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Old 11-11-2013, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default CASK Beer Blitz @ Hampton, VA

I just entered my American Pale Ale in the 7th annual CASK Beer Blitz in Hampton, VA - anyone else gunna be there?

It's my first competition, so I'm pretty pumped on it

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:37 AM   #2
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I'm contemplating entering three beers. I went two medals for two entries last year, so it's hard not to consider entering

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Old 11-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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Default Deadline for entries!

If you wanna enter, the deadline for CASK to have everything they need (the beers, entry fee, recipe sheet, etc), needs to be in by Nov. 23. Hope you decide to enter! For $7 an entry, it's hard to say no!

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I dont have much ready, but i might stick a beer or two in for it.

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Old 11-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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I'm putting in 5--IIPA, Tripel, Pumpkin Saison, ESB, and BBRIS. I'll be judging too. CASK is awesome!

My club has maybe 10 others doing 2-5 entries each.

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I've decided on 5 as well. I'll be going Mild, Sweet Stout, Saison, Tripel, and Straight/Unblended Lambic (I just fill two bottles straight out of the fermenter, it tastes awesome, and fortunately the style is traditionally uncarbonated )

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Sigh...I just opened one of the beers from the batch I submitted and it was over carbonated - not a bottle bomb, but the glass was 1/2 foam. Maybe the judges will like a beer with a lot of head. Haha!

This is my first competition, so I'm not sure how the whole event progresses. Can anyone give me a rundown as to what time the judging takes place and how long the whole thing goes for? Thanks guys/gals!

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I'll be entering 3 beers myself. Entered 2 last year and got nada. This year I'm entering 2 of my best and keeping my fingers crossed!

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If you wanna enter, the deadline for CASK to have everything they need (the beers, entry fee, recipe sheet, etc), needs to be in by Nov. 23. Hope you decide to enter! For $7 an entry, it's hard to say no!
Do you regularly submit recipe sheets with your entries? I could see it being important in 20 or 23 but not so much inthe others. I always think it would prejudice anyone looking at it.

BTW... I'm def. not protective of my recipes...share and share alike.
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Hey phillips,

You can remove some of the carbonation by popping the cap off and letting them sit for a bit then recapping. I had to do it with a RIS I overshot on. Put the bottles in something to collect in case of a spillover, and do like a 6 pack at a time....then just recap.

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