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February 2019 Minutes of the Dead Yeast Society

Tuesday February 5th, 2019
Marcello’s Wine Market
Lafayette, Louisiana

Attendance (18)


  • Gene President
  • Jim B. Vice-President
  • Kent Treasurer
  • Adrien Secretary

Charter Members

  • James


  • Jimmy
  • Mark
  • Lawrence
  • Art
  • Jeff
  • Brian S.
  • Tony
  • Austin
  • Jonathan
  • Molly
  • Ted


  • Nick
  • (+1)

Pre-Meeting Brew Sampling

  • Art Beatmann: Sweet Stout-Porter
  • Nick Best: New England IPA
    [≈10% ABV]
  • Acadiana Beer Nutz: Cordial au Miel
    [≈2-4%] Cherry Chocolate Session Mead
  • Acadiana Beer Nutz: Deutschland Duck
    [5.08%] German Pale Ale with Willamette hops, dry-hopped version

Squirrel Stash (Brown Ale - American)

Acadiana Beer Nutz

(Jeff Dubois, Adrien Monteleone, Tyler Oliva, Brian Shipley)

Moosedrool clone recipe

Malts:Maris Otter, UK Crystal Dark 77L, UK Chocolate, UK Black Patent
Hops:East Kent Goldings, Willamette, Mount Hood
Yeast:Fermentis Safale S-04 English Dry Yeast
Beer Number:
Additional NotesAmerican Nut Brown Ale, originally brewed in honor of fellow homebrewer Jeff Dubois' 38th birthday dubbed ".38 Special" Beer XML Recipe to be added soon to share with members.

Cranberry-Apple Sour (Sour - American Wild Ale)

Acadiana Beer Nutz

(Jeff Dubois, Adrien Monteleone, Tyler Oliva, Brian Shipley)

Honey Wheat Ale base with Honey Crisp apples, cranberries and WLP655 sour mix.

Malts:American Red Wheat, American 2-row
Hops:Hallertau Mittlefrüh, Mount Hood
Other:Carmichael's Honey - Youngsville, La.
Yeast:Fermentis Safbrew WB-06
Beer Number:
Additional NotesWinner of the 2018 Tour de Brew! (28B Mixed Fermentation Sour)

6:00 — Call to Order – Gene

6:01 — Officer Elections – Adrien

Gene reviewed available officer positions.
Jim B. noted he was nominated last month for President.
Austin nominated & Lawrence seconded John Powell Royal as Vice-President.
Kent agreed to continue serving as Treasurer.
Adrien agreed to continue serving as Secretary.
Tim noted on Facebook that he is interested in remaining Sergeant at Arms.
We haven’t heard from Kyle, and we presume the position of Librarian to be open.

Gene said he would not contest the office of President.

Lawrence moved to accept these officers by acclimation. There were multiple seconds.
The ‘ayes’ carried the vote with no ‘nays’ or abstentions.

6:08 — Batailles des Bierés recap – Jim B.

We collected $238 in entry fees and spent about $150 on food. (no mention of award costs)
Jim thanked Tony for the use of his brew house for the contest and noted that we will schedule a sensory analysis class there soon.

6:10 — Bulk Grain Buy – Nick

Nick inquired if anyone was interested in a bulk grain buy, noting that LA Homebrew can accommodate us but they need a 2-week notice and don’t normally carry sacks in stock.
Adrien also noted that Tim mentioned last month that Marcello’s will allow us to participate in a bulk buy but that we need to buy an entire pallet. (about 42 sacks)
Someone mentioned the possibility of collaborating other Louisiana clubs to buy a pallet.

6:15 — Basin Brew Fest – Adrien

When: Saturday, March 16th 2019, 1–6pm
Where: Downtown Morgan City

James filled in that we need to provide tents, tables, chairs, and signs.
They are a non-profit event benefiting local animal rescue.
Homebrewers will be in a separate area from craft beer, and there will be a People’s Choice award.
We can bring club merchandise to sell.
Austin noted we could investigate stickers and T-shirts and that last year demand was high for merchandise.
Adrien noted we will try to bring the Irish coffin and ice well if enough brewers are interested.
Please turn in your entries to Adrien this week if you’ll be bringing brew so we can file our entry with the event. (you can e-mail them to, or post them on the DYS facebook page)

6:20 — Vermilionville Competition – James

James mentioned that Vermilionville is interested in organizing a homebrew competition, tentatively for March 31st. No styles or other details are available at this time.

6:28 — March Meeting Reschedule – Kent

Kent noted that the March 2019 DYS meeting is scheduled for Mardi Gras and Marcello’s will likely not be available, and participation will probably be light.

Jim B. moved to hold the meeting the following week on Tuesday March 12th. The motion was carried by acclamation with no objections.

6:30 — Board Budgetary & Planning Meeting – Adrien

Adrien moved to hold a budgetary and planning meeting this Saturday.
Tony graciously agreed to let us hold the meeting at his brewhouse.
Per Jim B. the meeting will be held starting at 1pm.

Any member is welcome to attend, but participants are limited to current Elected Officers, Charter Members and the most recent club President. (who serves ex-officio)

6:35 — Adjourn

Post-Meeting Brew Sampling

Parish Brewing — Rêve (Stout - Imperial Milk / Sweet)

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Other:Coffee from Columbia and Java
Beer Number:
Additional NotesBrewery Page

NOLA — Irish Channel Stout (Stout - American)

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Malts:Brown, Chocolate, Dark Munich, Extra Dark Crystal, Pale, Roasted Barley
Hops:Kent Golding, Newport, US Golding
Beer Number:
Additional NotesBrewery Page

Founders — Breakfast Stout (Stout - Imperial Oatmeal)

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Other:Flaked oats, chocolate, coffee
Beer Number:
Additional NotesBrewery Page

Left Hand — Milk Stout Nitro (Stout - Milk / Sweet)

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Malts:Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops:Magnum and US Goldings
Beer Number:
Additional NotesBrewery Page Color: black, 47 SRM

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