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 Meeting Recap: 6/5/12

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mike frohlich

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PostSubject: Re: Meeting Recap: 6/5/12   Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:47 pm

Sorry I couldn't make it, we were putting some 7bbl fermenters in the garage. I would still like a set of 4 tasting glasses. Thanks in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Meeting Recap: 6/5/12   Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:27 am

It was great to see everyone there, Randi and I had a fun time. Also, congrats to Tyler on getting the paddle for his Saison, it's one of my favorite interpretations of the style!
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PostSubject: Meeting Recap: 6/5/12   Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:04 am

Location: Philleo's
Time: 7-9:30
Attendees: Mike P, Randi, Ivan, Todd, Bryan, Tyler S, Jayme, Tyler M, Paul F, Eric D

Beers:
Tyler S brought a warm and cooler fermented version of his Saison, Ivan had his cream ale and Left Hand Smoked Porter and La Folie Brown, Jayme had his stout and Bucktooth ESB and a Hopslam, Todd had his Ranger clone, Eric had his latest (uncarbed) pale with Zythos and Falconer's flight and his old "what's wrong with this" pale ale, Philleo's had their Darkling Wee Heavy along with Point black ale, New Glarus DIPA and Black Top BIPA..


Business:

July Meeting
The July meeting falls on Tuesday, the 3rd, the day before Independence Day. Members chose to move the meeting time to the Tuesday after, which would be July 10th. The location for this meeting has not been set. If you would like to host, please contact Randi.

BYO Magazine Subscription
BYO Subscriptions were sent out a few weeks ago, keep an eye out for the next issue. If you haven’t paid for your subscription, you can contact Randi to pay through PayPal or for an address to send a check. Thank you!

Oktoberfest
As of June 6th, we are only 4 months away from Oktoberfest. It’s never too soon to start thinking about what you are going to make. Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, October 6th, at the Sertoma Community Building. Every year it gets better and better. This year we plan on having more categories for voting and bigger prizes!

Paddle
Tyler S took home the paddle for his saison. Nominees were the Saison, Jayme's Stout, Ivan's Cream Ale, and Philleo's Scotch.

This traveling trophy will be awarded monthly for the winner to take home and proudly display. At the end of each meeting we will look for nominations on outstanding homebrew of the night. This beer can be a new brew or a reworked recipe. Once a beer has taken home the paddle, it will no longer be eligible to win. When nominating a brew, look at flavor, style, and originality. A majority vote will declare the winner. If you win the paddle, make sure that you can have it back to an officer at the next meeting.

Reminders:

Statewide Campout
Coming up this month is the ND Brewers Campout. The campout is conveniently located in the Bismarck-Mandan area, so we're hoping for great representation from our club. It will be held at the Cross Ranch State Park from June 23-24. Please visit NDBrewers.com: Campout. for more information and don't miss this chance to meet up with your fellow homebrewers from across the state.

Happenings:

Scotch Ale Tastings
We did an impromptu blind taste test with Philleo's Darkling Scotch, Sam Adams Wee Heavy, and Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale. Tasters rated each on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being "would not buy again" and 10 "would definitely buy again." Darkling got the highest rating for would buy, Sam Adams took second, and Bancreagie took last.

Grain Tea Series
For the Grain Tea series we had 3 undisclosed Crystal Malts. The goal was to try to place them according to the following characteristics:

10L: This light Crystal malt will lend body and mouth feel with a minimum of color, but with a light caramel sweetness.

20L: This Crystal malt will provide a golden color and a sweet, mild caramel flavor.

40L: This pale Crystal malt will lend a balance of medium caramel color, flavor, and body.
For many years, only one variety of crystal malt was available to home brewers, which was approximately 40L. Early homebrew recipes that just refer to "crystal malt" probably refer to something close to modern 40L crystal malt.

60L: This medium Crystal malt will lend a well-rounded caramel flavor, color and sweetness. Crystal 60 is probably the most commonly used Crystal malt.

80L: This Crystal malt will lend a well a pronounced caramel flavor, color and sweetness.

120L: Dark Crystal will lend a complex sharp caramel flavor and aroma to beers. Used in smaller quantities this malt will add color and slight sweetness to beers, while heavier concentrations are well suited to strong beers.

150L: Extra Dark Crystal can be described as having a pronounced dark Caramel and burnt sugar, raisiny or
prune flavor. A highly modified, caramelized, and slightly roasted product especially suited to red or black beers, used in smaller quantities this malt gives beers a copper color. It’s very very dark red in color and it also helps with head retention








If I forgot anyone or any beers, feel free to post it. Sometimes as the beer flows, the notes get sloppier and I get more forgetful. Cheers!

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