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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Shipping Considerations
« on: May 19, 2015, 05:39:02 AM »
K, get that Dortmunder to me and I'll add it to my 2-day box.

Events / Re: NHC forum meetup
« on: May 18, 2015, 09:14:11 AM »

the split between commercial and homebrew reminds me:  Let's try to not let the extra bottles of NHC Finals entries go to waste!  Can we arrange them to be put in one of the "homebrew rooms"...?  Shared among the banquet line?  something else?

(Friday at lunch in the San Diego Room would be one way to ensure a good turnout for the AHA meetup, haha!)

Events / Re: NHC forum meetup
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:36:16 AM »
gonna bottle some stuff in still-labelled Undercover Shutdown bottles. 

"that's weird; I'm not sure why these caps are gold either"   ;D 

Saazer-type is covered in the glossary.

I'd like to remind people that its about an impression. How does the beer taste, smell, look, feel. It isn't about what the ingredients are, not while you're judging it. (Obvious specialty info exceptions aside.)

Remember, commercial examples are now supposed to be listed in alphabetical order; do not take anything else from what is listed first.


What are Drew and I, chopped liver?  ;)

well, no, just your book.
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(sorry, thought I was on r/homebrewing for a second.  love you guys!)    ;D

It will be interesting to see who will be the first major competition to use the new guidelines and how smooth it goes.  I'm guessing that NHC2016 will be using the new guidelines then?

yeah we've talked about how the increase in number of categories could be problematic for NHC - assuming your max size is set by the max size of the Final Round, that trickles down to only 8-ish First Round regions if you have 40 categories.

I would hope they use a modified alternate categorization, similar to #2, from page 72, with at least two exceptions:  Make Specialty IPA and American Wild Ale their own categories.  Going from 23 to 25 beer categories wouldn't be nearly so painful, and those 2 categories will be extremely popular. 

(My name is on the front page!  "Things are going to start happening to me now!")   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 06, 2015, 05:47:56 AM »

Hefe, turning Kristallwiezen :(

strange how the only beers that seem to clear quickly are the ones you want to stay cloudy, isn't it?!   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2nd Round Labels Question
« on: May 05, 2015, 10:27:54 AM »
currently logged in; my entry # shows up right under the bar code. 

...everything looks good. 

Beer Recipes / Re: Dunkel and Schwarzbier recipes differences
« on: April 29, 2015, 10:50:29 AM »
yeah bread crust and toast/nuts in a Dunkel.  Rich but not as much as a bock.  I like a *bit* of coffee and especially chocolate, and do well going that route.  Decidedly balanced towards malt; hops stay out of the way.

Lighter in body, and the character malts are darker, for schwarz.  Some hops are welcome, and they are much closer to balanced with malt.  Super drinkable.  However it's not a porter.  The people that keep telling me to make mine bigger, richer, more body, and -my favorite- "add 10% roast malt" are not really getting it.  What they've been asking me for seems like, if I keep or even increase my current hops, more of a Czech Dark.

Other Fermentables / Re: freezing apple juice
« on: April 29, 2015, 06:48:46 AM »
yeah sometimes I just ferment a blend of what I've got, but other times I don't have the apples I want on hand and the juice in question isn't something i use alone (say, Yarlington Mill).  Freezing works great.  I think it loses something, but not much, with the time frames I'm using it within.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 28, 2015, 07:32:11 AM »
is the can't enter same beer twice thing new?  I mean, if Hop Fu can take first and second in San Diego in '14 and '13...

Those are two different years, two different competitions. This is the same beer entered twice, in the same region/competition.

*shrug* - that's not the way the Zymurgy article from last year reads, and I do see he finished first and second last year - first round results from '13 not available online.  *edit* - yes, they are.
He took first and second both years.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:35:11 AM »
is the can't enter same beer twice thing new?  I mean, if Hop Fu can take first and second in San Diego in '14 and '13...

Homebrew Competitions / Re: Double Milk Stout
« on: April 27, 2015, 05:03:44 PM »
Need a little more info. "Double" - does it refer just to gravity or did you double the lactose or something?
Check out 13D of the tropical variety and see if it fits. Depends on hops too, and if alcohol is not obtrusive 13B could be best bet.

The fortunate part is that long delays like this are outliers, just as there are some exams that are turned around in 2-3 months. You just usually don't see people posting online about how quickly their exam came back (I administered an exam set in Jan. that took only 3 months to get the grades back). No matter what people are talking about, you tend to see more complaints online than positives. It obviously sucks to be part of an outlier on the slow end of things, so hang in there OP.
Just finished up grading an exam that was taken on 2/28. We sent the EGF and RTPs to the AD on 4/20. Hopefully those people will have their exams back soon!

and it'd be faster than that if you could stop gardening for a few minutes!  And also if your 2nd grader had been less pedantic, but, mostly the first.

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