Doesn't time fly? It's time again for litter pick-up on Hwy 20. This quarter, we will meet at Hyak Park on Saturday, October 4 at 11am. Anyone interested in volunteering for this fine community service event can contact Mare Goeger.
GOLFING A ROUND or
should that be Goofing Around?
Competition was stiff as two threesomes took to the prestigious Marysville Golf Course in Corvallis, as a pre-picnic event. The group of 5 men and 1 woman drew accolades from other golfers as they drove down the highly manicured fairways and sunk unbelievable putts on the smooth, fast greens. The tree hazards lining the fairways posed no problem to the amateurs, soon to turn pro. Final scores after nine holes were close, with President Caul and John Sterner tying for first place with Derek Whiteside close behind. The other threesome played by more conventional rules (none of this single digit rule stuff), causing Ron Hall to take 4th place with Mare and Doug Goeger as the dregs. Just wait till next year.
AN INVITATION TO DRINK BAD/INFECTED BEER
By Dave Benson
Hmmmm... sounds appetizing,
Dave. But read on:
While that might not sound like a good thing to most, this is a great opportunity for people in the club to learn about potential problems in beer and become better judges. Thanks to the efforts or Royal Willard, our previous president, Flavor-Activ gave the club a kit with contaminated flavors in it. I've been sitting on this kit for a while and it's time we brought this out and gave our senses a kick. There are a total of 12 off flavors in the kit, and I have grouped them into 3 different categories, trying to keep like flavors together. Starting next month at the meeting we will sample one of the groups and do the next two at the following meetings. We will put the flavors in a low hopped, low malt beer, to best bring out the off flavor (like a blonde ale, or the like).
Bacteria in Fermentation: Fecal or cooked corn
Insufficient boiling: Cooked corn, nuts
Poor yeast health: Apples, eggs
Bacteria in mash: Vinegar, baby vomit
Acetic acid bacteria: Vinegar
Metal contamination: Tinny, blood like
Wild yeast: Clove, plastic
Old hops: Cheesy, sweatsocks
After these are done, I will try to do something at each of the meetings that is a learning event for the club. Any suggestions of what you would like to do let me know.