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All Grain Brewing / Re: Doing a BIAB with too much grain
« on: October 23, 2014, 08:52:22 PM »
I have done the split BIAB method before and it works fine, just crush and split your grain by weight  and do same with water volume.

I started doing BIAB in this way, using two 5 gallon pots each with about 4.25 gallons of water plus grain.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2014 NHC Seminars
« on: June 17, 2014, 03:40:30 PM »
Too bad there isn't video of the seminar Drew and I gave.

I attended seminar - it was great, funny, informative, entertaining.

I thought I saw a camera on the side of the room, so maybe they did video record it?

Events / Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:14:16 PM »
Yeah, Great Conference and great seminars.

I agree it was hard to hear during the banquet. 

Looking forward to San Diego!

No, it wasn't hard to was FREAKIN' IMPOSSIBLE to hear!  As an audio professional, I was offended.

We sat about in the middle ... to be honest - after the meal, we left.  It was cool to talk with folks at our table and one guy had a lambic that was still in the competition ... we wanted to see if he won or not ... but we just couldn't understand anything, so we wished him good luck and got on the bus back to the hotel.

Really wanted to hear Jim Koch, too...

Even with that ... I still talked her into San Diego!   ;) :)

Middle was a mess for Audio

We got up and moved to the side of the room, we could hear from that point for some reason.

That was the only down point of the whole weekend for me, couldn't hear while eating the meal.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:24:30 PM »
I would guess if they are going to post the results for Chicago they are "official".
I know they just wrapped up judging last Thursday.
Interesting to see they posted the results but not the scores on the entry information page when I log in.

I got two out of three to second round. 

The Pub / Re: Midwest Brewers Fest-Plainfield IL
« on: August 22, 2013, 07:47:32 PM »
I will be pouring for PALE in the homebrewers tent

Just as a quick follow-up.
Put it in as Belgian Specialty with description that it was hopped as an IPA

Scored a 31 with comments that said "this seems like a really good  WIT beer that is over-hopped"
My thought, "Yes - that is why it is in Belgian Specialty."

On a side note, I have re-brewed the same recipe as a straight WIT and I will see how that one fairs.

Thanks for all your previous input.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC regional experiences
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:56:02 PM »
Anyone know if Milwaukee also put in placings?
One of my beers scored a 40, advanced to mini-BOS, but nothing in the place box.
Had high hopes for it as it has placed at every other comp it has been entered into this year.


Agreed, but if you added spices/fruit and can detect them in the beer, don't forget them in your description.

Is it safe to assume saying it is a "Belgian White" means it has Orange Peel and Coriander?

Thanks to both of you - 16E  it is!

I brewed up a clone of Deschutes Chainbreaker and want to put it in a local BJCP comp.

Was debating between 23A. Specialty Beer or 16E. Belgian Specialty Ale.

Any advice from experienced BJCP folks is appreciated.

I also know what you put in the "Special Ingredient/Classic Style" section is important
Here is what I have so far

"White IPA Attempt at creating a beer similar in style to Descheutes Chainbreaker.
White beer hopped to 56 IBU with Cascade and Centennial."


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