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August 2005

on the cob and preparing potatoes for baking. BURPer Wendy Aaronson will be seeking volunteers for the Sunday pancake breakfast. If you can provide a camp stove and are willing to help with the cooking, please contact Wendy at aaronson@burp.org. Of course, we'll also need as many tables in the pavilion area as possible, so if you can bring one or more along, please help us out.

Check-In – BURPers Bob & Kathleen Warriner are signing up volunteers to work on the check-in table. Please consider volunteering an hour or two to check in attendees as they arrive. The job will be an easy one this year since there will be no memorabilia to sell. If you are willing to contribute to the effort, please contact Bob & Kathleen at bkwarriner@aol.com or phone 301- 588-3037. A keg of beer will be provided at the table for your enjoyment.

Ice – Once again, there will be onsite delivery of ice twice daily on Friday and Saturday. Both block and cube ice will be available at very reasonable prices ($1.00 for either a 7 lb bag of cubes or a 10 lb block). Please support our ice vendor by buying as much as you need.

Homebrew Competition and Call for Judges/Stewards – BURP Minister of Culture Bud Hensgen will run the annual MASHOUT homebrew competition, open to all attendees. The theme this year is to clone Aecht Schenkerla Rauchbier. Details on the competition can be found on the MASHOUT website (see below). Rumor is that there will be quite a few entries, so Bud needs help organizing entries and judges. The competition will be held on Sat, 8/20 starting at 10:30 AM (entries due by 10:00). Entries can include bottles (2), kegs, or growlers. Please contact Bud immediately at bhensgen1@verizon.net to volunteer to work on this unique event. He is looking for six judges and two stewards.

Entertainment - Once again, a great live band will be featured on Friday evening, Aug 19. Western Maryland's most popular blues combo, the Channel Cats will be performing from 8:00 PM until midnight. Details on the band and a link to their website can be found on the MASHOUT FAQ.

In addition to the band, this year's MASHOUT will feature the 1st Annual Popenoe Mtn. Pub Quiz. The Quiz will be held after the Saturday night dinner, ‘round the old campfire. This venerable trivia game is a staple in pubs across the British Isles. Teams of 3 – 5 contestants will have a go at answering 60 questions, 10 each from 6 categories. The team with the most points for correct responses will win glory and some great prizes donated by generous MASHOUT sponsors. Mac & Diana McEwen, together with Paul & Jamie Langlie, are

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our Pub Quiz Publicans – and they’ve vowed to divulge neither categories nor questions prior to the big event. Registration forms and rules for Quiz teams will be available at the MASHOUT check-in station. Good Luck to All!!

A couple of things are still needed for MASHOUT. If you can help out with either of these, please contact the MASHOUT coordinator:

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    Jockey boxes for serving donated beer

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      Sankey taps for use with donated beer kegs

Full details on MASHOUT, including a downloadable registration form, can be found on the BURP website at http://burp.org/. Just click on the MASHOUT link. I hope to see all of you at MASHOUT 2005, the best outdoor homebrewer gathering in the nation!

Bill Ridgely, ridgely@burp.org, 301-762-6523.

???????? Answer to Aug RYDler:

A. Beer advertising matchbook covers have become sought-after collectibles on Internet auction sites. A 1916 matchbook promoting Brehm's Brewery in Baltimore brought $43, while a 1930s cover promoting Eastside Beer from Los Angeles went for $36. (From The Opinionated Beer Page)

???????? BURP 10 and 20 Years Ago

Compiled By Bill Ridgely

20 Years Ago, Aug 1985

The August BURP meeting, held at the home of Dan McCoubrey in Wheaton, was the last meeting prior to the BURP-sponsored Second Mid-Atlantic States Homebrew Conference (MASH II), scheduled for Sep 21, 1985. Dan, also the chairman of the conference, solicited registrations as well as volunteers for the many tasks needed to accomplish an event of this size. Registration limit was set at 235 people and, although brewers were signing up at a slow pace, it was expected that the event would attract many returnees from the previous year. Homebrew competition chairman Phil Angerhofer reported that he had plenty of cool, dark space to store entries and hoped that many BURPers would enter beers prior to the Sep 3 deadline. Conference speakers, the agenda, and the schedule,

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