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Re: NHC
« Reply #345 on: April 25, 2014, 09:03:11 AM »

man, we are so helpful!   ;D

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« Reply #346 on: April 25, 2014, 09:37:14 AM »
Well, at least one of my ciders made it to mini-BOS so I don't feel like a complete failure ;D

I'm with you there.  My bitter made a mini-BOS. 

I'll be interested to read the score sheets.  My lowest score was for my imperial stout which scored a 43 recently.  I guess that's the vagaries of judging.

3 out for 4 mid-30s and up.  So I'm pleased, I guess.
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« Reply #347 on: April 25, 2014, 09:38:07 AM »
I can't find the link for bottle labels

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« Reply #348 on: April 25, 2014, 10:13:39 AM »
Well, at least one of my ciders made it to mini-BOS so I don't feel like a complete failure ;D

I'm with you there.  My bitter made a mini-BOS. 

I'll be interested to read the score sheets.  My lowest score was for my imperial stout which scored a 43 recently.  I guess that's the vagaries of judging.

3 out for 4 mid-30s and up.  So I'm pleased, I guess.

Same here.  My mini-BOS cider won gold in KC 2 weeks before...I guess I should have sent to that region. 

Time to start working on new competitions and getting things better for next year's NHC.

On the bright side, I am saving money not having to ship anything to Grand Rapids, so there is that ;D
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Re: NHC
« Reply #349 on: April 25, 2014, 10:18:35 AM »
I can't find the link for bottle labels

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go to http://brewingcompetition.com/final/

you can sign in using the same signon info as the first round site and there should be links for labels there.

Thanks,  I wasn't looking on the final page.

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« Reply #350 on: April 25, 2014, 10:40:05 AM »
Well all 4 of my entries made it to the mini-BOS round.  The IIPA didn't medal though (35).  The other scores I got were 40.5 (1st-sweet mead), 38.5 (3rd-Tripel), and 35 (1st-xmas ale)
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« Reply #351 on: April 25, 2014, 11:15:30 AM »
Well all 4 of my entries made it to the mini-BOS round.  The IIPA didn't medal though (35).  The other scores I got were 40.5 (1st-sweet mead), 38.5 (3rd-Tripel), and 35 (1st-xmas ale)

Nice.  I've given up making x-mas ales.  I just don't enjoy the spices enough to have 5 gallons around.

My saison got my highest score, but no MBOS.  I'll have one or two tonight, though, since I don't have to save them.
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« Reply #352 on: April 25, 2014, 11:26:34 AM »
Yeah I didn't think this one was going to do as well as it did (That said it did score on the low side with a 35.)  I went really mellow with the spices because like you I hate a spice bomb beer.  I brewed it last year with the NHC specifically in mind... but I have entered it in a couple other comps... It either does decent or really poorly.  Depends on if the judges judging it can deal with subtle spice levels or not.  If it does poorly it's been due to the judges feeling it wasn't actually spiced enough.
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Re: NHC
« Reply #353 on: April 25, 2014, 12:25:53 PM »
Nice.  I've given up making x-mas ales.  I just don't enjoy the spices enough to have 5 gallons around.

Me, either, but the solution is to not use spices.  SN Celebration is my favorite Christmas Ale and I make a version of that.  I also make my Santa's Helper Uber Alt.
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« Reply #354 on: April 25, 2014, 12:32:37 PM »
gimme a Jubelale over this christmas spiced stuff any day.
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« Reply #355 on: April 25, 2014, 12:38:03 PM »
I made my last pumpkin ale about 10 years ago. Everybody loved it - I had a pint and gave the rest away. All of a sudden I hit the saturation point with spices. +1 to SN Celebration as a great holiday ale .  I usually brew something big like a Quad or Wee Heavy as my holiday ale.
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« Reply #356 on: April 25, 2014, 12:38:12 PM »
gimme a Jubelale over this christmas spiced stuff any day.
Cat 21 is one of the few I avoid judging if at all possible.
I get stuck judging it many times because I have entries in all the other categories... 21 and 23... ugh.
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Re: NHC
« Reply #357 on: April 25, 2014, 01:26:30 PM »
I made my last pumpkin ale about 10 years ago. Everybody loved it - I had a pint and gave the rest away. All of a sudden I hit the saturation point with spices. +1 to SN Celebration as a great holiday ale .  I usually brew something big like a Quad or Wee Heavy as my holiday ale.

I still have a 5 liter mini-keg of the last x-mas ale I made, which was several years ago.  People liked it, but I've got too much stuff I'd rather drink to ever get around to it.
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« Reply #358 on: April 25, 2014, 01:52:46 PM »
gimme a Jubelale over this christmas spiced stuff any day.
Cat 21 is one of the few I avoid judging if at all possible.
I get stuck judging it many times because I have entries in all the other categories... 21 and 23... ugh.

I prefer to judge those categories because they're more subjective and interesting.  I find it amazing what people will enter in Specialty.
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Re: NHC
« Reply #359 on: April 25, 2014, 01:55:36 PM »
I prefer to judge those categories because they're more subjective and interesting.  I find it amazing what people will enter in Specialty.

Me, too, but I'm too often amazed in a bad way.
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