On Feb. 27, 2010 the Tustin Brewing Company and its Brewmaster, PG’s Jon Porter, will be hosting their 2nd professional style Monster Brew.

PG Brewmaster, Carl Townsend, and Jon have developed a new base wort for this event, this time in the style of an American Pale Ale. Each person will pitch his yeast of choice, add adjuncts to the wort, dry hop in secondary, or do nothing special to it. For some great suggestions see Carl’s article in the PG website. Included will be the recipe in a Excel spreadsheet format.

The cost will be $27 for each 5 gallons of wort, excluding the cost of yeast (bring it to the brewery, or pitch it at home), and any additional ingredients you wish to add.
The reason for additional cost is to cover Tustin Brewing’s additional costs for putting on the event.

Payment for the event will be in advance this time. You may access the Pacific Gravity Pay Pal account through the PG website: PacificGravity.com, or http://pacificgravity.beerzine.com/
Payment for the event may also be made at the Feb. 18 PG Meeting, or be left at Culver City Homebrew Supply. Be sure to include your name, tel. number, and E-mail address.

You MUST be present at the event to get your 5-10 gallons of wort. No friends will be allowed to pick up wort for you.

If you have paid in advance, but find you cannot attend, 24 hour notice must be given in order to obtain a refund. On event day, all monies collected will be given to Tustin Brewing.
Such notice may be sent to Pacific Gravity Treasurer, Craig Corley, or Michael Steinberg, Activities Director.

Some of us may want to purchase more than 5-10 gallons. Initially, ONLY 5-10 gallons may be purchased. However, if there is wort left over at the end we will hold a lottery to determine who may get an additional 5 gallon allotment. Bring an extra fermenter if you are interested.

You must remember to bring a sanitized fermenter for each 5 gallons you buy.

Fermenters MUST be either plastic or stainless steel. Absolutely no glass fermenters will be allowed in the brewery due to the danger of breakage on the tile floor. You may bring small glass vessels with yeast or other additions, however.

We will have extra plastic fermenters and airlocks available for on-site purchase.
If you think you may need one, please contact Activities Director so that we can get a count.

The event will be starting EARLY, at 6AM. If that is too early, you may show up by 12 noon and still get your pre-purchased wort. Of course, you’ll not get to take part in the actual brewing. Projected ending time will be between 1-2 PM.

Other clubs will be invited to participate, including the Long Beach Home Brewers, but the organizers hope that Pacific Gravity members make up the bulk of the brewers.

Tustin Brewing will have coffee, bagels, pastries, etc. for breakfast, and we will buy our own lunches towards the end of the brewing session. In addition, there is a Trader Joe’s nearby, and an early opening restaurant where you can get breakfast if you wish.

Tustin Brewing’s kitchen opens for lunch at 11am.

In addition Jon will be supplying tasting samples of some of his fine brews during the morning.
Cut off time for free pours will be 11am. After that, it will be available for purchase.

We will be carpooling down to Tustin. The trip is about 45 minutes at the early hour we’ll be traveling. If there is much return traffic, those who pitch yeast at Tustin, may have a finished beer by the time they get home.


Here’s the link to Tustin Brewing: http://www.tustinbrewery.com/index.html