Pacific Gravity News: First Friday, April Roundup
This Friday (May 4) is First Friday! And It’s a Classic!
Where: Daily Pint, 2310 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90245
April Meeting Kegs
We had quite the line-up of kegs at the April meeting. Thank you to the following members who donated legged home-brew:
Parker W: Dubbel
Carl T: Pale Ale
Parker W: Standard Bitter
Ken M: New England IPA
Carl T: Belgian Blonde
Parker W: Altbier
Tim J: Monster Lager
Andrew W: Double Chocolate Imperial Stout
Tim J: Dark Red
There were quite a few growlers and bottles floating around, too. Thanks to everyone who shared.
Southern California Homebrew Festival
We are less than a week away. It’s going to be a hot day! I will be sending out a final email on Monday or Tuesday.
Pacific Gravity Big Brew: Saturday, May 26
Still in town for Memorial Weekend? Come on over to the annual Big Brew and check out the brew rigs of your fellow PG members in action, including the system that Carl uses to brew his award winning beers.
Date: Saturday, May 26.
Place: Carl’s Place, 3621 Redwood Ave. Los Angeles, Ca. 90066
Time: 10:00 – 6:00
All Grain Brewers should plan to start mashing in around 10:00 am. Extract brewers can start later.
If you secured a spot to brew, arrange an equipment drop off time with Carl (competitions @ pacific gravity . com) on Friday. Please do NOT show up at 7am on Saturday and expect a warm greeting.
Craft Day: Make Your Own Jockey Box: Saturday, June 16
Where: Casa Molloy, 6738 W. 87th Place, Westchester
Time: 10:30a – 6:00p
You supply the cooler. We’ll order the supplies. You make your jockey box. Easy, eh? Starting from scratch, each beer line line requires:
1. a length of stainless tube ($30 per 10-foot length, you cut to size);
2. vinyl beer line ($5 per 10 feet);
3. 4 screw clamps for securing beer line ($4 per set of 4);
4. ball lock disconnect ($7);
5. swivel nut for ball lock ($3);
6. dispense hardware options, either:
(a) cobra head picnic tap ($5) OR
(b) shank ($30) + standard chrome faucet ($30)
If you haven’t signed up already, please respond to me at: vicepresident @ pacific gravity.com and advise how many of each item that you would like us to order.
For the shank & faucet option, advise how many shanks and how many faucets (e.g. if you want to purchase your own faucets).
Homebrewers Club In Need Of New Home
An era comes to an end: it’s been a great 20+ years, but our May meeting is the last one we will be holding at Culver City Homebrew Supply. Our June and July meeting places are already set (jockey box day and summer party, respectively), so we will need a meeting place for August. If you know of a meeting place on the Westside that has room for 30-50 people and will allow us to share homebrew on-site, please drop a line to: board @ pacific gravity.com.