NUTS N’ BOLTS

What is Nuts N’ Bolts?

You may have heard the term “Nuts N’ Bolts” from a meeting, our website, YouTube, etc. But what does it mean to the Mashtronauts? The Nuts and Bolts competition is the Bay Area Mashtronauts annual intra-club competition.  While not officially sanctioned by the AHA, this competition gives the winners bragging rights for the whole year.  The competition typically pairs beginning brewers with more experienced brewers.  Brewers are usually paired up in at the February meeting and given special instructions for their brew(s) together. Its a great way to learn more of the art of brewing, and is a great bonding experience for club members.

2021 Competition

Teams and theme have been announced, so get your passports ready! Find everything you need to know about the competition here. Teams will have the opportunity to brew two beers together to earn points towards winning the year long competition.

N&B Information

1. Extra beer for the judges is ALWAYS good (blatant bribe speak…)

2. The NUTS& BOLTS Scoresheet will be uploaded soon. Like Last Year:

  • Points for entering the N&B events
  • Points for Honorable Mention, 3rd, 2nd (the “Paul”), and 1st
  • Points for entering other “N&B sanctioned events”
  • N&B sanctioned events will be listed on the N&B scoresheets

3. Like last year, ALL Teams are essentially in it to win N&B team of the year from day one through the end. Don’t be discouraged by early results. There is plenty of opportunity to catch up.

Theme

Stop One: Belgium

  • Must be a beer from BJCP Categories: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27A, or 34D using the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
  • https://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_guidelines_beer.pdf
  • Experimental or specialty beers will be accepted. However, the base beer must be from the listed categories.
  • 2 bottles will be turned in with a label of the style ID.
  • Turn in will be May 29, 2021 at Hoppin’ Grape from 12-5 pm.
  • Winners are:
    1. John Black and Wesley Kulcak – Belgian Golden Strong Ale
    2. Randy Daily and Jim Lee – Belgian Tripel
    3. Logan Sammons and Adam Vandermortel – Saison
    4. Jared Wettenstein, Michael Lerman, and Amanda Lerman – Saison

Stop Two: Germany

  • Must be a beer from BJCP Categories: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 27C, or 27H using the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
  • https://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_guidelines_beer.pdf
  • Experimental or specialty beers will be accepted. However, the base beer must be from the listed categories.
  • 2 bottles will be turned in with a label of the style ID.
  • Turn in will be November 13, 2021 at Hoppin’ Grape from 12-5 pm.
  • Winners will be announced at the December BAM meeting.

Teams

Here is the line up of teams for the 2021 Nuts N Bolts Competition:

  • John Black & Wesley Kulcak
  • Randy Daily & Jim Lee
  • Sanjay Thomas & Jason Thomas
  • Tristin Sylvester & Dimas Gonzalez
  • Ryan Cooper & Joshua Satelises
  • Jonathan Reasoner & Matt Jaggers
  • Blake Villermin & Case Ricks
  • Jared Wettenstein & Michael and Amanda Lerman
  • Tim Gamble & Lisa Montemayor
  • Adolph Postel & Keith and Mindy Brooks
  • David Brenna & Thomas Kozuch & Patrick Green
  • Logan Sammons & Adam Vandermortel
  • Juan Reza & Tim Stoddard
  • Joel Cervantes & Jeff “Stumpy” Oberlin

Prior Year Results

Overall Nuts N’ Bolts Winners for 2020:

  • 1st Place – Ryan Cooper/David Brenna
  • 2nd Place (tie) – Randy Daily/Jonathan Reasoner
  • 2nd Place (tie) – John Black/Tristin Marcks
  • 3rd Place – Jared Wettenstein/Dimas Gonzalez