Picked up ingredients for my brew day today... But ended up back home picking up stuff for my new place and got out of dinner with my mom late. Too late to brew,.so I'll do it after the pats game tomorrow.
I'm copying recipes, so I can order ingredients for 2 more batches when I get home (Bitburger Pils, and Murphy's Irish Stout). These are also my first 2 all grain brews (BIAB, 5 gallon), so I'm excited about it.
Judged in Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition (first time judging). My entries didn't take home any awards, but I had a lot of fun judging and learning how to judge. I was very surprised at how close the scores I gave came to my BJCP certified partner's. More often than not our scores came within a few points of each other without any adjustments. I figured I'd be way over scoring entries because I really haven't had much experience with even the more common off flavors. If you had entries in that competition and got crappy scores for categories 9 or 10, you can blame me.
The only thing more asinine than stupid rules is the enforcement of rules simply because they are the rules.