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January Monthly Meeting Notes

Toast: May we always be grateful for the past, find joy in the present, and remain excited for the future.

Guest/New Members: 29.5 members (baby), 1 new (Paula)

Who is brewing? 

Record 2022 – 1474.5 BUs

2023 club total 10 BU

Upcoming  Events:

1/4 January domras cup meeting 6:30-7:15 @MRBC

1/4 January Monthly meeting 7:30-9 @MRBC

1/21 January Stammtisch @ TJ Clines

1/22  Domras sorting @ Wilsons house 1pm

2/1 February domras cup meeting 6:30-7:15 @MRBC

2/1 February Monthly meeting 7:30-9 @MRBC

2/3 Domras Cup pre judging 5pm @Thomas & Hutton 50 Park of Commerce Way Savannah, GA 31405

2/4 Domras Cup 8am @Thomas & Hutton 50 Park of Commerce Way Savannah, GA 31405
3/1 March Monthly meeting 7:30-9 @MRBC
3/18 March stammtisch @ Roger’s house

New Business:

 Brewer of the year 

5) Gene Edwards 97.5 

4)Tj Cline 98 

3) Bill Austin 98.5 

2) Roger Booze 112 

  1. Levi Van Pelt 136 

Competitor of the year

 1) Bill Austin with 53 points

2) TJ Cline with 38 points

3) Jonathan Eckels with 27 points

Old Business:

  • 2023 competition outside of the club – stovall
    Bill volunteered to head a consolidated Competitions Committee for 2023. Will encompass Iron Brewer, distributing SHA, NHC, and club only competition info, and organizing club efforts to ship or deliver consolidated entries. 
  • Henry offered a 15% discount for any batch of beer brewed for a competition entry.

 Spotlight Brewery: 

January: coastal empire

February: two tides or southbound

Look at Lot 9

Committee Discussion:

Moon River Brewing company (Alex’s Assessments, Pinks Points, Jeff’s jibberish)

 Mike has moved over to Service Brewing Company, Alex is now the head brewer! Moon River has also hired Jeff Nye the Brewing guy as a new brewer. Roggenbier is fresh on tap, Levi’s Dubbel will be on tap second week of January. The Bomb Dry Irish Stout (previous World Beer Cup Gold) is coming soon.

Treasurer’s Report (Gene)

   If you pay your dues for 2023 by March and are paid up for 2022 there may be something special for you. 

Barrel Committee: (Jon E.):

·         Barrel Project Delta 6 (sixth run our first barrel) Lambic, all contributions currently in barrel. Went into the barrel June 22

  • Barrel Project Echo 1 

Belgian Dark Strong recipe.

The barrel was is filled on Nov.12

Pull date is 2-3 months, tasting will start in January

Jon E. to plan a tasting date

  • Echo 2

Do we know what we want to do as our next brew?

Zymurgy Article (Meridith)

  • Still waiting to hear back, no update 

Stammtisch Dec(Wilson):

Had almost a full 14 year vertical of big foot

 Stammtisch Jan(Cline): 

 1/21 in Rincon/Pooler

Merch interest (Bryan)

Black t-shirts are all sold out

            What does the club want for 2023?

         More stickers? More glasses? More tshirts? More “Brewers Shirt”?

plan on creating a new sticker for the participants of the barrel projects. 

Domras (Chandler)

Domras is February 3rd– 4th we will be having
New location is the Thomas & Hutton 50 Park of Commerce Way Savannah, GA 31405

We have a pre judging and day of, please sign up on the competition site to be a judge or steward

Competitions committee(Bill):

·  Iron Brewer: consolidated under Competition Committee

  • January: New Year New Beer, Experimental Beer
  • February: Belgian style ale
  • March: Irish Stout or Red Ale

·  2023 Comps

o Looking at March comp that will qualify for GABF Pro-Am entries.

o National Homebrew Competition registration opens 24 JAN, we will have someone to drive entries to Tampa. Bill has previous NHC competition analysis, contact him if interested.

 ReBrew is happening

Fall Club Germany trip (Chris)

As of the January meeting this is no longer happening as a club event

Registar (Scott)

If you are interested in shadowing the registrar position, contact Scott. 

He is looking for someone to help with domras and take it over in 2024.

Upcoming Dates:


January: Tjs house

February: No stammtich, Domras

March: Roger Booze March 19th


Beauty comp at domras
Possibly one in march tied to moon river so they can send it to GABF

Group Brew Day:

Do we want to plan one?


 NHC is in San Diego this year, end of June

Tech Talk:

January: Cheryl – Keviek Yeast 

February: Brewing with Spices by Bill Austin