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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Competition Scoresheet timeline.....
« on: January 29, 2015, 09:09:06 AM »
Scanning and emailing judging sheets is probably the easiest option available although for a large comp you need a fast scanner and somebody, or preferably multiple people, who has a good process in place to sort forms before they go in the scanner and afterwards as the files are being created. It's faster and cheaper to send forms by email with the cost of postage these days.

This is what we do for Malt Madness.  Our competition is around 500 entries and we have 2-3 to people to scan score sheets.  We used to stuff envelopes and have them available for people to pick up the day of the competition and send the rest out by mail, but we switched to scanning to save on postage. 

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Ingredients / Re: Bulk Base Malt suggestions
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:24:47 AM »
I've used both Hugh Baird and Thomas Fawcett MO and prefer TF.  For 2-row I use Canada Malting and have good results with that. 

I get these through a local brewery which is cheaper than the LBHS.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How well do you clean your mash tun?
« on: January 15, 2015, 09:50:34 AM »
Mash, dump spent grains, rinse, repeat.  I never use soap or chemicals, ever.

+1.  I wouldn't want to remove that nice patina by scrubbing.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Good recipe for Munich Helles
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:54:45 AM »
Here is my latest Helles that's currently lagering in the chest freezer:

84% pilsner
10% light munich
6% carafoam

18 ibus Hallertauer mittelfruh at 60 min
wyeast 2206

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mr. malty
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:20:52 AM »
You have simple starter selected...did you have stir plate selected 2 days ago?

I was going to ask the same thing.  I've never had an issue with mr malty.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing over the Holidays?
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:55:21 AM »
I have a munich helles carbonating and plan to use the yeast on a maibock and/or doppelbock, then a Dusseldorf Alt, and a munich dunkel.  I need to start planning my New Year's Day brew.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Better Bottles and Fermawraps
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:10:51 AM »
I have used Fermawrap with my BBs, and it works just fine.

+1.  I use fermwraps on my BBs during the winter, never had a problem.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: BCOE&M help
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:04:15 AM »
This doesn't appear to be an option, which doesn't make any sense to me.  I ended up printing out BOS pull sheet and writing the entry # on it.  One of the reasons we didn't go with judging # is because there were several instances where different beers had the same judging # and the first two digits didn't necessarily correspond with the category number.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Caramel Malt in a Russian Imperial Stout
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:31:42 PM »
I wouldn't ditch the crystal malt.  I use 4-6% crystal malt in my big beers,both barleywines and RIS.  I like the flavor it brings to the beer and tend to mash around 150 to increase the fermentability.  I've never had a problem reaching 75% ADF.  Some of my beers have done okay http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/2010Barleywine  :) 

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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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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:58:44 AM »
Nice article Ron and best of luck.  I see a trip to DE in my future.

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Going Pro / Re: Yellowhammer Article
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:54:06 AM »
Awesome write-up Keith.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Scores
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:03:15 AM »
 ;D
one of those situations where my entry got a 41.5 in first round and a 26 in the second. curious as to the comments.

Same here..... Had a 40+ regional Dortmunder that got crushed with a 26.  However, in fairness, I pretty much saw it coming.  I rebrewed and it just did not come out like the first one did.  Thought it would do better than 26, but, it was certainly no medal winner for sure.  My mild did ok, but I am guessing comments are going to say it was a bit "big" for style.   Scottish 70 made Mini BOS, So I was pretty happy with that.  Looking forward to seeing some of the thoughts on the sheets as well.

Got you both beat.  A 42 in the first round for a BoPils (judged by a Master whom I know and respect) to a 23.5 in the finals .... Ouch!  Tasted it last night - not as fresh, but 23.5?

Win some, lose some. 

As I always say - Right Beer, Right Judge, Right Time

I've got all of you beat; a 45 in the first round and a 24 in the second.  Can't wait to see those score sheets, I'm assuming it must have been a bottle issue.  Since it tasted great at club night and was are only keg that kicked.

Man, even in losing, you win!  Congrats!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Scores
« on: June 30, 2014, 10:12:13 AM »
one of those situations where my entry got a 41.5 in first round and a 26 in the second. curious as to the comments.

Same here..... Had a 40+ regional Dortmunder that got crushed with a 26.  However, in fairness, I pretty much saw it coming.  I rebrewed and it just did not come out like the first one did.  Thought it would do better than 26, but, it was certainly no medal winner for sure.  My mild did ok, but I am guessing comments are going to say it was a bit "big" for style.   Scottish 70 made Mini BOS, So I was pretty happy with that.  Looking forward to seeing some of the thoughts on the sheets as well.

Got you both beat.  A 42 in the first round for a BoPils (judged by a Master whom I know and respect) to a 23.5 in the finals .... Ouch!  Tasted it last night - not as fresh, but 23.5?

Win some, lose some. 

As I always say - Right Beer, Right Judge, Right Time

I've got all of you beat; a 45 in the first round and a 24 in the second.  Can't wait to see those score sheets, I'm assuming it must have been a bottle issue.  Since it tasted great at club night and was are only keg that kicked.
We were def encouraged to grab a 2nd bottle if we came across something off.. Even in the sours category me and my judging partner pulled a 2nd bottle as did another pair... Sadly both of the 2nd bottles in those cases were equally flawed.

We did the same in English Pale Ales; we only had to ask for a 2nd bottle once.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Scores
« on: June 30, 2014, 05:28:12 AM »
one of those situations where my entry got a 41.5 in first round and a 26 in the second. curious as to the comments.

Same here..... Had a 40+ regional Dortmunder that got crushed with a 26.  However, in fairness, I pretty much saw it coming.  I rebrewed and it just did not come out like the first one did.  Thought it would do better than 26, but, it was certainly no medal winner for sure.  My mild did ok, but I am guessing comments are going to say it was a bit "big" for style.   Scottish 70 made Mini BOS, So I was pretty happy with that.  Looking forward to seeing some of the thoughts on the sheets as well.

Got you both beat.  A 42 in the first round for a BoPils (judged by a Master whom I know and respect) to a 23.5 in the finals .... Ouch!  Tasted it last night - not as fresh, but 23.5?

Win some, lose some. 

As I always say - Right Beer, Right Judge, Right Time

I've got all of you beat; a 45 in the first round and a 24 in the second.  Can't wait to see those score sheets, I'm assuming it must have been a bottle issue.  Since it tasted great at club night and was are only keg that kicked.

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