NMHG monthly meeting minutes, Feb. 19, 2018

Attendance: 22.

Boxes of this year's member mugs presented by Clay Maas. They are awesome. If you haven't picked yours up, stop by UBrew.

Upcoming events:
March 19 meeting at Ferment.
March 24 - Homebrew Contest – 2 12 oz. bottles, no identifiying marks. BJCP/brewers judging. Sponsored by NMHG. Clay will donate a custom tap handle to the winner, and there will be other prizes. Entries are free for members.
April 16 @ Rare Bird, 6:30 p.m.
May 5 Big Brew Day @ Terra Firma. (also Cinco De Mayo). Grill Mexican food?
May 21 @ Short's, 6:30 p.m. (tentative)
June 18 meeting Hop Lot. (tentative)

Very likely to have sap for brew day at Maple Bay. Jon Throop said they'll be able to donate sap, at a minimum, but they're unsure if we can brew on site again.
Suds N' Snow involvement is not happening. We will be part of a summer event, possibly at Timber Ridge.
Looking into the possibility of the Michigan Homebrew Festival instead of summer TC festival. It's August 16-19, in Livonia. It's three days of homebrewers sharing free beer, so what's not to like?
Possibility of having food catered for the spring party (likely early April at Aaron Spangler's again). Working on developing a spreadsheet for beer people will bring.
We're working on sending out thank you cards to sponsors from NMHG.
Prizes – Brian and Bruce. Coming along.
Dean Wiltse from Envirobright Solutions made a presentation. He said the b
iggest evolution in brewing is in disinfecting. They have a paracetic acid, environmentally friendly. 99.99% cleanliness. They hope to have a homebrew-size product to sell at UBrew that's similar in cost to Star-San, but doesn't leave a film.