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Offline yso191

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Aaaargh! version 2
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:45:38 PM »
Well Jim, I'm going to echo your Aaaargh! but for different reasons

This is the first time I have entered a competition.  I got the email saying I got all 3 spots I asked for.  Nice!  Down at the bottom of the email there is the friendly line: "See National Homebrew Competition information on the AHA website for additional competition details."

If I noticed it at all, I thought I had months before I needed to do anything.  Until I saw your post about your shipment getting ruined.  "What the heck is Jim doing shipping his beer in!?  This is the first of March!"  I thought...

So crap.  I have only one (an American Barleywine) of the 3 beers brewed, but it is not bottled nor carbed yet.  Guess I'm out.
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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 04:14:36 PM »
bummer! It snuck on my a bit this year too. I have a brew in the fermenter now, just pitched yeast that was supposed to be my fourth entry. Luckily I had some stuff in the cellar to replace it. Not sure what I was thinking, it's more or less the same time every year.
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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 04:16:08 PM »
You can always change your entry to another style if you have something else ready.

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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 04:51:19 PM »
I pulled a keg from my cellar last Friday to chill for bottling.  I was shocked that it was super low and was getting worried that I didn't have enough beer for all the bottles I need (of course, we only need two right now).

It took my a couple days, and some organizing, but I finally realized that the keg I grabbed was the wrong keg.  I still have almost 5 gallons of the beer I want to submit, thankfully.

So, my ARRGH! was averted.  But I still have to bottle and ship.
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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 05:02:30 PM »
But I still have to bottle and ship.

I take it you didn't get the Chicago region?

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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 05:14:10 PM »
I'm driving mine into Chicago... In theory... Once I decide what I have and can enter... It's kind of a cluster this year for me.  Totally unprepared :-/
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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 06:30:39 PM »
But I still have to bottle and ship.

I take it you didn't get the Chicago region?

I did.  But I'm exceedingly parochial and Aurora is quite a ways away.

Worst case, I'll drive them out.  But I don't know when I could/would do that.
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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 06:36:27 PM »
Yeah, with Easter falling the way it does this year, it seems like the window is really long for some locations.  It is hard to think about bottling and sending a beer to a competition 6-8 weeks before it is even going to get judged (depending on your region)..... It really sneaks up. 

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Re: Aaaargh! version 2
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 11:46:20 PM »
Next year Steve! And come judge with us too!

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Aargh
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 12:52:55 AM »
On a similar line, I went downstairs this morning to counterpressure fill a couple bottles for Bockfest. here in Cincinnati. I couldn't find my keg! After some frantic searching I found the beer still in the secondary. Hopefully it's carbed by tomorrow afternoon so I can still drop them off in time (comp is Saturday, drop off deadline is 5 tomorrow).
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