Looks pretty awesome to me, but I've got all of the carboys I need. I'd love to know what people think of them though.
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You may also be able to find the triclamp gaskets you are looking for from Brewer's Hardware: http://www.brewershardware.com/Tri-Clover-Gaskets/Thanks for the link - best prices/shipping I've seen, and I was looking for another 6 ptfe gaskets.
Hey, I brew an awesome tomato/wheat beer! But that's not where it ends. (TPW)And I have an awesome pet unicorn.
(not stirring things, I swear)The brewers choose what to enter, they always have and I think that's the right way to do it. If some style ends up with no entries I don't care - if people don't want to brew and enter a category why should we even have it? I would rather add a separate category for Triple IPA than force a few hundred people to enter a Tomato Weizen.
Hypothetically, under what you're describing, there could be 4,000 entrants two beers each. Who decides what styles? If the entrant chooses isn't it possible/probable you could end up with no entries in some styles?
So I guess I'll give your ticket for the HOF induction ceremony for Brady and Belichick to someone else, huh Tom.Absolutely. I would turn that down if it was a fully paid for trip, unless I was allowed to punch Belichick in the jimmies. I have nothing against Brady, except that he is an overrated whiner.
For someone who hates the Patriots so much, you really don't talk about anything else.I don't really hate the Pats, just their cheating coach who got a slap on the wrist instead of a nut punch for it.
Best Head coach and Quarterback combo ever!! EVER!!I didn't know they had legalized weed for recreational use in NH too!! Congratulations!
Why not just do the same thing the BA does for World Beer Cup (and frankly should also do for GABF)?This is essentially what we are doing. What happens though, when #3 means that each brewer gets to enter 0.5 beers? I think that is the problem we are up against, but we won't know until we have open registration and assess the demand. If we get 4000 people registering for 8000 beers, everyone will get to enter 2. But if we get 16000 people entering for those same 8000 entries then we will need to leave some people out.
1. Figure out how many beers are realistic to judge in each region based on previous years, projected help this year, etc.
2. Open registration for 2 weeks.
3. Divide number of beers by number of registrations to give you number of beers each person can enter.
Ultimately if there is a cap of let's say 2000 entries in a specific region, the fact that 1500 of them are Pale Ales shouldn't necessarily matter.
Re: #3...I do favor this proposal, but it's not entirely up to me. The issue is that using NHC winners one year to give entries to the NHC for the next year means that you have to break in to the winners circle to have any confidence you can enter without being a volunteer. I know, everyone should volunteer, right? Well, not everyone lives close to a judging center, kids have birthdays, people go on vacation, some people work weekends - it is not always realistic for people to help out. I missed out on a local barleywine festival 4 years in a row because they kept scheduling it on weekends when I had other obligations. Which leaves busy folks with the lottery as their only way of getting a foot in the door, unless you make some allowance for winning OTHER competitions, which is where the tracking becomes a complete nightmare.
Since we know only members are getting in now, it would seem like tracking by AHA number wouldn't be that hard. But assuredly there's difficulties I have no idea even exist, so OK...
one more thing - will additional volunteerism mean additional entries? Let's say I judged at two different regions last year, as well as the Finals. Is that valued any higher than someone who just helped out at one region?I don't think we lack volunteers for the final round, so I would not expect to get entries for helping out there. In fact, maybe we should track who comes to the conference and deduct entries from those who DON'T help in the final round.
...tough call I'd not want to have to make. Good luck.
I've been running in a very popular DC race for a couple years - the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. They have a great lottery with features I hope the GC adopts, as I think they can be adapted to NHC. In a nutshell...You could have saved us a lot of time and effort by simply posting this previously
1. Open registration for the lottery over 2 weeks.
2. Registration is well ahead of time so those who get in can prepare.
3. Elite athletes are guaranteed entry (I'd propose that NHC regional winners get guaranteed entry for the next year to keep a pool of great brewers in the game).
4. Volunteers get guaranteed entry for the next year (this race has NO shortage of volunteers).
5. Those unlucky few who get locked out multiple years in a row also get guaranteed entry.
6. All remaining slots go to everyone else randomly.
I have never heard a complaint about this lottery.
The 1972 Dolphins get all of the credit in the world, and deservedly so. In my book the 2007 Pats lost their first game of the season against the Jets by cheating. I'm glad they officially lost in the end to deny them a tainted perfect season.1972 Miami Dolphins - still the ONLY NFL team with a perfect season.Unlike the 2007 New England Patriots, who choked on the money ball in the big game against a Wild Card team...
And, they enjoyed that so much they rolled over against the same team again in 2012!
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-patriots-got-screwed-non-141509835.htmlI still disagree . . .
Happy the Pats lost, but they got cheated of the chance to win.
It means, "He clearly wouldn't have had the opportunity to catch the ball from where he was standing when the contact occurred." (see the first bullet point above)This is nonsense - Gronk could not have caught the ball because Lester was in the way.
You can't watch that play and say Gronkowski couldn't have ran back to the ball if Kuechly didn't grab him. Kuechly clearly restricted his opponent's opportunity to make the catch, and thus a penalty should be called.
Well...I'd say the refs blew this one. Obviously a passing interference, threw the flag and then they pick it up. And then no explanation why they picked it up. Carolina played a good game...I would have loved to see 1st and goal at the 1 with no time left. One play decides the winner.I don't think it was PI. Sure, when you show the view cropped the way you have it looks bad and clearly there is contact with the receiver. However, since the ball was intercepted at roughly the same time and even if there had not been contact it would have been intercepted, the ball was uncatchable by the receiver, thus no PI. They definitely should have explained it though.
Denver at home next Sunday night...should be a good one. Too bad Welker may not play.
I'd be up for that.Where's NHC '15 going to be held?
I'm going to the ADI conference in Seattle in April, so Grand Rapids is not going to happen for me.
If you are going to be in Seattle in April, there is a bunch of us who will be up here, maybe we can get together and share some beers. Maybe we can even get Denny to drive up.
Keep me informed. It would make a good excuse to visit my brother up there.
Let us know what you think. I followed the advice to simply snip the stem and leave the rest of the crown intact. It is supposed to add floral qualities to the sauce. I haven't done a side by side comparison, but the sauce definitely seems more floral than I usually get from my hot sauces. I'm going to try it with some other peppers the next time I make some.I used the recipe from this page and made the fermented version. It is excellent!
That does look good...and the article accompanying that recipe was interesting as well.
As soon as I can score some peppers of the right type, I'm gonna give the fermented version a try.
Wife threatened to burn the house down. So is it the cabbage that stinks so bad? Maybe cucumber kimchi would be tolerable? I'll try to grow some peppers this summer and give hot sauce a try if I succeed. Previous attempts at chili growing failed pretty miserably.Yes, it is probably just the cabbage. It's in the brassica family of plants with mustard and broccoli and such. They contain sulfur compounds and tend to get stinky when cooked too. When I made sauerkraut my wife complained the smell was coming in to the house from the garage. But I can ferment hot sauce in the kitchen on top of the fridge and she just wonders when it's going to be ready to eat.