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Old 08-27-2012, 06:18 AM   #11
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By alcohol, do you mean a hot alcohol?
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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Yea that's what it said. However I can't detect any of it. Was fermented at 63(wort temp). He said it burnt his throat... I'd be able to detect that. You can taste some alcohol but it's not fussel.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #13
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Nice work!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #14
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just entered my first competition this past weekend. my IPA scored a 39
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #15
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just entered my first competition this past weekend. my IPA scored a 39
Did you place with a 39?

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #16
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Surprisingly no..
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #17
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37.5 is awesome. I just entered my first comp also (Upper Mississippi Mashout) and I placed second for my American Amber (Scored a 42.5) and I sent in my Helles (didn't place but scored a 29.5)
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #18
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Congratulations on the great scrores CoalCracker & sweetcell.

I was just looking at the results online for my first competition - Midwinter Homebrew Competition in Milwaukee. Hopefully the score sheets will be in my hands in about a week so I can check out the comments.

I placed 3rd in category 9 for my Irish Red Ale (scored a 32)
Did not place with my IIPA (28) or my Altbier (26).

The Altbier actually scored better than I thought it would do. I knew it had a handful of flaws to the style when I sent it in, but I wanted some more feedback. It was the first recipe that I created from the ground up, and Altbier is not a style I drink on a regular basis. It will be interesting to see the comments when I get the score sheets back.

I actually thought my IIPA would have scored better, not that I am complaining about a 28. The beer is incredibly drinkable even though the finish is a touch sweet due to missing my mash temps, but I think it is a well balanced beer. I really hope I have some good constructive comments on this beer as I think it has the potential to become a nice high scoring beer with a few more tweaks (and if I remember to keep the mash temps under control).

The Irish Red placing realy suprised me. I know a few other very good brewers that had entered this competition in the same general category, and their beers consistantly score well. One of them placed, the other did not.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #19
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Did you place with a 39?
'High' scores will not guarantee a medal or ribbon.

For example, I'll give you the results of my last competition:
Gueuze: 39, 2nd in Sours
Lambic: 37, 3rd in Sours
Even Older Lambic: 40, no hardware
Dry Stout: 39 (a GMIII gave it a 41! sweet!), no hardware
Belgian Golden Strong: 40, no hardware
ESB: 37, 2nd in English Pale Ales
Saison-Brett: 30, obvi no hardware

Also, the highest scores don't even have to get hardware - once the Mini-BOS is on... all bets are off. It has nothing to do with the previous scores and has everything to do with how good/great that beer is.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:18 PM   #20
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I scored a 40 on an Arrogant Bastard clone this past fall and didn't place.

 
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