaws and troubleshoot their process. If you have any beers that didn’t turn out as you’d planned, bring them along! (Feel free to bring good beer as well).

We have room for 20 people, so please RSVP to me so I can keep track. To cover the cost of the off-flavors kit and beers we’ll take up a collection of $5 per head.

We’ll be meeting at 2:30 PM at Eagle Rock Brewery, and will stick around for a pint or two after the meeting once Eagle Rock’s tasting room opens (4:00).


RSVP to lee at
Saturday, November 13
2:30 PM
Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, CA

Oat Malt XPA

After a long work-imposed hiatus an oat malt XPA is headed into into the fermentors. It looks something like this:

UK Oat Malt 7.836 kg 71.0 % 3.1 In Mash/Steeped
US 2-Row Malt 2.207 kg 20.0 % 0.8 In Mash/Steeped
UK Toasted Oats 0.552 kg 5.0 % 0.3 In Mash/Steeped
UK Dark Crystal 0.331 kg 3.0 % 5.0 In Mash/Steeped
US Caramel 40L 0.110 kg 1.0 % 0.9 In Mash/Steeped

With a tiny 60 minute addition of Simcoe and lots of late Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe, plus more Citra and Simcoe in the hop back.

ESB Brings Home More Bling!

L.A. County Fair results are in!

Ben Guzman and Scott Goodell Dort with Jasmine 3rd Place

Jeff Koehler American Brown Ale 2nd Place
Jeff Koehler
Baltic Porter 1st Place
Jeff Koehler Roggenbier  2nd Place
Jeff Koehler Flanders-Style Red Ale 2nd Place

Josh Jensen American Pale Ale 3rd Place
Josh Jensen Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen 3rd Place

Lee Bakofsky and Andrew Bakofsky Saison (Spring/Summer) 2nd Place
Lee Bakofsky and Andrew Bakofsky Strong Bitter and Extra Special Bitter (ESB) 2nd Place

Congrats Everyone!


Eastside Brewers Social…

Join us Friday evening for a few pints at Eagle Rock Brewery. You’ll be hard pressed to find a nicer bunch of folks, let’s send a little support their way.

I haven’t yet tried their extra pale and am looking forward to it! Currently they are open by reservation only, so we’ll need an accurate headcount by Thursday.
Let me know if you’d like to drop by!

5:00 PM | Friday January 06 | 2010

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3056 Roswell StreetLos Angeles, CA 90065-2214