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Homebrew Competitions / BCOE&M help
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:21:08 PM »
I know there are some BCOE&M gurus out there.  Is there a way to print out BOS pull sheets with entry numbers rather than judging numbers?  Seems like there should be an option since you can print  labels and table pull sheets based on entry numbers, but can't find an option for BOS pull sheets.

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Wood/Casks / beer style for red wine barrels
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:58:09 PM »
For this year's Big Brew our club will be brewing up something to age in a red wine barrel.  We brewed a dubbel last year and a quad a few years before that, so we don't really want to do another belgian ale.  I'm just looking for ideas of what styles would go well in a red wine barrel....thoughts?

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Ingredients / Supermoss HB
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:13:25 AM »
Has anyone used Supermoss HB http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/wp-content/uploads/SuperMossTech1.pdf and if so, what has been your experience?  I recently tried it after running out of whirlfloc and am not happy with the results.  I usually get a lot of cold break when using whirlfloc and have no issues with clarity, but when using supermoss I got very little cold break and the beer is a cloudy mess and is not dropping clear.  Switched back to whirlfloc, problem solved.

On a side note, which is the best clarifier for removing suspended proteins?

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Homebrew Competitions / Malt Madness 2011
« on: August 03, 2011, 06:32:24 AM »
The Lehigh Valley Homebrewers will be hosting Malt Madness V, their annual AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition, on September 24, 2011 at the Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, PA.

Entries are $6.00 for the first entry and $5.00 for subsequent entries and will be accepted from August 17th through September 8th. Complete details and drop-off locations are available at http://www.lvhb.org.  Forms and online entry should be available soon.

If you are interested in volunteering to judge or steward, please visit the following website to register: http://www.lehighvalleyhomebrewers.org/JSEntryForm.html

Good luck to everyone entering.

Mike Lessa
Competition Organizer

Dave Barber
Judge Coordinator

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This is the first call for judges regarding the Lehigh Valley Homebrewers’ (LVHB) annual homebrew competition, Malt Madness, which will be held this year on Saturday, September 11th at the Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa.
 
All BJCP recognized styles (2008 guidelines) including meads and ciders are eligible for entry. For complete details and forms, please visit the LVHB web site at http://www.lehighvalleyhomebrewers.org
 
Entries will be accepted from August 14th through August 26th. For drop off and mail in locations please refer to the LVHB web site.
 
Please, do not mail entries to the Allentown Brew Works.
 
BJCP Judges are very much needed and most appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the following website to register: http://www.lehighvalleyhomebrewers.org/JSEntryForm.html All judges must be BJCP certified (any ranking) or have relevant experience.
 
Good luck to all,
Al Hazan
Competition Organizer
hazan@ptd.net
 
Mike Lessa
Judge and Steward Coordinator
mlessa@rcn.com

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Other Fermentables / how much potassium metabisulphite to use
« on: December 17, 2009, 06:48:36 AM »
I have done a couple of ciders and have always used the directions on the bottle of meta for the amount to use in a 5 gallon batch, 1/8 tsp IIRC.  However, I was perusing the Wittenham Hill Cider portal and he recommends using the pH of the cider to calculate the amount of meta to use http://www.cider.org.uk/frameset.htm.  My current cider's pH is 3.8, so for a 5 gal batch it recommends adding 15 campden tablets.  That seems like a huge amout of meta and am hesitant to use that much.  How much does everyone else use

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