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I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« on: June 28, 2011, 12:35:08 AM »
I should say WE won a silver medal.

http://slam.liquidpoets.com/2011/results.html

Under the category of "Smoke Flavored and Wood Aged Beers"

Andy Hendreschke is the host to our 55 gallon Stranahan's Barrel
full of an imperial porter brewed by 7 brewers, 4 10-gallon batches
and two 5-gallon batches.

And if I may toot my own horn, I got a hold of 2 bottles. One I sampled
almost as soon as I got it home. The other I stored away in the fridge
and waited for a moment to share it with a fan of my hobby that was
being updated with everything since the purchase of the barrel.

The first bottle needed some time to mellow out, some strong flavors
left and right...the one I stashed away that sat for about a month
one of the smoothest tasting barrel aged beers. No harsh anything,
no strong anything. Just a balanced imperial porter with Stranahan's
notes in there. When I sampled it, I commented that it needs to go
into a comp. Little did I know it had! My comment was made on June
4th, the competition was a week later!

Full Credit to my fellow brewers:
Ken Heaps
Randy Bolen
Andy Hendreschke
Andy Nelson
Scott England
Len Eckstein
and myself
Ruben Abril.
Ruben * Colorado :)

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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 12:36:54 AM »
Oh and by the way, A BIG thanks to Denny for the recipe.
From Len Eckstein,
"I can't take recipe credit - it's a variation of Denny Conn's Bourbon vanilla porter.
Glad it came out so well. *Here's to to further flavor ass kickery with the next
generation of barrel aged monk brothers' brew!*
Ruben * Colorado :)

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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 05:20:57 AM »
Congrats!
Andy

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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 05:22:26 AM »
Enjoy the reward - and the beer!
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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 06:22:30 AM »
Nice Job Ruben! And 2 months of Paychecks you must be holding your mouth correctly. ;D
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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 06:48:30 AM »
Sweet!

Congrats  :)
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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 08:46:00 AM »
Oh and by the way, A BIG thanks to Denny for the recipe.
From Len Eckstein,
"I can't take recipe credit - it's a variation of Denny Conn's Bourbon vanilla porter.
Glad it came out so well. *Here's to to further flavor ass kickery with the next
generation of barrel aged monk brothers' brew!*

Congrats, man!
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Re: I'm a bit behind but, I won a silver medal!
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 10:54:10 PM »
Way to go! Back to work, and a silver!! Congrats.
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