I. Call to Order
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
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
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
– Entry window is closed. If not entered yet, you missed it!
Check ReggieBeer for other competitions
Homebrew Con (6/9-11) @ Baltimore, MD
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
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
Proposed Changes to the Website/Social Media (expect changes to begin in June)
Brew Buddy Program
– 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)
Place – N/A
Place – Tie. Michael Mussa (British Brown Ale) Daniel Kinard (Dark Mild)
Place – Bob Billaney (Dark Mild)
Jun: Specialty Beer
VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting
Next meeting: TBD