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Old 04-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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And then I found out there were only 3 entries. I'm significantly less proud now than when I found out I won

LHBS put on a stout competition and my beer won with a score of 35. Yes I know, a good score, but I was hoping for a bit more competition to see how my beer stacked up...Oh well, I'll still take the gift card from the LHBS.
Primary - Mild, Bitter, PB Stout, IIPA, Apfelwein, American Brown
Secondary -
Bottled - I Drink Because I'm Gourd, Jurassic Park Amber, Short and Stout, Barley Motivated, Romney Pale, The Seven Dwarfs IPAs, Roggen' Robin, Double Table APA, North o' Britain Brown, Apfelwein

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Congrats man!

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Remember, beer competitions are more about brewing to style rather than brewing beer better than someone elses. In theory, if there was only one entry in a category, it wouldn't neccessarily win gold.

Regardless, nice job!

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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1st place is 1st place... you put in the effort and it paid off. Well done!
Will run for beer...

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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Hell yeah ... I'd still hang that ribbon on my wall ...

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:26 AM   #6
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Nobody knows how many entrants there where I say it was a field of a hundred and you defeated them all

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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1st is a lot better than third. That came in LAST!

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #8
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Conga rats :cheers: .
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:07 AM   #9
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"If you're not first, you're last!"
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #10
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I'd be happy with a 35 regardless of place. Best I've done so far is a 35.5 Saison which took 2nd in my first competition.

It's just about the perfect score too. Good enough to reassure you that you know what you're doing, but leaves enough room for improvement to spur you on to improve further batches.

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