February 2018 Meeting Minutes

  1. Welcome back to Bill who renewed his membership, and welcome to Stew joining for the first time.
  2. Lake County Beer Fest
    1. Two spots to pour beer and have free entry have opened up – first come basis to those who signup via the website.
  3. Other local Fests NUBS is planning to participate in
    • Sign up to pour / donate beer ; if roughly 6 weeks from a fest we don’t have enough commitment we will not register.
      1. LONG GROVE (April 28)
      2. Lake Zurich Craft Beer Fest ( May 11, 12)
      3. Mundelein Craft Beer Festival (June 9)
      4. North Shore, Wine, Beer, Cigar Fest (August, Libertyville)
  4. BIG BREW 2018
    1. Grain bill survey results
      • Midnight Wheat
      • Honey Malt
      • Rye Malt
    2. Rest of the recipe thus far
      • Saisonstein’s Monseter (Yeast)
      • Barke Pilsner (Base Malt)
      • Ekuanot, Mandarina Bavaria (Aroma hops)
    3. Next ingredient to vote on will be bittering hops. Survey to be sent out next week.
  5. March Meeting
    1. We’ll have guests from Temperance Brewing (Evanston) to talk to us and share some samples
    2. The club is organizing a malt sampling session using the Hot Steep Method to evaluate how various malt varieties can impact recipe development.
  6. Know Your NUB : Meet the Brewer
    • Thomas and Ian, recent additions to the club presented about their brew setup, past successes & failures, and answered questions from the club.