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Old 07-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #11
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39 in the light lagers was quite good based on what I was seeing. Can't guarantee it since I have no way of knowing whose beer was who's, but that probably made mini-BOS. Mid to high 20s was average for most categories from what I was seeing.

 
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #12
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Oh yeah.... the 39 was great, I just thought that one would be the 26 instead, and the other two would have done better. I don't know what to make of my Dortmunder right now - I have brewed it twice, same recipe, turned out the same - and entered it 4 times. Twice it scored over 40 and won, the other two times it scored 23 and this 26...... hoping these comments shed some light on what I am doing wrong with it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #13
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I've had the same problem, although not as extreme, with my dortmunder. It scored a 39 at Germanfest and took second. In two other recent large comps, it scored a 30 and a 34. I'm really looking forward to comparing scoresheets from all three competitions.

My doppelbock scored a 38 and did not place, which is slightly disappointing.

 
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:23 AM   #14
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Scores are up, I ended up taking first in Amber Lagers. Pretty excited about that
Congrats! My Oktoberfest scored 37. To be honest, I'm a little sad I didn't place. I thought it was a really good beer. This was my first competition and I definitely want to start entering more.

 
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:32 AM   #15
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I had 3 entries, a dusseldorf alt, Vienna and a specialty. The last was the beer I served at my wedding, a strawberry hefeweizen.

I'm disappointed the alt scored a 31.5, I thought it was my best entry.

Vienna got a 32, and went on to mini bos.

My wedding brew surprised me at 39. It's been bottled for 5 months, and I'm very happy with that score. Didn't think it was fresh enough, I entered that one just cause I had a few leftovers.

I love Germanfest, wife and I take the kids every year. Grandpa goes as well, and the high point is the annual pig head.

Maybe next year I'll do a bit better in the comp.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #16
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Congrats! My Oktoberfest scored 37. To be honest, I'm a little sad I didn't place. I thought it was a really good beer. This was my first competition and I definitely want to start entering more.
Dont be dejected the competition was very good this year.

My O'Fest was the one that beat you out for 3rd place and scored a 36. If you look at the wining entries two Viennas took 1-2 with mine taking third as the only Oktoberfest to place.. Nice job mlakota! Care to share your Vienna recipe?

I was stewarding as well on Saturday.

I had a Munich Dunkel that scored 41 and did not place with three Doppelbocks taking 1-3.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:22 PM   #17
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Nice job mlakota! Care to share your Vienna recipe?
Thanks Bob.

72.0% Vienna
22.7% Munich
4.6% Crystal 40
0.7% Carafa Special II

1 oz Hallertauer (4.3% AA) @60
1 oz Hallertauer (4.3% AA) @25

Wyeast 2308 Munich Lager

OG: 1.052
FG: 1.015
IBU: 23

Mash at 151 for 60 minutes. Cooled wort to 46 and pitched yeast. Let rise to 50 and held for 14 days. Raise to 62 for D rest 3 days. Lower temp 3-4 degrees a day to 36 and lager for 5 weeks. I kegged and carbonated to about 2.4 volumes.

 
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #18
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good job everybody! i thought about shipping up a couple beers but never got around to it.

i think homebrewers that are making german styles are generally the very good homebrewers, so i imagine the competition was very tight.
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