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October 2018 Minutes

Brad Klager hosted the October, 2018 B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 14th at his home in Corpus Christi. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order and thanked our host. Treasurer Tom Freund gave his usual glowing report.


In old business, Iron Mash XV is Saturday 11/3. This year, the teams will brew to a declared style – saison. In addition to the supplied box of ingredients, the teams can supply one of their own. In new business, Paul Holder reported that Liquid Town on Airline near Toys ‘R’ Us has closed due to a fire. Homebrew supplies will move to the store at Nile and McArdle. Steve Cook gave a presentation on “Quick and Easy Fermentation Using Basic Grocery Store Ingredients” at CC Homebrew Supply on Tuesday night 10/9. The schedule for the next several education events has been set and is shown below.


As we feasted on Brad’s smoked pork stuffed with cheese and bacon, we enjoyed new homebrews by Steve (“Skeeter Pee” lemon wine/sour cherry cider) and Paul (raspberry wheat). Interesting commercial beers were shared by Steve (Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale/Saint Arnold Oktoberfest), Jack Heim (Rebel Toad Angry Man Porter), Paul (Pizza Port Pickleweed Point IPA), Brad (Sierra Nevada Otra Vez), Mark Quade (Czech Pils) and Phil Sims (101 North Heroine IPA).


As the evening wore on, the usual bizarre comments were overheard:

Paul – “A shift chemical engineer is kinda odd”

Wild Bill Lehfeld – “ANY chemical engineer is kinda odd”

Adam Klager – “It depends how long it has FERMENTATED”

Mike – “I’ve got a BUNGOVILLIA”


October competition average judges scores:

  • Wild Bill – BJCP 19C American brown ale #1 42 points

  • Steve Cook – BJCP 25A Belgian blond ale 38 points

  • Wild Bill – BJCP 19A American amber ale #2 36 points

  • Wild Bill – BJCP 19A American amber ale #1 30.5 points

  • Wild Bill – BJCP 19C American brown ale #2 30.5 points

  • Chris Ackman – BJCP 19C American brown ale 26 points

The Homebrewer of the Year competition was for American amber and brown ales, BJCP 19A and 19C. Wild Bill earned 2 points for 1st place and 1 point for 2nd place. After 5 of 6 2018 competitions, cumulative HBOY points are as follows:

  • Wild Bill – 11 points

  • Rob Sullivan – 3 points

  • Larry Sommers – 1 point

The Best of Show competition was open to any style. Steve earned 5 points for 2nd place. Wild Bill earned 6 points for 1st place, 4 points for 3rd place and 5 points for 4th and 5th place. Chris earned 1 point for 6th place. After 5 of 6 2018 competitions, cumulative BOS points are as follows:

  • Wild Bill – 81 points

  • Rob – 20 points

  • Larry – 20 points

  • Paul Holder – 12 points

  • Mark Quade – 12 points

  • Steve Cook – 5 points

  • Tim Grace – 1 point

  • Chris – 1 point

Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:

3-Nov-18: Iron Mash XV (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, team brewing competition)

11-Nov-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Lou Needleman, competition: BOS open/HBOY spiced beer, BJCP 30A-C)

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 “Sour Beers” (CC Homebrew Supply)

Thanks again Brad, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at Iron Mash and at Lou Need

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