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Offline nateo

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FauxPils Faceoff
« on: April 29, 2012, 02:56:51 PM »
Goal: To determine whether triple-decoction or no-sparge single infusion provides better results in a pale, delicate, malt-centric beer for an average homebrewer.

Who I need: Eight people to drink beer and provide feedback. I'm looking for a mix of certified judges and non-judges who have a good palate.

What you'll get: Three beers each, one of which may or may not be a duplicate of either beer, to be randomly determined.

After tasting: Provide feedback following a standard BJCP-style scoring form format for each beer.

What I ask for: I will keep all feedback anonymous (unless you want credit), but I will upload the results on my crappy blog I never update. It would also be cool if you wanted to fill the bottles back up with some of your own homebrew and mail them back.

I want to keep the recipe details a secret until after the tastings, after which I'll make my detailed brewing notes public. I plan on brewing the beers back-to-back sometime late next month, or early in the following. 

Please leave any comments, concerns, or heckles below. Thank you.


Judges:
1. Denny
2. Ron
3. Tom
4. Jeffy

Non-judges:
1. Don (I know you brew a lot of lagers)
2. Jason
3. Red
4. Garc
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 11:02:59 AM by nateo »
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 03:40:50 PM »
Cool.  I'd be happy to participate, but I don't know that my palate is all that great (nor am I a certified judge). 

Looking forward to seeing the results though...


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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 05:20:09 PM »
I'm in, great palate and a BIG lager brewer.
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 05:31:14 PM »
I'd like to take a look at your blog.
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 06:11:45 PM »
I could do that.  Can I play?
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 07:01:41 PM »
I would be happy to help.  :)
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 07:09:17 PM »
nateo

dibbs

i would love to participate.  not a judge but i can do this.  would love to be more involved in this kind of thing.

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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 07:46:07 PM »
I would be happy to help.

BJCP National judge, sometime lager brewer.  Big beer lover.

Anyone have a copy from this?  http://www.brewingtechniques.com/library/backissues/issue6.4/index.html
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 09:01:03 PM »
I would like to be considered for this.

Not a judge yet, but I am working through the material so I can judge, and I use decoction on occasion.
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 09:49:42 PM »
I would be happy to help.

BJCP National judge, sometime lager brewer.  Big beer lover.

Anyone have a copy from this?  http://www.brewingtechniques.com/library/backissues/issue6.4/index.html

I have that issue, what do you need?
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 07:18:37 AM »
Id be happy to participate also. Having done Hefeweizen's and BoPils decocted and nondecocted Ive always been interested in tasting them side by side.  Also would be happy to send some brews back to ya!
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 07:40:41 AM »
Wow, lots of people interested. I'd like to get 4 judges and 4 non-judges if I can. I don't know you non-judges that well, but I'll try to be as fair as possible in deciding the four non-judge participants. Shipping three beers to eight people is kind of expensive, so I'd like the most experienced people I can get. Feel free to send me a PM with your brewing experience, favorite styles, etc., and anything else you think might be relevant to my decisions.

I'd like to take a look at your blog.

Here it is: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/

I have a hard time coming up with quality content, so I don't update it often. I think there are too many blogs out there just trying to just fill up space, so I try not to post unless it's something I might actually care about reading.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 09:55:19 AM by nateo »
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 07:45:44 AM »
Wow, lots of people interested. I'd like to get 4 judges and 4 non-judges if I can. I don't know you non-judges that well, but I'll try to be as fair as possible in deciding the four non-judge participants. Shipping three beers to eight people is kind of expensive, so I'd like the most experienced people I can get. Feel free to send me a PM with your brewing experience, favorite styles, etc., and anything else you think might be relevant to my decisions.

Judges:
1. Denny (if still interested)
2. Ron
3. Tom
4.

Non-judges:
1. Don (I know you brew a lot of lagers)
2.
3.
4.


I'd like to take a look at your blog.

Here it is: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/

I have a hard time coming up with quality content, so I don't update it often. I think there are too many blogs out there just trying to just fill up space, so I try not to post unless it's something I might actually care about reading.

Non Judge here. Brewed a lot of batches and have done versions of BoPils, Hefeweizen, Schwarzbier, Dunkel, Dopplebock, Maibock, and Dortmunder decocted and non decocted so i do I have experience tasting both ways, just never side by side.

I would also be happy to send back a version of my BoPils with a new decoction process I tried as well as a non decocted Oktoberfest and another brew.
Jason
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 08:13:46 AM »
I'm in.  Sounds like a great idea.
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Re: FauxPils Faceoff
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 09:44:56 AM »
Wow, lots of people interested. I'd like to get 4 judges and 4 non-judges if I can. I don't know you non-judges that well, but I'll try to be as fair as possible in deciding the four non-judge participants. Shipping three beers to eight people is kind of expensive, so I'd like the most experienced people I can get. Feel free to send me a PM with your brewing experience, favorite styles, etc., and anything else you think might be relevant to my decisions.

Judges:
1. Denny (if still interested)
2. Ron
3. Tom
4.

Non-judges:
1. Don (I know you brew a lot of lagers)
2.
3.
4.


I'd like to take a look at your blog.

Here it is: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/

I have a hard time coming up with quality content, so I don't update it often. I think there are too many blogs out there just trying to just fill up space, so I try not to post unless it's something I might actually care about reading.

I'm have a Master judge ranking and I would like to help.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
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