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Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts and win a trip to Beer Camp!

Bring us your beer and brewing questions and let Sierra Nevada’s brewmasters be your guide. The top two questions each week will win a chance to come to Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp to brew with the pros!

Kicking-off on Saturday May 7th, with the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew for National Home Brew Day, submit your beer and homebrewing questions via the “Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts” post on the AHA Forum.  On the following Friday of each week, brewers, scientists, and analysts from Sierra Nevada will give you guidance for what you’re looking for.

The top two questions submitted each week will win an invite to Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp (www.sierrabeercamp.com) where you can get the chance to brew with the pros! This promotion will end Friday, May 27th and only registered users of the AHA Forum are eligible to win. Entries will be limited to one email entry per person / per week.  

To enter the ‘Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts’ promotion, please send your brewing questions to Beer@SierraNevada.com (mailto:Beer@SierraNevada.com) with the subject line ‘Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts’.


Sierra Nevada Supports Homebrewing

Sierra Nevada has homebrewing in our blood. Since the very beginning, Sierra Nevada’s founder Ken Grossman was obsessed with the alchemy of brewing. His early experiments with brewing at home led to the creation of new styles of beer that would eventually set the stage for the brewery. Those first recipes inspired many of the brewery’s most famous beers, and that do-it-yourself homebrew spirit still holds true today.

In the three decades since Sierra Nevada started, the world of American beer has developed and grown. There are more examples of more beer styles available today, than at any point in history. America has truly earned its place as one of the greatest brewing nations in the world, largely because of the creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness and passion of home brewers.



Rules:
Sierra Nevada® BEER CAMP® Contest
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING BUT WILL MAKE FILLING OUT THE FORMS MORE FUN.

ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER AND OVERALL QUALITY OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. THE MORE CREATIVE YOU ARE, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES, AND BELIEVE ME, WE HAVE SOME HIGH STANDARDS.

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE RULES OR CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. WE'RE NOT MAD, JUST DISAPPOINTED. RESTRICTIONS APPLY SO PLEASE DO AS WE SAY.

Winners will receive an invitation to attend Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s exclusive BEER CAMP®  Don’t know about BEER CAMP®? Here it is in a nutshell:
Sierra Nevada® Beer Camp® is designed as a behind-the-scenes look at Sierra Nevada. The program is a full-immersion, hands-on beer education. Beer Camp participants get VIP access to the brewery in Chico to see the quality, history, and craftsmanship that goes into making our beer. The campers are treated to a brewery tour and training with brewers to experience the unique and inviting environment that makes Sierra Nevada special. Campers work with brewers to develop a name, concept and recipe for a new beer of their choosing, which is produced and distributed to a very select number of accounts.  
Each winner will be eligible to attend one (1) BEER CAMP®
Employees, officers, lackeys, good friends, and representatives of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and its licensed industry members, including all retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers, as well as industry  members’ immediate families and/or households or pets, are not eligible to enter, You guys live the dream every day, give somebody else a chance, will ya?

DISCLAIMER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY: By entering this Contest, each contestant agrees and acknowledges that neither Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. nor any of its employees, agents, representatives, contractors, service providers and professional advisers connected with this Contest (hereinafter collectively “Sierra Nevada Related Parties”) shall be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from a contestant’s participation in this Contest or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to a contestant’s or any other person’s computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this Contest or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this Contest. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. also reserves the right to prohibit the participation of any individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or the failure to comply with any provision of these Official Rules.

By entering this Contest, each contestant agrees, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, to release, discharge, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Related Parties from any and all claims, suits, causes of action, liabilities, damages, judgments, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) arising from or as a result of (i) his/her participation in this Contest or his/her receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded in this Contest, (ii) his/her breach of any of the contestant representations and warranties set forth in these Official Rules, and/or (iii) his/her breach or violation of any of the other provisions of these Official Rules.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in its sole discretion. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this Contest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. Any attempt by a contestant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.

DISPUTES: This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and the laws of the State of California, without respect to conflict of law doctrines.

SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 1075 East 20th Street, Chico, California 95928. See www.sierranevada.com or www.sierrabeercamp.com

COPIES OF OFFICIAL RULES: To request a copy of these Official Rules, please email your request to beer@sierranevada.com after August 15, 2011.

WINNER INFORMATION: To learn the actual number of entries received and the winners selected in this Contest, please email your request to beer@sierranevada.com after August 15, 2011.

©2011 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. SIERRA NEVADA® is a registered trademark of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. BEER CAMP® is a trademark of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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So, here's my question regarding bottle conditioning...

If I were to filter my beer to brilliant before dosing with corn sugar for bottling, how can I figure out how much yeast to add back to the batch to bottle condition my beer. I don't have a kegging set up, nor a proper lab set up, and I would like to filter my brews for additional clarity, but in doing so I would be afraid of stripping out the yeast so the bottles wouldn't carbonate properly. Whats a brewer to do?

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I have a question regarding fermentation temperature for ale brewing.

I read a lot of discussion regarding temperature control for ale fermentation.  When is it appropriate to raise the temperature of the wort after pitching yeast?  At what point in the fermentation is it beneficial to lower the temperature?  I understand that temperature control, when administered correctly, can help the yeast to clean up diacetyl towards the end of fermentation.  What's an easy rule of thumb for home brewer's to follow for controlling the fermentation temperature of their ale while yielding optimal results?

Thanks!


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There is a link in the OP where questions should be sent to be entered in the contest...  ;)
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Yeah, I spotted that right off.  I wasn't asking a question, I was doing my best Arnold Horshack impression.  Figured it couldn't hurt... ay?
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Pale ale is the ultimate style for me.  If it is good, man is it good and when it is bad, it can be ugly.  I have recently began experimenting with dry hop additions at different days during secondary in order to create a layering and unique hop profile.  Do you have any experience with continually dry hopped beers that you would like to share. 

Long Live the Pale Ale

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Come on folks, posting your questions here does NOT enter you in the contest.  You have to send them an email as the announcement stated...

This promotion will end Friday, May 27th and only registered users of the AHA Forum are eligible to win. Entries will be limited to one email entry per person / per week.  

To enter the ‘Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts’ promotion, please send your brewing questions to Beer@SierraNevada.com (mailto:Beer@SierraNevada.com) with the subject line ‘Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts’.
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But it also says this:

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Kicking-off on Saturday May 7th, with the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew for National Home Brew Day, submit your beer and homebrewing questions via the “Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts” post on the AHA Forum.

I would gather from this you can enter your question here or on their site.
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In order to be entered, you must EMAIL your questions to: Beer@SierraNevada.com (mailto:Beer@SierraNevada.com) with the subject line ‘Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts’.

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But it also says this:

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Kicking-off on Saturday May 7th, with the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew for National Home Brew Day, submit your beer and homebrewing questions via the “Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts” post on the AHA Forum.

I would gather from this you can enter your question here or on their site.

Try reading the word "via" in that snippet as "as per" and then you'll see that it's still telling you to do what that announcement says.

Maybe locking this thread would be in order to make folks aware?
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I encourage everyone to enter this contest.  Beer Camp was an amazing experience, easily the best thing I've ever won.
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But it also says this:

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Kicking-off on Saturday May 7th, with the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew for National Home Brew Day, submit your beer and homebrewing questions via the “Ask Sierra Nevada’s Experts” post on the AHA Forum.

I would gather from this you can enter your question here or on their site.

Try reading the word "via" in that snippet as "as per" and then you'll see that it's still telling you to do what that announcement says.

Maybe locking this thread would be in order to make folks aware?

Perhaps being able to read and follow the instructions is the first requirement for being chosen to attend beer camp. 

Kind of a Darwinian thing... ;D
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I would enter on their site after I read the OP, but I was trying to make the guys who posted questions here feel better...

There are plenty of people who can't read or follow directions that make homebrew, too...

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Relax, jeez...
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Anybody know who the first week's winners are?
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