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January 2019 Meeting Minutes

The January, 2019 B.A.S.H. meeting was held on Sunday the 13th, hosted by Tom and Rocky Freund at their home in Flour Bluff. Aggie Bill and Dianna Hughen co-hosted. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order and thanked our hosts and co-hosts. Treasurer Tom collected dues from a few who had misremembered to pay. In old business, Mike congratulated Wild Bill Lehfeld on winning Homebrewer of the Year and Best Of Show Brewer of the Year for 2018. Paul Holder reviewed the proposed competition changes for 2019 and beyond from the committee formed at the December meeting. The changes were approved by voice vote.

The Repeat Offenders (Mark Quade and Jim Hildreth) were the only team brewing at Iron Mash XV, so  they automatically win the “competition”. They did split their wort into two carboys, and fermented each with a different saison yeast strain. An ad hoc 3-man team judged the beers, with one scoring 96 points (average BJCP score 32 out of 50) and the other 95. Each beer was on draft at the club’s portable 5-tap bar along with Jim’s black IPA, the demonstration brew from the December meeting. They were all well-received by the swarm of bar flies. Tom presented the Iron Mash Trophy Cup, along with the individual bling medals.

As we enjoyed tamales and chili blanco, we quaffed mostly older homebrews. Paul did share a new experimental altbier. The most interesting commercial beer was shared by Phil Sims – 101 North Naughty Aud Imperial Stout. The party continued past 11:00 p.m. around the roaring fire pit.

Upcoming B.A.S.H. events: 10-Feb-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (Jack Baker, saison (BJCP 25B) competition, open to all beers) 12-Feb-19: Education Event “Water Chemistry” (CC Homebrew Supply) 10-Mar-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mary Kay Schultz/Tim Grace) 13-Mar-19: Education Event “Sour Beers” (CC Homebrew Supply) 10-Apr-19: Education Event 14-Apr-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, American IPA (BJCP 21A), Specialty IPA (BJCP 21B) competition, open to all beers) 8-May-19: Education Event 19-May-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (John Daniels, NOTE: 3RD SUNDAY) 9-Jun-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Low Gravity Challenge <5% ABV Must Provide OG/FG, open to all beers) 12-Jun-19: Education Event

Thanks again Tom, Rocky, Aggie Bill and Dianna, congratulations Mark and Jim, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at Jack Baker’s !

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