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Offline TXFlyGuy

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Re: water profiles
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2021, 04:12:38 PM »
Sorry to muddy the water for you .

I hope your beers do well in the Bluebonnet. Report back to tell us what feedback you received.

Cheers!

No worries! Yes, 9 entries total.

Munich Helles (2)
London Porter (3)
Fest Bier (1)
Oktoberfest (1)
APA (1)
British Golden Ale (1)

A full report will be posted here...the good, the bad, and the ugly!

I think the APA, Porter, and Fest Bier will do well. Maybe the British Golden Ale also.

But they did not have enough BJCP judges, so an all-call was sent to anyone and everyone who wanted to volunteer to be a judge. I'm not very confident with this.
Bluebonnet Brewoff 2021 Winner!

Munich Helles - 1st Place
Oktoberfest   - 1st Place
English Porter - 3rd Place

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Re: water profiles
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2021, 11:07:39 PM »
Best of luck in the competitions - one thing to realize is that any number of handling issues can affect your entries, so be ready to take that into account.  It is a good idea to keep a sample back to drink with the scoresheet in hand, because if the judge noted a specific condition, it may have arisen after leaving your hands or it may have simply arisen over the delay in time from some other reason.  Especially with the light beers - they just don’t always hold up if stored warm, for example.  I like to bottle condition for this reason, when possible.
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Offline TXFlyGuy

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Re: water profiles
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2021, 12:12:20 AM »
Best of luck in the competitions - one thing to realize is that any number of handling issues can affect your entries, so be ready to take that into account.  It is a good idea to keep a sample back to drink with the scoresheet in hand, because if the judge noted a specific condition, it may have arisen after leaving your hands or it may have simply arisen over the delay in time from some other reason.  Especially with the light beers - they just don’t always hold up if stored warm, for example.  I like to bottle condition for this reason, when possible.

Thank you. Yes, that is a concern, handling and storage. We will see. I bottled the Oktoberfest and then sampled the beer several weeks later. Not the same, not at all. And I stored the bottles cold.
Not getting my hopes up.
But all entries will be subjected to the same conditions.
Bluebonnet Brewoff 2021 Winner!

Munich Helles - 1st Place
Oktoberfest   - 1st Place
English Porter - 3rd Place

Offline dmtaylor

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Re: water profiles
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2021, 01:02:57 AM »
But they did not have enough BJCP judges, so an all-call was sent to anyone and everyone who wanted to volunteer to be a judge. I'm not very confident with this.

Ick.  Good luck with that.
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