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11/3/21 November Meeting Notes

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Toast: “Whiskey’s too tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear, I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer!” – Tom T. Hall 

Guest/New Members: 27 members attended the meeting.

Who is brewing? Club total: 932 bu’s. 14 people have been brewing in the last month.


10/2 Fest’ovall Oktoberfest Stammtisch 5pm

10/6 Oct Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30pm

10/15 Group Brew day at TJ’s

10/16 Marshall’s Memorial Bottle Share @ White Whale Craft Ales 9pm $20

10/23 Macon Beer Fest

11/3 Nov Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30pm (SBL Elections)

11/6 Learn To Homebrew Day @ Coastal Empire Beer Company

11/20 COC: O’Dark 30 Competition / Nov Stammtisch

12/1 2022 Domras Cup Meeting 6pm

12/1 Dec Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30pm

12/5 Dec Stammtisch @ Wilson’s

12/12 MRBC Holiday Party

1/5/22 Jan Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30pm

1/? Jan Stammtisch @ TJ’s

2/2 Feb Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30pm

2/5 Domras Cup @ John W. Stevens Wetland Center

5/? SBL Europe Trip

6/22-6/25 National Homebrew Conference Pittsburgh, PA

New Business:

  • COC: O’Dark 30 competition site is up and registration is open.7 of 30 entries so far. Competition set for Nov Stammtisch 11/20 12 pm. Entry deadline is the day of competition 11/19. Stammatisch starts at 2 pm.
  • Domras Cup competition site is set up. 250 entries, 3 entries per household. Password for SBL members to test the site. All others have $999 early registration until competition is open. 2022 Domras Cup pre meeting 12/1 6pm.
  • COC: Beer Beauty Pageant: entry 1 keg 5 bu’s, any style, any abv. 2/5/22 at Domras.
  • SBL November Elections: President and Secretary will be open for nominations in October and elections in November as per the Bylaws Article V.
    • Chandler, Chris Pye have been elected President and Secretary.
  • Zymurgy Article: Assigned to Merideth. TJ to reach out to Buddiemeir and get info where he left off and contacts. David L to support if we need assistance with AHA contacts.
  • Learn to Homebrew day 11/6 12pm at Coastal Empire Beer Company. 4 people (TJ, Roger, Austin, Devon) have volunteered to brew for the event. The Brew Shop to cover the cost of recipes for the event. 
  • David L. dropped off some homebrewing gear to be donated to the club to sell. Henry has the list of purchases. Money goes back to the SBL general fund.
  • National Homebrew Con in Pittsburgh this year so SBL should participate and produce around 15 kegs for club and hospitality night. Vince, Stovall, Gene, and Scott elected to this committee.
  • 12/12 Moon River will be holding their Holiday Party. SBL is invited. More details to come.

Old Business:

  • SBL sponsored the Michigan Mead Cup 2021 category. $40 cost. 
  • MRBD is a 20 year sponsor of the SBL. Service award in work. What should this award look like?
  • Brewer of the Year award / Competitor of the year in work. Final tally to be completed by Jan meeting. TJ has the barrel staves. Look into club email for reporting this stuff in the future.
  • Sample Glassware Orders: See Chandler. $12 a 4 pack.
  • SBL to purchase a few (2-3) brewing books for the SBL library. Books in hand in The Brew Shop. 1 Cider book, 1 how to brew book, 1 yeast book.
  • SBL 2022 May Europe Trip: England to France bus trip with many stops in between. Room and board roughly $2000 single, $3500 double not including airfare. Already have about 20 people. More details in Jan meeting with $600 deposit.
  • Sonja: can you look into getting a date for Butterducks Winery tour this winter? Late feb?


11/20 12pm COC: O’Dark 30 November Stammtisch at Scott’s house

2/5 Domras Cup

2/5 Beer Beauty Pageant


Nov – 11/20 2pm Scott’s house

Dec – 12/5 Wilson’s Christmas Stammtisch

Jan – TJ’s New Year Stammtisch

Feb – open/Domras?

March – Roger

April – Kyle/Jerry

Upcoming Group Brew Day:

11/6 Learn To Homebrew Day (LTHD) @ Coastal Empire Beer Company

Barrel Committee: (Gene, Vince, Scott, James):

  • Barrel Project #5: Use same barrel from barrel project #4. Going to be the final beer in this barrel so we will do a Old Bruin beer. 
    • Do we have a recipe? Yes, Cherry Old Brun. Recipe shared on the SBL FB group.
    • Barrel relocated to Jonathan’s E house.
  • Barrel Project #6: Vince to procure a new reused barrel from habersham beverage. Expecting procurement around Jan.

Tech Talk: none

Open Discussion: none