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November 2021 Meeting Minutes

Tom Ormrod hosted the November, 2021 B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 14th at his alehouse and chicken farm in Corpus Christi.


Some dude named Jack Heim called the meeting to order, thanked our host and recognized our active duty military and veterans. Paul Holder and Jack gave a report on Iron Mash XVIII/Learn To Homebrew Day at Lazy Beach Brewing. The resulting dark mild and Irish red ales can be tasted at the January meeting. We approved the 2022/2023 competition schedule. Mary Kay Schultz reported that member Ron Merriman is opening Man Overboard Brewing Company near Pearl Brewing in San Antonio on December 4th. Chris Ackman volunteered to bring commercial samples of upcoming competition styles to future meetings.


The competition this month was open to any style. Entries of the declared style (Mead, BJCP M1-4) were eligible for double Homebrewer Of the Year points. With two competitors, the winning brew receives two Homebrewer of the Year points (doubled for mead), 2nd place receives one HBOY point (doubled for mead), third place and beyond receive no points. Four brews were entered. Judges’ results were as follows:


  1. Wild Bill Lehfeld – Czech premium pale lager (BJCP 3B) 40.6/50 – 2 HBOY points

  2. Paul Holder – Melomel (BJCP M2E) 40.1/50 – 2 HBOY points

  3. Paul Holder – Melomel (BJCP M2E) 37.6/50 – 0 HBOY points

  4. Wild Bill Lehfeld – Czech amber lager (BJCP 3C) 36.7/50 – 0 HBOY points


Wild Bill’s Czech premium pale lager thus advances to the upcoming Best of Show round.


After 3 of 6 competitions in the 2022 competition season, cumulative HBOY results are as follows:

  1. Paul Holder – 14 HBOY points

  2. Wild Bill Lehfeld – 10 HBOY points

  3. Mike Terrenzi – 2 HBOY points

  4. James Fowler – 0 HBOY points

  5. John Fulton – 0 HBOY points

As we enjoyed ribs we drank the competition beers, Tom’s seven beers on tap and new homebrews from Chris Ackman (“Hazed and Confused” Juicy IPA) and Rusty Keyes (American IPA). Interesting commercial beers included Vic Aguilar’s Deschutes Lil’ Squeezy Juicy Pale/Fresh Squeezed IPA/Fresh Haze IPA, Jay Porterfield’s Schlafly Oatmeal Stout/Drekker Everybody Love Everybody Rainbow Sherbet Sour and Mary Kay Schultz’s Pink Boots Road Map Hazy IPA.


Upcoming B.A.S.H. events: (NOTE: EXCEPT FOR MAY OR CONFLICTS WITH EASTER, MEETINGS ARE (ALMOST) ALWAYS ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH)

  • 18-Nov-21: B.A.S.H. social (BINGO, Nueces Brewing, 6:30 p.m., come early to grab a beer and food)

  • 12-Dec-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Heims?/Clarks?)

  • 9-Jan-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (Walt Crawford, Iron Mash XVIII tasting)

  • 13-Feb-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (Chris Ackman, competition: Irish stout, BJCP 15B)

  • 13-Mar-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (James Fowler, demonstration brew?)

  • 10-Apr-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (Tim Grace/Mary Kay Schultz, competition: Low Gravity Challenge <5% ABV Must Provide OG/FG)

  • 7-May-22: Big Brew

  • 15-May-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, NOTE: 3RD SUNDAY)

  • 12-Jun-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Czech pale lager/premium pale lager, BJCP 3A-B)

  • 10-Jul-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, hosted by Paul Holder?)

  • 14-Aug-22: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: American Blonde Ale/Pale Ale, BJCP 18A-B)

Thanks again Tom, Lazy Beach Brewing and our military/veterans, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at Nueces Brewing and at the Clarks or the Heims!

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