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10/4/23 Oct monthly meeting notes

OCT Monthly Meeting – 10/4/2023

The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Prost!

Guest/New Members: 23 members and 0 guest attended

Who is brewing? Club total: 889 bu’s

Record 2022 – 1474.5 bu’s

Need 575 bu’s prior to 12/31/2023

Upcoming  Events:

10/4 October Monthly Meeting @ MRBC

10/14 Bourbon, Brews, Blues, BBQS

10/21 October Stammtisch Boucher house hold 5-8pm I show noon on the FB page

11/1 November Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30 pm

Domras Cup Meeting 6:30-7:15 pm Award Medal design needed prior to meeting

11/8 @ Burns ODark 30 Competition @ 3-6 pm

11/4 Learn how to brew day (Teach a Buddy to Brew)

12/6 December Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30 pm

Domras Cup Meeting 6:30-7:15 pm

12/3   Wilson’s Christmas Party Stammtisch

12/10 MoonRiver’s Christmas Party 

New Business:

Discussion to change monthly meeting time from 7:30 to 7:00 pm. Unable to take a vote, No quorum.  Take up the issue at the Nov meeting.

Domras glasses (Chris martin)

The club has decided to go with stemless and will order 208 glasses this year. It should help with shipping costs for the winners. The glasses will be etched and not screen printed on. 

Committee Discussion: 

Pink Points / Mike’s Mentionables  Alex’s Assessment
Midday in the Garden was a hugh success.  Thanks to all for your support.

Treasurer’s Report (Gene)

Bourbon, Blues, Brew, and BBQ (OCT 14)

Sign up will be happening soon. Volunteers will be emailed if you helped last year

Austin gave an update, extra hour added, 11 am – 4 pm. Volunteers will have VIP access.

Learn how to brew day (Teach a Buddy to Brew)

Nov 4 Where do we want to brew? Multiple locations: Potentially: Debellation, Coastal & Service

Time would probably be noon-5pm

Barrel Committee: (Gene, Vince, Scott, James, Jon E. ):

Echo 1 Belgian Dark 11-12-22 : 4-30-23 

Echo 2 American Barleywine 4/30-23 : Planned emptying 11/12

Echo 3 Scottish Ale 11/12 filling date.  Replacing the Barleywine

Delta 6  Lambic 6/22 : 7/22 

Need to discuss a replacement

  • Barrel Project Beta 1 

A new whiskey barrel was obtained thanks to David little. 

Chris Pye and Jonathan E are honorable mentions for helping with day of. 

These barrels may not be at Costal empire anymore

Domras Cup medals

Ideas due at the November meeting 

Who’s plans to submit a medal idea?

Stammtisch OCT ( Boucher Oktoberfest) Oct 21 Noon-??

174 River Birch Lane, Midway, Georgia 31320

We plan on providing made from scratch Pepperoni Pizza made on-site! Charcuterie provided by Latin Dreams/ Walthourville Meat Market. Cornhole boards. Barrel aged Scotch served from the barrel (recommend a Designated Driver), commercially purchased German Beer and 2-3 Melusine Homebrewed Beers to enjoy!

If anyone wants to participate and create a Pot-luck of German Food… It is highly encouraged. Will provide tables, power sources for crockpots etc.

ReBrew 24

Also, we had our first GAWP Re-Brew meeting on Friday.  It appears that the Association is ready for next year. So, I’ll start getting new info together soon.  It will be sometime mid-July 2024

30th Anniversary SBL ( TJ)

How was it?

Merch interest()

New Club shirts will be available come September. Order online at FB


We as a club need to get more people interested in judging and figure out if we need to do another BJCP Class

  • Iron Brewer 
  • September 23 European Sour Ale
  • October 30B Autumn Seasonal beer
  • November – None
  • December 30C Winter Warmer, 30D Speciality spice beer
  • O-dark 30 (Nov) Brewed at Coastal Empire Brewing

Old Business:

  • 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. Any competitions outside of the COC/Domras should be self-reported to Sonja E. Email [email protected] to get her contact info.


September – Stovall 9/30  A Great Success

October – Boucher See FB page for address in Midway

November – Burns

December – Wilson

Upcoming Group Brew Day:


Tech Talk: None

General Discussion:

30th Annual Bus Tour was another of the club’s success stories.

Mead Exam possibly in Sept 2024

November is election time.  Looking for volunteers to serve as:

President: OPEN  

accepted Chris martin, Meredith burns, Scott burns

Treasurer: (Gene)

Secretary: Frank & Kristen, 

Registrar: OPEN