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This will be my fifth and I've really enjoyed each and every one of them.  For my money, the Philadelphia AHA Conference was the gold standard.  The hotel and layout were superb, the exhibititon center was huge and the acoustics were good and the Philadelphia beer scene was very, very impressive.

What I was not crazy about in Grand Rapids was the way the home brews at the exhibition hall were somewhat overshadowed by the number of commrcial breweries that were serving their beer.  In Philly, only Moonlight Meadery poured commercial products; last year there were numerous commercial breweries.  They tended to take away from the homebrews that were being poured in the exhibition hall.  Our club brought 24 kegs from NC based on the fact that we blew all of our kegs in Philly and we didn't come close in Grand rapids; most our kegs went during the set up in the exhibition hall in Philly.  I can fully understand that sponsorship is key but it shouldn't come at the expense of homebrew.

Beer Recipes / Re: Blond ale
« on: January 28, 2014, 02:29:45 PM »
My repeated award winning Blonde Ale recipe consists simply of 60 % 2 row, 40 % pilsner with judicious use of Cascades hops and American Ale yeast.  Easy, simple and pleasant.  The real secret is cold conditioning in secondary.

Ingredients / Durst Pale Malt
« on: December 30, 2011, 03:49:43 PM »
I recently won a 25 kg of Durst Pale Ale Malt. Looking at the web, there is really no information on it.  Can I assume that it would be interchangeable with a Belgian or English pale malt?

Homebrew Competitions / AHA Category 10 American Ales Competition
« on: April 12, 2010, 04:43:32 PM »
A total of 73 entries were received:  42 American Pale Ales, 18 American Amber Ales, 13 American Brown Ales.
The winners were:
First Place
Mel Thompson
American Brown Ale
Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)
Second Place

David Barber
American Pale Ale
Lehigh Valley Homebrewers

 Third Place

Todd Donnelly
American Brown Ale
Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOBS)

We had 13 judges total, 9 of which were BJCP, the others very experienced. 

Scoresheets will be mailed out within the next week.  Thank you for entering.

Bill Lynch
VP Competitions
Carolina BrewMasters
Charlotte, NC

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