Archive for the ‘Meeting Date’ Category

December Meeting – Monday 3rd

Jules Whiteway from the London Fields Brewery will be coming along to talk to us about what they’re doing in terms of their new programme of classes, workshops and experience days at the brewery aimed at the novice moving through to the more experienced brewers.

Also, in the first of our “how to do” sessions, Dave Halse will demonstrate counter pressure bottle filling and will give some pointers as to how to build a filler for ourselves.

This month’s members’ tastings will feature Christmas and extreme beers. 

The meeting will be held at the Drafthouse, see side bar ->

November Meeting – Monday 5th

This month Ken Bazley will be hosting a short talk and associated tasting of our yeast trial experiment. A number of members have brewed the same basic recipe (below) on their own systems, substituting in a yeast of choice. A mixture of dried and liquid yeasts have been used with a couple of control brews using US-05. Should be interesting!

The meeting will be held at the usual venue, details in the side bar ->

Recipe Specifications

Batch Size: 19.00 l
OG: 1.048 SG
FG: 1.012 SG
Estimated Color: 16 EBC
Estimated IBU: 31.7 IBUs
Efficiency: 70.00
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3.50 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5 EBC)  79.5 %
0.50 kg Munich Malt – 10L (20 EBC)  11.4 %
0.25 kg Crystal Malt, Pale- 30L (60 EBC) 5.7 %
0.15 kg Wheat Malt, UK (3.5 EBC) 3.4 %
15.00 g Magnum [14.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min 27.3 IBUs
25.00 g Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [5.20 %] – Boil 10.0 min 3.4 IBUs
25.00 g Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [5.20 %] – Aroma 0.0 IBUs

October Meeting – Monday 1st

David Hobson will be discussing LAB’s web presence and Geoff Cooper will be leading us through a sensory analysis session where we will be identifying flavours and flavour faults.

Members who won medals at the recent National Homebrew Competition will be bringing along their beers for us to taste.

The meeting will be held at the Drafthouse, see side bar ->

September Meeting – Monday 3rd

This month Phill will be talking about Single cell yeast culturing and we will be selecting our IPA entry for the CBA Club Competition. For meeting details see the side bar ->

August Meeting – GBBF Wednesday 8th

In line with LAB tradition the August meeting will be held at GBBF on the Wednesday night (8th). For tickets please visit (£6 Camra members / £8 non member)

We will meet around the bottled beer stand as usual, from 3pm and many of us will be around until closing.

If your new to LAB and turning up for the first time please contact us and we will provide a phone number.

June Meeting – Monday 28th May

We will be returning to the Draft House for our meetings for the remainder of the year, with the exception, that is, of August, when we will visit GBBF. This month we will be judging members’ wheat beers from which we will select our LAB entry to the second round of the Craft Brewing Association Club Only Competition. Geoff Cooper will be leading us through the judging, which will take place under the National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges procedures. Geoff will also be giving us some tuition on how to taste beers.

For details of the meeting see the side bar. Please also note that meeting dates for the rest of the year can be found in the calendar section

May Meeting – Monday 30th April

Due to the bank holiday we will be meeting on the 30st of April. We continue to try out new venues and this month will be the basement bar at Mason & Taylor. Our talk will be on RIMS and HERMS systems by Tom and Mick. We also hope to have some microscopes set up for viewing yeast during the breaks.

Mason & Taylor
51-55 Bethnal Green Rd, London, Greater London E1 6LA

January Meeting – Monday 9th

This month Paul Spearman takes over as the new chair of the London Amateur brewers and we move venue to the Bull Highgate. Paul will be taking the opportunity to discuss LAB and it’s future direction over the coming months so please bring along your ideas. Get there at 6.00pm for the chance of a tour of the new brewery, London Brewing Co.

December Meeting – Monday 5th

As per tradition, December’s LAB meeting will be an ‘extreme’ beers themed night, held at the Wenlock Arms. Bring along your ‘extreme’ beers and remember, extreme doesn’t just mean strong!

August meeting – GBBF

August sees us taking a break from the usual schedule and we traditionally hold our meeting as a social at the Great British Beer Festival.

Join us on Wednesday 3rd August from 6pm onwards. We gather in the seating area by the Real Ale in a Bottle stand. Come along and say hi.