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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewstrong
« on: May 02, 2013, 04:48:51 AM »

I guess I won't be seeing a bunch of you at BN8 then  ;)

Only because we have to visit the inlaws when we get to Philly on Wednesday (someone has to watch the kiddo).
Any complaint about a show on the BN always ends up with the whole network being trashed...  But there are those who enjoy the programming and those who don't, and that's O.K.  I could say why I like the BN, but that's for another topic.

Actually Bruce, that was the reason I started this thread in the first place.  I initially wanted to send an e-mail, but I really don't want to be ungrateful for the feedback he did give.

Thanks Mark,
I agree with the general vibe of what has been said.  I'm really not trying to be self-deprecating or bitter.  I'm just always looking for constructive criticism. 

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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Scoresheet comment... Inappropriate?
« on: April 27, 2013, 04:34:18 AM »
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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewstrong
« on: April 27, 2013, 04:23:48 AM »
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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Want to help me name a beer?
« on: April 27, 2013, 04:08:46 AM »
Nope, got the winner- Duplicity

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Want to help me name a beer?
« on: April 27, 2013, 04:08:14 AM »

Hop Growing / Re: Too late to plant?
« on: April 05, 2013, 04:39:49 AM »
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.

Beer Recipes / Re: Rough Draft
« on: March 29, 2013, 04:00:35 AM »
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.

Events / Re: NHC seminars
« on: March 29, 2013, 03:55:08 AM »
Yeah, I was hoping we could pay a fee, sort of like a la carte...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: recommended homebrew shops in CO.
« on: March 29, 2013, 03:54:00 AM »
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!

Events / NHC seminars
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:27:11 AM »
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?

Events / Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:24:52 AM »
...Except that I feel like I've heard (and read) so much from Sam... I'd like someone different.  Garret Oliver?

The Pub / Re: The Wheel of Time
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:23:55 AM »
Here is a great resource for Denny and anyone else who might get lost in that plot:
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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