National Homebrewers Conference - June 15-17

Was awesome!  Sounds like quite a few folks are interested in going to Portland.

 

Redwood County Fair - Friday July 14 @ 4:00:

    Tiffany contacted us and is interested in having SMASH serve samples again this year but we would need liability insurance.  They have since waived this requirement.

Brian and Julie will pull the trailer -

Beer list includes: BA Irish, BA Amber, 2 IPAs, Orange Shandy, looking for a couple more…

Will discuss and finalize details at Happy Hour on July 10

 

Lyon County Fair Aug 9-13:

    Jason Anderson will keep us updated on news as it develops

    Kari Wichmann from the Lyon County Fair Board came to the meeting on April 4 - we asked the fairboard for a $500 stipend to serve beer samples Wed-Sat...also we could serve homemade pretzels or pretzel bread along with the smoked meat…

    They are planning to smoke Beef, Pork and Turkey again.

    An All-grain brewing demonstration would be a nice feature

 

Red Baron Arena & Expo:

    Cassi Schreckenghaust will come speak to us at our July 20 meeting to discuss ideas for a Beer Show here in Marshall

    The Club discussed serving homebrew samples and hosting a homebrew competition.

 

Club Trailer & Club Gear:

    Cooling working great so far - All board members have keys to the lock

    Club got a new 6.5 gallon BigMouthBubbler from NB at HomebrewCon

CMBecker will be sending 4 new taps!

 

Club 15 gallon Barrel:

    Russian Imperial Stout -  Will brew soon and barrel when ready

    Amber ale - kegged - Rye whiskey in barrel again until RIS is ready

Irish stout - kegged -  brought 5 gallons to NHC

Doc’s porter - Only 22oz bottles remain - Tom and Brian each have 12

 

Poster, Tropy and Yearly Photo Frames:.

Photo board is now up and looks great!

Trophy also up now!

Steve Meister got his trophy for the Christmas beer - Royal Smoked Oak Porter

Kevin K. got his trophy for Brewday beer - Gap Jumper Barleywine

 

T-shirts and hoodies:. Sent out forms through email - and got several orders from people -

Will finalize order by July 20 and cut David a SMASH check

 

Financials: The balance for the SMASH account is at $2,096.99 as of 6/6/2017.

 

MHBA - Camp Out: Friday-Sunday August 4-6 @ Richmond MN

 

Club Picnic: Sunday before Labor day weekend - Sunday August 27

 

Hopfest 2017: Weekend after Labor Day - Friday & Saturday September 8-9

 

Club Bowling Outing: Thursday September 21 - After work

    Bring homebrew!

 

Club Campout: Friday-Sunday October 6-8

 

Christmas Party: Pairing dinner again!  Some discussion about moving this to a Friday night

instead of first Tuesday in Dec.  May do a vote…

Need to talk to Dustin and get a menu together, so we can prep for pairing

 

SMASH Brew with Dustin: Talked to Dustin - He’s interested...he’ll let us know if there is a day

or time that works for him....maybe toward the end of July.

 

ACE Sample Kits: Diane confirmed that ACE will donate 10 kits again this year for samples-  

we’ve used 2 so far - will anyone else brew some of these kits?

Scott Myhre will brew a couple kits

Jason Anderson can also make a kit or 2

Tom can make more dry hopped cider!

 

Education Info: Shawn - stout guy from cities, would be best on weekend.

Brian: Belgian styles - Paul: Sour styles - Martin: Pilsner styles

 

Samples:      John - Brewday bottle conditioned Amber Ale

Tom - Barrel aged Brewday Amber Ale

Arnie - Caramel Wit

Kevin - Pale Ale, dry hopped with citra and cascade

Scott - Brewday Guinness clone

Garrett - Tangerine Wheat

Mark - Apple Pie Mead