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Good evening my ghoulish and garish brewers of the night, I have been in touch with a few flighty friends and…
THEY’RE COMING!!!!   The whole colony, including Grisha, Misha, Sasha, & Tatiana, is heading to Fargo, North Dakota and with them they bring an insatiable sinister thirst.  Check out this poster! http://www.hoppyhalloween.com/2013HHannounce.pdf

The convergence details:
Location – Fargo North Dakota
Entries accepted – Oct 1st to just after the Blood Moon (October 19th)
Awards Banquet – Oct 26th
Fine Details – www.hoppyhalloween.com

For those brave enough to play with these brewing bats, there will be awesome prizes, fantastic feedback, and of course medals hung from those amazing one of a kind handmade lanyards.  In his honor all 1st place medals will be adorned with their likeness – BATS!  Also special awards will be presented for Best of Show - Beer, Best of Show - Mead / Cider, Great Pumpkin and winners of the Fresh Killed Hops and the Hoppy Halloween Theme Beer categories. 


The last piece is you.  Keep tuned in to www.hoppyhalloween.com  and join our facebook group for the latest info.  We want to judge your beers!

Cheers,
Tom
hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=122960144405260




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YES, BREWHEMOTH!!!!  

Best of Show Prize is the one and only Brewhemoth Conical Fermenter & Chiller!!!

Enter your best for a chance to win a Tri-Clover Brewhemoth conical fermenter WITH a chiller. This 22 gallon (1/2 barrel) capacity stainless steel beauty is a huge prize that should be on every brewers wish list! You can only win it if you enter so get your best brews ready to send into Hoppy Halloween! This prize will be shipped to the Best of Show winner! You do not need to be local or present to win.
Check out this awesome prize at http://brewhemoth.com/.  Enter at http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//




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Announcing Hoppy Halloween 15 – The Curse of the Mummy’s Thirst! 

Registration is open now!  Entries received in Fargo, ND up to October 20th.

On October 27th an old favorite will be coming out to play.  With a lust for lautering and a thirst for fermented fluids his rampage will be monumental.  Beware the beat of the cloth wrapped feet!

To celebrate his arrival we will have special offerings fit for a Pharaoh.  Awesome prizes, LIKE A BREWHEMOTH , fantastic feedback, and of course medals hung from those amazing one of a kind handmade lanyards.  In his honor all 1st place medals will be adorned with intricately wrapped mummy heads.  Also we are introducing another theme category, Fresh Killed Hops .  Our skull master went above and beyond and the hop cones that adorn the first place are amazing.

The last piece is you.  The main dates are listed below and keep tuned in to www.hoppyhalloween.com  and join our facebook group for the latest info.  We need your entries to quench his thirst and break this curse!! 


Cheers,
Tom Roan
hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com


Entries Taken:  Oct 1 – Oct 20
Judging: Oct 24 – 27
Awards Banquet: Oct 27th Howard Johnsons Downtown Fargo

Register online at http://www.hoppyhalloween.com// and keep tuned to our facebook page and website for the most current info
                 


http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=122960144405260

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Equipment and Software / Re: Thermowell for a Ranco
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:17:37 AM »
What are you using for a thermowell (material)?  If poly, not a great conductor and could be an issue especially if not a tight fit.  I agree on no copper.  I use the ss ones from Brewers Hardware.  The probes do not fit snug but the thermowell is a good distance in the liquid and ss is an adequate conductor so the temp inside it is pretty much on.  I have the surrounding temp up to 10 deg colder than fermentation temp and no issues.  If questioning the probe, test it by having it next to a proven temp device at various temps (fridge, freezer, ale box, room, other).  Not a perfect calibration but it will tell you if you have a serious probe issue.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Hoppy Halloween 14 – Pure Carved Evil
« on: October 17, 2011, 03:01:50 PM »
This is it everyone, last call for Hoppy Halloween 14 – Pure Carved Evil.  Friday is coming quick and you now have less than a week to get your entries to us.  Trust me, you will not want to miss this one.  Some things to think about:

•   Have you seen the Pumpkins and Skulls that the medals hang from?
•   All judging for Hoppy Halloween is done using glass tasters, not plastic cups.
•   Every flight will have at least 1 BJCP judge.
•   Categories will not be combined! All 28 BJCP categories (plus theme beers) will stand on their own and get their own medals and prizes.
•   All beers placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will win a Hoppy Halloween Challenge Medal hung from a special hand-crafted Halloween themed lanyard plus will get a prize from one or more of our sponsors.
•   All 1st place Medal lanyards have jack-o-lantern beads to fit the Pure Carved Evil theme specially made for this year.
•   Great prizes that are shipped to the winners.
•   Best of Show Beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider receive themed trophies.
•   Special awards for Halloween Theme Beer and Great Pumpkin will also be given.

Register online at http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//   and keep tuned to our facebook page and website for the most current info.

Cheers,
Tom

______________________________________________
Tom Roan
Hoppy Halloween Competition Co-Coordinator

hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com
http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//


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Homebrew Competitions / Hoppy Halloween 14 – Pure Carved Evil
« on: September 16, 2011, 11:28:13 AM »
I am pleased to announce Hoppy Halloween 14 – Pure Carved Evil.  After being left in the dark last year the pumpkins are back and they are pissed!  They have come in force to taunt you with awesome prizes, fantastic feedback, and of course medals hung from those amazing one of a kind handmade lanyards.  For a special touch this year, we are busy harvesting these bitter pumpkins to accompany all first place medals so don’t miss your chance at these onetime treats.  The main dates are listed below.  Keep tuned in to www.hoppyhalloween.com for the latest info.  The pumpkins are calling you out, will you answer?  

Cheers,
Tom


Registration Opens: Sept 22
Entries Taken:  Oct 7 – Oct 21
Judging: Oct 26 – 29
Awards Banquet: Oct 29th Howard Johnsons Downtown Fargo

Register online at http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//   and keep tuned to our facebook page and website for the most current info


______________________________________________
Tom Roan
Hoppy Halloween Competition Co-Coordinator

hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com
http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//

                  

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Homebrew Competitions / Hoppy Halloween 13
« on: October 15, 2010, 12:20:52 AM »
Brewers Arise!
The day of reckoning cometh! 

That’s right Hoppy the 13th is here!  Don’t let missed opportunity haunt you, dig up those brews and get them entered.  Registration is open and your crypt keepers are ready.  Incredible prizes, awesome skulls, great beer and a very special banquet and speaker are all ready for YOU! 

Here are the significant dates:

       Entries Taken:  NOW – Oct 23
       Judging: Oct 27, 29 and 30
       Awards Banquet: Oct 30th Howard Johnsons Downtown Fargo

Register online at http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//   and keep tuned to our facebook page and website for the most current info.

SEROUSLY though DO NOT MISS THE SKULLS!!!  This year only, the one of a kind handmade skulls that carry all first place medals are black with gold trim in honor of our Black Anniversary.
 
Prost,
Tom

______________________________________________
Tom Roan
Hoppy Halloween Competition Coordinator

hoppy@hoppyhalloween.com
http://www.hoppyhalloween.com//

 





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