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Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« on: May 23, 2015, 02:41:32 AM »
I received a message from Carol Hiller stating that I volunteered to work at NHC.   I do recall volunteering to judge the final round at NHC.   However, I do not recall volunteering for anything else at NHC.  Maybe, I am just having a senior moment?  Has anyone else received a message from Carol Hiller?

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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 03:02:06 AM »
I got that email as well.  I don't recall volunteering but I will if help is needed.
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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 04:20:51 AM »
Same here -
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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 03:04:31 PM »
Mark, she must be from the local committee, not a name I recognize from AHA or BA.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 05:01:58 PM »
Same. 
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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 06:49:26 PM »
I thought that I was being phished until I queried Carol's name and e-mail address.  I signed back into the competition registration page and verified that I did not check any boxes that I did not intend to check.  The competition registration page allows one to sign up to judge or steward, but not both. 

With that said, Carol's message was directed at people who volunteered to work at seminars.  I do not recall signing up to volunteer to work at the seminars, which is why I was surprised to receive the e-mail message. 
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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2015, 12:47:01 PM »
Mark, I heard you are the keynote speaker and your topic is You Can't Make Beer Without a Stir Plate.

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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2015, 05:27:53 PM »
Received one as well.  I don't recall checking a box when registering for the conference (this has nothing to do with the competition) either.

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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2015, 07:45:54 PM »
I received a message from Carol Hiller stating that I volunteered to work at NHC.   I do recall volunteering to judge the final round at NHC.   However, I do not recall volunteering for anything else at NHC.  Maybe, I am just having a senior moment?  Has anyone else received a message from Carol Hiller?

Hi all,

Sorry for the confusion.  I have heard from Carol Hiller about the e-mail.  The list of volunteers she was given for the message did not distinguish NHC judge/steward volunteers from seminar beer sample pourer volunteers for the seminars, so everyone who volunteered in some capacity got that message.  If you volunteered as a judge or steward for the competition, you can ignore the message from Carol Hiller.  Thanks.

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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2015, 08:19:53 PM »
Well, that makes much more sense.  I did sign up to judge.

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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 02:08:26 AM »
Mark, I heard you are the keynote speaker and your topic is You Can't Make Beer Without a Stir Plate.

It's actually "You Can't Make Beer Without A Stir Plate Built With Gold-Plated Neodymium Magnets."   




That seminar will be follwed by "You Can't Make Beer Without A Temperature-Controlled Fermentation Chamber With 0.1E-7 Degree Celsius Resolution AND 0.1E-14 Accuracy."

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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2015, 12:18:24 PM »
I knew my beers were off a little - and to think it was just because I used an old computer fan and plain old rare earth magnets in my stir plate!
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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2015, 03:59:51 PM »
I thought I was being phished also. In the email she identifies herself as a BA employee, but it's not a BA email address. That's a big red flag in my book.
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Re: Something is amiss at AHA headquarters
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 06:52:48 PM »
I knew my beers were off a little - and to think it was just because I used an old computer fan and plain old rare earth magnets in my stir plate!

It's time to upgrade to gold-plated rare earth magnets.  They reduce the amount of shear stress that the cells experience during incubation.  ;D