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So who can tell me how National Homebrew Competition scores are posted or returned?  The judging center I sent to has posted results (spoiler: I didn't win) but I was expecting to see scores posted to my entries list at http://brewingcompetition.com.  Is that not how it works?
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Boo!  I could swear I read somewhere that they would be posted to the competition site.  Oh well...
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Ian Galbraith

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Is this what a lactobacillus starter should look like? 
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Way to go! Congrats and good luck.
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Jim Turner

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Looks like my Willamettes survived the frost.
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Looks great! My cascades are only 4" tall (Wisconsin) but will take off fast. Mine is 5 tears old.
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Ian Galbraith

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HEY -  has anyone out there messed with a sour mash started from grain as the source of lacto?  I gots a question or two...  First of which is everything I read says to use UNMILLED grain, however, my Belgian Pils is already milled.  Is the milled grain an issue?
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And to clarify, your berliner 100% sour mash? I plan on blending these into a cherry wheat 
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Jim Thornburg

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I just planted my first hop vine (centennial) over the weekend. What do I have to look forward to in the next few months? 
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Tim Downing's profile photoRoger Burns's profile photo
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Small harvest until 3 years old. Then up to 2 lbs dried is possible under the right conditions. Be aware that not all hops like the same conditions. 
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Took a quick tour of the Full Sail brewery in Hood River, Oregon on Sunday. So cool to see how big this brewery has become.
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Beautiful town and beautiful brewery. +Stephen Krug I visited Walking Man brewery a few years ago in Stevenson. They have some incredible beers!
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Chris H

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First nice weather brew day of the year.  I was a little bored with the basic pale ale recipe I had done for the last two batches so I opted for a #SNPA clone.  I have to give credit to a guy named "Beerfan" for the recipe, here's a link to the original post.

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=15532

Here's the gist of it.

- 11.5lb 2 row pale malt
- 1lb Crystal 60L malt
- .5oz Magnum 60 minutes
- .5oz Perle 30 minutes
- 1oz Cascade 10 minutes
- 2oz Cascade 0 minutes

I hit all the temperatures and timings pretty much spot on, I'll update with the results.
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Nice, glad to hear the recipe worked out for you., looking forward to sampling this one.
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Matt Schneider

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Thanks to the data from +Stephen Becker I am now placing the fermenter's temperature sensor in the beer. Turns out side of the carboy isn't great, ambient is bad, and the air lock is even worse. 
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I'm thinking of moving my operation to my basement. It stays relatively steady down there, moreso than my closet. I'm only making mead, though, and I haven't read much that would indicate temperature control is of critical importance. I think my winging it is doing alright for now.
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Happy hour ending with Barrel-aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co. What better way to end a long week?
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Yes indeed. One of my favorites. My all time favorite is from Perrin Brewery. Malted milkball imperial porter. 
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Posted these photos the other day, but here is a blog post to accompany them.
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Keith Bryant

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Peace of the sparge
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Nice perspective.
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My latest: rum oaked vanilla british mild..... damn delicious.
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Kieran Leopold's profile photoBrian Richards's profile photo
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Sounds excellent! Thanks for the info.
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Dante yang

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D-type keg valve without thread manufacturer  10.83USD/PCS. Feel free to contact me.

aobaosidante@gmail.com
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James Mauldin

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Anyone have any experience starting a homebrew club?
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Allen Huerta's profile photoJustin Berstler's profile photo
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We started one in Wake Forest last year. While I didn't actually found the club myself, I am the VP now. Let me know if you have any questions or problems. If I don't know the answer, I can probably find out from someone who does. 
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Yesterday was brewday around here. This time we did a coffee porter. I had the kit hanging around since Christmas(gift from parents). It's probably the last dark beer for a while, with summer coming.

I finally got to use the coffee concentrate from Trader Joe's that I've been sitting on. And sometimes you have to let your inner 12 year old out, especially after a few drinks, hanging out with a few friends. 
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I did a coffee porter once. Cold brewed some coffee and it turned out great.
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1823 Devenish Porter from a historical recipe.
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Darren Engh

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I think every time I've washed yeast, the yeast has been on top. This time it decided to be on the bottom. 
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Great idea +Ian Galbraith I don't mind taking the time. I get about 2-3 jars. Lots of yeast
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Beautiful sight! 5 gallons of a session "down-under" IPA (using green bullet, galaxy, and nelson sauvin hops).
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Fuck yes for the Brew Hauler handles! How did we live before this? :)
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