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Old 06-04-2006, 12:54 AM   #1
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Dude for his honey wheat! Can you believe that? Plus his two other entries (pub ale and honey wheat) were first in their categories.

Congrats, man!!
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:02 AM   #2
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Thanks Sam!

Here is the rundown:

I placed 2 firsts and a second, and BOS with B's Honey Wheat.

How, I will never know, but they did well. The best beer there IMHO was a porter (we think) that was entered in the ESB category. The judges gave it a 23 for the style but it would have been close to a 40 in the right category, they said. Another great one (far better than mine too) was an American Amber that was hopped up the yazoo but stinking awesome. I think it got deducted for too many hops, but that beer was killer.

The other first was my Pub Ale (I had the highest expectations for this one) and the second was my Honey Pale Ale in the specialty category. The same beer in the pale ale category did not advance.

Cleaned up with some nice brewing ingredients (15 lbs. of grain, yeast coupons), and some other stuff.

The best part of the day was meeting all kinds of great people. Even one from this forum (Grimace?)! The James River HB club really did a fine job with organizing something this big--and even though it was a long day, it was a blast. Yeah, especially for me.
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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Hey that's awesome "Dude" those things can really test your pride I have entered a few in the past and was completly bumed out, I vowed to never enter anything again. Concrats!!!!!1
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:08 PM   #4
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And so the crowd begins to chant - - "DUDE, DUDE, DUDE..."

Way to go!
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:36 PM   #5
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
That is awesome.
Must be very gratifying.
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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And so the crowd begins to chant - - "DUDE, DUDE, DUDE..."

Way to go!
Thanks guys!

And just think BP, it was your favorite style too.
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:27 PM   #7
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Congrats man. I'd enter some comps, but getting my brew there just is too much a hassle for me. All the same I'd like to know how some of them would place.
Again congrats.
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:37 PM   #8
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Great job Dude! This was the first competition I'd been to. I had the pleasure of stewarding at the table where your wheat and pale ale were judged. I agree with the judges, they were some damn fine beers! Of the 14 - 15 beers that I got to taste there was only 1 or 2 that were not really good and both of those just had no carbonation at all. Had they been carbed I think they would have been okay too. I think the best beer I had all day was the Kolsch. I don't know much about kolsches myself, but that was a great beer. It didn't score well because of the clove notes present (according to the judges), but I think that's what I liked about it.

All in all it was ...... interesting ..... to see how subjective these things are and how different some people's taste buds are.

 
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:23 PM   #9
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Congrats Dude!

 
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:29 PM   #10
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Congrats on the abiding success!

 
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