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35-54 is an age range?  Son of a *****!  :(

as someone who did a similar MBA project, I assume this is a hypothetical store, and they have to show that they've done their research on its feasibility before they put the store down.  Choosing their own community makes sense.  I assume if I go look on the STL homebrew club pages I'll find a link to this survey as well?
If going to include national results I would hope to see some questions on how anyone's local homebrew supply stores fill their needs, and then show a shortcoming in the area I planned to put mine.

Wish they'd worded some questions a little less awkwardly with less tendency for people to respond with "well that doesn't apply to me; skip it" how much I spend - I wait until I need a lot of stuff and then spend a few hundred bucks.  But the scale only goes to $100.  The question Denny mentioned is another.

Governor signed bill yesterday.  It'll be weeks before it gets published and becomes official, but very soon I'll have to find some different laws to break.  8)

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:23:44 PM »
7400 entries and 712 IPAs in the book, as we all glare at Chicago.  ;)

a lot of great brewers through to the Finals so far.  Some Ninkasi tiebreakers seem likely.  Somewhere around 150 people so far with multiple entries advancing, but haven't found anyone with more than 3.


Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:15:04 AM »
another <700 region and another <600 region has us on pace for exactly 8000 entries.

Startlingly low cider numbers from Seattle, to me at least.  Maybe they all shipped to Denver to avoid each other?   ;)

mead numbers are low everywhere, with melomel accounting for almost half.  maybe St Paul will prop the numbers up a bit.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:06:53 AM »
Wide shot - Two 3-tier plant stands with grow lights, and DIY germination mats up on top.

really nice setup.  Something similar took over my dining room and portions of my basement during the neverending winter of 2013...I'll probably do it again next year.

The Pub / Re: 23 things homebrewers are tired of hearing....
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:01:02 AM »
I'm getting tired of people telling me I'll brew them a batch if they buy me the "ingredients". I say make your own effing beer!

Follow that with a simple, "I'm not sure you realize how much time and effort was put into what you are drinking right now."

that's my response to:  *childish squinty grossed-out Mr Yuck face*  "ugh this one is terrible!"

The Pub / Re: Wanna see some puppies?
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:33:24 AM »
wow, how many is that?!
Mama must have been like "Is this ever going to end?!" during their birth.

The Pub / Re: 23 things homebrewers are tired of hearing....
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:29:43 AM »
we are in Carrie Nation country, so maybe this is just a Kansas thing, but....

*incredulous look*  "Is that LEGAL?!?" is by FAR the most common reaction I get.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Old records for club of the year
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:24:43 AM »
just in case teamoly73 is still searching, I found an old .pdf I had saved.

2011 -- 2013  The Brewing Network, CA
2010  Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE), CA
2007 – 2009 St. Paul Homebrewers Club, MN
2001 – 2006 Quality Ale & Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF), CA
2000 Kansas City Bier Meisters, KS
1999 Tie – Oregon Brew Crew, OR & Urban Knaves of Grain, IL
1998 Capitol Brewers, OR
1997 Derby Brew Club, KS
1996 Chicago Beer Society, IL
1986 – 1995 Sonoma Beerocrats, CA
1985 Malt Hoppers Beer Club, TN

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:46:50 AM »
with 7 official, now on pace for 838 IPAs.   ;D

I guess everyone really is making IPAs right now, not just the pros.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:27:48 AM »
I judged in Zainesville (which was the largest per the results posted thus far) and I didn't have particularly big flights or feel rushed... I realize some of the other sites may have had a less judges per entry turn out etc... but I only had a flight of 9 in Pilsners and 8 in Belgian Strong Ales.

average is improving; currently if it holds we'd be at 8079 entries.  That'd be a new record, though well short of 9000.

Events / Re: 2014 World Beer Cup - Missing result?
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:38:19 PM »
sometimes there is no great example of the style entered.
I recall seeing it in GABF several times, often with American interpretations of English styles.

Events / Re: NHC Awards
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:28:59 PM »
I had this happen last year, and unfortunately I found out too late that the coversheet with the "3" in Place Awarded was right.'re talking the bottom of the three big boxes with "2" written in for "Place Awarded", right?  NOT a coversheet with "Original Position in Flight: __2__ of __(whatever)__ "

just checking to be sure.

If so, I'd contact Janis and the site director.  I suspect each has copies of the flight summary sheets.
Personally, I think when you receive a coversheet that says you advance, you should advance, but I don't make the rules. 
Good luck.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: My First Lager
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:03:38 AM »
you'll have plenty of yeast left to do the job w/o adding more.

once carbed you'll likely need a little cold conditioning time to get it perfectly clean again, but it won't take long.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 16, 2014, 08:20:12 AM »
did some stats yesterday.  if the other 8 had as many empty spots as the first 4, we'd have a SMALLER competition than last year (and the year before).  would be crazy to add 1500 spots over two years but not have any growth in the end.

...but I expect the others will be more full, and we'll have modest growth.

on pace for 780 IPAs.  biggest category ever appears to be 630 Stouts in 2012/Seattle. 

on pace for near record low numbers of meads (well, over last 10 years at least).  would expect more from some of the upcoming regions.
*random thought* - with so little interest could we maybe add some incentive to enter these?  Like instead of "4 entry limit" say "3 beers/3 meads or ciders and 4 total entries is the limit" - just a thought.

In the 4 regions I found 8 people who had advanced 3 entries.  One of them with just mead.
Re: Ninkasi, last year dbarber advanced 4, and 2nd and 3rd/4th place advanced 3, and 8/3 respectively.  So there's still hope for multiple medal winners I guess.

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