William Lee hosted the August, 2018 B.A.S.H. meeting and pool party on Sunday the 12th at his home in Corpus Christi. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order and thanked our host. Treasurer Tom Freund gave his report and collected dues for 2018 – 2019 from a few more members.
Vice President For Other Stuff Elizabeth Ackman announced our upcoming suite party at the CC Hooks game on Thursday, September 6th. For details, see the club Facebook page or stay tuned for the announcement e-mail. Vice President for Competitions Kyle Hotz collected last-minute entries for this months’ AHA-sponsored competition. All entries are eligible for Best Of Show points. Extract beers are eligible for Homebrewer Of The Year points. Results will be announced at the September meeting.
Erin from the Art Center of CC announced the upcoming 1/2K By The Bay Beer Run at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1. A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers who are encouraged to show up at the Arts Alive festival grounds from 8-8:30 a.m. on race day.
Cory Mathews of Lazy Beach conducted the brewing education with a report on fermentation. He discussed yeast starters, diacetyl rests, secondary fermentation and lagering. Yeast and bacteria were available for viewing under a microscope.
As we wolfed down William’s pulled pork and ribs, we enjoyed new homebrews from Tim Grace (IPA), Wild Bill Lehfeld (Czech premium pale lager/amber lager/dark lager), Larry Sommers (watermelon wheat/jalapeno cilantro watermelon wheat/Big Brew honey pilsner), Jeremy Van Horn (cherry cider) and Scott Wilson (azacca pale ale/bacon beer). Commercial beers were shared by Tim (Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale Ale), Joe Haug (Shiner Oktoberfest), Cory (Lazy Beach Poblano Wit/Skinny Dipper Kombucha/Summer Stout), Phil Sims (101 North Brewery Naughtyaud Imperial Stout) and Scott (Karbach Hopadillo).
Several members cooled off in William’s pool. No one impersonated Esther Williams.
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
6-Sept-18: Hooks suite party
9-Sept-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner)
14-Oct-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open/HBOY amber and brown American beer, BJCP 19A, 19C)
3-Nov-18: Iron Mash XV (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, team brewing competition)
11-Nov-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open/HBOY spiced beer, BJCP 30A-C)
2-Dec-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate NOTE: 1ST SUNDAY)
Thanks again William, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at the Hooks suite party and Mark Woerner’s!