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April 2021 Meeting Minutes

Tim Grace and Mary Kay Schultz hosted the April, 2021 B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 11th at their home in Corpus Christi.


El Presidente Jack Heim called the meeting to order, thanked our hosts and welcomed back John and Nikki Daniels, Martha and Adriana Knight and Richard and Liza Ramos. Treasurer Walt Crawford babbled for a minute or so, then went silent. Mary Kay announced the April social at Aerodrome Distillery at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday the 24th. Most of the discussion dealt with the upcoming AHA Big Brew on Saturday, May 1 at Nueces Brewing. A team led by J.D. Busch will brew the Janet’s Brown Ale and Tim’s crew will brew the Star Gazer Double IPA. Paul Holder will supply the ingredients. Plan to arrive by 11am to avoid traffic/parking issues from the Blue Angels’ show that afternoon.


The competition this month was for any beer with at least 51% extract, open to any style. With more than three competitors, the winning beer receives three Homebrewer of the Year points (doubled for extract), 2nd place receives two HBOY points (doubled for extract), third place receives one HBOY point (doubled for extract) and 4th place and beyond receive no points. Six beers were entered. Judges’ results were as follows:

  1. Wild Bill Lehfeld – Tropical Stout (BJCP 16C) 36.9/50 – 6 HBOY points

  2. Wild Bill Lehfeld – Roggenbier (BJCP 27) 36.8/50 – 4 HBOY points

  3. Chris Ackman – Winter Seasonal Beer (BJCP 30C) 34.2/50 – 2 HBOY points

  4. Wild Bill Lehfeld – English Porter (BJCP 13C) 33.5/50 – 0 HBOY points

  5. Richard Ramos – Chocolate Stout (BJCP 34C) 31.5/50 – 0 HBOY points

  6. John Daniels – Yuengling Lager Clone (BJCP 1B) 29.8/50 – 0 HBOY points

Wild Bill’s Tropical Stout thus advances to the upcoming Best of Show round.

After 5 of 6 competitions in the 2021 competition season, cumulative HBOY results are as follows:

  1. Wild Bill Lehfeld – 29 HBOY points

  2. James Fowler – 8 HBOY points

  3. Chris Ackman – 6 HBOY points

  4. John Fulton – 2 HBOY points

  5. Mark Quade – 2 HBOY points

  6. William Lee – 2 HBOY points

  7. Jack Downey/Phil Sims – 0 HBOY points

  8. Richard Ramos – 0 HBOY points

  9. John Daniels – 0 HBOY points

We then feasted on a shrimp boil, washed down with competition beers and new homebrews from Paul Holder (rye IPA), Tom Ormrod (Kolsch/Belgian Tripel) and Richard (Mosaic SMASH IPA). Interesting commercial beers include Lara Busch’s Nueces Mango Gose and Citramatic, Jacob Dunson’s Martin House Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer, John Fulton’s Lakewood Temptress and Mary Kay’s T Rose IPA and Banger Brewing Coffee Kolsch.


Random comments overheard toward the end of the festivities:

Paul – “What do you think of my Wicked Hazy IPA?” Walt – “Even the dregs are good!”

Walt – “Hey, for twenty dollars I’ve done worse than that!”

Walt – “I want one of those Izzy APA’s!”


Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:

24-Apr-21: B.A.S.H. Social (Aerodrome Distillery, 3:00 p.m.)

1-May-21: Big Brew (Nueces Brewing)

16-May-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Jacob Dunson/Cindy Crye NOTE: 3rd SUNDAY)

13-Jun-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Martha/Adriana Knight, competition: German Wheat Beers, BJCP10A-C)

11-Jul-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate hosted by Paul Holder)

8-Aug-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Fruit Beers, BJCP 29A-C)

12-Sep-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner)

10-Oct-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: American Porter/English Porter/Pre-Prohibition Porter, BJCP 20A/13C/27)

6-Nov-21: Iron Mash XVIII

14-Nov-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: mead, BJCP M1-4)


Thanks again Tim and Mary Kay, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at Aerodrome Distillery, the Big Brew and at Jacob and Cindy’s!

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