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DYS Meeting Minutes - Sept 6, 2011

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:14 pm
by jimmiec
DYS Meeting Minutes - August 2, 2011

Attendance
22 people were present at the meeting.

DYS Upcoming Events (Subject to Change)
November 5, 2011 – AHA Learn to Homebrew Day (DYS Club Brew) | Marcello’s (10AM)

Local Homebrew Events
September 24, 2011 - Ugly Duckling Brewfest | Lafayette Receptions & Banquets
September 24, 2011 - Louisiana Beer Fest | Lake Charles, Louisiana
October 15, 2011 - 3rd Annual Shreveport Brew Festival | Shreveport, Louisiana

Club Business
Sensory Analysis Class - Classes were completed throughout the month of August with a very good turnout. Details can be found at forum thread. Some details regarding the sensory analysis kit and summary sheet can be found at:
Sensory Analysis Kit
summary sheet

Alms66 donated a bunch of brewing books to the club library.

If anyone is interested in buy a sack of grain, there is still room for 2 more sack in the bulk grain buy. Info can be found at Club Bulk Grain Buy.

Presentation
Presentation on water chemistry (Yeastmeister).

Style of the Month
Oktoberfest / Marzen – examples provided by Marcello’s:
Heiner Brau - Marzen (Marcello's)
Dundee - Oktoberfest (Marcello's)
Spaten - Oktoberfest (Marcello's)
Sameul Adams - Oktoberfest (Marcello's)

Additional commercial beers tasted:
Real Ale - Oktoberfest (JimBoud)
Brooklyn - Oktoberfest (JimBoud)

Descriptions of BJCP beer styles can be found on the BJCP website.

Homebrew Served
Peach Wheat, Pale Ale, Ginger Beer, Mint Chocolate Stout, and Extra Foreign Stout.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:56 pm
by GuitarLord5000
Who brewed the Mint Chocolate Stout, and how'd it come out?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:57 am
by jimmiec
Avatar brewed it with his brother-in-law. It was alright. I'm not sure how it was made.

The best Mint Chocolate Stout I have had was one dry hopped with mint.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:31 am
by aleguy
Personally, I thought it was pretty horrible. It's hard enough to get a decent chocolate stout without throwing mint into the mix. It was a bit overpowering.