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Title: Gotta brag just a leeetle
Post by: morticaixavier on October 26, 2013, 02:45:34 AM
I just won BOS in the National Organic Brewing Challenge for my Sour beer with Cherries! Only my second win.
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Post by: dannyjed on October 26, 2013, 02:50:29 AM
Congrats and that sounds like a tasty beer!
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Post by: Jimmy K on October 26, 2013, 03:02:02 AM
Sweet!
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Post by: cornershot on October 26, 2013, 03:05:28 AM
Nice! Congrats!
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Post by: thebigbaker on October 26, 2013, 03:22:41 AM
That's awesome!
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Post by: HoosierBrew on October 26, 2013, 03:34:35 AM
Awesome !   Well done.
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Post by: jeffy on October 26, 2013, 11:08:08 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: duboman on October 26, 2013, 01:39:38 PM
Congratulations! That's awesome!!
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Post by: erockrph on October 26, 2013, 01:44:13 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: jamminbrew on October 26, 2013, 02:40:34 PM
Way to go! Congrats!
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Post by: pinnah on October 26, 2013, 02:54:38 PM
Hey, Excellent!  Organic cherries are hard to come by here.  Sour (pie) cherries?

My first beer ever was a 7 Bridges kit.  Hooray for them. 

Enjoy your WIN!  What do you get?
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Post by: realbeerguy on October 26, 2013, 03:16:41 PM
Cool organic beans 8)
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Post by: morticaixavier on October 26, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
Hey, Excellent!  Organic cherries are hard to come by here.  Sour (pie) cherries?

My first beer ever was a 7 Bridges kit.  Hooray for them. 

Enjoy your WIN!  What do you get?

Thanks everyone!
Pie cherries are hard to come by here. These were just assorted table cherries. Black, bing, who knows what else.

I get to brew up 15 bbls of the stuff at thirsty bear in SF to be their pro-am entry next year at GABF
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Post by: klickitat jim on October 26, 2013, 04:01:50 PM
How cool for you! Good job
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Post by: denny on October 26, 2013, 04:06:20 PM
I just won BOS in the National Organic Brewing Challenge for my Sour beer with Cherries! Only my second win.

FANTASTIC!  Congrats, man!
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Post by: geek_chaser on October 26, 2013, 04:31:45 PM
Rock on! I cannot wait to enter into a competition.  Congrats on your second win.  ;D
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Post by: redbeerman on October 26, 2013, 04:43:19 PM
Way cool man!  When do we get a sample? ;)
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Post by: majorvices on October 27, 2013, 05:39:09 PM
Way cool man!  When do we get a sample? ;)

I've got one in my refrigerator. Wife and I are going to share it after dinner tonight. :)

Congrats man! Now I am especially looking forward to it! :)
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Post by: bernman on October 27, 2013, 08:12:14 PM
Congrats man. I entered the same competition and took a first and a third in the Pilsner category and a first in Light Hybrid.

Is Thirsty Bear in San Fran going to brew your beer and if so are you going there when they make it? My wife and I went to Thirsty Bear 5 years ago when we were on our honeymoon, nice place. If you go check out The Monks Kettle while you are there.

Congrats again. Nice to see other organic brewers out there.
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Post by: andyi on October 27, 2013, 09:12:28 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: morticaixavier on October 27, 2013, 09:49:37 PM
Congrats man. I entered the same competition and took a first and a third in the Pilsner category and a first in Light Hybrid.

Is Thirsty Bear in San Fran going to brew your beer and if so are you going there when they make it? My wife and I went to Thirsty Bear 5 years ago when we were on our honeymoon, nice place. If you go check out The Monks Kettle while you are there.

Congrats again. Nice to see other organic brewers out there.

I'm not sure about the logistics of the brew at thirsty bear. I hope I get to be there. Heck I want to lug sacks of grain of stairs and shovel wet spent grain out of mash tuns. I'm gonna polish my much boots in anticipation (is there a special kind of polish you use on rubber much boots)
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Post by: majorvices on October 27, 2013, 09:56:08 PM
Drinking it right now and I can assure y'all it is quite tasty! :)
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 27, 2013, 10:08:31 PM
Sweet!
No it was sour. :)
Congrats.
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Post by: kramerog on October 27, 2013, 11:15:10 PM
Congrats, Mort.  No let me brag a little.  I just won the Smashing Pumpkin prize for worst beer at Spooky Brew!  I just hope that people don't consider this beer to be representative of the quality of my other beers!
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Post by: klickitat jim on October 27, 2013, 11:44:27 PM
Congrats, Mort.  No let me brag a little.  I just won the Smashing Pumpkin prize for worst beer at Spooky Brew!  I just hope that people don't consider this beer to be representative of the quality of my other beers!
Do you get to brew a couple thousand bbls of it at AB ?
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 28, 2013, 12:12:14 AM
Sounds like a big win and a great opportunity for the ProAm. You even have to look for culinary (tart, sour, pie, what ever you want to call them) here, and there are a lot grown a few hours north.
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Post by: Pinski on October 28, 2013, 01:53:44 AM
Way to go man, that beer sounds delicious!
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Post by: coastsidemike on October 28, 2013, 02:40:55 AM
Congrats man. I entered the same competition and took a first and a third in the Pilsner category and a first in Light Hybrid.

Is Thirsty Bear in San Fran going to brew your beer and if so are you going there when they make it? My wife and I went to Thirsty Bear 5 years ago when we were on our honeymoon, nice place. If you go check out The Monks Kettle while you are there.

Congrats again. Nice to see other organic brewers out there.

I'm not sure about the logistics of the brew at thirsty bear. I hope I get to be there. Heck I want to lug sacks of grain of stairs and shovel wet spent grain out of mash tuns. I'm gonna polish my much boots in anticipation (is there a special kind of polish you use on rubber much boots)

Congrats on your win, this is a big deal.

I frequent Thirsty Bear; they always appear to be friendly and accommodating to amateur brewers.  I'll keep an eye out for your beer there, can't wait to try it.
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Post by: Herminator on October 28, 2013, 03:00:46 AM
Congrats!  That is awesome!
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on October 28, 2013, 11:07:48 AM
...I get to brew up 15 bbls of the stuff at thirsty bear in SF to be their pro-am entry next year at GABF

Gotta love when BOS is a sour beer! Maybe not the Pro-Am volunteer brewery - might make them a bit nervous!

Looks like the wild side of homebrewing has its hooks sunk deep into Mort!
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Post by: cornershot on October 28, 2013, 12:04:26 PM
Sounds like a big win and a great opportunity for the ProAm. You even have to look for culinary (tart, sour, pie, what ever you want to call them) here, and there are a lot grown a few hours north.
As I understand it, Sam Adams buys up all the Michigan-grown tart cherries for their cherry wheat.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 28, 2013, 01:01:44 PM
Sounds like a big win and a great opportunity for the ProAm. You even have to look for culinary (tart, sour, pie, what ever you want to call them) here, and there are a lot grown a few hours north.
As I understand it, Sam Adams buys up all the Michigan-grown tart cherries for their cherry wheat.

You can find them fresh in the short time they are on. Montmorency are the most common, Balaton are less common so One needs to keep an eye out for those. The wife can find dried culinary cherries sometimes, great in salads.

I'm a sure BBC buys a bunch, but there are uses for pies, other foods, and concentrates. There is a business in Traverse City called Cherry Republic that uses them in a bunch of foods. Grand Traverse Pie Company would also be a big user for their cherry pies.
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Post by: morticaixavier on October 28, 2013, 02:31:10 PM
...I get to brew up 15 bbls of the stuff at thirsty bear in SF to be their pro-am entry next year at GABF

Gotta love when BOS is a sour beer! Maybe not the Pro-Am volunteer brewery - might make them a bit nervous!

Looks like the wild side of homebrewing has its hooks sunk deep into Mort!

Yeah, I wonder about that as well. we will see. The hook is in good and deep. the entire 'spare' shower is filled with various experiments now. (I say it's spare, my wife has started to imagine how nice it would be to have a shower in her bathroom)