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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:40:26 AM »
These are this year's Ninkasi tiebreaker rules. Edit: 2 and 3 are identical. Typo?
 
  • The number of medals earned in the Final Round will be tallied, and the brewer with the most medals will be declared the winner. If a tie still exists,
  • The number of Gold medals earned in the Final Round will be tallied, and the brewer with the most Gold medals will be declared the winner. In case a tie still exists,
  • The number of Gold medals earned in the Final Round will be tallied, and the brewer with the most Gold medals will be declared the winner. In case a tie still exists,
  • The number of entries qualifying for the Final Round will be tallied for each tying brewer, and the brewer with the fewest entries in the Final Round will be declared the winner. In case a tie still exists,
  • Points will be calculated for tying brewers’ entries that placed in the First Round of the NHC based on the same scale as used in the Final Round. The brewer with the most points in the First Round will be declared the winner. If a tie still exists,
  • The number of entries qualifying for the Final Round will be tallied for each tying brewer, and the brewer with the most entries placing in the First Round will be declared the winner. In case a tie still exists,
  • The total number of entries registered for the First Round of the competition will be tallied for each tying brewer, and the brewer with the fewest registered entries will be declared the winner. If a tie still exists,
  • The winner will be selected using a random selection method. A random method such as rock-paper-scissors, steel cage death match, or a coin flip will be applied at the discretion of the competition organizers to determine the winner.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: OK, Braggin a Little....
« on: February 04, 2014, 08:50:38 AM »
No, it would have been better if he had a bottle of your beer because I'm sure the bartender didn't believe him. I've met some Germans.  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Aeration?
« on: February 04, 2014, 08:44:56 AM »
Aeration is good for wort that has been cooled and is ready to be pitched with yeast. Yeast need oxygen at first to grow. Aeration is bad just about any other time.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:52:33 AM »
That's true. I remember hearing that there were a dozen or so tiebreaking rules.

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Ingredients / Re: corn or rice
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:42:56 AM »
Flaked means gelatinized doesn't it? If so why not use flaked rice?
Yes, flaked maize, rice, wheat, etc can be added directly to the mash.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Temperature variation - OK?
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:41:21 AM »
Take a gravity reading and see if you have a problem before trying to fix it. If it was high 70's for a few days, might be done.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:32:31 AM »
An icosahedral dice. Or just bring everyone on stage and let everyone fight for it. Then, as a surprise, that's not the REAL Ninkasi.  :o
 
I'd agree that when you start getting a lot of ties, what's the point of picking a random 'winner'.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Inspired By (clone) Names
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:17:26 AM »
Here's an album with some of our homebrew labels. http://imgur.com/a/YmMKD/all
 
And two of my favorites.
 


 
 

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Ingredients / Re: corn or rice
« on: February 03, 2014, 09:47:30 AM »
Looks to me like both corn and rice gelatinize at mash temps...

Only short grain rice.
 
And even if it gelatinizes at mash temp, it may take a while depending on size/type, right? For instance, whole brown rice needs 45 minutes to cook though. So those starches wouldn't be available until the very end of a mash.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Interesting Judging Phenomenon
« on: January 31, 2014, 01:07:27 PM »
Isn't there a bjcp rule about the lowest score being 15?  13 seems just mean.
13 is BJCP's low, though anything in the teens must be terrible and I think many competitions/judges don't go below 17 or 19. I mean once you're that low, the actual score doesn't matter anyway.
 
A great prank would be to send somebody scoresheets with a score under 10.

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Ingredients / Re: Wheat varieties
« on: January 31, 2014, 10:54:55 AM »
That low vs high protein point makes sense. So high protein wheat might be better for a hazy beer like hefe or wit.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First All Grain Brew ... Advice?
« on: January 31, 2014, 08:20:40 AM »
I probably sound like a noob, but what do you mean plenty of O2?
Aerate the wort before adding yeast to promote healthy fermention. There are various methods. Rock the fermenter back and forth, stir vigorously if it's in a bucket, inject air with an aquarium pump if you're higher tech, or use an O2 tank if you're really slick.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First All Grain Brew ... Advice?
« on: January 31, 2014, 08:06:15 AM »
I was actually considering this issue, and was thinking I could bring the water to a higher temperature than is needed, move it to the cooler and leave 1/2 to 1 gal to add cooler water to bring the temp down before adding the grain.
Also a good plan. Stirring and just leaving the cooler open will bring the temperature down a couple degrees too. Since you're using beersmith, I'm pretty sure it has a temperature correction calculator.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Interesting Judging Phenomenon
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:42:10 AM »
I think this is more like the "I don't want to look stupid" effect. You're given 5 identical items and told to rate them. If you say they are identical, you run the risk of being wrong and showing that you can't discern between them. Then you look stupid. Since you don't want to look stupid, you "find" differences.
 
I think the 'finding differences' is sub-conscious. But you have to be very confident in your own abilities to tell the person organizing that they are wrong.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First All Grain Brew ... Advice?
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:33:09 AM »
I used to brew with a 10 gallon mash tun and one pot.
 
You often loose some heat moving from pot to cooler. I put water in the cooler first so I can check the temperature before adding grain. If it's too low you can pull some out and bring it to a boil.
 
Are you going to drain the mash tun into another container, then add sparge water? I used to drain into my bottling bucket. Add heated sparge water to the tun. Then pour the first runnings into the kettle. Lots of lifting, but it works.
 
If you haven't done a full boil before, watch it carefully. With 8 gallons it will be kind of close to the top. The first hop addition seems to invigorate the boil and briefly increase foaming, probably because it adds nucleation sites. After a massive boil over last year I always turn the gas off for that.
 
Kitchen vs stove side burner? Not sure which is more powerful. Some kitchen stoves aren't powerful enough to boil 8 gallons. Some are. Same is true with grill burners I'm sure. You can partially cover the pot to help. In Pheonix maybe you can position some mirrors around the pot to reflect sunlight at it.  ;D   But really, I'd use whichever looks like it has a bigger flame.

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