July club meeting – Iron Brewer results and other things


thanks for coming down to the club meeting at DTC on Tuesday

A few things of note:

  • Tim brought down the work shirts - thanks to all who picked up or arranged for pick up. There are a couple of extras that you can buy. Contact events@westcoastbrewers.com for available sizes - If you are heading to the Royal show exhibitors on the weekend slip on the shirt
  • We've been in the process of moving the club website to a new host and taking the opportunity to do a bit of a redesign. Thanks very much to iSolutions Technology for donating the hosting. Your feedback on the website is welcome. I'd like to get some more photos and members recipes up there. If you've got anything send them through. Recipes are best sent in as beer.xml but free test will work fine too
  • Gary Drury has managed to secure a BJCP exam date for late March 2019. This exam is the tasting component of BJCP qualifications and will be preceded with 6-8 weeks of tasting training to be held at DTC from early Feb next year. Spots are limited to 12 people and it will be first in first served. I'll open up the sign ups to financial members first before posting to the wider community. To register for the exam and pre-exam training you'll need to pay the fees (between $100 and $150 or there abouts) and complete the on-line BJCP exam. Participating in the club and state competitions is a great way to get experience if you are considering doing the exam. It's also a good time to talk to qualified judges about their experiences.
  • We tried out a bit of a tasting of steeped grain. The malts were all steeped at a rate of 120g / litre at 65 deg for 30 minutes. We had two pilsner malts, vienna and munich light. I found it quite interesting how different they all tasted. I'd welcome feedback on how you thought this went, improvement ideas and if you'd like to do similar sensory things in future (hops, off flavours, specialty grains

Competition results

Iron Brewers comp results are in. We've instigated a perpetual trophy in memory of Glenn Morton who sadly left us this year. For this, and future years, the winner of the people's choice Iron Brewer will be awarded the Glenn Morton Memorial Mash Paddle. I love the look of this thing - great work on getting it organised Jerome.


People's choice and the Glenn Morton Memorial Mash paddle
Rob Sutton - Early Riser Oatmeal Stout

1st place: Rob Sutton - Early Riser Oatmeal Stout
2nd place: Jarrad Taylor - Brownrye British Brown
3rd place: Tim Mains - Imperial Rye Stout

Impi Brewers also donated a prize of two tix to the Perth Royal Beer Awards Carnival, which went to second place in the people's choice - Michael Keenan. Thanks very much Impi Brewers

Mick also gave a bit of an update on the champion brewer status to date. The champion brewer is the highest average score from club members for at least three competitions in the year. That is, you've got to enter three things to be in the running and only the top score from each comp is counted. I'm doing shit.

Upcoming events

  • August is the W34/70 competition. Registration for judging and stewards and entries are now open at the club comp website (http://competition.westcoastbrewers.com/) Peoples choice will be held on August 14 at DTC. The BJCP portion will be on 18 August at Micks place.
  • The November competition will be the Mead, Cider and Sour comp.
  • Oktoberfest is going to be held on October 6 this year at Gary's house in Girrawheen. This is a great family day. The club will put on some meats of the German variety and all you need to do is bring a plate and some beer to share.
  • WASABC starts with sorting the entries on 1 Sept at TWOC. It would be great to get a few more volunteers to help at this. Judging is 5 and 6 evenings and 8 and 9 from 11 to 7. Judges and stewards can register now at the website (http://competition.wasabc.org). Entries will open on 1 August and close 31st on August. Entries can be dropped off at Brewmart (Bayswater and Maddington), DTC, TWOC and BIG GAL's Brew Shed from 16 August. I'll see if we can drop entries at DTC at the August meeting but can't promise anything as they've got limited storage.

Thanks again. I know I've forgotten some things - so if anyone remembers whet they were let me know...



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