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Equipment and Software / Re: false bottom, bazooka, BIAB?
« on: August 21, 2015, 08:25:12 AM »
Or you can just get a good braid and not mess with it....
Damn! I should have seen that coming.  ::)

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Equipment and Software / Re: false bottom, bazooka, BIAB?
« on: August 21, 2015, 05:04:33 AM »
Or you could put copper inside a braid . . .




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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bench capper
« on: August 18, 2015, 08:50:01 AM »
Capper bells are pretty cheap, under $5. It might take a little creativity to adapt a new one to the old capper, but it's worth the try. I use an antique capper that my wife picked up at a yard sale for $5. No reason to switch.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water Profile Importance
« on: August 18, 2015, 08:26:55 AM »
The mantra that: water is the LAST thing ANY brewer should take on, is just not correct.
To play devil’s advocate, what is the last thing? Water may be a brewers problem, but if I was troubleshooting his beer, water would be the last item on a check list.
 
It would come after this; “I used campden, used tried and tested recipes, my technique, yeast handling and sanitation were all sound.....yet I could not produce beer that was acceptable.”

I think the important point is to not leave water off the check list.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water Profile Importance
« on: August 16, 2015, 02:58:32 PM »
...you need to boil with campden tablets at the very least prior to mash out...
I have been adding Campden to my brew water in the HLT prior to transferring to the MLT to remove chloramine. No boiling. Have I been doing it wrong?

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: How best to describe 22C?
« on: March 06, 2015, 10:34:17 AM »
If a description bought you a 43 then you should keep running with that description.
True, but be sure to take into account the ranking of the judges that scored your beer.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHCompetition Registration is Open
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:20:37 PM »
Thank-you.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHCompetition Registration is Open
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:03:47 PM »
Still toying with the wording of a beer going into 23. My poor search skills can't locate this answer. When is the last day that you can edit your entries.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:35:51 AM »
How important is the wording in the "Special Ingredient / Classic Style" block? Is it transferred word for word to the judging sheet or is it paraphrased by the stewards or someone else?  Do the judges just get the classic style and ingredient and none of the verbal BS?

Asking because I went to clean up a silly description today and found the edit button is gone.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC regional experiences
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:51:46 AM »
New York scoresheets . . . Anyone?  :'(

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: March 24, 2013, 12:48:24 PM »
Hi,

For the 1st Round, the bottle labels are your entry form.  Please disregard the instructions about including proof of payment, unless you used a Free Entry Certificate; those MUST be included in the box with the entries.

Cheers,
Janis

I had given some thought to doing some creative editing on the actual label to get in an updated description for a cat 23 beer after the closing date for editing. Figured it would be cheating so didn't do it, but if the labels are your entry form I'm sure there's someone out there who's going that route.

On the other hand, there is a bar code on the label. Will they be scanning to get information or manually copying it from what's written on the label?


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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:36:15 AM »
Oops! Missed that. Thanks.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:00:19 AM »
I also wanted to tweak a description. Could have sworn that last year I could edit my entries right up to the day they were due. Just went to make a change and no longer see the edit feature. Nowhere did I read a final date for editing entries. Did I miss it somewhere? What's up?

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Homebrew Competitions / Another NHC Competition question...
« on: March 11, 2013, 06:53:34 AM »
On "My Entry and Entries" it has me listed as shipping entries. Is this something that's locked in? Do I have the option to drop off my entries?

Juggling kegs to get the proper carbonation levels is turning into a challenge and taking longer than I had planned. Hoping that dropping off will be an option (and a good excuse to go into the city.)

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Events / Re: NHC entry--"Service Unavailable"
« on: February 26, 2013, 03:07:38 PM »
And now NY is up to 933 entries. What's up with that?

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