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Nope, I haven't done it and I have to admit to being ignorant of what PTC is.  I'll take a look at the link you provided.
Me neither and I fail to remember PCP tasting like anything

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry yeast in a German pils
« on: April 30, 2010, 09:40:05 PM »
Funny you should ask, I brewed 12 gallons of German Pilsner Wednesday and split it between S-189 and Zurich Lager from White Labs, since I believe they are supposed to be the same strain, but it is way to early to have results.

Just for info purposes, what is the standard serving temperature when judging?


There really isn't one.  Each comp decides for itself and does the best they can.

However it is up to the highest ranking judge at each table to try and get the beers to the best temperature for the respective styles, even if this means letting them sit at room temp to warm up

Which region are you in?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My problem judging first round
« on: April 23, 2010, 02:01:33 AM »
For the record this past weekend I judged the South region's Pilsners and European Amber lagers, and they were probably the best 2 flights of beer I have ever judged. I was truly impressed with the overall quality of the beers in the 1st round of the NHC, good job to all the brewers that entered in the South ;D.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Holy bacon Batman!!!!!
« on: April 23, 2010, 01:55:07 AM »
Eh. A well known homebrewer once said that he prefers beer flavored beer. I concur... 8)

What a wise, man!  ;)
Wasn't that you???

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 1st round NHC results...when?
« on: April 22, 2010, 07:42:08 PM »
2 regions are being judged on the 24-25th (mine included).  I expect the results out in early May.  Look for a post from Janis Gross, that the results are on the AHA website.

On other forums some have posted that they have got their score sheets back.  That only gives you your results.

looks like the South region had to extend to the 25th as well, still 3 regions out there that haven't judged/finished judging

We were giving it hell down in Atlanta over the weekend, but there was a lot more beer than there were judges :'(  I judged 5 flights from Friday night to noonish Sunday.

Homebrew Competitions / 1st round NHC results...when?
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:46:17 PM »
When are the first round NHC results going to be released?

Homebrew Competitions / Re: AHA Category 10 American Ales Competition
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:45:14 PM »
I know I had a blast judging it ;D

Beer Recipes / Re: Jessica Rabbit Mild Ale
« on: April 07, 2010, 08:58:47 PM »
The crystal Maris Otter is a new malt from Simpsons. It has a nice toasty/nuttiness along with the normal medium crystal flavors

Beer Recipes / Re: CAP Recipe ideas?
« on: April 07, 2010, 08:54:51 PM »
6-row and 2007 for yeast will make a good CAP ;D

Beer Recipes / Jessica Rabbit Mild Ale
« on: April 02, 2010, 12:51:01 PM »
Here is a Mild Ale recipe that I have been working with that has done well competing  :)

Jessica Rabbit I
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 12.00 gal
 Brewer: Oxymoron Brew Works inc.
Boil Size: 14.50 gal
Boil Time: 90 min  Equipment: 1100
Efficiency: 80.00

Amount Item Type % or IBU
12 lbs 8.0 oz Maris Otter Thomas Fawcett II (2.2 SRM) Grain 79.67 %
1 lbs Crystal Maris otter Malt - 55L (55.0 SRM) Grain 6.37 %
1 lbs Extra Special malt (130.0 SRM) Grain 6.37 %
1 lbs Oats, Malted (1.0 SRM) Grain 6.37 %
3.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.21 %
2.00 oz 2008 Goldings, East Kent [5.40 %] (60 min) Hops 20.1 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc  
2.00 tbsp Fermax yeast nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc  
2 Pkgs Thames Valley Ale (Wyeast Labs #1275) [Starter 2000 ml] Yeast-Ale  
Ferment ~66*F

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.037 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 3.62 %  
Bitterness: 20.1 IBU
Est Color: 13.8 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
My Mash Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Step Add 24.00 qt of water at 168.2 F 158.0 F
10 min Mash-out Heat to 168.0 F over 15 min 168.0 F


With that much of a wait, and since we host the Blue Ridge Brew-off in September we may need to drop back and punt on this for the time being. We have decided to increase our presence in the COCs over the next year or so. Thanks to all who posted on this

Does anyone know how a home brew club gets on the "list" to host one of the club only competitions? Any info on this will be appreciated ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lagunitas Imperial Red on hold
« on: March 18, 2010, 11:57:50 PM »
Are you talking about the Lucky 13?

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