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Offline dannyjed

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My first Comp
« on: July 28, 2011, 01:28:10 PM »
I finally enterd my first homebrew competition at the county fair.  I've always had an excuse for not entering - I hate bottling, but the truth is I've been too lazy or maybe intimidated that if I compete it will take the fun out of my brewing.  Well I decided that it was time and what I really wanted was good feedback on my brews especially the negative comments (friends don't give negative comments when they are drinking free beer).  I received 1st place for my American Barley Wine and 3rd place for my Amber Ale.  The Barley Wine came in a close second for best of show - I was so close to having my Barley Wine brewed at the local brewery.  Anyway, I don't want to just toot my own horn, but I would like to thank all of you on the forum who have helped me with tips, hints, and ideas that have helped me brew better beer(not a commercial for Gordan's book :D).  It is nice that accomplished homebrewers take the time to help others out like myself.  Thanks again

Dan
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Re: My first Comp
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 01:29:13 PM »
Congratulations! Very impressive results.
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Re: My first Comp
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 02:51:11 PM »
Congrats Dan!!  You're hooked now...  ;)  Cheers!!!
If Homebrew & BBQ aren't the answer, then you're askin' the wrong questions... Cheers!!!

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Re: My first Comp
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011, 04:11:57 PM »
Congrats!
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Re: My first Comp
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 04:22:04 PM »
Contgrats!

We have an awesome community here and I'm glad you decided to join us.  :)
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Re: My first Comp
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 05:14:41 PM »
Thanks guys, I've been hooked on brewing now for 5 years and now I will definitely be entering more competitions.
Dan Chisholm