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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Competition- Category selection
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:57:38 PM »
The New England IPA should go in 21B, Specialty IPA.   

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Competition Category
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:54:25 PM »
The key is whether you taste the vanilla...if you taste it, then the judges will definitely taste it, so you will not win a medal/ribbon.  I read recently where someone asked this same question on a different forum and a judge responded that they were kind enough to score it well, as a vanilla porter, they refused to advance it to BOS round since it was out of style.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew your own Magazine
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:46:44 PM »
Just gave about 10 years of back issues to a fellow member of my club.  Sorry!

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Zymurgy / Re: NHC Gold Medal Recipes
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:34:55 PM »
I usually add the recipes this issue of Zymurgy into my Beersmith software and some of the recipes don't make sense.   For instance, the Historical London Brown ale, the English Brown winning recipe uses 10 lbs of base malt and another pound of specialty malt but the OG is only 1.038?  That OG is in the range for the that style of beer, but only way to only get 1.038 with over 11 lbs of grain is I put Beersmith's Brewhouse efficiency to 45%.

Ditto with the Other Pale American Ale, American Wheat recipe,  1.042 OG with 11.65 lb grain bill??   Wish the recipes included the brewhouse efficiency so we know what to start with.   

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Bru'n Water - Reverse Osmosis
« on: July 14, 2017, 02:55:36 PM »
Yes on the water report input tab you can leave that blank and then on the water adjustment tab, select RO under dilution water and set to 100%.   The instructions page of Bru'n Water states this:

"If Reverse Osmosis (RO) or Distilled Water is the brewer's primary water source, then input on Sheet 1 can be skipped and the brewer can move directly to Sheets 2, 3, and 4.  Select either RO or Distilled from the Dilution Water Profile selection and set the dilution percentage to 100 percent on both the Sparge Acidification and Water Adjustment sheets.  The water adjustments can then be properly entered to create the desired water profile."                              

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2014
« on: April 08, 2014, 04:53:58 PM »
Still waiting for NYC regional scoresheets, but the beer I sent, a California Common scored a 37.5 at the Ocean State Homebrew Competition this past weekend in RI and placed 2nd via mini-BOS!  So fingers crossed!  :)

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: October 27, 2011, 01:04:02 PM »
Pouring and mid 40's here in Boston area. May switch to snow tonight, but most likely not likely to stick in greater Boston area. It's too early for this!  :'(

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Zymurgy / Re: Recipe question from Sept/0ct 2011 issue
« on: September 24, 2011, 04:22:13 PM »
I am thinking the typo has to be in the ounces listed because this is the Category 10 winner and American Amber Ale IBU range maxes out at 40, so 79 IBU's is almost double what is recommended for category. Can't seeing it winning gold for that far off. Maybe the 1.2 ounces of Horizon is suppose to .12?

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Zymurgy / Recipe question from Sept/0ct 2011 issue
« on: September 24, 2011, 03:34:01 AM »
I don't know if it's late and I am not seeing straight, but one of the National Homebrew Competition recipes seems to be way off in IBU's.  It's the Category 10 recipe on page 53, the American Ale. It lists 19 IBU's but I am getting 73.2 in Beersmith!

The recipe lists:
1.2 oz Horizon at 13% for  60
1.09 oz Cascade at 6% for 10
1.09 oz Centennial at 9% for 10
1.09 oz Cascade whole hops at 6% at knockout
1.09 oz Centennial at 9% at knockout.

I'm getting over 40 IBU's just for the Horizon hops alone.  Can someone run the numbers and tell me if it's me, or if there is a typo somewhere in the hop additions in the magazine.

Thanks!

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