Tuesday July 2nd, 2019
Marcello’s Wine Market
- Jim B.
- Brian S.
- Maegan – New Member!
- Chris Humble
- Bob Purcell
- Wesley Davis
Pre-Meeting Brew Sampling
- Ben Soileau: Octoberfest
- Boudreaux Bros. (Mark & Jim): D’Ville Wit
Directional Brewing — Tart & Lusty (Sour - Farmhouse IPA)
Directional Brewing — Bohios 2.0 (Pale Ale - American)
5:59 — Call to Order – Tim
6:00 — Welcome, Guest Intro & Agenda Overview – Jim B.
6:03 — Who Is Brewing – Jim B.
Jim made a call for a show of hands for who is actively brewing and for how long
- Gene — 33 years
- Jim — 30 years
- Several brewers over 20 years
- As many over 10 years
- Handful brewing 1–5 years
- Two are new to brewing this year
6:05 — Review of Maillard Amber – Adrien
Adrien reviewed the SPIKE eHERMS experience on Tony’s system and how the brew was progressing so far. We hope to serve this at Gulf Brew later this month.
6:08 — Sensory Analysis – Jim B.
Jim added dimethylsulfide a.k.a. ‘DMS’ (which imparts a “creamed corn” or “canned vegetable” flavor and aroma) to Michelob Ultra. (because it is as close to water while still being officially a beer) We sampled and experienced the effect, and discussed the likely causes of DMS production and how to prevent it. This is usually due to an insufficiently long boil with some malts, particularly pilsner or recipes with added corn, and/or boiling with the lid on which allows the DMS that is boiling off to condense and re-enter the wort. It was noted that aroma is usually stronger and easier to detect than taste.
6:12 — Gulf Brew – Adrien & Jim B.
Jim reviewed the meeting between himself, Adrien and the ACA’s Francesca Alexander who is the new Gulf Brew organizer.
Adrien reviewed beer commitments to date and made another call for brew registrations online
Demo commitments were confirmed from Ben Soileau (via text or facebook message), John & Jessica Paul, Tim Bernard, and possibly the Acadiana Beer Nutz.
Adrien reviewed signage that we are trying to order for use at the event, roadside-flag, table throw, and pole banners in addition to beer signs made from registration info.
James reviewed the improvements Zeke is making to the Irish Coffin. We plan to add Nitro support along with two stout taps.
Jim B. reviewed member and officer expectations for both behavior, responsibilities, and cleanliness at the event.
Adrien reported that ACA will not allow us to sell merchandise at the event so we will not be making a t-shirt or ‘shwag’ order right away.
6:31 — Batailles des Bierès – Jim B.
Jim B. reviewed that we will open the Mead category up to all meads to encourage more participation, and we will add 24C. Bierè de Garde to round out category 24. (we already were accepting 24A and 24B)
We confirmed we will be using Tony’s brewdio again for the competition.
Planned date is Saturday, January 25th, 2020.
6:34 — New Club Business – Tim
Tim reported that he has obtained an 85 gallon fermenter, and we might want to consider a club-wide ‘brew-in’ where we all show up and brew the same basic style to try to fill the fermenter, then we split up the batch again and either rack to secondary as desired using dry-hopping or fruit and flavor additions, and custom yeast.
Chris & Bob thanked Adrien & Jim for helping judge their 2nd Annual David vs. Goliath competition and encouraged everyone to get certified as a BJCP judge noting that it is not terribly difficult to pass the certification exam.
Adrien also encouraged newbies to judge as a learning experience and Bob noted that brewing or judging experience is not required – you learn by doing.