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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Contest Entry
« on: April 16, 2015, 06:55:30 AM »
Make sure to turn the CO2 down pretty low when filling.  Also, you may want to consider upping the CO2 level a bit in case they sit open on a table when judged.  This way they will still be at an appropriate carbonation level when they judge it.

Also, fill a couple extra in case something happens in transit or when the get to the competition.

Good luck in the comp!

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The Pub / Re: Daredevil
« on: April 16, 2015, 06:03:31 AM »
It was interesting to see Kingpin's vulnerable side, but sometimes he was a little too Full Metal Jacket for me.  All said, I thought it was well done. 

I'm looking forward to AKA Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, as well as The Defenders.

Now I wish Marvel would film and release that friggin' Deadpool movie!

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I've been using Oxyclean on my better bottles for years with no problems (and some soaks have been weeks) but I don't use any of the accessories.

Competitor to BB?  Just about everyone offers a BB-like fermenter these days, including Northern Brewer who has one with a wide opening. 

Sorry for your frustration.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:15:39 AM »

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 14, 2015, 04:01:04 AM »
New personal low score of 15.5...on a beer that medalled last year. LOL
currently drinking a liter of it since I don't have to save it for finals.

Hopefully your scoresheets will have some indication why it was scored so low.  That sucks...I've had entries judged in the same day that won a gold in one comp and got a 25 in another.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:44:52 AM »
When do you think Philly will be posted?  I don't want to keep hitting refresh for no reason.... :)

I wouldn't expect anything until at least the weekend.  There were 6 regions judging this last weekend...hopefully Philly gets theirs in quickly.  They have always done great in the past.

edit:  4 of the 6 regions from this past weekend (including Philly) are now in verifying status!!

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Aggregate Club Competition Results
« on: April 10, 2015, 08:59:20 AM »
The BN took 8 medals in the NYC region.  One positive thing about not going to NHC this year is hearing the booing and whining when the BN wins COTY...I've heard it that last 3 years.  :'(

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The Pub / Flow Hive
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:47:57 AM »
Of course there are several mead makers here and maybe a few beekeepers as well, but does anyone have an opinion on this Indiegogo campaign for the Flow Hive?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

I'm all for easy stuff...especially collecting honey, but I see a lot of conflicting opinions regarding the effects on the bees.  I would love something like this to collect honey for mead and general use and to help pollinate my garden and the wife's flowers during the spring/summer.

What do you think?

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 07, 2015, 08:19:32 AM »
Next year we should release photoshopped pictures of all the other candidates drinking a Bud Light.  Who knows...maybe they won't need to be photoshopped. :)

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:46:59 AM »
Looks like a middle of the country sweep for the Governing Committee...IN, TX, and MN.

Congrats to the winners and best of luck next year to those running again!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:42:09 AM »
ugh.
I am really struggling with this one.


Congrats on the cider making it.  I'm hoping my cider gets through next weekend.  It will be nice to go head-to-head with you again.

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:45:56 AM »
Who won?   Count those pregnant chads and release the results   ;D

don't know who won but it wasn't me.

Thanks for all your support folks! maybe next year!

But I still get my beer, right?

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 03, 2015, 06:40:28 AM »
Who won?   Count those pregnant chads and release the results   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 03, 2015, 06:39:01 AM »
Congrats...and a tough category too!  Good luck in the finals.

My entries are being judged next weekend...then the wait for them to be verified.  I do like that they are releasing them as soon as they are available.

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