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I feel like an olypian.
« on: August 12, 2016, 04:04:18 PM »
Yesterday I looked over the results from the Clark County fair homebrew competition to see how well my entries did. My best score was for a hellesbock: 42.33 and fourth place overall. The top three get gift certificates to Bader Homebrew supply. Third place was a score of 42.5, ARRRRGH, only .18 point away from the podium.

Yes, I am kind of bragging.
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 04:10:27 PM »
Nice job, Steve!
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 05:56:37 PM »
It's not bragging if you can do it. Congratulations and thanks for letting us know.
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 10:10:17 PM »
More training needed. Either that, or it's time to Nancy Kerrigan your competition!

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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 11:38:14 PM »
That's an awesome score! Without placing, you will just have to enjoy drinking the rest of the batch. I think you can make that happen
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 10:44:49 AM »
I once had a 43 from a national judge and a pro brewer - it didn't place in the competition as a Helles.  I enjoyed that beer all the more and so should you with yours!  Congrats on hitting such a high mark and consider re-brewing it for future comps - as a judge I welcome exceptional beers to evaluate.
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2016, 03:17:58 PM »
I feel like an Olympian because I've been drinking caipirinha's every night this week. Your story is much better :)

Congrats, Steve!
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2016, 05:23:39 PM »
That's an awesome score! Without placing, you will just have to enjoy drinking the rest of the batch. I think you can make that happen

Woe is me! There is only one bottle left. :(
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2016, 05:34:38 PM »
In the interest of full disclosure I should also report that I got a 36.33 for a British barleywine, a 31 for a Czech pilsner, and a 25.5 for an alt.
About what I expected for the first two, but the alt score was a bit of a disappointment. Oh well, I'll have to give the score sheets a good look when I pick them up next week.
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2016, 05:42:35 PM »
In the interest of full disclosure I should also report that I got a 36.33 for a British barleywine, a 31 for a Czech pilsner, and a 25.5 for an alt.
About what I expected for the first two, but the alt score was a bit of a disappointment. Oh well, I'll have to give the score sheets a good look when I pick them up next week.


It's always a crapshoot. Some judges score high, some low, most are fair, occasionally you get a head scratcher. I got a 41 on a cider @ NHC this year that didn't advance to 2nd round. The beers I submitted were 38 and 39 (didn't advance either). You just never know.
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2016, 06:17:19 PM »
In the interest of full disclosure I should also report that I got a 36.33 for a British barleywine, a 31 for a Czech pilsner, and a 25.5 for an alt.
About what I expected for the first two, but the alt score was a bit of a disappointment. Oh well, I'll have to give the score sheets a good look when I pick them up next week.


It's always a crapshoot. Some judges score high, some low, most are fair, occasionally you get a head scratcher. I got a 41 on a cider @ NHC this year that didn't advance to 2nd round. The beers I submitted were 38 and 39 (didn't advance either). You just never know.

You said it!  Just stole a 1st Best of Show with an American Blond ale at a recent comp. It was also judged at another competition on the same day and not only did it not place, it only scored a 29. Ha! 

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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2016, 06:18:47 PM »
In the interest of full disclosure I should also report that I got a 36.33 for a British barleywine, a 31 for a Czech pilsner, and a 25.5 for an alt.
About what I expected for the first two, but the alt score was a bit of a disappointment. Oh well, I'll have to give the score sheets a good look when I pick them up next week.


It's always a crapshoot. Some judges score high, some low, most are fair, occasionally you get a head scratcher. I got a 41 on a cider @ NHC this year that didn't advance to 2nd round. The beers I submitted were 38 and 39 (didn't advance either). You just never know.

You said it!  Just stole a 1st Best of Show with an American Blond ale at a recent comp. It was also judged at another competition on the same day and not only did it not place, it only scored a 29. Ha! 



Yep  ;D   Go figure. Regardless, congrats on the BOS.
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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2016, 06:20:09 PM »
In the interest of full disclosure I should also report that I got a 36.33 for a British barleywine, a 31 for a Czech pilsner, and a 25.5 for an alt.
About what I expected for the first two, but the alt score was a bit of a disappointment. Oh well, I'll have to give the score sheets a good look when I pick them up next week.


It's always a crapshoot. Some judges score high, some low, most are fair, occasionally you get a head scratcher. I got a 41 on a cider @ NHC this year that didn't advance to 2nd round. The beers I submitted were 38 and 39 (didn't advance either). You just never know.

You said it!  Just stole a 1st Best of Show with an American Blond ale at a recent comp. It was also judged at another competition on the same day and not only did it not place, it only scored a 29. Ha! 



Yep  ;D   Go figure. Regardless, congrats on the BOS.

Thanks. Just funny how those things work out. Probably wasn't really a BOS and not really a 29 point beer either. Either way I schwilled it all down!

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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 06:49:31 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: I feel like an olypian.
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 09:57:40 PM »
Yesterday I looked over the results from the Clark County fair homebrew competition to see how well my entries did. My best score was for a hellesbock: 42.33 and fourth place overall. The top three get gift certificates to Bader Homebrew supply. Third place was a score of 42.5, ARRRRGH, only .18 point away from the podium.

Yes, I am kind of bragging.

I think this proves that I can brew a lager contrary to what the fellas at the little uberbrewers forum seem to think.
I wonder if I should apply to have my permanent ban rescinded.
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