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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:24:41 AM »
Perhaps an AHA membership as a prerequisite to entering the competition could be adopted rather than the partial open concept. There must be some sort of solution to this problem that a little more brainstorming could solve.

An AHA membership is required to enter the competition. The only part that is partially open is that Members can buy a guest pass (usually used for SO) to the conference.

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If you are kegging, its not that big of a deal. Kegs can take a lot of pressure.

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Relax, your beer is doing fine, 10 days is actually a bit late for fermentation to be done. I would take a gravity reading now, so you can compare it to the gravity at the end of dry hopping. If they are the same, you can go straight into the bottle.

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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:04:29 PM »
we can't risk a situation where we have the 2nd round judging lasting for more than one day or even for going late on a single day.


Why not? Why not have the second round go over a couple of weekends like any amount of local competitions do sometimes?

Because most of the judges at the Second round are from out of town, and are giving up their first day of NHC to judge beers. We can't force them to give up the entire weekend, and most of them aren't going to show up over a week in advance to judge.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP Guideline question
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:42:57 PM »
I think Sean's point (and it certainly is my point) is that if it tastes like an American IPA (which it most likely will, because Irish ale yeast doesn't have a lot of flavor forward character) enter it there. If it tastes like something else (American Amber?) enter it there.

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Beer Recipes / Re: One More Time!
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:36:26 AM »
Hey Red!  I'll bottle one for you and bring it to NHC!
Dave

This will not do.

You must bring at least enough bottles that the rest of the AHA forum members at NHC can try it. That is fair. 8)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Critique this Pale Mild Recipe?
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:32:39 AM »
I think its fine, but if I were to do it...

I would up it to 7lb MO, .5 lb Victory
or 8lb MO

and mash at 162.

I have found that I like my beers mashed higher, with less crystal. I find that I get the body that I like in session beers, but not the sweetness that I get out of crystal (and that I find objectionable over 5% of Grain Bill).

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Going Pro / Re: "House" Yeast Strain
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:28:35 AM »
Leos, I need to visit your taproom soon. Need to discuss lager brewing!

Me too. But that is just to drink your beer.

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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 26, 2013, 07:07:30 PM »
yeah, you are right, I was thinking there was 1 Canadian and 9 US sites.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC entry question
« on: January 26, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »
My mouth.  ;D

But in reality, I would do wood aged beers if you can taste the wood, specialty if it is subdued.

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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 26, 2013, 05:45:30 PM »
They actually added a site this year, so now there are 11 sites.

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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 26, 2013, 04:51:15 PM »
Direct quote from the woman who runs NHC.

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We had 53 of 84 Canadian entries submitted (31 not submitted) in 2012 to the Final Round which is ~63%.  There were another 22 entries from all of the U.S. competitions (840 entries possible) that were no shows.  I know that some of the Canadian no shows were held up at Customs and returned to Canada, and I have to think the extra effort involved with shipping and having to get through Customs can be a deterrent to Canadians entering.

63% for Canada vs 97% for the U.S.

I think the AHA is simply trying to maximize % entry from 1st to 2nd round. Also, I wouldn't think its much more difficult to get to the first round than second. registration to 1st round is about 2 1/2 months, right, and 1 1/2 months from 1st to second.

just my 2 cents.

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Events / Re: NHC 2013 Registraton Question
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:19:55 PM »
I want to say that last year it was 10 MST. But don't quote me on it, that's just what I remember.

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The Pub / Re: GABF co-babysitting?
« on: January 25, 2013, 10:09:47 AM »
Sean,

I was talking about your brewery to my wife, and she was trying to place you. I called you "hat guy" and she immediately remembered. She also remembered your slurred french...  :o

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:29:00 PM »
I think the changes will be positive, except for as a steward, I don't relish having to deal with double the amount of bottles....imagine trying to find a beer's mate after a full 2 days of comp.....gives me the chills thinking about the logistics.

That and all the wasted beer....oh the horror!

We don't waste beer in Seattle.

Did you see the last night of NHC?

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