October 2019 Meeting Notes

* Thanks to Carrie & Justin For Hosting!

Despite heavy rain the evening before we were surprised with gorgeous fall weather. Meeting was mostly held outside. Fantastic food and beer as usual and the Chocotale Chili was amazing!!!

Special Guest – Robyn Smith from VT

            Beer brewer certificate program and Business of Brewing

            Has received a grant to put on workshops related to brewing

            Planning for 4 workshops between Jan and March

4 hour sessions on a Saturday

Looking for ideas on what would be of interest. Please don’t hesitate to contact her to discuss.

Please email robyn@vt.edu

– Next Meeting – Saturday Nov 16 (3-6 PM) at Brian and Vanessa Rorrer’s Home (Salem)

– Treasurer’s Report– Mike U.

            $6510.76 in the account

            117 total members

Bylaws Amendment – Online Ballot (Vote Today)

            Passes without discussion or nays

– 2019 Upcoming Events

LTHB Day – SAT November 2 at SHHBS (10 AM – 4 PM)

– Volunteers Needed: Setup/Teardown, Demo Brewers, Spokes People, ID Check, Pouring

Need beer for tasting

– Demo Brewers Confirmed: Brian Rorrer, Tim Paul, Chris Gray, Rudy L, Allen F (tentative)

Big Willie Draught System – Upgrades Adam Kendall

            New smaller ID lines

Completely soaked and cleaned faucets, shanks and chiller plate and reassembled

Pours very well now with higher pressures with little to no foaming

– BrewDo WrapUp

– Around 90 entries. Judging done at Three Notch’d.

– BIS Awarded to Carrie & Justin Cox (Elderberry Fruit Beer)

– Several Wins by Guild Members (as usual!!)

            Beth D. Tropical stout & Imperial Czech PIls

            Chris & Dennis S – Key Lime Pie

As a club, 7 out of 12 places

Throwdown 2020 – Updates

            Allen F will be heading up SWAG begging

                        Let him know if you have any hookups

            Electronic system for silent auction to curb sniping and help folks who may have to leave

– Competition Updates (Steve Lusk)

Steve not present

War of Worts in PA coming up in Feb   

– Work Shirt Order – LAST CALL! Ordering this week.

– Please pay today if possible or arrange for PayPal.

            Paypal address: president@starcitybrewers.org

– $30 per shirt from Spartan Silk Screening

– 50/50 Raffle– Harry

            38.50 each to winner Tim Paul and club

            Consolation, Rising Silo growler with insulated carrier to John Shoundel

– Open Floor

Meeting adjourned

Attendance: 25