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Events / Re: NHC 2016 and BNA11???
« on: April 29, 2016, 06:43:57 AM »
I'm not in until Friday so I'll miss it by a lot ;)

I didn't go to NHC last year but had fun at BNA9 in Grand Rapids in the baseball park.  This one should be a great time and it seems they are limiting the number of tickets.  They probably don't want a repeat of the Philly one.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 28, 2016, 06:51:09 AM »
It may have already been mentioned, but when/how can we sign up to judge the finals in Baltimore.

There's a link on this page to sign up to judge.

It does take you to a screen to enter your information, but that's as far as I went.

I still have my original bottling bucket from the beginning over 10 years ago.  I have since re-purposed my original fermenters for equipment storage and a star san bucket.

I do have a bucket still for meads (too hard and too dangerous to degas a mead in a Better Bottle ).  And as long as there are no scratches on it, I will continue to use it.

Just noticed at Homebrew Con (gaging on the name) both Michael Fairbrother and Candace Moon will be in attendance and presenting, though not together. Could be an interesting discussion if they were to meet.

Maybe she trying to figure out a way to sue homebrewers for making clone recipes. 

Now if it's this Candace Moon...I'm in.

Beer Travel / Re: D.C. area
« on: April 25, 2016, 06:54:51 AM »
We're going in August and plan to stay in Tyson's Corner.  Quick Silver line train ride into the city and right near a Gordon Biersch and BJ's Brewery (mmm...Pizzookie!).

Events / Re: NHC 2016 and BNA11???
« on: April 22, 2016, 11:00:45 AM »
A couple weeks ago Justin said on the Session they would be doing something, but he didn't have a place yet or any details.  He did say that it would be smaller than previous years though.  People who donate to the BN will get first crack at tickets through a special email, then it will be opened up to everyone else.

Unfortunately it's going to cost Michael a lot of money to defend this.  He is selling Utopias on his website at a discount to raise funds just for the retainer. 

I've been following this pretty closely since they only 4 miles from my house.

I hope Moonlight Meadery defends this trademark without too much financial ruin.


Beer Travel / Re: Anaheim CA - Disneyland Area
« on: April 21, 2016, 05:18:03 AM »
It's not a very enjoyable 3 miles. Just hotels, freeways, and light industrial.

Yeah...Google street map it.  It definitely not a pleasant walk, especially if you are coming back at night.

Now Vista, CA, just east of Carlsbad...that was a nice walk.  About 1-2 between brewery stops...just enough to sober up before hitting the next one.  ;)

Beer Travel / Re: Anaheim CA - Disneyland Area
« on: April 20, 2016, 12:42:27 PM »
We were there in February and stayed at the Candy Cane Inn, which is right down the street from the main entrance.  I wasn't until we were leaving that there was a store right next door that had a big sign saying "Craft Beer".  Unfortunately, I never made it in there so I can't tell you anything about it.  It wasn't a huge place though.

An Noble is pretty close (didn't make it there either)  >:(

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:55:12 AM »
Looks like all the regions have been posted.

81 in the Specialty Category in Nashville...WOW!

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Scoring and Awards
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:41:03 AM »
I agree.  The entry counts are so low that there should be a separate limit, and the Ninkasi should be beer only.
Maybe have a separate Ninkasi for mead and cider.

As long as they don't change it for this year.  ;)

Events / Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
« on: April 19, 2016, 11:32:24 AM »
Since it's a forum meet and greet, everyone should have to be able to list at least 5 forum names before getting in :)

Beer Recipes / Re: "Juicy" IPA
« on: April 19, 2016, 11:27:30 AM »
Funny that this showed up on the AHA page today.

I suspect collusion. :)

Beer Recipes / Re: "Juicy" IPA
« on: April 19, 2016, 08:47:22 AM »
To me and my palate, the combo of over-the-top hop aroma with thinner body and lower IBUs, makes the beers overly crushable.

So, how do you crush a beer?  I've crushed the can before but it's extremely hard to compress liquid.

I never use crushable in describing a beer...huge pet peeve for me

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 19, 2016, 06:38:02 AM »

 since I have no idea what the SoperTour is.

Me neither but it looks like a guy on Homebrewtalk that does bus tours at NHC.  I use to work with a Director of Security who's last name was Soper, but I doubt it's him.

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