No reaction to the things that have been roasted, cooked, or boiled. Tell that to the allergist.
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If the 32 ibu came from all late hops plus dry hops and had a big IPAish hop profile with enough malt to back it up but half the alcohol, I'd say gimme 3 more! Love me some session beer! Love IPA for the hops. Alcohol content doesn't matter much. If I could have a 3.5% IPA that tastes like a 7% IPA I'd rather drink twice as many 3.5% beers.it was an ordinary bitter to me, and the IBU were not from late hops, did not have a dry hop character. It was disappointing. Fuller's Bengl lancer at 5.3% bottled was much more of a British IPA to my thinking.
Ok so from now on IPA ( pronounced: eye-pee-ay) is now a WORD used to describe a particular style of beer. It is not an acronym for ANYTHING! Unless it's brewed in England.I can assume you never had Greene King IPA. 3.6% ABV, 32-ish IBU, little hop flavor or aroma on cask.
$50 for ball lock, $35 for pin at my LHBS.Price.If I were to start out now, I would be pin lock.
Due to availability? Or some other reason?
I haven't seen such a huge price difference at least locally. All kegs seem to be hovering around $50.
Definitely, though, I agree that there's no reason to pay more just for the ball lock connections.
Price.If I were to start out now, I would be pin lock.
Due to availability? Or some other reason?
Thanks.4000 next year is what they are working on.
I should be able to find some time. You can also email me if you feel you need my input on a topic.
The NHC had become big. I wonder how much larger it can get.
because who doesn't like more stats:That is a good analysis.
which region did 23 categories of beer medals and points (6/4/2) come from?
New York: 10 medals, 36 pts
Northern Cal: 8 medals, 36 pts
Tulsa: 7 medals, 28 pts
Ohio: 7 medals, 28 pts
Minnesota: 7 medals, 28 pts
Southern Cal: 6 medals, 22 pts
Milwaukee: 6 medals, 18 pts
Seattle: 5 medals, 22 pts
Denver: 5 medals, 16 pts
Atlanta: 4 medals, 20 pts
Kansas City 3 medals, 16 pts
mostly well distributed, and of course people shipped all over the place. I don't think I could make any statements about what the numbers mean other than the fairly obvious: any shipping is worse than local drop-off for the Final Round. Would we see the most local region near the top of this list most years? Seems likely, but what do I know.
if anyone adds those up and notices only 68 medals, I cannot find the Cat 18 Gold winner on any regional lists. If that is an administrative advance beer that is awesome for him, though it does illustrate the need for further improvement to the competition.
Right. Some of those years would have a Jamil Z. effect. Quaff and Doze do well too.Found past winners on line.
2012 Seattle, CA = 36
2011 SD, CA = 48
2010 Minneapolis. CA = 62
2009 Oakland. CA = 39
2008 Cincinnati. CA = 35
2007 Denver. CA = 48
I want to look at Michigan next.
The right way to do this would be by percentage since it's pretty obvious that CA skews the results due to high numbers. But I don't think we have those numbers.
MI had 1 point in San Diego and one point in Seattle. How did CA do in San Diego?I would really like to see some data on NHCs winning entries versus distance from the competition. I think I could spin this info out of the winner's pages, but it would take some time.
Well, I did this and proved myself wrong.
I took the 2013 NHC winners, arranged them by state (for time's sake), and assigned each place a value (1st place = 5pts, 2nd = 3pts, 3rd = 1pt). I then took the state and googled "distance from philly to 'x' state" and input the distance.
Looking at the very simplistic -and truncated- data set:
CA 46 2834
MN 21 1324
WA 21 2750
MI 17 788
PA 17 1
TX 14 1687
OH 13 505
VA 11 323
CO 10 1794
NY 9 96
AZ 8 2266
IL 7 842
NM 7 1906
In the top three states, two are from clear across the country. The other is from the middle of the country. Clearly, shipping across the country is not the issue here.
I agree with Jeff's comment. Shipping clearly damages beer and those beers traveling the farthest are more likely to suffer. In the case of long-distance shipping, air freight might need to be a prerequisite if a brewer is interested in good results at the second round.I used 2 day air to get my second round beers to San Diego. It was pricey, but it paid off, I think.