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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: plastic fermenters
« on: May 09, 2016, 06:31:24 AM »
If this comment was on a blind competition scoresheet, then that Beer Judge is a lot more suspect than your plastic.

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'manda, obv you backed off on the chocolate...  Any late hops?

If I can make the party we'll have to each bring our own for a private comparison to the big batch.

zwiller, the two KCBC beers I've had were fantastic.  I'll let others decide for themselves how "German" they are.  As for myself - as largely a brewer of German styles - I would be happy to say I made them. 

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Scoring and Awards
« on: April 22, 2016, 09:28:11 AM »

I have to be honest somethings gotta change with these BJCP 2015 guidelines if this is going to continually happen.

I may have given impression I'm have a problem with  current category entry numbers. I don't.

No one seemed to be complaining when two years ago pilsner in SD had 5 entries while IPA had 87.
as Dennis said the problem isn't the 2015 guidelines.

I support separate entry limit for mead and cider because entry numbers are tiny and we've got room for more without changing anything.

Add one category for American Wild, move fruit and spice to Fruit Beer, couple other tiny tweaks...and done.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Scoring and Awards
« on: April 21, 2016, 08:03:35 PM »
I've mostly come to terms with the crapshoot nature. Judging Denver did a lot for me there. I had one beer I vehemently defended more than I've ever done for an entry. Other minibos judges wanted it kicked first, but clearly neither understood the style. I pushed it to Finals.
Myself, got a nice scoresheet detailing how my Schwarz was "way too roasty" while the other judge said it was "very smooth but lacking any roast"

...whatev, I'll take my 37 and try again next year.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Scoring and Awards
« on: April 21, 2016, 05:08:32 AM »
I'd like to see Ninkasi made beer-only next year. Then have separate entry limit for mead and cider.

*edited to be less of a magnanimous prick.  ;D

They need to change the name of the award then. The Hymn to Ninkasi clearly mentions honey. ;)

I figured it goes with our history of silly names. Like the issue of Zymurgy dedicated to Homebrewers' Favorite Beers that gets a much different name.   ::)

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 20, 2016, 11:01:31 AM »
The Finals flight for melomel is like a list of NHC Major Award winners. I should probably just drink mine.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Scoring and Awards
« on: April 20, 2016, 07:01:00 AM »
I'd like to see Ninkasi made beer-only next year. Then have separate entry limit for mead and cider.

*edited to be less of a magnanimous prick.  ;D

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Events / Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
« on: April 19, 2016, 02:15:39 PM »
If I go I'll drive, show up at this event, and have stuff to share. Just won't probably know until the last week or two if I'll actually make the drive.

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Events / Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
« on: April 17, 2016, 03:31:06 PM »
Start providing food and we have 300 supposed forum regulars show up, 295 without beer.

Just sayin' - NHC attendees love their food, esp when someone else provides it, and anything with "free beer"...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Master is too weak of a word
« on: April 13, 2016, 05:36:22 AM »
You don't need to show your work.

I require fewer calculations than many but I do demand your numbers be close to right.

As for previous discussion on how fits the style, include this everywhere. When listing ingredients, xx malt/yeast/etc for yy character. xx mash/sparge/ferm temp for yy result. Show independent thought too, rather than regurgitation of the same recipes.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 09, 2016, 05:51:28 PM »
78 Specialty in Denver last night. Minibos was quite a lot of work by itself; so much variety and Specialty info it becomes like a BOS

Also, Denver is now completely done. Good luck to those who advanced.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 09, 2016, 07:23:29 AM »
78 Specialty in Denver last night. Minibos was quite a lot of work by itself; so much variety and Specialty info it becomes like a BOS

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Remaining NHC sites
« on: April 07, 2016, 06:24:03 PM »
Glad I didn't pick Nashville again, 202 left to judge tonight/tomorrow.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Missing American Blonde
« on: April 07, 2016, 01:07:42 PM »
I prefer kolsch but nothing wrong with a Kona Big Wave; delicious beer.

...it happens. Not a lot of good brown ales out in those brewpubs either, unless it's got Brown IPA in the name...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is extract brewing patriotic?
« on: April 07, 2016, 05:18:17 AM »
It would be interesting to see a breakdown. Ingredients for a 5 gallon batch (gross income to the store) and how many you would need to sell per month to break even. I'm not bored enough to do the math but I have a feeling that for most small town owner operated LHBSs its just a hobby that almost pays for itself, and the exit plan is to pocket a little when its time to sell out.

Define what you think of as a "small town".  I consider Eugene a small town, but we have 2 shops doing very well.
That's not a small town, the population is around 150, 000.
Wichita is more than twice that population and isn't supporting any stores "very well"

I gave up trying to raise interest. Wasn't getting any return there either.

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