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Old 02-13-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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Congratulations!


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Old 02-13-2008, 09:22 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone, it's kind of funny but when BMC drinkers come over I usually start them with a Honey Lite Lager, then have them try the Irish Red, I think mainly because they are the easiest drinking. In the back of my mind I thought if I got any mention there it would probably be for one of those or maybe my fat tire clone, and that one didn't score very well at all.

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The recipe I used for the red is listed in my recipes.

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Congrats. I've been intersted to see what James is doing for "low-tech lagering". Sounds like it might just be a "son of a fermentation chiller" type device. After you watch that DVD it may be nice to post a review. I don't want you to give away all the "secrets" as then he might not sell too many more, but if it is just a "son of a fermentation chiller" I'm not going to shell out cash for that DVD. Any thoughts on posting a review?
I will let you know later this week.

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I'd enter if I ever bottled anything. Too bad I just cant take a keg with me.

Grats on your medals dude!
I bottled all of them from my kegs on the same day, I love my beer gun.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:06 PM   #13
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Nice B-day present!!

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:12 PM   #14
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Congrats!! Way to go...I entered a competition in December..No word yet..There were 19500 entraints..I probably won't hear anything..I thought it was a pretty good batch......

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:23 PM   #15
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Congratulations! That is great news. I think it would be great to get some affirmation that your beers are really great. I have friends who tell me they love my beer- of course, that might be because it's free for them!

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:45 PM   #16
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Congrats man, that's really cool. I'm scared for the day that I enter a beer competition. I already love brewing, but add that competitive side to it and it's all over. Might as well sign the divorce papers now

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:33 AM   #17
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Anyone have a site where I can find local competitions?

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:54 AM   #18
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:11 AM   #19
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Anyone have a site where I can find local competitions?
BJCP has a bunch listed.
I found the one I entered in Zymurgy
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:31 AM   #20
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Congrats. I've been intersted to see what James is doing for "low-tech lagering". Sounds like it might just be a "son of a fermentation chiller" type device. After you watch that DVD it may be nice to post a review. I don't want you to give away all the "secrets" as then he might not sell too many more, but if it is just a "son of a fermentation chiller" I'm not going to shell out cash for that DVD. Any thoughts on posting a review?
He used a 10g round cooler for the fermentation bucket & later the lagering carboy, it was fitted with a 20ft immersion chiller and 3 gallons of water.
In antoher cooler he used a small pond pump and a johnson controller to circulate the chilled water as needed. At lagering temps he changed 3 milk jugs of ice daily.
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