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Brewsmith 07-21-2008 03:16 AM

Los Angeles County Fair 2008 Competition
 
Did anyone else enter in the LA County Fair Homebrew Competition this year? I entered 5 beers last year and got 4 ribbons. This year I'm entering 8. It would have been nine, but the Scottish Ale ran out at bottling. I'm entering the following:

Old Helicon Barleywine 2006
English Barleywine 2007
Russian Imperial Stout 2005
5-Quarter American Stout
Coconut Stout
Munich Helles
Dunkelweizen
Steve's Smoked Ale

the_bird 07-21-2008 03:41 AM

The Smoked Ale, I can feel it - that's your champion right there, baby!

Good luck, and keep us posted!

B-Dub 07-21-2008 06:04 AM

I only found the commercial entry. Where is the homebrew comp info?

Good luck!!

korndog 08-29-2008 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewsmith (Post 763361)
Did anyone else enter in the LA County Fair Homebrew Competition this year? I entered 5 beers last year and got 4 ribbons. This year I'm entering 8. It would have been nine, but the Scottish Ale ran out at bottling. I'm entering the following:

Old Helicon Barleywine 2006
English Barleywine 2007
Russian Imperial Stout 2005
5-Quarter American Stout
Coconut Stout
Munich Helles
Dunkelweizen
Steve's Smoked Ale

Hey Brewsmith - I just got the results of the competition. Congrats on the 2nd Best Of Show for your stout! I scored a first in APA and 2nd in Class 25 Specialty with a Rye APA.

KD

Brewsmith 08-31-2008 07:32 AM

I didn't even know! I haven't seen any results yet! Where did you find them? :rockin:

Brewsmith 08-31-2008 07:47 AM

So is anyone local planning on going to the fair? I'm going to make it a plan to get there next weekend, probably on the Saturday, Sept. 6. If anyone else can make it let me know and we'll meet up.

korndog 08-31-2008 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewsmith (Post 827036)
I didn't even know! I haven't seen any results yet! Where did you find them? :rockin:

File is too big to attach.

Your am. stout got first, Dunkelweizen second, imp. stout second, smoked ale third, haha i beat you on that one, :) pm me your email and i will send you the pdf. Great job!

KD

Brewsmith 08-31-2008 09:02 AM

That is awesome! :rockin: PM sent.

It's improvement from last year. 2007 was 3 3rds and 1 2nd. This year 1 1st, 2 2nd, and 1 3rd, including a runner up BOS. Next year I'm taking the whole thing baby! :D

ChefBrew 08-31-2008 04:19 PM

Pretty cool guys. Congrats!

nOOb here,

Been looking for a thread for local Californians, just so I can get an idea of how you guys go about shopping locally and what not. I'm in San Gabriel Valley so Brewsmith is the closest to me I've seen so far.

Hope to make it to the fair to check your brews out.

Brewsmith 11-03-2008 03:05 AM

I finally got the score sheets back. I knew I had four ribbons and a runner-up best of show, but here are the scores:

Munich Helles 32/33
English Barleywine 30/29
American Barleywine 28/28
Imperial Stout 37/40
American Stout 39/39
Dunkelweizen 38/37
Coconut Stout 29/30
Smoked Blonde 36/29

As for the scoring, I'm not really surprised. The ones that scored low were past their prime, or in bottles that haven't fared well over the summer in the garage. That smoked beer was hit or miss. Every comp one judge would love it and one would say it's way too smokey. As it aged it got better, but now it's gone.

As a whole, these are the best scores I've ever got. The winning beers were in the high 30's and this was the first time I scored a 40.


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