Sat 25 Feb 2012
Present: Jerry Ford, Rocky Stoltz, Paul Ellerkamp, Ryan Jilek, Michael Kreitinger, Jeremiah Thorpe, Heath Braun and Jon Stika.
Discussed upcoming Brews and Blues event at Hawk’s Point. Event is scheduled for June 2, 2012. First choice location is the Badlands Activity Center, second choice the Dickinson Recreation Center. 250 tickets will be sold at $30 each or 4 for $100. Food is planned to be supplied by local caterers. Goal is to have 20 home-brewed beers available for sampling. No sanctioned beer judging is planned for this event. Ryan will follow up with Hawk’s Point to see if the club will need to assist with brewing the beers for the Hawk’s Point residents.
Discussed techniques of dry-hopping beer in the secondary fermenter and using oak chips for flavoring in the secondary fermenter.
Discussed planning of beer judging at the K of C beer taste event planned for the last week of September.
Jon mentioned that he will be brewing with Wyeast 1388 Belgian Strong Ale on the 25th and if anyone would like some of the yeast saved after primary fermentation to let him know.
Rocky brought an Amber Ale. Paul brought an Irish Blonde Ale. Ryan brought cheese and sausage and a bottle of Avery Hog Heaven Barley Wine. Jerry brought Green’s Dubbel Dark Ale that was gluten free. Mike brought a Honey Ale. Heath brought a Pumpkin Ale. Jeremiah brought HefeWeizen. Jon brought Wasatch Polygamy Porter.
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