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The Pub / Re: 10 days to exam
« on: April 16, 2015, 06:07:52 PM »
So my first sheet was Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison.  I scored it a 43. I think its way too much added spices to perfectly fit the style.  Does that make sense?  Took way longer than I hoped, 30 minutes.  Got to work on decision making.
"43" and "way to much" probably dont match up. From what ive seen, out of style is tough to hit mid 30s even if its awesome otherwise.

Ya decision making. Look at it this way. Perceptions arent decisions. What do you see smell taste feel? Write it down, its what you see smell taste feel, so its not wrong. Suggested fixes are the time burner but they come quick with practice.

Set your timer and describe one head to toe. That ought to take about 5-7 minutes. Then crank out a couple three suggestions.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 16, 2015, 05:49:07 PM »
I bought my bubble wrap and a couple local commercial add alongs. Ship tomorrow hopefully. Crossing my fingers that Matt hasn't had Pelican Cape Kiwanda or Deschutes Hop Henge yet. One is a #1 classic example and the other has a cool story related to my neighborhood. Deschutes was on their way home from Yakima with a few bales of hops and got inspired by out replica of Stonehenge. So they built a Stonehenge out of hop bales when they got home and named the beer after it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 16, 2015, 02:04:25 PM »
It was a random pick, but not a secret anymore so I'll post the list.
Hickory to Braufesor
Braufesor to Secondrowsean
WortHOG to Cascadesrunner
Ynotbrusum to Toby
Secondrowsean to Hickory
Toby to PeteB
Mharding73 to WortHOG
Cascadesrunner to Ynotbrusum
PeteB to Mharding73
Jimmykx250 to Majorvices
Majorvices to Klickitat Jim
Frankenbrew to Jimmykx250
Hoosierbrew to a10t2
Dmtaylor to Frankenbrew
a10t2 to dmtaylor
Mchrispen to Hoosierbrew
Hooper to 3bbrewing
Klickitat Jim to Mchrispen
3bbrewing to Hooper

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:54:56 PM »
I just want to make sure this is right: the person that I am shipping to is NOT the person shipping to me. I thought there was some context here that made me think people were paired up but I PM'd the person I'm sending to let them know when I'm shipping and they are not sending to me. This is not a problem, I'm just making sure I don't end up beerless :'(
Pete, its not one on one. But if everyone follows instructions you should get a tracking number PM by the 30th.

I'm pretty certain none of us will flake or be disappointed.

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Ingredients / Re: Peated malt
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:44:46 PM »
David,
Its a universal truth that government gets its power from the consent of the governed, or apathy of the governed, or by forcing the governed into submission. Since the BJCP isnt armed, its either consent or apathy.  So I applaud your speaking up. I personally think they are heading in the right direction but it may be slow going for a bit. I really can't imagine how much work goes into running a huge group of volunteers who, by the nature of it, have very strong opinions.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:29:16 PM »
There's nothing stopping anyone from PMing any other member at any time and coordinating a one on one beer swap with agreed contracts of precisely what is being sent so there are no surprises or fun involved.

Oops, edited to add ;-)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:16:02 PM »
My opinion has always been the consensus.   8)
Mine too

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Gusher vs. Infection
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:11:57 PM »
How many days between final gravity readings?

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Events / Re: Time to kill after the NHC
« on: April 16, 2015, 04:14:00 AM »
My Sunday flight out of San Diego doesn't leave until nearly 11:00 p.m. Hotel check out time is noon. Anyone have any suggestions? (I might be thirsty after the NHC) I don't want to waste an entire day sitting in the airport.
Sneak into MCRD and be a marine for a day.

I'm sure I'll be lookin' my best for the Marines after the conference.
Oorah!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 16, 2015, 04:13:24 AM »
Ok, we ended up with 18 of us participating! Woo hoo!

I have sent each of you an email, or a PM with instructions and the info on who you are shipping to.

When you ship, hang on to your tracking number and PM it to your recipient as a courtesy.

Shipping due date is April 30!

Good luck and im looking forward to the reviews and banter.

Jim

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Events / Re: Time to kill after the NHC
« on: April 16, 2015, 12:28:18 AM »
My Sunday flight out of San Diego doesn't leave until nearly 11:00 p.m. Hotel check out time is noon. Anyone have any suggestions? (I might be thirsty after the NHC) I don't want to waste an entire day sitting in the airport.
Sneak into MCRD and be a marine for a day.

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Ingredients / Re: Peated malt
« on: April 15, 2015, 08:54:39 PM »
I thought cheese is not desired.
I know I dont desire it. I scored a bottle of Boon a while back. It must have been an old old bottle. I reeked of toe jam and blew cheese. Absolutely undrinkable, as in it wouldn't stay down. Boomerang effect to the max. I wonder sometimes if some judges sample those dead commercial examples and think thats what it should be?

But my point in commenting is not to cry about my score or what a judge wrote, but just to point out that sours need more catagories and the new expanded guidelines will help that. Sours are really growing in the commercial world and I expect that to continue.

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Ingredients / Re: Peated malt
« on: April 15, 2015, 04:37:58 PM »
Some people have written off BJCP competitions in certain styles, such as saison, brett and sour beers, because the way the BJCP has structured those styles in the new guidelines and the way they are approached for certification makes judging them too inconsistent to make it worth the effort.
My own experience for brett/sours/wilds is practically the opposite.  I know of quite a few people that are chomping at the bit for the new guidelines since they don't want to just throw their brett, sour, and/or wild ales into 23 due to bad experiences there.
I'm one of those. I submitted what will fit into the new American mixed fermentation sour, as a straight lambic this year. It got a 30/30 with the detracters being too much head, not enough barn yard, not cheesy enough hops, too much carbonation. We'll see how the same recipe does next year in the new category.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation and Dry Hopping
« on: April 15, 2015, 03:58:04 PM »
I have discovered unpleasant interactions between dry hops and yeast so dry hopping is one of the few times that I use a secondary.
I agree, though I can't say with certainty what negative effects are necessarily predictable.  I've successfully dry hopped over yeast cakes, and ive had some that came out with odd flavors, and on occasion they just refuse to drop clear (as in ubber murky).

I dont see a benefit in the quality of the finished product when compared to dry hopping in secondary. At best they are equal. After my last beer that was dry hopped in the primary, which refused to drop clear even with gel fining, im not going to do primary dry hopping any more.

By the way, if I dry hopped frequently, this is one area where a conical with a bottom valve would be handy. Drop the yeast, then add dry hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 15, 2015, 03:54:06 AM »
My pleasure! Should be fun

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