Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 2016 Minutes

Mark Woerner hosted the September B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 11th. El Presidente Daniel Fearn called the meeting to order, welcoming new members Terri Loe and Philip Mooney. Treasurer Carroll Pate reported a humongous club balance.

Paul Holder and Tom Freund will pick a style for November’s Iron Mash XIII and announce it at the October meeting. Tom will have team sign-up sheets. Let Paul know if you need yeast. We voted to limit entries to two per team.

Paul gave an update on the KEDT-TV Classic Brew, to be held on Thursday, September 22nd at the Museum of Science and History. Members have signed up to donate 10 keg s for the B.A.S.H. 5-tap portable bar. Donors receive free admission, a free t-shirt and souvenir glass. Paul passed around a sign-up sheet for volunteer tappers, who get half price admission with a t-shirt and glass. Keg donors and tappers need to undergo training on Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30 p.m. at the KEDT studios at Staples and Kostoryz. The night of the event, keg donors should bring their kegs at 5:30 p.m. Tappers should arrive by 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Dixie Cup regional homebrew competition entries should be turned in to Daniel by September 23rd.

Steve Cook gave a demonstration on equipment cleaning.

As the meeting concluded, we feasted on Mark’s sausage (venison, venison with cheese, Italian wild hog and elk), along with tamales and wild hog ribs. We enjoyed new homebrews by Micah Cole (Yuengling clone), Brent Falwell (marzen), Daniel (golden peanut butter pale ale/spiced ale), Paul (East Coast IPA), Aggie Bill Hughen (porter), Wild Bill Lehfeld (Ukrainian Umbilical Stout) and Sarah Tilton (oatmeal stout/ IPA). Interesting commercial beers were shared by Tom (Goliad Redfish IPA), Philip (Rodenbach Grand Cru), Lou Needleman (Goliad Golden Ale/New Belgium Session) and Jay Reining (Grand Teton 5 O’ Clock Shadow Double Black Lager/Hangar 24 Orange Wheat).

The Too Much Information Award went to Paul who announced “I’m having trouble mounting my umbrella”. Hmm …

Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:

  • 22-Sep-16: Classic Brew 2016 (Museum of Science and History)
  • 9-Oct-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Railroad Seafood Station hosted by Sean Sutherland, Scottish Ale competition, 2015 BJCP 14A-C, 17C)
  • 5-Nov-16: Iron Mash XIII (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, team brewing competition)
  • 13-Nov-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Brad Klager, Russian Imperial Stout competition, 2008 BJCP 13F)
  • 11-Dec-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate, brewing competition)
  • 8-Jan-17: B.A.S.H. meeting (Tom Freund, Iron Mash XIII judging)

Thanks again Mark, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at the Classic Brew and next month at Railroad Seafood Station !