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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.

lincoln lagers, screen ink, t-shirt, tees, homebrew, home brew club, lincoln, nebraskaFellow Club Members!

I’m wrapping up the order for our 2012 member tees and need your sizes. If you have already contacted me with your shirt size, please disregard this post. If you have not contacted me with your shirt size, simply leave a comment on this post with your full name and shirt size. If you’d prefer not share this information with the world there is also a thread on the forum to submit this information. You can also email us here at Screen Ink headquarters (shout(at)screenink.com).

This is a 100% cotton vintage black tee from JAmerica. A step up from our typical shirt brand for club tees. Typically these tees are pre-shrunk but no one in the world can predict how you launder your clothing so plan accordingly.

We’ll try to have some samples of this shirt on hand at the next meeting if you want to do something awkward like try one on or something of that nature.

Lee's Chicken Logo We’re going to Lee’s Chicken for the next meeting…
Thursday, February 2nd
7 to 10 pm…
1940 West Van Dorn Street…
Lee’s has been a Lincoln icon for more than six decades. Lots of room for us to do brew business.
Come early for chicken and bring some brew to share! Score your tickets for the bus trip!
See you on Groundhog Day at Lee’s!

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JANUARY…

Saturday 1/7/2012 – 6:00pm

The Annual Holiday Potluck Party and Monthly Meeting
Brian & Janet Allisons, 2500 S. 78th

Bring a pot luck item, your favorite brew(s), and plan to enjoy an evening of socializing with fellow home-brewers. Spouses, children, and interested guests are welcome.

January meeting thread including directions is located here.

FEBREWARY…

Thursday, 2/2/2012: Groundhog Day Meeting TBA

Saturday, 2/18/2012: Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Lincoln Lager bus tour: Lawrence, Kansas!
Read the full announcement here.
Lincoln Lagers Bus Trip forum thread is here.

Lagers T-Shirts If you are an already-paid 2011 member and haven’t received your shirt yet (the club one has the SRM colors), contact us.

If you are a brand new member and haven’t received a shirt yet, contact us.

If you want one of the Dark Side of the Brew shirts (rainbow spectrum, members for $15, non members for $20), then talk to Kim T.
If you want another Lagers 2011 Club Shirt with the beer colors (Christmas is coming soon!), we’ll sell them available for $15.
We need to know by this Friday. The order is going in to Screen Ink this weekend so the shirts will be here by the DecemBEER meeting: Thursday, DecemBEER 1, at the BBQ4U. Be there or be square, man!
I’m in the high-fidelity first class travelling set … I think I need a Lear jet … and a Dark Side shirt…

December Meeting:

BBQ4UClick for a map to BBQ4U

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 7:30pm

BBQ4U – South 14th and Center Park Dr.

Discussion thread is here: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=569

Saturday, November 12th:

Monthly Lagers’ Meeting, including:
AHA Learn To Homebrew Day – Teach a Friend to Homebrew!!
Brew Equipment Swap Meet – Bring your extra bits and bobs!

@ Downtown Misty’s Restaurant from 11:00am – 5:00pm
Discussion: Forum thread located at http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=568

Thursday, December 1st:

7:30pm: Monthly Lagers’ Meeting at BBQ4U
Discussion:
Forum thread located at http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=569

The 2012 Event Calendar will be posted sometime soon.

For more details and links for individual events, head over to the LL Forum…
Forum >> Club Announcements >> THE CALENDAR
http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=104

“The Hair Of The Un-Bitten Dog”
4th Annual Beer Tasting & Competition
and Lincoln Lagers Monthly Meeting
Saturday, October 15th, 2010
5:00 P.M.-????? (Until the cows come home or you go home!!)
330 South 44th St. Lincoln, NE

This years theme is: Wisconsin Breweries

This event will have over 20 commercial craft beers provided by DOGS & SPUDS in addition to a few of my home brews.

Admittance is FREE, but we encourage all of those attending to bring a commercial or home brew beer to share. There will be sausages, soup, bread and cheese provided, but I ask that everyone bring a SIDE DISH to share.

Once again this year we are also going to hold a “Best of Show Competition” between the home brewers. This competition will be based on the people’s choice. Everyone in attendance will have a vote to determine the “Best of Show Winner.” The winner will have their name placed on a traveling trophy and a cash prize of $30 will be awarded.

Additional information is on the Lincoln Lagers Forum. Questions can be addressed to Event Host Ryan Cairns, his number is listed in the forum thread.

See you on the 15th!!!

The September meeting will be our annual pot luck picnic. This year Steve & Kay Olsen will be hosting again! The date is Saturday, 9/3/2011.

The Husker football game will be showing on the TV and any of our attendees are welcome to start showing up any time after 4PM.  Food will be at 7PM — well after the Huskers game is over!

Forum thread is here: http://forum.lincolnlagers.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=554

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