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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: B Nektar Zombie Killer
« on: Today at 08:15:10 AM »

The Pub / Re: Genie or Chamberlain garage door openers?
« on: Today at 08:12:38 AM »
I don't think it matters. I installed our Genie Screwdrive in 1998 and I lubricate it every few years and thus far have not had any issues.

The Pub / Re: Wireless router suggestion
« on: Today at 06:41:38 AM »
See if you can set it to a higher channel, it could be interference with your computer and your phones (wireless house phones) using similar channels. Also check and set the signal strength to the highest level. Do that before purchasing a new router.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:45:13 AM »
I did recently buy a bottle of Old Medley 12 Year Bourbon. ;)

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:21:29 PM »
Old Ballsack...

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:24:47 AM »
FWIW - I got around to it and Russell's Reserve ain't bad. Now I followed it with some Bulleit (both were neat), and to my tastebuds Bulleit was better.

The BJCP Forum will remain open for at least a month or until useful comments cease.

The smart phone I had once upon a time (read as BlackBerry) was horrible for phone service. My Iphone does pretty darn good all things considered. I remember our rotary phone always had a horrible sound quality during thunderstorms.

I believe they will be completed before the end of the year. I'm guessing in October/November.

Competitions can use whatever guidelines they desire and still be a BJCP Sanctioned Competition. They could even go back to the somewhat pathetic 1997 version if they wanted or write their own.

What is more likely is a competition will only use some of the new guidelines, the ones that fit the entries they have received in recent competitions.

To say I'll push to only use old guidelines because that's all I feel like learning is really like living in the past. I remember rotary phones, party lines, and long cords on the receiver, but it's a heck of a lot better with a smartphone or a wireless around the house. Old dogs can learn new tricks, it just takes them awhile. ;)

Actually I believe it will boil down to only having to know about the same number of styles one currently needs to know. Some styles will never appear on the exam like clone beers...

Might be worth pointing out comments made on the AHA Forum are simply discussion. Comments made on the BJCP Forum or sent to the style email address are captured and may be acted upon by the style committee.

Getting on the forum is easy, so please post comments there. There is a new version of the guidelines available without the background image. I could link it here, or you could check the forum. I'll opt for the latter. ;)

The 2014 Guidelines are available for review on the BJCP website.

If you find any errors, corrections, etc. please comment in the appropriate BJCP Forum.

So no styles are presented and you walk into a construction themed brewpub and your choices are:
Jumping Jack

None have descriptions because that would cause them to be stylistically something. What do you order and why?

If they described the beer as a light lager...boom...there's something you recognize as a style. I mean when you homebrew you make stylistic decisions even when you aren't shooting for style. You choose yeast, which cause the beer to hone in on a style, hops - style, water treatment - style, etc. Now no one has to meet or even come close to a style, but to say their should be no styles is a bit absurd.

The Pub / Re: Tequila
« on: June 30, 2014, 06:05:45 AM »
I discovered I never finished off the 100 Annos and so I need to rid myself of that boring Tequila. I see Margaritas in my future. ;)

Never ever buy the 100 Annos. So boring your pants might fall off.

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