I was mildly surprised to get 5 entries. Wonder why interest is down. Hopefully people have taken "send your best/get feedback elsewhere" to heart.
Good luck to everyone.
Good luck to everyone.
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Everything is ready or lagering and almost there.It would be nice to get out of the first round again. Been striking out the last couple of years.
Ima finally get that Major Award this year.
My favorite are the scotch whisky ganaches from Theo in Seattle.
Amanda, any idea how many paid entries are in so far?
I'm hoping to get my <blank> together and get a couple entries out to this. I can't let Wilcox sweep the cider categories
Sorry, should have said that in the post exam discussions the judge indicated that they could tell that it was PU. Interestingly, my friend and I both indicated that we also though it was PU... that had been spiked.
I certainly could be an acquired taste.
See there in lies the problem, and admittedly its all mine. I am not "just trying to make beer at home", I refuse to accept that I made beer at home, and in that people can tell I made it at home attitude. I am trying to make the beer Ayinger does, and I stack my beer directly against that. If it does not pass a triple blind test, or whatever other means there is, its NOT acceptable to me. Again this is where I differ, and people who understand what that means will as well. There very dominant attitude here that I am going to go whatever is fastest, simplest and the least amount of work...Which is totally cool if that why you are here.. again I get it, its a hobby and all that. But there are some of us, who are meticulous when it comes to this, and flat out you have to be to make beers that you can test against the examples I cited. So there in lies again the problem (again mine) when I see people say hey I made this Helles with a ale yeast and it is the best, but I refuse to compare against any Continental example because its not the same. No, no you didn't. If it was as easy as that I am pretty sure I would have "stumbled" upon it in my some odd 700 batches of beer made.
Whether you believe something has been done better before or not, some folks on here are interested in hearing the results of these experiments.
It seems like some of the folks on here are afraid someone will say their technique is not the best or needed and the tone of their posts are abrasive to put it gently.