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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2016, 07:06:36 PM »
Susan will steward, I will judge at Indy. We are there a few nights, that also gives me chance to see one of my brothers - and to stop at Claus's Market for some German style meats.
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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2016, 07:20:45 PM »
and to stop at Claus's Market for some German style meats.


Amen to that. Awesome stuff !
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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2016, 10:54:34 PM »
Susan will steward, I will judge at Indy. We are there a few nights, that also gives me chance to see one of my brothers - and to stop at Claus's Market for some German style meats.

What dates does judging partake in Indy?
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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2016, 01:07:45 AM »
Susan will steward, I will judge at Indy. We are there a few nights, that also gives me chance to see one of my brothers - and to stop at Claus's Market for some German style meats.

What dates does judging partake in Indy?
March 11-12.
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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2016, 07:52:04 PM »
Susan will steward, I will judge at Indy. We are there a few nights, that also gives me chance to see one of my brothers - and to stop at Claus's Market for some German style meats.

What dates does judging partake in Indy?
March 11-12.

Got 5 entries into Indy as well.  I am pretty impressed that they will be able to get everything organized and ready to judge in just 2 days as the final delivery date is 3/9.  Good luck to all!

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2016, 12:46:39 PM »
If I understand it right, I can enter multiple subcategories within a category. Just not the same subcategory? So, all other things being equal, would it improve my chances of moving at least one beer forward by keeping all entries in one category or by spreading them out.

Not that I have the beers to do this with. Just curious how the math works out.


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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2016, 01:14:11 PM »
Depends...  if you only want Gold medals, then only enter one per Cat.

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2016, 01:50:53 PM »
If I understand it right, I can enter multiple subcategories within a category. Just not the same subcategory? So, all other things being equal, would it improve my chances of moving at least one beer forward by keeping all entries in one category or by spreading them out.

Not that I have the beers to do this with. Just curious how the math works out.

In my experience, you have a better chance of spreading out your entries into different categories. Obviously some categories are very entry heavy and difficult to advance in (looking at you Stouts, IPA's, Belgians, Specialty, etc). While others are not as entry laden and a bit easier to medal in. But keep in mind, these categories change from year to year and from judging site to judging site. What might be a heavy category at one judge site, might be light(er) in another.

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2016, 09:02:29 PM »
Just got my bottles delivered to the Chicago judging site (which is NOT in Chicago, BTW).

Woot!

UPS got it delivered in 24 hours.

Good luck to everyone.  I'll need it as all of my entries are in the aforementioned categories (stouts and Belgians).
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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2016, 12:36:16 AM »
Hmm, mine still showing as on the truck, and the delivery location closed 30m ago.  ::)


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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2016, 12:53:20 AM »
Dropped mine off at ballast point this afternoon

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2016, 09:56:32 PM »
Hmm, mine still showing as on the truck, and the delivery location closed 30m ago.  ::)

Mine showed that way until really late last night.  They had actually been delivered at 1:30pm.

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2016, 05:08:08 PM »
Mine got delivered on time, but (as is my luck) 3 of my 5 entries each had one bottle issue leaving only one bottle to be judged for each of the three. The other 2 entries were totally fine. 2 were leaking and one broke!  I ship all over for comps and have not had this happen in a long time.  Thanks a lot UPS....Not much I can do, but hope they showed well in Indy.  Only time will tell. The only way I will truly be affected is if those entries make it to the mini-BOS and the second bottle is needed.  Doh! I am jealous for those of you that could just drop off your entries instead of shipping them.

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2016, 12:29:50 PM »
I am jealous for those of you that could just drop off your entries instead of shipping them.

There will be a lot of complaints over the next month about "unfair advantage" in early regions, but what you mentioned would be worth way more to me than more time to re-brew

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Re: 2016 NHC
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2016, 12:54:12 PM »
I think the "early regions" offer only an advantage to IPAs but even that isn't awful since the later sites' IPA examples are compared against each other so they're all evenly aged.


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