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The good news is, my problem is finally the recipe (after 10 years of tweaking the process).  I was going for an extremely simple IPA, but probably shouldn't have for competition.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Scoresheet comment... Inappropriate?
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:34:18 PM »
Hi guys, I got my 2 scoresheets back from the regional competition for NHC.  One was great, I think I advanced to the second round with a 44.  The other one was a 28, a score I am much more used to  ;D.
I usually like the comments, even if they are critical, but a comment I received for my 28 beer (IPA), seemed a little harsh.  For overall impression, it says:
Very nice but very one dimensional
more like a big pale ale
Better Beers on table


So, I may be too sensitive here, but I just wanted to know what you guys thought of the third line, I just thought it went without saying that if you scored a 28, there were better beers on the table.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewstrong
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:23:48 PM »
I would have to agree with Repo.  It's been a while since I listened to that episode, but I don't remember being offended by it, and I'm usually very critical of anyone who uses name-calling.  It's surprising to me how many people dislike the BN programming, I'm pretty hooked, I haven't listened to Music in a year.  However, this is a great thread, and props to the OP for defending the judges.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Want to help me name a beer?
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:08:46 PM »
Nope, got the winner- Duplicity

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Want to help me name a beer?
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:08:14 PM »
Sarkasmos

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Hop Growing / Re: Too late to plant?
« on: April 04, 2013, 09:39:49 PM »
Now would be fine here in Colorado, but I'm not sure for your part of the world.  It probably couldn't hurt to get them rooted for next year.  There is a hop farm close to me that actually sells small hop plants in May, and you can plant them just like that.  Check to see if there's anything like that near you.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Rough Draft
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:00:35 PM »
Just from experience, I'd have to disagree with the 4 oz of Dry Hops if you're using Columbus... They have so much going on, it's almost a chemical, phenolic character if you use too much.

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Events / Re: NHC seminars
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:55:08 PM »
Yeah, I was hoping we could pay a fee, sort of like a la carte...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: recommended homebrew shops in CO.
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:54:00 PM »
Stomp Them Grapes is a good place, and probably closest to him.   The biggest draw there is that it's around the corner from Crooked Stave!
Beer at Home is my lhbs, and they have locations in Englewood and Westminster...  IMO, they have a better malt selection than Stomp them Grapes.  They carry only White labs and dry yeast, while Stomp them Grapes carries mostly Wyeast, with a smattering of white labs and dried yeast.
The Brew Hut will be far away for him, but they have a great selection, and are attached to Dry Dock Brewery.
Hope that helps!

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Events / NHC seminars
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:27:11 PM »
Hey guys, this will be my first Conference, and I'm totally stoked.  My Brother-in-law and I bought the whole package, but our wives got the social package.  I saw a couple of seminars I feel like they would love (Mead and Chocolate for one)... Can they somehow gain entry into one or two seminars?

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Events / Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:24:52 PM »
...Except that I feel like I've heard (and read) so much from Sam... I'd like someone different.  Garret Oliver?

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The Pub / Re: The Wheel of Time
« on: March 24, 2013, 09:23:55 PM »
Here is a great resource for Denny and anyone else who might get lost in that plot:
http://www.encyclopaedia-wot.org/
It gives a brief synopsis of every chapter, and links for every name, place and plot twist, so you can figure it out.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Rough Draft
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:34:50 PM »
I have a lot of Columbus at home and have made a few all-columbus beers.  I actually think you're right on.  The one point I question is your malt bill...  I have great success with Base malt (half Marris Otter, have American pale) and some CaraPils, but that might be too light for your liking.  Who knows, the malt might balance the Columbus....

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Ingredients / Re: Water- Chloride concerns
« on: March 13, 2013, 09:15:51 PM »
Awesome. Both comments are exactly what I was looking for!  Thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First time Homebrewer
« on: March 12, 2013, 10:25:28 PM »
I agree with this, but caution that when you are trying to better your beer, pay attention to what actually betters your beer and what just sounds like it will better your beer. We talk about how your system may vary because it is true. I also think this is more of a problem for advanced homebrewers as opposed to those on their first 1-10 batches...[/quote]

This is true, your first 1-10 (1-100 for me) batches are spent figuring your system out.

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