I brewed up a Czech Pils for this competition and it won the Florida "regionals" for which the prize was a trip for two to Chicago for the finals. This is probably the best prize I've ever earned from a homebrew competition. But wait, it gets better. Here we are in Chicago and my beer made it to second place! I was one beer away from a trip for two to the Czech Republic!I'm pretty stoked.
Very impressive. Congrats!Care to share any tips? I've made a lot of German pilsners but haven't tried a boh pils yet. Did you go with the ultra-soft water?
Awesome Jeff. Just awesome.
I got a few tips from the judges, but not directly from Vaslov, the brewmaster. I'm going to try to find some undermodified pilsner and do a triple decoction next time for more malt complexity.
Neat award too, post a pic Jeff.