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June Meeting On The 23rd

The next meeting will be held at my house in Terre Haute
1379 Watertree Road
West off of route 46 onto Hulman – Just a few miles north of the Wal-mart on 46
First right off of Hulman onto Watertree (at the ponds) – if you are coming from 46
About 20 houses back on the left.  If you need directions, please call or email me
We will be on the deck out back if it is not raining.  Just walk around the right hand side of the house.  The left side of the house is a little difficult
I will have some chili on hand.   Bring some other foods if you have time and/or the desire
At this meeting in June, we will actually judge the beers that were made at the AHA sponsored Big Brew Day  on May 7th.  Which was also National Home Brewers Day. Don’t worry about whether you brewed or not for the Big Brew Day, just come
We will have plenty of beer but you are encouraged to bring some home brew or some commercial micro-brews.  If you do not have any homebrew, please consider bringing Bells Two Hearted Pale Ale
The beer we brewed on the BBD was supposed to be a clone for Bell’s Two hearted.  We need the commercial beer to compare with and to DRINK
We will be judging these beers according to the BJCP guidelines
I believe Bell’s two hearted is classified as an American Pale Ale.  Eric or anyone else, please correct me if I am wrong.  Anyhow, visit the BJCP site and introduce yourself to the guidelines for this beer.  We will have judging sheets for each beer tasted and will discuss the process as we go
This will be a great introduction to style guidelines and the associated evaluation of beers.  This should be a great time for learning.
The club is also looking into entering the Altruistic Chili cook-off in Sept. here in TH.  The chili I will be making at the next meeting will be a possible entry.  My thoughts at this time is to have a club chili cook off in August.  The winner of the club contest will go forward to the Altruistic cook-off in Sept.  It will be a great way to get our club name out to the public.  More on the chili cook-off will be discussed at the next meeting
Please try to attend the next meeting as the judging of the beers can be a very informative process
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Next Meeting July 21st

Chili competition
Bring some homebrew to enjoy with the chili judging or some commercial beer that might go well with chili
If you are planning or thinking about a chili entry, let me know so we can prepare for the event at the next meeting
Trying to get a handle on how many chili entries will need to be judged
As mention before, a gallon of chili would be to much.  Just bring enough for everyone to have a little 4 oz cup
Maybe 6-8 entries or I hope we have that many.  Get those recipes perfected and maybe we just might win the Altrusa event in Sept
One another subject, please take some time and give the club logo some thought.  We need to get our club banner made before Sept and need your input on the logo to go with our name
Also, we are still looking for a member to host the event.  If you are able to host please let me know
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Next meeting September 15th

In the near future, I would like to publish a list of auction items that will be available.  So, if you have any beer related items you are no longer using, please consider selling them at the auction on Sept 15th. The monies received can be donated to the club in part or in whole
    Samples so far:
        Propane tanks
        Chillers
        Bottles
        Bottle racks
        Carboys
        Buckets
For those in attendance at the last meeting, the appetizers were donated by TGIFs.  Thanks so much Brandon & Travis