DYS Meeting Minutes – September 3, 2013

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DYS Meeting Minutes – September 3, 2013

Postby jimmiec » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:25 am

DYS Meeting Minutes – September 3, 2013

16 and 1/2 (cute baby) present at the meeting.

DYS Upcoming Events (Subject to Change)
October 19th, 2013 - Gulf Brew | Parc International, Downtown Lafayette @6-9 PM
November 2, 2013 - Learn to Homebrew Day | Marcello’s (10AM)
November 2, 2013 - [url=404 Not Found Error]Hub City Pumpking Brew Off?[/url] | Marcello’s (10AM)
December, 2013 - DYS Christmas Party - Cajun Brewing

Local Beer Events and Competitions
September 5 and 6, Emerald Coast Beer Festival Pensacola, FL
October 5 and 6, 2013 - Roberts Cove Germanfest | Roberts Cove - Homebrew Comp Entry Deadline: September 16, 2013
October 19th, 2013 - Gulf Brew | Parc International, Downtown Lafayette @6-9 PM
October 17-19, 2013 - Dixie Cup Entry Deadline (early): September 20; 2013, Entry Deadline (late): September 27, 2013; Event: October 17-19, 2013
October 19th, 2013 - Shreveport's BREW 2013 | Shreveport, LA @ 2-6PM
November 23 and 24 (Event and Ceramony), 2013 - 1ST ANNUAL LOUISIANA STATE HOMEBREW COMPETITION! | New Orleans
May 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Larry Fest Twister Beer Competition - Category 21-A and Category 23

Club Business
ACA is hosting Gulf Brew on October 19, 2013, the same weekend as the Dixie Cup. triple-oh_6 (James) and Brewmeis (Chris) are heading up and organizing DYS's participation at Gulf Brew. They are looking for homebrew and volunteers to set up the club table and serve beer. Additionally, ACA is going to provide us with several servers. Contact Chris if you are interested in volunteering at the club's table for Gulf Brew. You will receive free entry into the event if you donate beer and / or volunteer to help at the DYS table. There is a thread on the forum for Q&A at - Gulf Brew 2013.

Tattoo-mama (Sarah) and Brewmeis (Chris) are working on organizing a Booze Cruise, may be this November or December. It is planned to be a local pub crawl and / or stops at homebrewers homes. They need to get a rough estimate of who would like to go or host a stop, and asking for people to think about it and let them know by PM or at the next meeting. In the future, we would like to plan another Booze Cruise to do brewery tours or something similar.

This coming Saturday (Sept 7) we are having a meeting regarding the 2014 DYS Competition. We will go over the competition name, date, tasks, etc. Anyone that wants to help organize or volunteer at the competition is welcome. Please see the forum thread for more info or post input if you can not make it.

It is club tradition to do a People's Choice Award for the best Pumpkin Ale during the Learn to Homebrew Day (November 2, 2013) at Marcello’s. So, start thinking about brewing your Pumpkin Ale. Pie pumpkins should be come available soon (September) or use canned pumpkin (beware of the spiced canned pumpkin and stuck mashes).

Cajun Brewing has some individual 0.5 and 1 lb sacks of German Hallentau hops to give away. Details can be found on the DYS Forum.

Other Business
Roberts Cove Germanfest is happening this October 5 and 6, 2013. The Germanfest Homebrew Comp details: Germanfest Homebrew Comp; Entry Deadline: September 16, 2013; Judging: September 21st and may be the following weekend (September 27th to 28th) depending on the entries. Individuals should think about participating at the competition with judging and stewarding (September 21). Stewarding allows an individual to learn the competition process, and you do not need to be a registered BJCP judge or have any judging experience to steward. We can get entries together as a group or individually and drop them off at the provide shipping address (their website), instead of packaging and mailing. For Lafayette residence, you can drop off entries at 101 Independence Blvd (forum direcions) and Marcello's by Sept 6, 2013. Additionally, they are asking those with a 2.5-gallon kegs (or more) of their entry to donate it, and they are doing a People's Choice Award during Roberts Cove Germanfest. Q&A can be forwarded to Roberts Cove Germanfest and club related at forum thread and forum thread.

Dixie Cup Entry Deadline (early): September 20; 2013, Entry Deadline (late): September 27, 2013; Event: October 17-19, 2013. I'm going to enter a couple and if others are going to enter, we should try to get together and drop them off instead of mailing. Q&A and more info can be found on the forum.

We had technical difficulties with new software not displaying through the projector. Triple-oh_6 (James) described his fermentation temperature controls. We will try to do his presentation next meeting with beer samples of the result.

Style of the Month
Jimboud presented on Category 3. European Amber Lager.
Marcello’s provided the following beers:

Brooklyn Brewery - Octoberfest (3B. Oktoberfest)
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company - Octoberfest (3B. Oktoberfest)
Spoetzl Brewery - Shiner Ocoberfest (3B. Oktoberfest)
Abita Brewing Company - Fall Fest (3B. Oktoberfest)
Samuel Adams - Octoberfest (3B. Oktoberfest)
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan - Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier (3B. Oktoberfest)

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

Homebrew Served
Rye Ale, American Amber Ale,Blonde Ale, Scottish Ale, Pilsner, Robust Porter, and Belgium Blonde.
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