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KidMoxie
Charter Member
San Elijo Hills, CA
405 Posts


Just got my acceptance email today!



Thinking about entering:
* Fiesta Cumplea±os - Vienna Lager
* Top O' The Mornin' - Oatmeal Stout w/ Coffee (Breakfast Stout)
* Bob's Your Uncle - English IPA
* Mit Schuss - Berliner Weisse

Who else is competing? What are you entering?




Posted 34 days ago.

homebrewdad
Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts


Congrats on acceptance! 

I like that lineup.

I keep saying I'll enter next year.  Next year never seems to come for me.





Posted 34 days ago.

KidMoxie
Charter Member
San Elijo Hills, CA
405 Posts


I wanted to go as big as I could this year since I'll be in San Diego for the awards ceremony. Probably a small chance of winning in the 2nd round, but a boy can dream :)



Posted 34 days ago.

brewcrewkevin
Charter Member
Appleton, WI
66 Posts


Oooh! Haven't gotten mine yet, but I also registered for 4.

* Dry Stout
* Scottish 70-
* Czech Pilsner
* TBD




Posted 34 days ago.

brulosopher
Charter Member
Fresno, CA
167 Posts


Got 4 of my 6 in. I'm thinking...

Cal Common
German Pils
Vienna Lager
Either M¤rzen or K¶lsch or Altbier




Posted 34 days ago.

testingapril
Charter Member
Atlanta, GA
595 Posts


Assuming my technically late entry wasn't some fluke, and I get an acceptance email, I'll be going with 4 of the following:

Vienna Lager
Saison
Berliner/Gueuze
Am. Barleywine
APA/IPA

theoretically I could enter an Impy Stout or Tripel/Golden Strong if I don't get some of the quicker turnaround beers done. But I'm pretty concerned the impy stout is a little soy saucy. I wish I knew where that comes from.

Marshall, Your Vienna going to be 029 or real Lager yeast?




Posted 34 days ago.

mchrispen
Bastrop, TX
485 Posts


Mine just popped into my inbox...

All four entries accepted - so now to figure up the lineup.

1.) Sour Saison that is aging into properly lacto heaven
2.) Belgian Dubbel dosed with bochet'd honey rather than dark candy
3.) Mild Manner Mistress 
4.) Either an amber or red ale of some kind, although I might try some kind of nutso all hopback late hopped IPA. Maybe even a big barleywine hopped to hell as a DIPA




Posted 34 days ago.

testingapril
Charter Member
Atlanta, GA
595 Posts


> Sour Saison that is aging into properly lacto heaven

Are you going to enter it as a Saison or Belgian Specialty?




Posted 34 days ago.

KidMoxie
Charter Member
San Elijo Hills, CA
405 Posts


Oh man, wouldn't it be awesome if the HBD krew swept the Euro Amber Lager cat with our Viennas? 

@brulosopher What judging center are you delivering to?




Posted 34 days ago.

mchrispen
Bastrop, TX
485 Posts


> Sour Saison that is aging into properly lacto heaven

>> Are you going to enter it as a Saison or Belgian Specialty?

It will go in as a Belgian Specialty most likely. I have entered a previous batch as a saison and it did very well (42 ave), but got tossed out of BOS because it was too far out of style and I suspect someone didn't like sours at all. They suggested entering it as a Category 17 - but it isn't a flanders by any stretch. 







Posted 34 days ago.

CXR1037
San Diego, CA
23 Posts


I got my one spot. I'm thinking either a saison or an English pale ale of some sort -- currently stuck between which of the 3 in that category would be best. 

Maybe I should make a Vienna lager, though...




Posted 34 days ago.

homebrewdad
Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts


Give 'em hell, guys.  I can't wait to see some award ribbons go up in the recipe database for this year's NHC.



Posted 34 days ago.

testingapril
Charter Member
Atlanta, GA
595 Posts


If you haven't gotten your email yet, you can log on to brewingcompetition.com to see your entries and edit them. They are staggering emails to entrants to try to keep load on the site low. You have until March 11 to edit entries and deliver them, so you can decide which styles to enter all the way to the very last minute.




Posted 34 days ago.

KidMoxie
Charter Member
San Elijo Hills, CA
405 Posts


Oh shoot, just noticed due date is March 11th, for some reason I thought it was going to be in April. Might have to re-think my entries, not sure I'll have time to have three brews finished by then!



Posted 34 days ago.

KidMoxie
Charter Member
San Elijo Hills, CA
405 Posts


Hmm... after reading Scott Janish's post today I've decided to swap things around a bit:
* Fiesta Cumplea±os - Vienna Lager
* Top O' The Mornin' - Oatmeal Stout w/ Coffee (Breakfast Stout)
* Extra Bestest Boy - ESB
* Latir Pils - German Pilsner

I figure entering an IPA in San Diego is a fools errand, so I'll cut back on the throttle a bit and make an ESB instead :) Latir Pils is done already, so I'll just bottle it up and call it good.




Posted 34 days ago.

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