January 2019 meeting notes

  • Dunkel (10B) presentation by Rudy and Adam
    • 3 commercial examples presented
    • Ayinger – Kloster Andechs – Weihenstephaner & 1 home brewed example presented
    • The presentation included historical info and example recipe info. These docs were emailed out to the Yahoo email list and will be posted on the FB group page.
    • Great job Rudy and Adam on the presentation!!
  • Thanks to Blue Ridge Hydroponics for hosting January meeting
    • New ownership since April – Tommy and Jeremy
  • February meeting on Sat 16th 3:00 PM at Rudy and Diane’s House
    • John M. will present Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Treasurer Report: $5,052.76 as of Jan 18
    • If you haven’t yet paid membership dues, or are interested in BYO magazine
    • PayPal gift to president@starcitybrewers.org
    • 15$ for BYO subscription
    • 53 paid members as of meeting today.
    • Welcome David Hines as newest member
  • Potluck Food Reminder: Please make an effort to bring food to meetings.
    • Many long time members bring food consistently to most meetings. Please make an effort to bring something. Store bought items are just fine and home cooked is even better.
  • Beer Gift for Host
    • Harry points out that bringing small gift for the host is also appreciated.

  • 2019 Budget Presentation
    • Harry notes that the board tries to stick to around same budget each year.
    • Will be a loss shown in projections due to conservative estimates on income.
    • Newest expense affecting budget is EZ-UP tent purchase and increased training.
    • Carrie brings up point that board meetings should be posted for members.
    • Harry calls for vote to accept budget – passes by verbal vote.
  • Throwdown Updates
    • 50 entries so far, cap is 125
    • Need help with Judging volunteers.
    • Total of around 3000$ donated swag for giving away to participants.
    • YCH hops, Micromatic key equipment notable sponsors.
    • Robb suggests reaching out to Jaded wort chillers.
    • Reminder location is Big Lick March 22/23
    • Three judging sessions, Friday evening, Sat morn, Sat afternoon
    • *We still need more volunteer judges and stewards. Please contact Matt Klump.
    • Due to Throwdown, March meeting will be March 9
    • Working with local breweries to brew winning beers
    • Have posters available if you want to volunteer to post at breweries, etc
  • Competition Updates
    • Steve Lusk in process of getting competition news on website
    • Reminder that National Homebrew competition entry is opening soon
    • War of the Worts entries open today through Feb 10
    • Steve still trying to coordinate with VA state fair on Homebrew competition
    • To find competitions look here: AHA Competition Page
  • Big Lick – Offer to can your own homebrew
    • Will need to bring your own cans and bottling wand/beer gun
    • Allen willing to coordinate on group buy on cans, email
    • Big Lick may be able to coordinate through Harry for large enough purchase
    • Mario brings up possibility of doing barrel project with members
    • Have had some in the past, really up to members to coordinate
  • Industry Night at Southern Hills
    • Taproom staff, brewers, SCBG members – about 40 people
    • Idea is to have this maybe 3 times a year, will probably be on Sundays since that’s when taproom staff have off.
    • Gina from Deschutes major contributor and organizer
  • Women’s brew night 3rd Thursday of every month at Southern Hills
    • Women’s Brew Day on March 9 will be for the International Women’s Brew Event on March 8
    • Open to having anyone give talks or donate beer for tasting.

  • OPEN FLOOR
  • Mario brings up doing Highland Games, and where are we for doing events for outreach
    • Come forward if you are willing to organize an event and club officers will try to help coordinate
    • Rudy reminds folks that membership isn’t only level of success
    • Nothing stopping club members from gathering and promoting on their own
    • National Homebrew Con is on the east coast this year.
    • Providence, RI. June 27-29  https://www.homebrewcon.org/
    • May want to try to get enough folks to go and represent guild
  • Harry brings up topic of fundraising for charity
    • Talked to ABC agent about giving Homebrew
    • Fine as long as it would be a free-will offering instead of compelled like tickets
    • Is there enough interest, and what location? Brewery for foot traffic?
    • Suggest doing it for Resilience/Camp Fire since it’s beer related and has been issues agreeing on common charity
    • Harry will continue to look into it after general agreement that it is a good idea
  • Carrie brings up board meeting minutes
    • Board Meeting Minutes can be posted on the Yahoo Group page, Facebook Group Page and/or the website similar to how we post monthly meeting notes.

  • Meeting Minutes: Start at 4:30 pm and wrapped up at 5:45 pm
  • Meeting Attendance: 25
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