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November 4, 2017
  • Annual AHA Learn To Homebrew Day
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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We’re in the final stretch – The Sower’s Cup is only 11 days away!!

We literally need each and every Lincoln Lagers member to get involved and help us in some way – We’ve got nearly 1,000 bottles of beer (500 entries) to process and evaluate in a very short amount of time. We need to provide three meals, run a cookie pairing and a raffle, stuff scoresheet envelopes, serve a banquet dinner, and hand out awards.

We guarantee you that there’s some way each and every one of you can help out!

Judge/Steward Sign-Up: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/the-sowers-cup-volunteer-judge-or-steward-sign-up/

Volunteer Help Sign-Up: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/volunteer-sign-up/

Pot-Luck Food Sign-Up: https://goo.gl/forms/h5AGDRlWRixFLt2V2

If you have any questions, email sowerscup@lincolnlagers.com and one of the organizers will get in touch with you.

November Club Meeting

Join us on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd at The Happy Raven.

Homebrew is welcome (in the South room only – Do not take it with you up to the bar!). No outside commercial beer, please.

November Learn To Homebrew Day / Social Meet-Up

This year’s annual AHA Learn To Homebrew Day falls on Saturday, November 4th – Join us between 11AM-4PM at Turbine Flats (2124 Y Street).

This is a combined monthly Social Meet Up and our annual brewing demonstration event. Visit our Facebook event for more info.

No outside homebrewed beer is permitted, please!

December Club Meeting

Join us at Lee’s Chicken on the evening of Thursday, December 7th for our annual finger-lickin’ fried-chicken club meeting. (Tradition is tradition!)

Homebrew is welcome (in the Meeting Room only – Do not carry it out into the rest of the establishment, please!).

September Club Meeting

Our September 2017 club meeting will be held at Trent & Jennifer Konecky’s house on Wednesday, September 6th at 6PM.

All Lincoln Lagers members & emeriti are invited — We do ask that guests who are interested in a club meeting please email us first to let us know to expect you! Send a note to events@lincolnlagers.com and introduce yourself, we’d love to have you join us.

Refer to the latest Newsletter or the Facebook event to find their home address.

2017 Club Pot-Luck Picnic & Mead Contest

The annual Lincoln Lagers Club Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 5PM. Our wonderful hosts Tim & Theresa Thomssen have invited us back again this year, so you know it’s gonna be a real party! This event is limited to our paid club members & their family members. Sorry, no guests.

Don’t forget about the annual Lincoln Lagers Mead Contest, held at the Picnic and judged by our lovely Lady Lagers! Bring one bottle (750mL or 22oz preferred) of your best and finest mead – Limited slots available, first-come first-entered, you snooze you lose, winner gets bragging rights!

If all goes according to plan, your 2017 Club Merchandise Orders will also be ready for pick-up! Come see Chris and get your sweet new swag!

October Club Meeting & Sower’s Cup Training

Our October 2017 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 6PM – in the Cafe at Turbine Flats, 2124 Y Street.  Parking is available in the lot immediately to the West of the building, on Y Street.

This will be a hands-on, education-heavy meeting! We will be experimenting with beer off-flavor tasting samples and will discuss flavors & exercise our Beer Judges’ palates!! Meanwhile, our stewards take will take a minute to prepare for their role in the 2017 Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition, and go over stewarding procedures, competition rules, and so forth.

All club members are encouraged to attend & prepare for your role in the competition!! We need all hands on deck this year, whether you’re a National judge or you just want to help set up tables & serve food. Each and every one of you are a valuable part of our team!!

 

Tuesday, June 20 – 5:30 PM – 7 PM
White Elm Brewing Co.

Come hang out with the Lagers at White Elm!
No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear your Lagers shirt if you want to!

Please, NO homebrew at this event!! Save it for a club meeting!
And don’t forget to tip the staff generously – We’re lucky to have so many places in town willing to let the club invade their space for free! Let’s let them know how much we appreciate their support.

Join the Lincoln Lagers on Saturday, May 6th at ALPHA BREWING OPERATIONS!

We have space for 15 “head brewers” to bring their equipment, grain, hops, & fermenter and come brew with us!
Each head brewer is welcome to have a couple of assistant brewers helping run their station.

For the rest of the information you need to know & to reserve your spot in the brewery, click the page below!

http://www.lincolnlagers.com/big-brew-2017/

April Club Meeting

Thursday 4/6/17 6PM – 9PM
Empyrean Brewing Co 729 Q St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

Come join us for our April club meeting with the crew from Empyrean! We’ll be just above the loading dock space at 729 Q Street, in their Break Room on first floor. (Don’t park in the gravel lot, or you’ll get towed!)

Club Business: New President, Nebraska Shootout, Big Brew Info, Bus Trip, and more…

Education Topic: Brewers In Arms Witbier Tasting/Contest

Homebrew Policy: YES, PLEASE!

Bus Trip

Tickets are going fast but we have a few seats left. Be sure you get yours today by following the link below or be sure to pay Kim or Terry the old fashioned way at the meeting on Thursday at Empyrean. Details about the bus trip are listed below. Remember we will have prizes for riders and a day’s worth of awesome beer related activities!

http://www.lincolnlagers.com/bus-trip-2017/

BREWERS! Who’s ready for a road trip?
Here are the plans for the 2017 Beer Bus to the Heartland…

50 RIDERS – FIVE BREWERIES – FOUR TOWNS – ONE DAY!
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Destinations: Prairie Pride Brewery in Grand Island, First Street Brewing & Steeple Brewing in Hastings, Operat house Brewery & Grill in Fairfield and Bottle Rocket Brewery in Seward
How: Arrow Stage Lines Bus

Price: $35 for members and $45 for non-members
Members can purchase a “plus one” ticket at member cost for their significant others/family (but not friends).

Brewery Visit Schedule:

8:30 am Board the bus at meeting place (Indian Village Shopping Center)
9:00 – 10:30 Leave Lincoln, drive to GRAND ISLAND
10:30 – 12:30 Prairie Pride Brewing Co. featuring Pizza lunch from Wave Pizza!

12:30 – 1:00 Leave GI, drive to HASTINGS
1:00 – 2:15 First Street Brewing Co.
2:15 – 3:30 Steeple Brewing Co.

3:30 – 4:00 Leave Hastings, drive to FAIRFIELD
4:00 – 6:00 Opera House Brewery & Grill featuring a hot Buffet Dinner!

6:00 – 7:30 Leave Fairfield, drive to SEWARD
7:30 – 8:30 Bottle Rocket Brewing Co.

8:30 – 9:00 Drive back to Lincoln
9:00 pm Unload bus at meeting place.

(Final menu details will be announced ASAP.)

REMINDERS:

– You can bring food or drink onboard the bus – and sharing is encouraged! Please, no kegs – Bottles/cans/growlers only.
– The bus leaves the parking lot AT 9:00 AM SHARP – don’t be late, or you’ll be left behind in Lincoln.
– Consider leaving off your strong colognes or perfumes today – The bus does get a little whiffy!
– Small coolers are welcome onboard, but particularly large coolers will need to go underneath the bus!

TICKETS SOLD IN ADVANCE -ONLY-
NO SALES DAY-OF-TRIP!

Knowledge!

The Oxford Companion to Beer definition of

Maillard reaction

is a type of non-enzymic browning that adds color and flavor to many types of processed food, including beer. The reaction is named after the French chemist Louis-Camille Maillard (1878–1936), who stumbled on it while trying to replicate biological protein synthesis around 1910. In essence, Maillard provided a chemical explanation for these browning processes that occur in everyday cooking and thus had been empirically known since man began cooking food.

Maillard products are the result of a complex series of chemical reactions between the carbonyls of reactive sugars and the amino groups of amino acids. Maillard reactions are favored or occur more readily at higher temperatures, low moisture levels, and under alkaline (basic) conditions with pentose sugars (i.e., arabinose, xylose) reacting more than hexoses (e.g., glucose), which in turn react more than disaccharides (e.g., maltose). Amino acids also have differing propensities for undertaking Maillard reactions, with lysine and glycine being the most reactive. See amino acids. The final products of Maillard reactions are melanoidins (brown nitrogenous polymers).

The most favorable process phase conditions for the formation of Maillard products, proteins or peptides linked to sugars, occur during malt kilning. Kilning, owing to the low moisture content toward the end, is manipulated by maltsters to achieve the various combinations of color and flavor utilized by brewers to produce different styles of beer. See kilning. Crystal and caramel malts are produced by increasing the kiln temperature of well-modified green malt quickly to 140°F–167°F (60°C–75°C) to liquefy, or rather gelatinize the starchy endosperm. The crystal malt is finished by further drying and heating to produce the caramelized malt. More extreme conditions are used to produce other specialty malts in roasting cylinders by increasing temperatures from 167°F–347°F (75°C–175°C) and then more slowly to 419°F (215°C) to produce chocolate malt and to 437°F (225°C) for black malts. These have substantially higher colors and more intense, potentially harsher flavors.

Maillard browning reactions also take place in the kettle during wort boiling and can develop deeper colors in worts. They also occur during mash boiling phases of decoction mashes, and proponents of decoction mashing often claim that superior depth of malt flavor can result.

Ames, J.M. The Maillard browning reaction—an updateChemistry and Industry 17 (1988): 558–61.

Evan Evans

From Craft Beer and Brewing https://beerandbrewing.com/dictionary/AVLhhy07n5/maillard-reaction

March Club Meeting

Wednesday 3/1/17 6PM – 9PM
Turbine Flats 2124 Y St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68503

MOVED!! This meeting will be hosted at Turbine Flats due to unforeseen complications. Please park in the paved lot to the West of the building, on Y Street. You will enter the building through the large glass doors on the South side.

Club business: Stars Hockey Game, Bus Trip, March Social Meet, April Club Meeting, Nebraska Shootout Club Round judging, Nebraska Shootout volunteer & steward sign-up.

Tech Talk: Guest Speaker Kolby Wood (Pending)

Guests: Please email us at events@lincolnlagers.com to let us know you will be joining us! Bring ID – All guests will be carded!

Members: Please be sure to sign in at the table when you enter – All members must sign in on our attendance sheets.

Homebrew policy: YES PLEASE!
We encourage you to bring your homebrew to share, but NOT any commercial beers. We want to see what you’ve been making lately!

Please make sure to keep the space clean, and we need at least a few of you to stick around and make sure everything is left exactly how we found it! Our club is lucky to have so many places in town that let us use their space for free! Let’s keep it that way, and show them how much we appreciate their support.

 

Competitions

National Homebrew Competition
Entries to Matt by 3/2 for club shipping to St. Louis and Denver
http://apply.brewingcompetition.com/

IBU Open
Entries to Matt by 3/13 for club shipping to Iowa
http://ibuopen.com/

 

Knowledge!

Golden Promise pale malt, made from the eponymous spring barley variety, is a UK classic. Historically the Scottish analog to English Maris Otter malts, Golden Promise is well used in any English or Scottish style ale. The sweet, robust malt flavor of Golden Promise has also made it a choice base malt for American IPAs, lagers, and several famous whiskeys.

Malt Type International Base Malt
Alpha Amylase 0
Diastatic Power 70
Extract % 80
Origin UK
Soluble Protein % 4.3
Total Protein % 10
S/T 0
Usage % 100
Lovibond 2.1-2.8
Moisture % 3.4

February Social Meet Up

Wednesday 2/15/17 5:30PM
Zipline Beer Hall 5740 Hidcote Dr. Ste B
Come hang out with the Lagers at Zipline’s new Beer Hall
THIS IS NOT AT THE BREWERY!

No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear your Lagers shirt if you want to!

Remember, Monday night is Pint Night so come thirsty!

Please, NO homebrew at this event!!

Upcoming Events

March Club Meeting
Wednesday 3/1/17 6:00PM
Turbine Flats, 2124 Y St. – park in the paved lot West of building. Building entrance is on Y St.
Homebrew is welcome – No commercial beer please.

March Social Meetup
Thursday 3/16/17 5:30PM
Ploughshare, 1630 P St. – Ploughshare parking is available in back – enter from 16th St, or on-street nearby.
No homebrew please. Current Lincoln Lagers club members get a discount on Ploughshare pints!

Lincoln Lagers’ Night With The Stars

Join us for the Lincoln Lagers Night at the Stars!
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Face-off at 7:05PM – We’ll meet up around 6:30PM outside…

We have 20 seats available in the Monzon Suite at the Ice Box for the match vs. Bloomington Thunder. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

Admission is $25, which includes two drink coupons!

You can reserve your seat(s) on the Facebook page or on theLincoln Lagers forum, starting right now!

You can pay us in cash, check, or with a card using PayPal at a club meeting. Payment must be made by, or at, the February meeting. Any unpaid tickets will be released for others to claim.

Your tickets will be available for pick up at the March meeting.

LET’S GO STARS!

You can pay us at any Club Meeting. We take cash or checks,
and we can accept credit cards via PayPal. 
A small processing fee will be added to PayPal transactions.
Sorry, but no cash sales at the venue! Advance tickets only.

December Club Meeting

Oz & Jan’s Famous Lee’s Chicken – 1940 W. Van Dorn St.
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 – 6:30-9:00pm

Come early to eat dinner! – Meeting Business held at 7:30pm.

Officer Elections: We will hear from the 2017 Officer Nominees about how they can serve our homebrew club next year – and we’ll cast our (paper) ballots.

Educational Topic: Sanitation & Sanitization presented by Jason McLaughlin

Homebrew Policy: your beverages are welcome, please keep your sampling confined to the designated meeting area only.

December Social Meet-Up:

Ploughshare Brewing Co. 1630 P St.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 – 5:00-8:00pm

No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear a Lagers shirt if you want to! Please, no homebrew at this event.

January Meeting & Pot Luck

Join us on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at the home of Brian & Janet Allison as we celebrate the New Year with our annual tradition of good food, drink, and company.

Bring your finest pot-luck dish (any course!) and fun homebrews or rarities to share. Renew your membership, reserve your Stars hockey tickets, and find out who your 2017 club officers will be! More details soon.

Join us on Thursday, November 10th for our monthly club meeting! This month we’ll gather at Alpha Brewing Operations’ headquarters (map).

Social hour starts at 6 PM – We’ll kick off our meeting business a little early, around 7 PM, then it’s Mead Time, with our guest speaker, Brian Schlueter of Moonstruck Meadery in Bellevue.

This is a private homebrew club meeting, which is open to our club members and their family and/or personal guests. Inactive Lincoln Lagers club members from previous years are also welcome. Visitors are welcome by arrangement: If you’re a brand new visitor interested in attending your first club meeting, please email chris@lincolnlagers.com to let us know you’re coming in advance!

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