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Title: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Steve L on March 04, 2014, 10:41:40 pm
I apologize if this has been addressed but I just poured a glass of a munich dunkel that I brewed in December that I was convinced was totally FUBAR. WOW was I wrong, it's arrived! :D. I want to enter this into the NHC but I bottled them all in repurposed Sam Adams bottles. I read that raised letters on bottles is acceptable, does this include commercial bottles? Thanks for any help!

Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Jimmy K on March 04, 2014, 10:47:29 pm
Yes, that specifically means commercial bottles like Sam Adams.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Steve L on March 04, 2014, 10:48:30 pm
Yes, that specifically means commercial bottles like Sam Adams.
Cool. I think I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry admins! :D
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Jimmy K on March 04, 2014, 10:49:53 pm
Yes, that specifically means commercial bottles like Sam Adams.
Cool. I think I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry admins! :D
Curse of a thousand flat beers upon you! - jk  ;)
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Steve L on March 04, 2014, 11:01:06 pm
Yes, that specifically means commercial bottles like Sam Adams.
Cool. I think I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry admins! :D
Curse of a thousand flat beers upon you! - jk  ;)
LOL. Somehow I'm hoping this is the Brewers version of 'Break a leg".
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: kramerog on March 05, 2014, 02:45:46 pm
You may be barred from NHC, but in my experience, Sam Adams bottles are not rejected from other homebrew competitions because they are so ubiquitous.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Jimmy K on March 05, 2014, 02:48:24 pm
You may be barred from NHC, but in my experience, Sam Adams bottles are not rejected from other homebrew competitions because they are so ubiquitous.
NHC rules specifically say that raised lettering is OK.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: ranchovillabrew on March 05, 2014, 02:48:31 pm
They are allowed in nhc

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Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Siamese Moose on March 05, 2014, 04:00:19 pm
In my opinion that rule needs to disappear from all competitions, as it's long outlived it's intent. When there weren't many homebrewers, it was possible that the anonymity of competition entries might be lost, "because everyone knows Rob uses Bass bottles." That just doesn't apply anymore.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: theDarkSide on March 05, 2014, 04:12:42 pm
I just put my labels on my entries last night and all my info was on the label.  Do the judges see this information?  If so, I guess labels or identifying marks on the bottles doesn't really matter.

I always send comp entries in new bottles, but do use SA bottles for my personal use.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Stevie on March 05, 2014, 04:17:33 pm
I just put my labels on my entries last night and all my info was on the label.  Do the judges see this information?  If so, I guess labels or identifying marks on the bottles doesn't really matter.

I always send comp entries in new bottles, but do use SA bottles for my personal use.

During the cellaring phase, the cellarman(woman) apply numbered labels to the cap and bottle. The entry label is not given to the judges.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Jimmy K on March 05, 2014, 10:36:07 pm
I just put my labels on my entries last night and all my info was on the label.  Do the judges see this information?  If so, I guess labels or identifying marks on the bottles doesn't really matter.

I always send comp entries in new bottles, but do use SA bottles for my personal use.

During the cellaring phase, the cellarman(woman) apply numbered labels to the cap and bottle. The entry label is not given to the judges.
Actually, for NHC that bottle label is what the judges see. It's not replaced. That's why it has no identifying info.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Stevie on March 05, 2014, 11:00:07 pm
I just put my labels on my entries last night and all my info was on the label.  Do the judges see this information?  If so, I guess labels or identifying marks on the bottles doesn't really matter.

I always send comp entries in new bottles, but do use SA bottles for my personal use.

During the cellaring phase, the cellarman(woman) apply numbered labels to the cap and bottle. The entry label is not given to the judges.
Actually, for NHC that bottle label is what the judges see. It's not replaced. That's why it has no identifying info.

When I cellared the Northern California site a few years back we used the round labels. I though we removed the tags, but maybe I'm mistaken. They took it very seriously. Each entry was checked to ensure the labels and paperwork matched. I did see plenty of Sam Adams and short neck bottles.
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: Jimmy K on March 05, 2014, 11:12:23 pm
They do put numbered labels on the cap, but ... Never mind. I just checked and the bottle labels have name etc on them. I thought the labels were taped on last year. Maybe that's just final round. Or maybe i'm making $4¡7 up.

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Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: james on March 06, 2014, 01:26:10 am
They do put numbered labels on the cap, but ... Never mind. I just checked and the bottle labels have name etc on them. I thought the labels were taped on last year. Maybe that's just final round. Or maybe i'm making $4¡7 up.

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Only in final round
Title: Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
Post by: theDarkSide on March 06, 2014, 12:41:28 pm
They do put numbered labels on the cap, but ... Never mind. I just checked and the bottle labels have name etc on them. I thought the labels were taped on last year. Maybe that's just final round. Or maybe i'm making $4¡7 up.

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Phew...based on you previous post about no identifying information, I was beginning to doubt whether I put the right thing on.  My bottle label has all my identifying information, even my phone number.  But I'm guessing that's why they want rubber bands so the label can be removed easily.