Meeting Minutes – May 2015

Miami Area Society of Homebrewers
Minutes of the Monthly General Meeting
May 28, 2015

The monthly general meeting of the Miami Area Society of Homebrewers was called to order in the vicinity of 7:00 PM at Daddy Brews on May 28, 2015 by Bob Billany.

I.    Review of Previous Minutes

Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was waived.

II.  Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer, Denise Graham, reports the following balances:

  • Bank Account:  $3,570.90
  • PayPal Account:  $1,233.77

III.  Old Business

1. Competition Results

Congratulations to the following MASHers who scored medals at the Hogtown Brewoff:


Bob & Dave – Baltic Porter


Chris Shores – Fruit Beer

Matt Waldron – Specialty Beer

2. Beer Festivals

Jacob Lindsay announced that he will be sponsoring the Greater Miami Beer Festival at the Miami Airport Convention Center on July 11, 2015.  He has invited MASH to participate at the homebrew pavilion.  Brewers will be compensated for any beer that is brought.  The festival will also feature a homebrew competition.

3.  Club Tax Status

Josh Hubner continues to research this issue. 

4.  Summer Solstice Party

The date of the Summer Solstice Party has been confirmed as June 27.  The event will begin at noon at MIA Brewing in Doral.  The club will cover the cost of light snacks.  Club members are encouraged to bring additional pot luck food and, of course, plenty of homebrew.

5.  Barrel Project

4 club members have confirmed brewing the Old Rasputin clone that will be utilized for the barrel project.  We need greater participation to fill the barrel.  The following individuals have agreed to brew:

  1. Joshua Hubner
  2. Scott & Denise Graham
  3. Dan Barrett
  4. Michael Moussa
  5. Jorge Molina
  6. Jacob Lindsay

It was agreed that the beer should be ready for the barrel no later than our club meeting on July 23.  Dan Barrett will be picking up a freshly dumped rum barrel this weekend.

III.  New Business

1.  Upcoming Competitions

The registration window for the Sunshine Challenge closes tonight!

2.  Education Session

Bob Billany and David Kirsten conducted an educational session focusing on this month’s BotY style – Bocks.  

4.  BJCP Certification

Results from last Novembers Beer Tasting Exam have arrived. Congratulations to the following club members who have either obtained BJCP status or improved their ranking:


  • Jacob Lindsay – Recognized
  • Chris Shores – Recognized
  • Matt Waldron – Recognized
  • Alisa Britton – Certified


  • Danny Argudin – Certified
  • David Kirsten – Certified
  • Jon Britton – National

5.  Brewer of the Year (BotY)

The BotY style for May was Bocks.  4 entries were received.  The winners were . . . 

First Place:                 Michael Moussa (Doppelbock) 
Second Place:            Matt Waldron (Eisbock)
Third Place:                Dave Kirsten & Bob Billany (Doppelbock) 

The BotY style for June will be our Parallel Brew: Old Rasputin Clone.

IV.  Time of Next Meeting

In lieu of the next regular club meeting, we will gather for our annual Summer Solstice party at 12:00 PM on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at: 

MIA Brewing Co.
10400 NW33 Street, Suite 150
Doral, Florida 33172

Minutes submitted by:  David Kirsten, Secretary

Minutes approved by:   Bob Billany, President