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November 2020 Meeting Minutes

Jack and Karen Heim hosted the November, 2020 B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 8th at their home in Corpus Christi.


El Presidente Jack called the meeting to order. As usual, the treasury is in good shape with one renewal and one new member. Iron Mash XVII at Lazy Beach Brewing was deemed a big success. We voted to present glasses to the winning team members at the conclusion of Iron Mash judging in January and to acquire a winning team plaque to be displayed at Lazy Beach.


Our December meeting will be at Trout Street Bar & Grill in Port Aransas. We may bring homebrew, but no food or commercial beer. Food, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase.


The competition this month was open to any beer style. The declared style for Homebrewer of the Year was Winter Seasonal Beer, BJCP category 30C. With three competitors, the winning beer receives three HBOY points (doubled if it is of the declared style), 2nd place receives two HBOY points (doubled if of the declared style), third place receives one HBOY point (doubled if of the declared style) and 4th place and beyond receive no points. Five beers were entered from three competitiors. Judges results were as follows:


  1. Wild Bill Lehfeld – Christmas American Strong Ale (BJCP 30C/22B) 38.9/50 – 6 HBOY points

  2. William Lee -- Kölsch (BJCP 5B) 35.7/50 – 2 HBOY points

  3. Wild Bill Lehfeld – Trappist Single Ale (BJCP 26A) 34.9/50 – 1 HBOY points

  4. Mark Quade – Berry Mead (BJCP M2C) 34.75/50 – 0 HBOY points

  5. Wild Bill Lehfeld –Spruce American Amber Ale (BJCP 30C/19A) 34.7/50 – 0 HBOY points

Wild Bill’s Christmas American Strong Ale thus advances to the upcoming Best Of Show round. After 3 of 6 competitions in the 2021 competition season, cumulative HBOY results are as follows:


  1. Wild Bill Lehfeld – 17 HBOY points

  2. James Fowler – 8 HBOY points

  3. John Fulton – 2 HBOY points

  4. Mark Quade – 2 HBOY points

  5. William Lee – 2 HBOY points

  6. Jack Downey/Phil Sims – 0 HBOY points


After adjourning, we enjoyed pork tenderloin stuffed with sausage and mushrooms (but, sadly, no jackalope). Besides the competition beers, we enjoyed Paul Holder’s new pale ale homebrew and interesting commercial beers from Lara Busch (Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout), William (Karbach Crawford Bock) and Phil Sims (Freetail Hopothesis Imperial IPA).

During a discussion about mead, the following exchange was overheard:

Paul – “Varietal honey?” Mark – “Yes, dear!”


Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:

13-Dec-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (Trout Street Bar & Grill, Port Aransas)

10-Jan-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Walt Crawford, Iron Mash XVII judging)

14-Feb-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Scottish Ales, BJCP 14A-C)

14-Mar-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, brewing demonstration?)

11-Apr-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Extract Challenge, open category >51% extract)

1-May-21: Big Brew

16-May-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host. NOTE: 3rd SUNDAY)

13-Jun-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: German Wheat Beers, BJCP10A-C)

11-Jul-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host)

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

Thanks again Jack and Karen, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at Trout Street Bar & Grill!

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