August 2014 BIER Meeting
August 13, 2014
Present were 15 of us:
Jason Fletcher Bob Ciesla Dave Russell Chris Given
Kristen Lyons Jim Parks Rich Andel Roger Haggett
Josh Sember Chris Hritcko James Burnett James Dunn
Donna Kordula Bernie Kordula Isaac Yochelson
Meeting minutes from Rich Andel, thanks, Rich! – Dave King (2)
Kristen Lyons from Binghamton Brewery discussed the opening and finishing of their tap room and asked about people interested in volunteering for their grand opening.
Some technical discussions and a good array of sampling and snacks (Bob, Bernie and Donna) as always thanks everyone!
Jim Dunn will bring in his TDS meter and discuss its application to brewing at the September meeting.
Josh Sember - Midnight Beatdown Porter, Belgian, 1.068-1.018 partial extract S05 (good)
James Burnett - Czech Pilsner, 1st beer brewed (kit) fermented around 70 deg (which is a bit high for a lager)
Jim Parks - Hefe Rye, (tasted better with aging for sure)
Jim Parks - First mead, 14.7% apples and honey mix with 9.5# honey in 5 gal, pressed in October bottled in July, nice!
Jim Parks - Robust Porter, 8%, good
Rich Andel - Robust Porter, with a shot of whiskey 10%+
Kristen Lyons - Coffee Stout, Binghamton Brewery, cold pressed coffee, 4.8%, rich coffee taste and sessionable
Dave Russell - Hefe Wheat, Cascade hops, , Wyeast 3333, German wheat yeast, extract but non-kit, very good
Jim Dunn - The North's Brown Ale
Bob - Yuengling Bock
Chris Hrictko – Hobgoblin, dark ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd in Witney, Oxon, United Kingdom
Chris Hrictko - Mokah Stout, from Southern Tier, mocha, 10% ABV, sweet with lots of vanilla
Roger Haggett – Meritage Red – Very good blend of red wines, dry and very smooth
Another good time, see you next time, thanks for taking notes, Rich.
Let's get some brews into the fermenter.
- Dave King (2)