January 22, 2018 Northern Michigan Homebrewers Guild meeting minutes

Attendance: 27.

January 22, 2018

Upcoming meetings scheduled:

Feb. 19 @ Big Cat Brewing, 6:30 p.m. Dean Wiltse from Envirobright will do a demonstration at the February meeting on cleaning equipment.

March 19 @ Brewery Ferment, 6:30 p.m.

March 24, homebrew competition at Ubrew. Official BCJP rules. Noonish?

April 16 @ Rare Bird, 6:30 p.m.

May 5 Big Brew Day @ Terra Firma. (Cinco De Mayo). Grill Mexican food?

May 21 @ St. Ambrose (or Mackinaw Brewing), 6:30 p.m.

June 18 @ St. Ambrose (or Mackinaw Brewing), 6:30 p.m.

Big Brew Day @ Brewery Terra Firma first Saturday in May, the sixth.

Prepare for maple brew day at Maple Bay Conservancy somewhere around April 1.

Chuck was contacted by Bell's about the possibility of a brewery tour.

We had several new attendees, including Dan Caplinger and Ben Kline, as well as former TC-HOPZ members Jon Mendrea and Skip Bryant. Welcome to the new folks!!

John Niedermaier took us on a tour of the Terra Firma brewhouse.

Clay Maas presented demo version of this year's NMHG pilsner mug, which will be available at Ubrew when they are done.

Next quarterly party will be held at Aaron Spangler's in Lake Ann. Then the late summer party will be at Brian Pugh's in Interlochen.