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Old 03-25-2009, 12:45 AM   #11
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wow - with a total of 441 entries - and you got 2 out of 3 ? Dude, take a bow.



 
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:38 PM   #12
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Congrats and good job.

Of course it is incumbent upon you to post the recipes in the recipe database.
Schwarzbier:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f60/schw...ok-3rd-110498/

Bohemian Pilsner:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f58/my-2...o-pils-110497/


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Old 03-25-2009, 01:40 PM   #13
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wow - with a total of 441 entries - and you got 2 out of 3 ? Dude, take a bow.

Don't mind if I do! *BOW*
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:25 PM   #14
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wow - with a total of 441 entries - and you got 2 out of 3 ? Dude, take a bow.
+1. Very nice!!

I love competitions. Great, objective feedback, motivation to do better if you don't do so well, and motivation to brew more and burst some buttons on your shirt if you do do well.

Congrats!!

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #15
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+1. Very nice!!

I love competitions. Great, objective feedback, motivation to do better if you don't do so well, and motivation to brew more and burst some buttons on your shirt if you do do well.

Congrats!!
He said "do do".

 
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #16
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Okay, so the bohemian pilsner (2nd place in pilsners) scored 43.5, the schwarzbier (3rd in dark lagers) scored 33, and the cream ale scored 21, but was reported as infected. That actually made me feel better, because I know that beer well and think it's as well brewed as the bohemian pilsner normally. An infection would explain why it didn't do well and lets me worry about my bottling and kegging procedure, rather than the brewing.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:12 PM   #17
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also, I've re-read the schwarzbier style guide, as one judge remarked that he wanted caramel flavors, but they listed as a "hint" in the guide.
Probably it's a tricky style, as people expect it to be heavier and sweeter and have more body than it should, since it should be not much different than a german pilsner, but black.

I had thought that the bo pils was a tad high in hop aroma (it's a tricky thing to balance), but one judge actually asked for more!

Also, both of these used dry yeast, so I may re-brew at 10 gallons each and do one carboy with a well-started liquid yeast, and the other with the dry dumped straight in, like I did for these.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:17 PM   #18
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Just wanted to update that my 2nd contest went well. I entered the same beer as the first (only my Hobgoblin clone this time) and got 2nd place in the category! I find it very strange that in the first contest it got a 24 and in the second one I got a 37. Maybe the first bottles were not treated well? Anyway just wanted to show that scores can be pretty inconsistent.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:58 PM   #19
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Just wanted to update that my 2nd contest went well. I entered the same beer as the first (only my Hobgoblin clone this time) and got 2nd place in the category! I find it very strange that in the first contest it got a 24 and in the second one I got a 37. Maybe the first bottles were not treated well? Anyway just wanted to show that scores can be pretty inconsistent.
So many variables in judging. Handling, judges, placement in flight, number of entries. I've had a beer win BOS in one competition, do poorly in another a few weeks later, and then win BOS again a few months later



 
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