Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Club
September Beer Meeting
Meeting: Friday, Sept 18th, 7:00 pm
Aye, since the early mid-1800's (give or take a few years), the venerable Alers have been meeting at Larry's in Kent, Wa.  But a new age of world domination is upon us as the Impaling Alers are now meeting at Larry's in Tukwila (790 Andover Park E, Tukwila, WA 98188). Such a bold, daring move is rare among history.  So come make history and attend the first meeting in the new location.  Also, make beer and food and bring that too.
We haven't had a club meeting in town for a few months, so we are long overdue for a full gathering of the Alerati.  And while I am occasionally prone to a wee bit of hyperbole, trust me, I am being a master of understatement in all the following ...
  • Iron Brewer - the brewers have had a couple of months to perfect their offerings of liquid genius and you will want to tasted these delectable delights. And you will definitely want to take part in the next round, I have seen first hand the secret ingredient(s) and I am giddy. This will be an epic iron brew to be ready in time for the winter warmer meeting in November. 
  • Style Sherpa - Knock knock.  Who's there? A ton of strong Belgians so open up!!!  OK, so I will work on better intros, but it will be tough to have a better style.  After a few months of irregular meetings without our profligate Sherpa spending us to oblivion, we should be able to afford this style.
  • Speaker on a topic - Yeast!
  • Featured brewery - Most likely there will be one?
  • Novembeerfest recruitment - In addition to our onerous $20 a year for dues (I know, way freakin' cheap), we fund club activities with this competition. so be prepared to enter a ton of great beer and help out by judging, stewarding and bottle sorting and ... (details in another email).
Vintage Plan

We’re less than a month away from the beginning of the 2015 vintage and with the grapes ripening at an accelerating rate it iis time to seriously assess your plans, equipment, and supplies.

Plan. Map out a plan that organizes the grapes you’ve ordered and from this estimate the equipment (primaries, carboys, hoses, etc) and supplies you’ll need. Prepare your 2015 Vintage binder and print out new fermentation logs

Equipment. Check all of your equipment to be sure you have enough for the volume of grapes ordered. Make sure it is absolutely clean of debris contaminants and then give it a thorough sanitization. (See the sanitation presentation in member’s only Winemaking Info drop-down tab

If you have a pH meter order fresh buffer solutions, replaced the batteries, and make sure the meter functions properly.

Supplies. Make a list of what expendables you will require to be successful this vintage and purchase these now. You’ll save yourself a lot of running around, frustration and stress having all you need in hand at the time of harvest.

The list should include – but not limited to -- the following:

  • Yeast culture (estimate at least 10 grams/100# of grapes)

  • Yeast nutrient (i.e., Go-Ferm, Fermaid-K, DAP

  • ML Bacteria

  • Sulfite

  • Sanitizing solution (Star-San, Triple San, or equivalent)

  • Tartaric acid

  • Enzymes if you use them

  • Oak alternatives if you use them


Grapes. If you haven’t ordered grapes by now you may be too late for some vineyards. Contact the grape focal and get your order in this week!


Stay Tuned! Within the next few weeks, I will be postings additional important information about preparing for the new vintage including information on adjusting high Brix musts and calculating nutrient additions. These will be in the members only “Winemaking Info” drop-down tab.

And let me know if you have any questions.

Steve Foisie


Website Calendar Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The club website is currently having problems with the calendar and will continue to do so until it is upgraded (work is in progress).  In the meantime, remember that every third Friday is a joint beer meeting with the Impaling Alers homebrew club at Larry's Brewing Supply.  Wine meetings will be posted on the website and we will make an effort to contact registered members about the event.  As a reminder, don't forget to renew your membership for 2015!



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