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Old 05-24-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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Default First competition at hangar 24

Just heard the results from the Hangar 24 competition. Blue Skies Brewing entered seven beers; results:

Diamond Dubbel - Belgian Ale - gold
Bigway Brown - English Brown Ale - silver
Swooper Stout - American Stout - silver

I'm really happy about the results, but also found it a little odd that the simplest beers that I made did the best. The brown is 6 lbs of dark DME, a single hop and S-04. That's it. No steeping grain, no mash. The dubbel is an extract recipe with some steeping grains. Maybe there is something to the "keep it simple" theory after all . . .

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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yes keeping simple is often best. congratz.

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I'm really happy about the results, but also found it a little odd that the simplest beers that I made did the best.
I just got the judge's notes and it all makes sense now. The American stout I did (the one I was really proud of, got a silver) scored a 40, and the Belgian scored a 37, which got a gold. So it was more about what the competition was than the relative merits of the beers (at least compared to each other.)
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