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The Pub / Re: 23 things homebrewers are tired of hearing....
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:01:02 PM »
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!"

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The Pub / Re: Wanna see some puppies?
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:33:24 PM »
wow, how many is that?!
Mama must have been like "Is this ever going to end?!" during their birth.

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The Pub / Re: 23 things homebrewers are tired of hearing....
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:29:43 PM »
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.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Old records for club of the year
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:24:43 PM »
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


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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:46:50 PM »
with 7 official, now on pace for 838 IPAs.   ;D

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


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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 17, 2014, 01:27:48 PM »
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.

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

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Events / Re: 2014 World Beer Cup - Missing result?
« on: April 17, 2014, 01:38:19 AM »
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.

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Events / Re: NHC Awards
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:28:59 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.

...you'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.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: My First Lager
« on: April 16, 2014, 05:03:38 PM »
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.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 16, 2014, 03:20:12 PM »
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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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:58:20 PM »
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.  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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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 16, 2014, 03:00:23 AM »
(he saw the explanation, and in retrospect I should have sent it as a PM, so I'll delete that part.  Guy makes great beer obviously.)

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:22:31 PM »
So if you cover sheet had the Mini-BoS box checked but no place was awarded that means your entry was one of the finalists for the category but it didn't finish first, second, or third.  Additional details about Mini-BoS can be found here - http://www.bjcp.org/docs/MiniBOS.pdf 

Hope this helps.

or, it wasn't marked.  I suggest we make this a focus for next year.  They should be marked and double checked before they go out.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 14, 2014, 12:19:13 PM »
growing stuff in the Midwest is exasperating.
80F at 2pm yesterday, everything growing like crazy.
currently 30F and an inch of snow on the ground.  Definite hard freeze tonight.

hopefully this is the last one of these of the spring.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: National Homebrew Day? legal?
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:18:15 PM »
We don't here in NH but we brew in the parking lot of a homebrew store and nano-brewery, so there's all kinds of issues with that.  I think it's better to be on the safe side rather than get your host into any legal troubles.

I'm curious what kind of issues there are?  "Brewing in the parking lot" means mashing and boiling and chilling, right?  Cooking, basically? 

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