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Homebrew Competitions / NHC Final Round Sign Up - Take 2
« on: May 27, 2015, 08:01:05 AM »
Hi all,

The NHC Final Round is in need of more judges at this point.  There is no BJCP rank requirement.  When we make the judge assignments, we will pair more experienced judges with the less experienced judges.

All levels of judges are needed.  Please consider volunteering, if you have not done so already.

http://brewingcompetition.com/final/

See you in San Diego!

Cheers,
Janis

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Equipment and Software / Freezer Died; Kegerator Recommendations?
« on: August 10, 2013, 11:05:44 AM »
Hi guys,

My old chest freezer croaked recently and I'm thinking of moving to a kegerator arrangement.  I'd like one that is already set up for taps and can hold a couple of cornies and possibly some bottles.  Do you have any recommendations?  Thanks!

Cheers,
Janis

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Homebrew Competitions / Printing Bottle Labels for NHC 2013
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:53:17 PM »
Hi everyone,

To print your labels, go to the Entry Shipping page on the AHA web site (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/competition-information/entry-shipping-drop-off), and click on the name of the city where your entries will be judged.  This opens up a window with the Online Registration for that competition.  Click Log In at the top of the page.  Enter your e-mail address and your password and click Submit.  Now, click on My Info and Entries at the top of the page.  In your page, scroll to the bottom of the page to the entry table.  The link to print labels is on the right side in the table for each entry in the table.

Good luck in the competition!

Cheers,
Janis

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Homebrew Competitions / AHA Club-Only Competition - Barleywine Ales
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:24:58 PM »
Hi everyone,

Of the 52 entries judged from 25 different states, the following winners were chosen.

First Place - Nick Krause of Marengo, IL representing the Forest City Brewers with a 19B English Barleywine, "The Cat is Out of the Bag"

Second Place - Chris Pearson of Medford, OR representing the Rogue Valley Home Brewers with a 19C American Barleywine, "Am. Barley Wine"

Third Place - Sage Wolfe of Athens, OH representing the Scioto Olentangy and Darby Zymurgists (SODZ) club with a 19c American Barleywine, "American MO Barleywine"

Congratulations to the winning brewers and their homebrew clubs!

Cheers,
Janis

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Hi everyone,

The AHA thanks Steve Dockter and the Snake River Brewers (Nampa, ID) who judged "The Working Man's Ale" Porter competition on Saturday August 18, 2012.  There were 91 entries in the competition (not what you'd call a small, manageable competition) representing clubs from 37 states, and the winners are.....

1st place: Derek Immekus of Seattle, WA representing the Homebrewers Guild of Seattle Proper with his 12C Baltic Porter called, "Polecat Porter"

2nd place: Aaron Spotswood of Albany, OR representing the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers club with his 12B Robust Porter called, "Crystal Porter"

3rd place: Bob Bernard of Keene, NH representing Monadnock's Original Nurturing Krausen Squad with his 12B Robust Porter called, "Cuddle Bear Porter"

Congratulations to the winners!  Thanks to all of the entering clubs and brewers!

Cheers,
Janis

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Hi,

The Zip code for the shipping address for the Atlanta Judging Center was incorrect in the Online Registration System, and is also incorrect in the March/April 2012 issue of Zymurgy. The corrected address is:

NHC 2012 - Brew Depot
10595 Old Alabama Road Connector
Suite 10
Alpharetta, GA 30022


The address from the shipping instructions in the Online Registration system will be corrected sometime today.  You can log into the Online Registration system to print the corrected Shipping Instructions tomorrow (3/20/12), or you can go to the Entry Shipping/Drop-Off page http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/participate/entry-shipping-drop-off for the correct address.

Sorry for the confusion.

Cheers,
   Janis

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Homebrew Competitions / NHC 2012 Online Reg Opens Friday, March 2, 2012
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:53:17 PM »
Hi everyone,

The NHC online registration that was supposed to open Tuesday, February 28, will be available at 10 a.m. Mountain Time on Friday March 2, 2012 instead.  I apologize for the delay, and I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.

The online registration will be available from 10 a.m. MT, March 2 through 6 p.m. MT March 28, 2012.  There is an additional competition added this year, so there should be room for everyone to enter.  Each of the 10 U.S. competitions has a maximum limit of 750 entries.  Once the entry limit has been reached in a competition, the competition will be closed to any further entries.  See the top story on the AHA home page for tips to entering online, and look in the 2012 NHC Rules & Regulations for information about the competition.

Good luck in the competition!

Cheers,
Janis

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The AHA Club-Only Competition for Specialty Beer was hosted by the Brewers United Zany Zymurgists (BUZZ) club of West Chester, PA on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Forty-nine (49) entries were received from twenty-six (26) states.

First Place:   Matt Sager of Walnut Creek, CA representing Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) with a
Specialty (23a) beer named "Oatmeal Raisin Cookie."   This truly was like drinking a rich, liquid oatmeal cookie.

Second Place:   Victor Macias of Los Angeles, CA representing Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club with a Specialty (23a) beer named "Millefolia Gruit."    What a well balanced combination of herbs and malt.

Third Place:   Bob Love of St. Charles, MO representing Garage Brewers Society with a Specialty (23a) beer named "Rasmanian Devil."   Jalapeño, raspberries and malt all came together so well.

Congratulations to all brewers and clubs.

David Houseman
Competition Organizer

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You've waited eons for the results to be posted, now be the first in your homebrew club to go to 2011 NHC Winners and view the First Round results!  Just click on the Judging Center name in the map to view the results for that competition.  What are you waiting for?  You'll be glad you did!

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/winners/2011-first-round-winners

The 2011 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is the World's Largest Beer Competition.  Competition statistics will be coming soon!

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You've waited eons for the results to be posted, now be the first in your homebrew club to go to 2011 NHC Winners and view the First Round results!  Just click on the Judging Center name in the map to view the results for that competition.  What are you waiting for?  You'll be glad you did!

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/winners/2011-first-round-winners

The 2011 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is the World's Largest Beer Competition.  Competition statistics will be coming soon!

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Hi everyone,

This weekend is the last weekend for the competition.  The Saratoga Springs organizers need judges for Saturday April 30th to finish the judging.  If anyone can help, please contact Jim Kehrer (Jim_Kehrer@nycap.rr.com) ASAP.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered during this year's competitions!

Cheers,
    Janis

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Hi everyone,

We need JUDGES and STEWARDS to volunteer for judging on April 30th (not this weekend, next weekend).

Call for judges - NHC First Round! Final weekend of judging in NASHVILLE, TN, on April 30th.

WE NEED JUDGES and STEWARDS! We MUST judge 8 categories to finish the competition. Contact Brandon Jones (nashvillenhc@gmail.com) or Jonathan Adams (bigjohn3957@gmail.com) to volunteer to help get this competition finished!

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Call for judges - NHC First Round! Final weekend of judging in ALBANY, NY, on April 30th.

WE NEED JUDGES and STEWARDS! We MUST judge 5 categories to finish the competition. Contact Reed Antis (oosb@verizon.net) or Jim Kehrer (jim_kehrer@nycap.rr.com) to volunteer to help get this competition finished!

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOLUNTEERED IN THE COMPETITION THIS YEAR! 
With all 9 competitions hitting the maximum number of entries this year, the First Round competitions have been hard pressed to judge all of the entries.  If you can help out at all to finish these competitions next week, the AHA (Janis Gross, janis@brewersassociation.org) would totally appreciate your involvement. 

Thanks for any help you can give these hard working organizers!

As always, the progress for the competition can be found on the main NHC web page (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition.

Cheers,
     Janis

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Homebrew Competitions / NHC First Round Needs Judges!
« on: April 15, 2011, 10:17:15 AM »
Hi everyone,

Attention all BJCP judges and also all experienced judges!

Out of 6 competitions started in the first two weekends, only 3 have finished. This weekend we are trying to finish the competitions in progress, as well as start and complete the last 3 competitions.  We need judging help to finish these 2 competitions:

Albany, NY Judging at the Albany Pump Station (http://www.evansale.com/) in Albany this weekend.  Food will be provided.  Contact Jim Kehrer (Jim_Kehrer@nycap.rr.com) or Reed Antis (oosb@verizon.net) to volunteer as a judge or steward.

Dallas, TX Judging at the Coors Distributing Co.(http://www.coorsfortworth.com/) in Fort Worth, TX this weekend.  Food will be provided.  Contact Jimmy Orkin (jimmy@orkinracing.com) or Leroy Gharis (lgharis@swbell.net) to volunteer as a judge or steward.

We also need volunteers to help with these competitions which are starting this weekend (April 15-17):

Nashville, TN Judging at the Courtyard Marriott (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnagv-courtyard-nashville-goodlettsville/) in Goodlettsville, TN this weekend.  Food will be provided.  Contact Jonathan Adams (bigjohn3957@gmail.com) or Brandon Jones (nashvillenhc@gmail.com) to volunteer as a judge or steward.

Indianapolis, IN Judging at the Sun King Brewing Co. (http://www.sunkingbrewing.com/) in Indianapolis this weekend.  Food will be provided.  Contact Ron Smith (ronsmith@marketwisesolutions.com) or Brian Steuerwald (blsteuerwald@aol.com) to volunteer as a judge or steward.

Lodi, CA Judging at the Lodi Beer Co. (http://www.lodibeercompany.com/) in Lodi, CA this weekend.  Food will be provided.  Contact Brian Cooper (brewerbrian@sbcglobal.net) to volunteer as a judge or steward.

Wondering whether your beer has been judged yet?  Check out the NHC First Round Competition status on the main NHC page (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition).  None of the competition results will be posted until the results of all 9 U.S. First Round competitions and the results of the Canadian qualifier competition can be posted simultaneously; so let's finish these competitions!  First Round results will be posted here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/winners) within 2 weeks of the last competition finishing their judging.

THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING!

Cheers,
    Janis

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CO / LAKEWOOD - 6th Annual WOC Mead Day
« on: August 05, 2010, 03:03:44 PM »
Contact Janis regarding this Mead Day site.

With the weather we've been having, we won't need to use a burner to heat up the honey.   ;)

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Hi everyone,

A registration for Mead Day sites and another registration for Learn to Homebrew Day sites has been set up under the Events board.  For each event, there is a Read First board that has a message about how to use the registration.  This has primarily been set up to provide a way to announce your site location to others looking for an event in their area, and it is also a great way to find a location near you. 

Mead Day is this Saturday, August 7th, and the registration may be too late to do much good, but it is there.  The Mead Day recipe is posted on the AHA Homebrewopedia.  (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/AHAMeadDay)  This year, the recipe has 5 different types of fruit from which you can choose to make a melomel (fruit) mead.  Get some honey from the local farmers market and make some mead this weekend!  Go to http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/mead-day for more information about Mead Day.

Learn to Homebrew Day is the first Saturday in November, November 6th this year.  There is no set recipe to go along with Learn to Homebrew Day, but I encourage everyone to take advantage of all of the recipes to be found on the AHA's Homebrewopedia (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/Recipes). Go to http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/learn-to-homebrew-day for more information about Learn to Homebrew Day.

Cheers,
     Janis

Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

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