The April, 2018 B.A.S.H. meeting was hosted by Walt and Judy Crawford on Sunday the 8th. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order, thanked our hosts and welcomed his neighbor, guest Mike Gutierrez. Stand-in Cretaceous Carroll Pate gave a slightly dyslexic treasurer’s report.
Vice President for Competitions Daniel Fearn collected entries for this months’ contest (Homebrewer Of The Year – California and Kentucky Common/Best Of Show – Open). Judging will take place on Thursday, May 3rd with results revealed at May’s monthly meeting. June’s contest beers can be dropped off at Liquid Town on Airline near Toys ‘R Us from 6/4 – 6/9 or brought to the June meeting. For regional/national competitions, see the B.A.S.H. website for the Lone Star Circuit and the BJCP website for national contests.
Vice President for Other Stuff Jessica Fearn gave an update on our planned outing to a CC Hooks baseball game. The date is “Thirsty Thursday,” May 24. Check the Facebook page for details.
In new business, Paul Holder reported that B&J’s Pizza on S.P.I.D. will host a cask party on Friday, April 13 in honor of Sabrina Krueger achieving 1000 beers in the B&J’s Imported Beer Club. All B.A.S.H. members are invited. The AHA Big Brew public brewing demonstration will be held on Saturday, May 5 at B&J’s on Staples at Timbergate. Two favorite recipes of retiring Charlie Papazian are featured this year – Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager/Ale and Dusty Mud Dry Irish Stout. The club will buy the ingredients and we will drink the results at the June meeting. See Paul if you’re interested in brewing.
Paul also reported that B&J’s can no longer store our 10’ by 20’ canopy. A motion was made, seconded and approved to authorize Tom Freund to purchase two 12’ by 12’ pushup canopies. Cory Mathews agreed to take the old canopy. Wild Bill Lehfeld gave this months’ education event on the iodine test for mash completion.
After the meeting adjourned, we washed down lasagna with the Lazy Beach/B.A.S.H. club brew (Hot Cubana Jalapeño Blonde) as well as new homebrews by Paul (hefeweizen) and by Rusty Keyes (tripel). The most interesting commercial beer was shared by Mark Quade – Karbach Dopplebock Aged In Armagnac Bottles.
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
5-May-18: Big Brew (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, multiple brewing demonstrations)
20-May-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (John Daniels, NOTE: 3RD SUNDAY)
24?-May-18: Corpus Christi Hooks game
10-Jun-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open category - all beer styles welcome/HBOY Czech lager, BJCP 3A-D)
8-Jul-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, hosted by Paul Holder)
12-Aug-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open category - all beer styles welcome/HBOY >51% extract challenge)
9-Sept-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner)
Thanks again Walt and Judy, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at the Big Brew !