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General Homebrew Discussion / Minnesota Mash-Out Heads Up
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:24:43 PM »
Year 14 of one of the biggest, most competitive homebrew comps in the country is just around the corner. Registration is earlier this year, beginning 12/12/14 and ending on 12/31/14.

Go here: for more info.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: Mash-Out 2014 Filling Up Fast
« on: January 10, 2014, 05:00:35 PM »
With a week til the deadline we're 100 entries from the cap.

Homebrew Competitions / Mash-Out 2014 Filling Up Fast
« on: January 02, 2014, 06:41:13 PM »
The Mash-Out turns 13 this year. Yes, that's right it's become a snotty teenager hellbent on making Miley Cyrus look like Mitt Romney. It's getting a tattoo, a piercing on it's junk, and listening to music you just wouldn't understand. Jeez get a clue, people!

Right now, we're close to 3/4 full, so get pull yourself out of your new year's coma and sign up now before it's too late to enter one the nations's largest, most competitive homebrew competitions.

More info:

Deadline is 1/17 and entries are capped at 1000.

And no, Mash-Out won't be taking out the trash. It's too busy texting pictures of that piercing, which may be infected.

We'll need judges too. We've had to turn away volunteers the last few years, so sign up early.

Steve Fletty
Mash-Out Co-founder

Events / Re: NHC Streaming?
« on: June 29, 2013, 04:22:14 PM »
Any updates on this?

Do you need an app for this or can you watch from your computer?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Free iPad Beer Recipe App
« on: June 29, 2013, 04:21:12 PM »
It's version 1 of the recipe formulation. I was trying to keep it simple and present everything on one screen. 

As a long time all grain brewer, there's just a few things I care about with regard to recipe formulation:

1. hitting my target gravity
2. calculating IBUs
3. notes on yeast & ferm temp

I used to use ProMash, but was tired of keeping an old Windows box around for that. In ProMash I never used any other recipe features.

I wrote BrewBot for what I needed and wanted.

Let me know what features/tweaks you'd be interested in seeing.

General Homebrew Discussion / Free iPad Beer Recipe App
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:56:34 PM »
I've released a free beer recipe formulation app for the iPad.

I've been homebrewing since the late 90s and I've won multiple BOS awards around the country, AHA Mead Maker of the Year, and the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year.

I've taken just the elements I need as a brewer to make a simple, easy to use app that focuses only on the elements you need to put together a recipe.

Check it out here:

If you have any feedback you can email me:

Events / Re: NHC Streaming?
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:07:28 PM »
If anyone has any pointers or info...

Events / NHC Streaming?
« on: June 13, 2013, 06:59:11 PM »
Can't make it this year, so I'm wondering if anyone is streaming the awards from Philly?

Homebrew Competitions / MCAB Judges/Stewards Needed
« on: May 06, 2013, 06:44:26 PM »
Judging for MCAB XV will take place next week in St. Paul, MN at Pour Decisions Brewing Company.

There will be a Friday session on May 17 and a Saturday session on May 18.

Go here to sign up:

More info on MCAB:

Last call for volunteers. Registration for the St Paul judge site will close on Sunday morning 3/30.

Events / NHC First Round Judge/Steward Call for St. Paul Judge Site
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:13:37 PM »
Judging for the National Homebrew Competition's St Paul Judging Center will take place on Friday and Saturday April 5-6th.

Judging will take place at the Roseville VFW: 1145 Woodhill Drive, St. Paul, MN 55113

There will be a volunteer party on Saturday after judging at Pour Decisions Brewing Company. More details on that will go out to volunteers closer to judging.

First preference for judges will go to registerd BJCP judges.

Go here to sign up to judge or steward:

Let me know if you have any questions.

Steve Fletty
Judge Director
St. Paul Judge Site

With less than a week to go, we're almost at the entry cap.

Enter ASAP.

Only one week to go to the entry deadline. The entry cap of 1000 is 3/4 full.

I forgot to mention that one of the gold medal beers, not necessarily the BOS beer, from this year's UMMO will be chosen by Kris England of Pour Decisions Brewing Company to be brewed professionally at Pour Decisions.

For more on Pour Decisions:

Homebrew Competitions / Upper Mississippi Mash-Out 2013 Registration Open
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:58:40 PM »
Registration is open and nearly 1/3 full for UMMO '13. (Entries are capped at 1000.)

It's the 12th year for one of the largest, most competitive homebrew comps in the nation. This year's theme is The Dirty Dozen. We'll have an array of 100% brett-fermented beers with a unique new brett strain isolated by Pour Decisions Brewing Company brewer Kris England.

This year's speakers are two titans of homebrewing: Joe Formanek and Steve Piatz.

See all the details here:

Go straight to registration:

Hope to see you in the Twin Cities at the end of January.

Steve Fletty
UMMO Co-founder

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New iPhone Brewing App
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:14:18 PM »
DOH!  Steve, I dickchimped it!  I had the display in landscape so I couldn't see the results box.  It works fine and I'm an idiot!

Whew!  ;D

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