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Old 07-09-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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22nd Annual Southern California Regional Homebrew Championship

Anyone else going to enter this competition? Entry deadline is this Saturday, July 11th.

Drop off places:
Beer, Beer, and More Beer (Riverside or Concord)
Beer, Wine and Cheese Making Shop (Woodland Hills)
O'SHea's - Laguna Niguel
Murietta Home brew Emporium
Culver City Homebrew Supply Shop

Ship beer to:
IEB c/o Main Street Brewery
300 North Main Street
Corona, CA. 92880

It looks like I might be a judge at this competition! I can't wait. I'm going to be doing my BJCP homework for the next couple weeks. Aside from my possible judging, I am also entering 7 beers:

#85 29 And Counting American Dark Lager (Category 4A)
#86 Fat Tuba Pale Ale American Pale Ale (Category 10A)
#87 Amber Ale American Amber Ale (Category 10B)
#88 American IPA (Category 14B)
#89 5-Quarter American Stout (Category 13E)
#90 Hop Wholesale Imperial IPA (Category 14C)

And, defending my 2nd place in the category last year:
Coconut Stout (Fruit Beer Category 20), my 5-Quarter Stout with Coconut added
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Aw, I would have gotten something ready if I had know. I've been wanting to submit to a competition. Good luck with your beers and enjoy the judging!
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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I missed the deadline, too. Oh well.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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Brewsmith, I was just talking with someone about the possibility of a coconut beer, and stout came to mind as a potential base. Did you add fresh shaved coconut, or a juice blend of some juice? Secondary, primary, boil? Just curious how this would work. Sounds intriguing.

 
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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I just add coconut extract to the glass/bottle. I use a little syringe to measure out the extract and put it into the bottle, then fill the bottle. Last year I used about 0.8 mL per 12 oz.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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So I judged today at the competition and had a great time. The guys organizing it and everyone from the Inland Empire Homebrewers were a great group of people. In the morning I helped judge the flight of Cream Ale/Blonde Ale and after lunch I helped with Belgian Tripel. It was a great learning experience being my first time judging, but everything went smoothly. Having now been on the other side of the score sheet, I can see how much work goes on to do a comp and judge accurately and fairly.

The rest of the judging is tomorrow, and unfortunitely I cannot be there for that or awards. Any info on winners that I get I'll try to pass along tomorrow.

If anyonw ever gets a chance to judge, take it. You will learn a ton and have a great time doing it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:30 AM   #7
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Okay, so the comp is definitely over and I can spill the beans...

When I left yesterday, I found out that my Pale Ale won first place and that at least one of my IPA/IIPAs also placed. I want to say that I had at 3 awards yesterday, and there was more judging today. As soon as I know more, I'll post.

And the winner of Best of Show gets their beer made at the brewery we did the comp at...
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:07 AM   #8
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Good work! Is the BOS going to become a regular beer, or just a special release?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:24 AM   #9
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Good work! Is the BOS going to become a regular beer, or just a special release?
Just a special release.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:59 AM   #10
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So I found the results online finally.

Inland Empire Brewers ::: Headlines: 22nd Annual SoCal Regional Homebrew Championships

I may have been wrong, or misheard about my Pale Ale because it's not on any award...

however...

My Stout got a 1st and my Dark Lager, IPA and Double IPA all got seconds!

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