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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #135 on: June 23, 2013, 02:46:44 PM »
Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear that, Denny. And bummed that I won't see you at NHC, of course, but it certainly puts things in perspective. Warm fuzzies headed your way.
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #136 on: June 23, 2013, 05:31:25 PM »
Thanks, all.

Know what you mean, Jeff.  My father in law died Memorial Day.  My mom was the last parent between us.
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #137 on: June 23, 2013, 06:42:26 PM »
Aww man, that's a bummer, Denny. Sorry for your loss...I dread the day either of my parents die...I hate the thought...
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #138 on: June 24, 2013, 05:21:22 AM »
Really sorry to hear that Denny.
 
I guess I'll have to go to Grand Rapids to meet you.  //twisting arm//
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #139 on: June 24, 2013, 05:27:48 AM »
Condolences, Denny.

It's almost here, it's almost here!!!!!  3 more days.  I'm really getting excited, now.

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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #140 on: June 24, 2013, 06:46:58 AM »
We do have a room! It's one of the ballrooms even, so break out some beers and make sure we have everything we need to have some fun. I'm trying to secure some signage to make it more apparent.

Hey folks. any idea when we are going to try to make this meetup happen? I'm starting my final planning and my wife would like to know when I will be MIA.

So the last seminar for the day gets over at 5:30pm but I don't know when the competition judging will be done.  I'm going to definitely grab some food real quick and guess I'll be there around 6:15-6:30pm.  Is there an official start time?
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #141 on: June 24, 2013, 07:04:53 AM »
So the last seminar for the day gets over at 5:30pm but I don't know when the competition judging will be done.  I'm going to definitely grab some food real quick and guess I'll be there around 6:15-6:30pm.  Is there an official start time?
I'm assuming 6-ish since we were talking about buying food at Reading Terminal to bring back to our meeting place. All first round beer judging will be done in the morning session. Only BOS, cider and mead will be judged in the afternoon session, so lots of judges will probably have the afternoon free.
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #142 on: June 24, 2013, 08:34:56 AM »
I managed to pack 18 12floz bottles into a suitcase that I lined with multiple layers of foam. Each bottle was wrapped in a sock and then two layers of bubble wrap. The case is packed tightly enough that nothing moves at all.

I am now accepting bets on how many bottles arrive in philly.

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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #143 on: June 24, 2013, 08:42:36 AM »
I have seen a couple of references that this is only the second NHC on the East Coast. One was in the Philly Beer Scene, and mentioned the Manchester NH conf. as the first.

What about Baltimore and Orlando (which is about as close to the Atlantic as Manchester)?
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #144 on: June 24, 2013, 09:04:18 AM »
I managed to pack 18 12floz bottles into a suitcase that I lined with multiple layers of foam. Each bottle was wrapped in a sock and then two layers of bubble wrap. The case is packed tightly enough that nothing moves at all.

I am now accepting bets on how many bottles arrive in philly.

sounds similar to what I had last year flying to NHC.  Lots of effort on a great packing job and padding.  I arrived at Sea-Tac to zero broken/missing bottles.  However I found TSA had unpacked each bottle, including taking each out of their Zip-Loc and had then placed all the bottles back on top of the clothes and shoved all the packing material into a pile in one corner.  So, basically my bottles were really well protected for the drive from my house to the Wichita airport.  I'm still astonished I had no breakage, as several bottles were definitely touching each other.

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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #145 on: June 24, 2013, 09:10:41 AM »
I am now accepting bets on how many bottles arrive in philly.

My bet is they all arrive to Philly...they just may not be intact.  ;D
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #146 on: June 24, 2013, 09:17:02 AM »
I am now accepting bets on how many bottles arrive in philly.

My bet is they all arrive to Philly...they just may not be intact.  ;D

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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #147 on: June 24, 2013, 09:29:37 AM »
Somebody send Drew a PM about the meetup.  Since I'm not gonna be there, the ball's in his court.
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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #148 on: June 24, 2013, 09:36:23 AM »
Anyone have any thoughts if I can bring a keg on SEPTA? Trying to figure out best way to get it down there.

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Re: Who's going to NHC?
« Reply #149 on: June 24, 2013, 09:51:44 AM »
Anyone have any thoughts if I can bring a keg on SEPTA? Trying to figure out best way to get it down there.

I don't believe they allow alcohol to be transported on public transportation.  I may be wrong, though, you could call them and find out.  Bus or train?
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