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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 01:07 AM
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Posted By jdrowell15
Well, the little bit I did get recorded and...

Well, the little bit I did get recorded and listened to definitely helped, just wish I would have tried harder at getting it all recorded. I do remember when taking the online entrance exam that...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 05-31-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jdrowell15
Having a brew party June 9th if anyone is...

Having a brew party June 9th if anyone is interested in swinging by. Will start brewing early/mid morning. And a BBQ get together will start around 3pm. Feel free to come for either or both. Will...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-26-2012, 02:07 AM
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Posted By jdrowell15
YES! That's exactly it! Thank you! I knew we were...

YES! That's exactly it! Thank you! I knew we were trying to say the same thing. Just couldn't figure out the best way to say it without contradicting myself at the same time. Lol

This is Jesse....
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-25-2012, 02:04 AM
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Posted By jdrowell15
Yep, I'm in Fred's class. Maybe we can say...

Yep, I'm in Fred's class.

Maybe we can say it's all just semantics now? LOL

But i can't help myself, enjoying the convo to much.

The beers are given a placing relative to each other, but...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-25-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
Experienced and well trained judges have the...

Experienced and well trained judges have the style guidelines memorized and know what a beer should taste like when they drink it. I've learned, and already find myself doing this, that when they...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-25-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
From what I've been learning in the BJCP prep...

From what I've been learning in the BJCP prep course I'm currently taking. I'm pretty sure they still judge to style. And not judge one beer against another. They are looking for the exceptional...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-24-2012, 02:27 PM
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Posted By jdrowell15
It's hard for sure. But like anything, it takes...

It's hard for sure. But like anything, it takes training and practice. U learn what a beer style should taste like and u judge a beer on how well it hits those tastes. Whether u like the tastes or...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-24-2012, 01:55 PM
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Posted By jdrowell15
Adam, The beers are still, and always, judged...

Adam,
The beers are still, and always, judged to style. The placings are just given to the beers in order of which beers are the best example of their particular style. Not if it's a better beer...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
Oh man, so now I feel like a tool. Even though...

Oh man, so now I feel like a tool. Even though they don't mention it anywhere on their site this competition used mini-bos, which is basically what bigk mentions above. They take the highest ranking...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
Ok, now there is something that finally makes...

Ok, now there is something that finally makes some sense here, especially if the mini bos is full of ONLY certified judges. Though they should spell that out in the rules...maybe they did and I...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-20-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
I have to share a paragraph straight out of the...

I have to share a paragraph straight out of the Michigan Beer Guide that I coincidentally just came across. Article is from the March/April issue page 18, titled The 2012 Competition Season is Here:...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
Damn! Man they really messed up this comp. Such a...

Damn! Man they really messed up this comp. Such a shame. I was just hoping that maybe they confused our(Jesse & Bill that is) two beers in that category and gave us 2nd place for the wrong one. And...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By jdrowell15
Hey Adam, so how did you score on your Cali...

Hey Adam, so how did you score on your Cali Common? I think it's funny that we both used the name of our cities in the name of our beers.
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-18-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By jdrowell15
Pretty good. Ended up low on gravity so our...

Pretty good. Ended up low on gravity so our imperial IPA won't be so imperial. Oh well, tastes like it has a lot of potential, so it should still make a pretty good IPA. Great combination of a ton of...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-14-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jdrowell15
That's very cool, hard to beat an incentive like...

That's very cool, hard to beat an incentive like that! Will start trying a little harder to make it.

Will do, gook luck on getting tickets!
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jdrowell15
We are definitely brewing this Saturday if anyone...

We are definitely brewing this Saturday if anyone is interested in stopping by. Will be brewing probably from 9am until 2pm or so. PM me for my address

"every meeting you have a chance of...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-10-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By jdrowell15
Cool, we might brew next weekend if you are...

Cool, we might brew next weekend if you are interested in stopping by to get acquainted.
As far as Malty dog goes, we have been trying to make it to one of the club meetings. It's just been...
Forum: Brew Science 03-09-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,110
Posted By jdrowell15
Here is the report I got from Ward Labs from a...

Here is the report I got from Ward Labs from a sample at my house in Clawson. It was taken April of 2011. I haven't done any water adjusting(and not nearly enough brewing) since last fall(My wife...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-07-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,525
Posted By jdrowell15
Yeah I'm pretty sure Ward Labs is who I used...

Yeah I'm pretty sure Ward Labs is who I used fishkid.
Adam, sounds great, how did u score on it?
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-07-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,525
Posted By jdrowell15
Awesome! Looking forward to reading through you...

Awesome! Looking forward to reading through you thread about the Detroit water report and comparing it to the report I got after sending in a sample of our water. I've done some adjustments and have...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-06-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,525
Posted By jdrowell15
BTW, I heard a rumor that Phil is brewing at...

BTW, I heard a rumor that Phil is brewing at Kuhnhen's. So he may be a bit too busy to enter as much beer as he usually does.
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-06-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,525
Posted By jdrowell15
Jesse, 2nd Cali Common. Sorry Adam! :-) We...

Jesse, 2nd Cali Common. Sorry Adam! :-)
We want to be in a club, but the only one fairly close is KGB and in my opinion they are already pretty large and only going to grow with the popularity of...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jdrowell15
what the hell, might as well...bump...lol

what the hell, might as well...bump...lol
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-05-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,525
Posted By jdrowell15
I guess part of my point was that they still...

I guess part of my point was that they still would just be using the written score sheets for the awards. So just because they announced all the awards doesn't mean they are entered into a computer...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 03-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,525
Posted By jdrowell15
I'm pretty sure everything is handwritten. And...

I'm pretty sure everything is handwritten. And when they do the awards ceremony they use the handwritten results. So EVERYTHING still needs to be entered or scanned into a computer.

I hear where...
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