Can you believe it? Pacific Gravity has been doing Monster Brews with Smog City’s Brewmaster, Jon Porter for 11 years! With five trips to Tustin Brewing and five hosted at Smog, we will be making our 11th Monster Brew on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Everybody has a blast at these events, so please come out and join us!
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2018
Time: Mash-In: Approx 7:00 am
Fermenter Filling: Around Noon
Location: Smog City Brewery 1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
Jon Porter and Carl Townsend are developing a base wort that is sure to allow for maximum creativity. Consider this your blank slate. For the hop heads, boost up the bitterness with your favorite English or American hop tea to make an awesome IPA, or darken it up with roasted malts to make a porter or stout. Use your imagination to make the most awesome beer ever. Each person will need to pitch a yeast of their choice, add adjuncts to the wort, dry hop in secondary, or do nothing special to it at all. To see the full recipe and for modification ideas, see “How Do I Modify My Monster Brew?”
COST and RESERVATIONS
We need a headcount BEFORE the brew session, so you must must make a reservation if you want wort. The cost will be $30 for each 5 gallons of wort. You can order several batches if you like. If possible, please pay in advance.
You can sign up one of two ways:
1) Pay now with Paypal. If you do this your reservation is good to go.
2) Drop a line to [email protected] saying how many batches you want. Payment will be due on brew day. We will accept payment at the Monster Brew; cash, check and credit card will be accepted.
Bring a sanitized PLASTIC or STAINLESS STEEL fermenters for each 5-gallon batch you purchase. Absolutely NO GLASS fermenters will be allowed in the brewery due to the risk of breakage. You may bring small glass vessels with yeast or other additions, however.
Fermenters must have a wide opening for the filling nozzle. Plastic buckets are ideal, but Cornelius kegs are acceptable. Again, please do not bring any skinny-neck containers; we may not be able to fill it.
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.
What Is Not Included
Yeast and any additional ingredients you wish to add to your wort are not included. You can bring your yeast to the brewery, or pitch it at home. We recommend getting your supplies in advance at Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply, though you could make the trek down to South Bay Brewing Supply the day of the brew.
Please park on the WEST side of the building to keep the tap room lot open.
The tap room will be opening to the public at noon.
Smog City will have coffee and other breakfast items in the morning. In addition, Porter will be supplying tasting samples of some of his fine brews mid-morning.
Cut off time for free pours will be determined by Porter. Probably close to noon, after that beer will be available for purchase. REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR BEERTENDER!!!
We will be serving a special lunch during the pour. Details to follow.
For more ideas, see “How Do I Modify My Monster Brew?” The wort will be lighter and more fermentable this year than last year.