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Beer Travel / Re: I need a bit of help please . . .
« on: January 28, 2011, 01:22:39 PM »

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gap in the BJCP Weizens?
« on: January 28, 2011, 06:50:56 AM »


This is back lit with sunlight so it certainly couldn't appear much lighter.

(note: I have no idea if this is 100% accurate, just a quick one I found on the web)



The glass will make a difference and how much beer you are looking through. I'd guess if we stuck it in a pint glass it would appear to be more than a 13.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gap in the BJCP Weizens?
« on: January 28, 2011, 05:45:32 AM »
There just aren't wheats which fall in the crack. Have a gander at an SRM scale and then name several (10-20) readily available commercial examples which are 9-13...if you could, then it might be valid for a revision.

I have made a pale Weizenbock before, but even it wasn't darker than an 8 SRM.

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Beer Travel / Re: I need a bit of help please . . .
« on: January 27, 2011, 07:24:35 PM »
A quickie Savannah search using Jeff's site came up with only 8K per week
http://www.vrbo.com/149328

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Sure the bride couldn't be talked into Asheville...course I went to TX to please my bride...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Noble Pils
« on: January 27, 2011, 05:44:26 PM »
Cannot edit off my phone. If I wasn't about to pop with dinner I'd gopher another $4 24oz tonight. Too stuffed to imbibe any more tonight!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Noble Pils
« on: January 27, 2011, 05:08:23 PM »
I thought it was great last year and the one I'm having right now is great as well. Since it's only a 24oz draft I'll have to have another to ensure the quality!

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Beer Travel / Re: I need a bit of help please . . .
« on: January 27, 2011, 04:05:48 PM »
FWIW - Wilmington has one brewpub and a couple of decent places for draft.

Savannah was also a thought I had, several good places for draft. Moon River can get super duper crowded and touristy with crazy long waits. Savannah is a beautiful place to visit.

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Beer Travel / Re: I need a bit of help please . . .
« on: January 27, 2011, 03:33:37 PM »
Man the coast of the Carolinas and GA just ain't the best place for tons of brews.

If I wanted beauty and solitude I'd head for Jeckyll Island, GA. Spanish Moss and all that jazz. I'm pretty sure there are some homes for rent.

As far as SC, Charleston has a pretty good beer culture running nowadays.

If you wanted beer centric I'd skip the beach and head for the mountains, Asheville, NC would be an awesome area for a wedding party. A trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway will rejuvenate the soul and Asheville is one thirsty place with plenty to soak up. I've never met anyone who has visited Asheville who didn't want to go back. That would be my suggestion or pick a nice beach house and get the beer on the way there.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shotgunning a Competition?
« on: January 21, 2011, 07:29:48 PM »
Well said...I "gunned" for a circuit season back in the day...I sent 24 to a single comp once...ended up at the end of the year in 3rd place for all of NC, not bad when the second place winner took Ninkasi and the first place winner's beers were all amazing.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Duvel Tripel Hop
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:03:18 AM »
FWIW - It's really not over hyped here...I haven't been willing to shell out the price of admission...something like $18 per 750ml

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shotgunning a Competition?
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:01:35 AM »
I can remember when we got less than 100 entries in our comp, we were pushing 450 and it's too much for our club to handle. Think about the logistics of 900 bottles of beer on a two bottle comp...38 cases of beer!!! 19 cases have to be kept at serving temp for the first round of judging. Our comfort level is 300 and I'd really like to see 250. While this is our major fundraiser, we generally make as much or more on the raffle than the comp. Our break even point is $4-5 per...

Our "circuit" will currently not allow us to limit entries, so we put $ restraints which limit entries. As I mentioned, not popular, but effective! Some even boycotted us last year...do you really think that made me sad  ;D

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As far as the question about kits, large equipment and team brews, it's up to each individual comp to allow or exclude.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shotgunning a Competition?
« on: January 21, 2011, 05:13:47 AM »
5 or 6...and it goes up dramatically...we haven't fully decided our pricing this year, but are leaning toward 1-6 = $5, 7-10 = $8, 11 and up =$12 (I wanted to take it to $15 above 6)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shotgunning a Competition?
« on: January 20, 2011, 08:07:15 PM »
It was stated by someone else, but shotgunning is generally sending as many beers as you can to garner as many awards as you can. Often it is what many feel is required to win in a particular "circuit". If your categories are well chosen (meaning ones without too many entries), then one can generally grab ribbons in the lesser contested areas.

We are one of the competitions who penalize those who decide to shotgun by raising entry fees as the number of entries from an individual increases. It is not a popular stance, but is effective...

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Hydrostatic Test on CO2 Bottles
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:42:10 PM »
You've got me by several years there Methuselah  ::)

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Classifieds / Re: WTB Brewing Techniques Back Issues
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:37:21 PM »

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