June 2019

Meeting Tasting Style

All Styles

The AHA has published some great recipes for these styles here.

Brewing Trivia

Fill In the Blank:

________ is when foam adheres to the inside of the glass in parallel rings after each sip, indicating that the glassware has been properly cleaned.

a. Sheeting

b. Lacing

c. Foaming

d. Setting

Brewing Terms


Any substitute unmalted grain or fermentable ingredient added to a mash. Reduces cost and produces lighter-bodied, paler, and less malty beers.


Liquid yeast that appears as froth on fermenting beer. (Can also be used as a verb meaning to pitch or add yeast.)

Decoction Mashing:

The method of removing some of the mash, boiling it, then returning it to the main kettle to boost the mash temperature (this process is used in all-grain brewing).

Upcoming Events

Taste of Michiana

June 6 at 5p EDT

Century Center (South Bend)

Makers Trail Festival

June 8 at 3p EDT

Weko Beach (Bridgman)

Brew at the Zoo

June 8 at 5p CDT

Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City)

Bottle Caps & Corks

June 15 at 5p EDT

Southgate Crossing (Elkhart)

Crown Beer Fest

June 15 at 1:30p CDT

Lake County Fairgrounds (Crown Point)

Wawabrewski Brew Fest

June 29 at 1p EDT

Man Cave Brewing (Syracuse)

Indiana Microbrewers Festival

July 27 at 1p EDT

White River State Park (Indianapolis)

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest

September 7 at 2p EDT

Headwaters Park (Fort Wayne)

Broad Ripple Beer Fest

October 12 at 2p EDT

Opti-Park (Indianapolis)

Michiana Festival of Beers 2019

October 19 at 2p EDT

Four Winds Field (South Bend)

MEGA Social Media

Next Official Meeting is Sunday, June 9, 2019

2:00 pm

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend

Tasting Styles: All

Meeting Agenda and Club News

BBBS Bottle Caps & Corks: Saturday, June 15 at Southgate Crossing (Elkhart). The event runs from 5-9p EDT. At this fundraiser, BBBS of Elkhart County invites local amateur brewers and vintners to bring their homemade beer, mead, cider, and wine. There will be several hundred (expected) attendees coming along with all of the entrants. MEGA participants will hopefully be grouped together. Entry information has been posted here.

Michiana Festival of Beers 2019: October 19 at Four Winds Field. MEGA will be pouring homebrew. More details to come.

BYO Club Discount Subscription Program: BYO recognizes the great work homebrew clubs do to promote the best hobby in the world and wants to reward homebrew club members with the exclusive chance to save 50% on any of the Brew Your Own subscription programs. Here’s how you can take advantage of the 2019 BYO Homebrew Club Discount Subscription Program:

  1. Go to our BYO Subscription/Membership store webpage: https://byo.com/product-category/subscription-membership/
  2. Choose what type of one-year subscription or membership you want: You can choose Print Subscription Only, Digital Membership Only, or the Print-Digital Combination.
  3. After getting to the specific subscription/membership webpage (print only, digital only, or print-digital combo) you would like to save 50% on, click on “Add to Order”.
  4. At the top of the form click on the Coupon Code link and type “club19” in the coupon code box for your 50% club savings.
  5. Fill out the Billing and Shipping information on the form. You’ll see the 50% discount already applied after you’ve entered the coupon code from step 3.
  6. Click the box with your payment option you prefer: credit card or PayPal. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, etc.). Fill in the payment information, check the terms and conditions box and finally click the “SIGN UP NOW” button.
  7. That’s it! You’ve locked in 50% savings for the next year and you will also be given the chance in the future to renew for another year at the same 50% savings if you wish.
  8. The deadline to participate in this 50% discount program is June 30, 2019.
  9. If you ordered a new print subscription you’ll receive your first copy in about one month. If you already have a print subscription with us, we will simply add one more year (8 issues) to your existing print subscription account (but please make sure you use the same name and mailing address so we can sync up your print renewal properly.)
  10. If you’ve ordered a new digital membership you’ll receive an email about setting up your account giving you full access to the thousands of homebrewing stories, recipes, and projects online. Unfortunately at this time you can’t add on an additional year if you already have a current digital membership with us.

MEGA Barrel Project: We need to gauge club interest and decide on recipes, barrel types, and timing.

MEGA Ingredients Inventory: MEGA members are eligible and encouraged to use select hops and grain from the club’s inventory. Any beer brewed with these ingredients must be available to serve at a MEGA event (e.g., Taste of Michiana). You can see what hops and grain we have by visiting the website and hovering over the “Members” tab and clicking on “MEGA BREWING INVENTORY.” You must be logged in and have member permissions to access this page. If you see anything you would like to use, there is a form at the bottom of the page to submit your request.

MEGA Supplies Inventory: MEGA has PBW ($3.50/lb.), StarSan ($0.75/oz.), and Golden Light DME ($2.50/lb.) for sale. These are available for purchase at club meetings. Bring your own container.

Join the AHA: If you are a serious homebrewer and not yet a member of the American Homebrewers Association, you should consider becoming one! Enjoy AHA Member Deals at over a thousand participating locations including breweries, pubs, restaurants, homebrew supply shops and more! Enjoy six issues per year of Zymurgy, the longest-running homebrew magazine, delivered straight to your door. Membership allows you to participate in exclusive events including Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition, AHA Rallies and more. To join, click on the banner at the bottom of the MEGA homepage or CLICK HERE!

Add Your Homebrew Club to Your AHA Member Profile: If you are a member of the AHA, please add MEGA as your homebrew club. This will help the club with the rollout of the new club insurance premium reimbursement plan.

MEGA Work Shirts: Limited remaining supply. $35. Check with the club for available sizes.

MEGA Sample Glasses: Limited remaining supply. $5.25 for members and $6.00 for non-members.

News: Other old business and new business.

Education Topic: Roundtable discussion about all styles.

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