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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2014, 04:44:44 PM »
My $.02 is that all the beers your's are judged against are just as old.

I think it is ultimately a logistics issue for the organizers but the product of the rule is certainly a level playing field for beer age. It may not be in every beer's best interests but it's more fair than letting people game their proximity or mailing options to get a fresher beer into the judges' hands. It is a rule that cuts against people who would brew a hop-forward beer in styles where there can be a range of hop character (like saison) but knowing the rules well in advance allows the brewer to decide whether he or she wants to risk sending that beer to the competition.

Agreed. It is a brewing competition, packaging is part of the brewing process. One should learn to package with low O2 to preserve the beer. That goes for all beers, as O2 will stale any beer, and decrease hop aroma in those hoppy styles.
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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2014, 10:38:58 PM »
Is there any word yet on when the St. Louis Region for NHC will be held?  Just curious where it will fit compared to other midwest regions as far as planning brews.  Getting close to time to brew some of the beers for NHC and that 3-4 week window makes a pretty good differnce.

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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2014, 10:52:01 PM »
It seems one or 2 locations have not registered with the BJCP yet. No St. Louis so far, you sure they have one this year (I really don't know)? If they do keep looking at the BJCP site.

http://www.bjcp.org/apps/comp_schedule/competition_schedule.php

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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2014, 10:58:11 PM »
I have been watching the calendar..... But had not seen an update.  I am assuming there will be one there, as earlier in the thread, Janis had stated:

"I have 2 more competitions to register; Austin, TX and Saint Louis, MO.  I don't have dates or shipping/judging info for either right now."


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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2014, 01:42:11 AM »
I have been watching the calendar..... But had not seen an update.  I am assuming there will be one there, as earlier in the thread, Janis had stated:

"I have 2 more competitions to register; Austin, TX and Saint Louis, MO.  I don't have dates or shipping/judging info for either right now."

If Janis says so, there you go.

Amanda K might have an idea.

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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2014, 04:58:29 AM »
Is there any word yet on when the St. Louis Region for NHC will be held?  Just curious where it will fit compared to other midwest regions as far as planning brews.  Getting close to time to brew some of the beers for NHC and that 3-4 week window makes a pretty good differnce.

not officially.
However, I've seen the weekend of March 27th mentioned.  Take that FWIW.

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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2014, 11:29:37 PM »
03/27/2015

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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2014, 11:33:48 PM »
Right.  And Austin looks like it will be March 13-15, 2015.  I will register this competition on Monday, 12/22/2014.

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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2015, 04:58:16 PM »
If Janis says so, there you go.

Amanda K might have an idea.

Thankfully, I'm blissfully unaware this year. 8) Our club (KCBM) hosted the past two years in KC and we were all in need of a break.

Based on the StL date, looks like I'm out of judging for the First Round this year as well. See you guys in San Diego!  ;D
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Re: NHC 15
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2015, 02:02:42 PM »

I would request one of the following in order of preference:

1. A software change that lets us enter all 5 sweetness levels present on the scoresheet.
 

fyi, this was done.  Also, 27A allows specialty (apple variety, etc) information, another thing I mentioned.

Nice job paying attention to entrant concerns AHA - much appreciated.

cheers--
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