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Events / Re: Sharing Beer at National Homebrew Conference
« on: April 17, 2017, 07:13:59 AM »
In previous years, I would bring beer to share in line waiting for the banquet.  Since there's no banquet this year and the distance is greater for me to travel, I may not bring anything.  Trying to keep my luggage to carry on weight and not have to check anything.

That said...if you're pouring, I'll have a taste :)

Edit:  Of course, there is the forum meetup if you want to share as well.

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The Pub / Re: Congratulations...You're Old
« on: April 10, 2017, 07:22:02 AM »
Wish it was closer.  We used to play Harry Potter Scene It all the time when my son was younger.  Also read all the books, twice (once on my own, the 2nd time reading to my son).  He has since read them again by himself.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 07, 2017, 11:56:24 AM »
Just wondering... Are results only posted on Mondays?


Not necessarily.  NY, Tampa and Seattle were posted last Friday.  St. Louis was posted on Monday.  With only 2 regions judging last weekend and hopefully they got their stuff in quick, you may see results tomorrow.

Philly and San Diego results posted!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 06, 2017, 05:48:53 AM »
Just wondering... Are results only posted on Mondays?


Not necessarily.  NY, Tampa and Seattle were posted last Friday.  St. Louis was posted on Monday.  With only 2 regions judging last weekend and hopefully they got their stuff in quick, you may see results tomorrow.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 03, 2017, 01:33:50 PM »
St. Louis results are up.  Got a 3rd in Munich Helles and a 2nd for Cider with Herbs/Spices.  One at the beginning...one at the end.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 03, 2017, 10:05:51 AM »
Come on St.Louis results...I know you're out there.  Today's the day...I hope.

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Beer Travel / Re: Thank God for Epcot!
« on: April 03, 2017, 06:34:10 AM »
The last time I was there, it was extremely hot and I got a beer at the Trinken Cart in Germany, after waiting in a line about 10 deep.  It was an Oktoberfest and my interaction with the employee was very minimal in regards to time spent (although very friendly).  I wandered off, drinking my beer and came back about 30 minutes later and when I was about to order, he said, "Another Oktoberfest?"  I was totally blown away that he could remember my order with the number of people flowing through there.

Had a few Bass in England and found the stage around back where they were playing classic British rock tunes.  Wife and son had to come find me before I did too much damage to my liver.

And of course at our favorite restaurant, Le Cellier, I had the Unibroue sampler.

Yes...Thank God for Epcot!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 31, 2017, 11:48:07 AM »
Awwww man.... I am waiting on St. Louis too.  Was really hoping all 4 were going to come up today.  They do a good though of turning things around quickly compared to several years ago.  A couple more days won't kill me.

Earlier this week when the other status statuses were updated to Verifying Results, St. Louis still wasn't but it updated later that day.  I'm still hoping for a late day arrival today.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:25:30 AM »
Some more results have been posted. Seattle, New York and Tampa seem to be up. Not all categories have been uploaded yet, it seems. But a lot of them are up! Anybody get through?

Still waiting on the St. Louis results

Weird they would post NY without all the categories.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 30, 2017, 05:26:45 AM »
When you have to score mid 40's to get through, wow!  Note to self, avoid Seattle as an alternate.


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I'm sure they got bumped in mini-BOS.  I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of the entries that got through are scored lower than his.  Happened to me many times.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 29, 2017, 11:52:42 AM »
Just got my results from Seattle, fairly positive result

Do you mean scoresheets?  Did they list place on them?

I got the form letter the other day saying my entries were judged but it would be about a week before the results would be posted.  That group in Seattle is always on the ball every year...a very well run region for sure.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 27, 2017, 01:47:55 PM »
Yay, I made it with a 3rd place for my American Barleywine.

Congrats...and with 31 entries in the category.  Impressive!  Good luck in the finals.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 27, 2017, 10:59:29 AM »
I see Mr. Wilcox's name pop up 4 times in there...Congrats udubdawg. 

Hoping to get my specialty cider in against you!

Good luck in the finals to all that advanced.

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The older style megapots from NB (I have a 10 and 15 gallon size) are basically the Update International SPS-40 and SPS-60 kettles.  Stainless steel kettles with aluminum bottle sandwiched between 2 layers of SS.

They can be found at restaurant supply sites or on Amazon fairly cheap.  There are excellent kettles and won't cost a mortgage payment like Blichmann. 


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 27, 2017, 05:21:09 AM »
My entries were judged in St. Louis this past weekend but I'm going to refrain from checking the website every day.  Especially since Indy is still in verify status after a week plus.  I don't expect to see any results until next week at least.  Nothing I submit requires rebrewing and I have my bottles already set aside, so no reason to stress out about it.

I just hope my Marzen gets through.  A friend of mine brewed the same recipe and submitted to a different region.  It would be cool to go head-to-head in the finals.

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