Learn about Tinctures at the March Meeting

So last month you brewed 5 gallons of a really nice blond ale and you are either hungry for medals or you just want to advance your CASK brewer ranking. How can you take that beer and enter it into more categories in the next competition? You can use a tincture.

This Saturday (March 10th) John will be doing a “how to” presentation on making and using tinctures to alter the flavor of your beer, cider, or mead. The meeting is at Seven Bridges. We will be judging Irish and Scottish beers starting at 5pm. The tincture presentation will start at 6:15pm.

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Congratulations to CASK Coconut Cup Winners

CASK took home some medals this weekend at Coconut Cup in Miami. Congratulations to the following members:

John Keane
Jeff Shannon
Matthew Depin
Paul Yauilla
Mike Murphy
Dan Malarkey
Kenneth Jordan
Leandro Britto
Jesse Johnson
David Poquette
Lucas Kluz

Full details can be found on  Reggie.

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Hurricane Blowoff Registration is Open

Hurricane Blowoff opened today!

The competition is limited at 350 entries with a maximum of 6 entries per brewer. It’s a smaller competition so if you are planning on entering six beers you’ll want to enter sooner than later.

CASK pays for your first two entries. You must be current on your dues.  We have a railroad for this competition. Get your entries to Just Brew It by the end of business on Thursday, March 29th.

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Advanced Fermentation Techniques with White Labs

Joins us Wednesday, February 21st at Bold City Brewery

White Labs Logo

Pablo Gomez from White Labs will be doing a presentation on Advanced Fermentation Techniques and yeast needs. This is a great opportunity to learn and ask questions about yeast, pitch rates, starter or no starter, nutrients, etc. The presentation starts at 7pm and will be at the Bold City Brewery on Rosselle Street in Riverside.

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Abbey Normal Tapping Party Tonight

Join John Peterson at Aardwolf Brewing Company Tonight

His 2016 Abbey Normal winning Belgian Golden Strong has been aging in a foeder for six months. The funk starts at 6:30 PM.

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Get Ready for Hurricane Blowoff

The Hurricane Blowoff entry window opens Saturday, March 3rd and closes Friday, March 30th. The competition allows 6 entries per brewer and has a 350 entry cap so it should fill up quickly.

CASK will pay the entry fee for your first two entries if you are current on your dues.

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Congratulations February Interklub Winners

Congratulations to the February Interklub Winners!

Gold: Bill McDowell
Silver: Bob Haavisto
Bronze: Ian Dibble

A special thank you to those who came early to help Judge and to Engine 15 for hosting the meeting.

Next month’s category is Irish and Scottish Beer

There is still time to brew. Remember, CASK members get a 10% discount at Just Brew It!

Please join us this Tuesday, February 13th at Aardwolf Brewing Company for the tapping of John Peterson’s Abbey Normal winning Belgian Golden Strong which has been subjected to the foeder and the funk. See the Facebook group for the time and additional details.

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February Meeting at Engine 15 Downtown Brewery and Biergarten

Would you like to increase your chances for winning medals the next time you enter a BJCP competition? Join us Saturday February 1oth at Engine 15 Downtown Brewery and Biergarten (633 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32204). There will be a Brewers Round Table where our top medal winners will share how they excel in competitions.

Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you can help judge or steward, please arrive at 5 p.m.

The agenda for the February meeting can be found here.

February’s Interklub is Brown Beer

This can be any BJCP style that is brown. Please Include the Category and Subcategory on the entry label. Handwrite it if needed. Pre-register your beer on the CASK website and drop off your beer at Just Brew It by EOB Friday or bring it to the meeting by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.

NHC is here!

The National Homebrew Competition application period ends Tuesday, January 30th at 11:59 PM MST.  You have to apply to enter. If you are approved you can then register the beers you want to enter. You must be a member of the AHA to enter.

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Officer Elections & End Of Year Banquet

The 2018 CASK Officer elections are open!  There are a couple positions with multiple candidates and the rest are uncontested. Please vote today for your choice of officer for each of position. The online election is open until January 12th, with the End of Year Banquet on January 13th being the final day for in-person voting. New officers will be announced on at the banquet.

Please go to http://www.thecask.org/elections/ to vote now!

Speaking of the End of Year Banquet, it will be held at usual location of the American Legion (5443 San Juan Avenue).  Members are welcome to bring a guest but are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share as well as beer.  CASK will provide the main course which will likely be barbeque.  For those bringing kegs please bring your own CO2 and cobra tap.

Upcoming Competitions & Beer Railroads
Entry window for Big Bend Brew Off is currently open but we still need a Railroad driver to take entries to Tallahassee the week leading up to January 6th,Saturday.  If anyone has business or is traveling to Tallahassee that week please let an officer know.

The entry window for the first FL Circuit comp, Miami Coconut Cup, opensJanuary 8th and closes February 1st.  We are also looking for a Beer Railroad driver to take entries down Miami or a drop-off location between here and Miami near the end of January.

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December Meeting At Southern Swells

Please plan to attend our December meeting on Saturday, December 9th, at Southern Swells Brewing. As usual, social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you can help judge or steward, please arrive at 5 p.m.

The agenda for the November meeting can be found here.


This month’s Interklub Competition is Ciders (BJCP Categories C1 & C2).

Please Include the Category and Subcategory on the entry label. Handwrite it if needed.

Pre-register your beer on the CASK website and drop off your beer at Just Brew It by EOB Friday or bring it to the meeting by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.


Announcements

The nomination window for CASK 2018 Officers is open but will close at the end of the Saturday meeting.  Anyone can nominate a fellow CASK member, or themselves to serve as either President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Competition Director, or Club Historian.  A nominated member is not obligated to accept their nomination but can only accept to be nominated for one position. Please consider running or nominating a fellow member today and send your nominations to [email protected].

Lastly, the entry window for the Big Bend Brew Off has opened and entries are due on Jan 6th.  Although it is not a FL Circuit competition CASK is planning on providing a Railroad to get the entries to Tallahassee by 1/6.

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