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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2017, 03:46:11 PM »
Interest is up.

Interest may be up, but excitement appears to be down.

Indianapolis last week and a several more judging this weekend, but none of the anxious, impatient posts from years past.

Guess we're mellowing with age.  :P 
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2017, 02:21:06 AM »
Interest is up.

Interest may be up, but excitement appears to be down.

Indianapolis last week and a several more judging this weekend, but none of the anxious, impatient posts from years past.

Guess we're mellowing with age.  :P

That is a bad thing?

I judged Indy, today I was at Tampa for two sessions. Both are well run competitions.

The AHA has improved some of the communications this year as to what to expect next, and the timing of when that will happen. That will decrease the angst, no?

Many have been through the process, and know how it works.

I must say that time remains for panic and fear to set in!

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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #62 on: March 26, 2017, 02:49:51 AM »
I agree that the communication has improved. I'm not overly excited this year. Several years of not advancing eases my fears. It is well ran when considering the size.


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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2017, 12:04:18 PM »
This is my first time entering.

Am I reading those dates right? We only have a month (March 9th) to get our beers turned in?

This caught me by surprise too.  I think I did my planning based on the judge dates.  I ended up bottling a batch 2 days before I took it to the drop off location, so fingers crossed on that one.  The bottles I have at home have turned out really well so hopefully the judged bottles are good too (mostly worried about carbonation).

I have two entries that got judged this weekend in Seattle.  An American Porter/Deschutes Black Butte clone which is "pretty damn close" direct from the mouths of two Deschutes brewers, so high hopes on that one.

The other is my CDA which has won some awards in the past (not at NHC though) and my 9th batch or so, so really dialing that one in.  Sadly the batch I just transferred to secondary is better than the batch I bottled and sent, but c'est la vie... that's how it goes.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2017, 12:21:09 PM »
My entries were judged in St. Louis this past weekend but I'm going to refrain from checking the website every day.  Especially since Indy is still in verify status after a week plus.  I don't expect to see any results until next week at least.  Nothing I submit requires rebrewing and I have my bottles already set aside, so no reason to stress out about it.

I just hope my Marzen gets through.  A friend of mine brewed the same recipe and submitted to a different region.  It would be cool to go head-to-head in the finals.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2017, 04:54:38 PM »
Indy results are posted. 31 entries in American Wild Ale...good to see.

I don't think excitement has dropped that much, given that entry caps were met and some people were turned away. We have lots of people locally excited about NHC this year, both veteran entrants and newbies. I do think more people are getting familiar with the current process and waiting for results.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2017, 05:27:57 PM »
Indy results are posted. 31 entries in American Wild Ale...good to see.

Not seeing any results posted - status still shows as "Verifying Results", from what I can see.  Do you have to be entered in Indy to see the Indy results?

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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2017, 05:36:57 PM »
Click on the Winners tab up top and you should see Indy under 2017 results. It looks like they have not updated the main "results status" page, though.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/winners/
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2017, 05:55:32 PM »
Got it, thanks.

And congrats to all the Indy winners!

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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2017, 05:59:29 PM »
I see Mr. Wilcox's name pop up 4 times in there...Congrats udubdawg. 

Hoping to get my specialty cider in against you!

Good luck in the finals to all that advanced.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2017, 08:41:30 PM »
Yay, I made it with a 3rd place for my American Barleywine.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2017, 08:47:55 PM »
Yay, I made it with a 3rd place for my American Barleywine.

Congrats...and with 31 entries in the category.  Impressive!  Good luck in the finals.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2017, 08:53:22 PM »
Yay, I made it with a 3rd place for my American Barleywine.

Congrats...and with 31 entries in the category.  Impressive!  Good luck in the finals.
Thanks, just happy to make it. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten my score sheets back with the mini-BOS marked and no place awarded.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2017, 12:37:47 AM »
Its good to hear that the regional sites are filled up, because my experience this year is that most competitions are down a bit in terms of entry numbers.  Definitely a trend toward more sours everywhere.  I'll judge Chicago and the NHC again this year, as the local comps kept me from other regional sites.

Good luck to all.  I have noticed generally higher scores/better beers this year in the comps I have judged this year.
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Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2017, 02:32:14 AM »
Indy had a good turn out for judges and stewards. It was a fun one to judge. The downside was that I struck out again.

We were at Tampa on Saturday. The first time for them. A well run completion with a good judge and steward turn out. They were done on Sunday. I would do that one again!
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