• Bay Area Society of Homebrewers

November 2018 Meeting Minutes

Lou Needleman hosted the November, 2018 B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 11th at his home-away-from-home in Corpus Christi. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order, thanked our host and welcomed new member John Fulton from Rockport. Treasurer Tom Freund confirmed that all is well with the club treasury.

In old business, Iron Mash XV was held on Saturday 11/3. Only one team (the Repeat Offenders, led by the dastardly Mark Quade) brewed this year, so they automatically win the “competition”. Join us in January to drink the finished saison and revel at the awards ceremony.


In new business, we discussed strategies to attract new members. A motion was made, seconded and approved to obtain new B.A.S.H. business cards. As we devoured Lou’s delectable Indian food, we enjoyed new homebrews by John (Belgian farmhouse ale) Paul Holder (vanilla bourbon stout) and Wild Bill Lehfeld (American amber ale, two different American brown ales). Interesting commercial beers were shared by Tom (Cigar City Tampa-Style Lager), Jack and Karen Heim (Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher American Imperial Stout, New Belgium The Hemperor/Oakspire Boubon Barrel Ale) and Lou (Much Aloha Pacific Pils/HPA Hawaiian Pale Ale).

Only one bizarre comment was overheard:

Karen – “I’m the only person I know who runs out of anchovy paste”


November competition beers have not yet been judged. The only entries were by Wild Bill:

BJCP 30A spruce pale ale

BJCP 30A black licorice honey porter

BJCP 10B dunkles weissbier


The Homebrewer of the Year competition was for spiced beer, BJCP 30A-C. Wild Bill thus earns one point as the only entrant. After all six 2018 competitions, cumulative HBOY points are as follows:

  • Wild Bill – 12 points

  • Rob Sullivan – 3 points

  • Larry Sommers – 1 point

The Best of Show competition was open to any style. If at least two of Wild Bill’s beers score 30 out of 50 on the BJCP score sheet, he would earn 3 points for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd place. If they each score less than 30, he would earn one point for each. He thus would earn between 3 and 6 points. After all six 2018 competitions, cumulative BOS points are as follows:

  • Wild Bill – 84 - 87 points

  • Rob – 20 points

  • Larry – 20 points

  • Paul Holder – 12 points

  • Mark Quade – 12 points

  • Steve Cook – 5 points

  • Tim Grace – 1 point

  • Chris Ackman – 1 point


Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:

13-Nov-18: Education Event “Partial grain Brewing (CC Homebrew Supply)

2-Dec-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate NOTE: 1ST SUNDAY)

11-Dec-18: Education Event “All grain Brewing” (CC Homebrew Supply)

8-Jan-19: Education Event “Recipe Development” (CC Homebrew Supply)

13-Jan-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (Tom Freund, Iron Mash XV judging)

10-Feb-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (Jack Baker?, competition BOS open/HBOY saison, BJCP 25B)

12-Feb-19: Education Event “Water Chemistry” (CC Homebrew Supply)

Thanks again Lou, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at Carroll Pate’s !

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