Meeting Minutes – May 2016
I. Call to Order – May 26, 2016
Welcome New Members and Guests
Several new members were in attendance at this meeting, and we are grateful to have you all.
II. Review of Previous Minutes – Waived
III. Treasure's Report
Account Balance: $ 5574.62
Cash Flow: $ 902.40
Paid Members: 30
Unpaid members, pay your dues! This money goes towards funding club events, material, etc.
IV. Current Business
Miami Springs Optimist Club Homebrew Event (4/30) @ Ted's NFL - Miami Springs
Winner: JP - Urban Brewers
We had a great turnout with both MASH members and non-MASH local brewers.
Will be repeating this event in the future.
AHA Big Brew (5/7) @ Lincoln's Beard Brewery - Bird Road Art District
7 batches were brewed (6 all grain/1 extract) on 7 rigs -35 gallons total.
Best turnout for a Big Brew Event, with over 20 participants.
Interest was shown in doing another group brew day. Perhaps where people brew their preferred style.
Brew at the Zoo (5/7) – No MASH presence at this event. Word that it had a poor local/craft presence.
Homebrew Discussion Panel (5/21) @ Wynwood Brewing - Wynwood
Matt participated on the panel along with Corey (Widmer Brothers), Nik (Wynwood) & Luis (Wynwood)
It is highly recommended to attend this if it is repeated. The session was very informative.
Hogtown Brew-off (5/20-21)
Mike Moussa - Silver - Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
Joseph Diaz - Bronze - Experimental Beer (Forrest Floor Pine Ale)
Florida Homebrew Club Standing – MASH is currently 6th place in a tight race. Enter your beers to help us boost our ranking!!
Competition participation provides you valuable feedback on beer quality, aspects to improve, and stylistic accuracy.
Transition of Competition Coordinator - Bob Billany is staying!!
V. New Business
Sunshine Challenge – Entry window is closed. If not entered yet, you missed it!
Check ReggieBeer for other competitions
Homebrew Con (6/9-11) @ Baltimore, MD
Florida Homebrew Circuit is taking kegs up. Anyone interested needs to get beer to Tampa, FL ASAP (no later than 6/3)
Veritage (10/5) @ Wynwood Walls – Wynwood – This is a very classy event, with catered munchies. It is a lot of fun to attend, so brew some beer for it!
Grovetoberfest – October. Date TBD
Brew FIU – November. Date TBD
Summer Solstice Party/June Meeting will be held 06/25/2016 at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery!
BJCP Prep Sessions - TBD coordinated by Jhirley Fonte – Beer tasting sessions in order to improve your palate for BJCP exam.
Josh Hubner is to begin coordinating MASHups - Social events such as happy hours, bottle shares, etc.
MASH Poker Night is to be scheduled by Matt Waldron for August. Location TBD.
Proposed Changes to the Website/Social Media (expect changes to begin in June)
Brew Buddy Program
History Lesson – Thanks Josh Hubner, for sharing with us. Josh gave a very informative talk on the history of Florida beers, and breweries. He is taking this talk to the National Home Brew Convention.
May: English Brown Ale (Dark Mild/British Brown Ale/London Brown Ale)
3rd Place – N/A
2nd Place – Tie. Michael Mussa (British Brown Ale) Daniel Kinard (Dark Mild)
1st Place – Bob Billaney (Dark Mild)
Jun: Specialty Beer
VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting
Next meeting: TBD