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Old 03-16-2011, 04:46 AM   #501
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Ah. I knew the Cat would rally to the west's defense. No IPA? Well I got 6 horses in the hunt, but I'm bettin you got a brown and maybe a saison going and I don't have anything there. I've got an APA with some New Zealand hops that is kinda nice though. Perhaps you have an APA?
I do happen to have an APA... the one that finished second place in the BOS round last year. Though, I will admit that this batch didn't quite live up to the last few. My dry hop just didn't seem to have it's usual effect. :P

I also have my saison and an English brown and that's it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:34 AM   #502
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Well good luck to you AZ and Cat. My IPA and APA just hit the keg a week ago and are nice, but experience tells me the flavor doesn't settle out for a week or two in the keg so they may change a bit more so we'll see how they set up for the contest. Of my other 4, 3 of them placed in the Cascade cup last week, so hopefully they still have some legs for the HBT judging when it comes up. I moved in Oct and did a major upgrade to HERMS on my brew system. The first 3 or 4 batches were learning experiences but I am starting to get it dialed in on the last 5 or 6.

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #503
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Can we get a trophy for the West and our winning IPA? HBT East vs. West IPA challenge?

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #504
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Someone is going to have to tabulate how many categories are won by West vs East brewers. Gonna end up like the East coast vs West coast rappers.

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Ah. I knew the Cat would rally to the west's defense. No IPA? Well I got 6 horses in the hunt, but I'm bettin you got a brown and maybe a saison going and I don't have anything there. I've got an APA with some New Zealand hops that is kinda nice though. Perhaps you have an APA?

hatfieldenator: Yosemite is a wondrous place for certain. Next time you are in Cali pop on down to San Diego and they will feed you some IPA's that will blow your mind. West Coast (insert emoticon with backwards ball cap)
haha, yes we do, also use hops for marinades and rubs

I have an IPA that would fair well but not really to style as it is under gravity and over hopped but that's how I like 'em. Just too bad I picked my entries before I knew I was making it
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So you medal whores out there, a question. Do you just have one good recipe that you submit over and over again? Which is fine, just wondering. And with the price of postage, why not just buy a bunch of homebrew medals?

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, why not just buy a bunch of homebrew medals?

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Old 03-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #508
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So you medal whores out there, a question. Do you just have one good recipe that you submit over and over again? Which is fine, just wondering. And with the price of postage, why not just buy a bunch of homebrew medals?

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This will be my second time submitting my brown ale. It scored a 45 at the 2010 AZ competition, and I am just looking for confirmation that it's solid and that it the 2010 batch wasn't a fluke (btw; I'm not expecting a 45 again - that would be asinine). Afterall, one of my major goals is to be able to produce consistent batches....

The APA and IPA I'm submitting are new recipes.
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This will be my second time submitting my brown ale. It scored a 45 at the 2010 AZ competition, and I am just looking for confirmation that it's solid and that it the 2010 batch wasn't a fluke (btw; I'm not expecting a 45 again - that would be asinine). Afterall, one of my major goals is to be able to produce consistent batches....

The APA and IPA I'm submitting are new recipes.
All 3 of mine are first timers. I'm really not a comp guy, I almost didn't even send these in. Meh, to each their own. And as far as producing consistent batches, you're relying on 2 different sets of strangers to confirm this? Is your mouth broke?

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All 3 of mine are first timers. I'm really not a comp guy, I almost didn't even send these in. Meh, to each their own. And as far as producing consistent batches, you're relying on 2 different sets of strangers to confirm this? Is your mouth broke?

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