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#1 Brew Matt

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

Hi All,

 

This is the thread for the Grafton Brewing Competition 2017.

 

Thanks to all those amateur brewers that have entered the previous comps over the years.

 

Online & printed programme will be out soon!

 

The competition will once again be BJCP sanctioned, and the latest Australian Amateur Brewing Championship Style Guidelines will be used for the classes where style is specified (classes 1.1 - 18.7). (The most current style guidelines are from 2015 which are the same that were used last year - as at writing, the AABC website does not have the guidelines available for download, but they can be found at the website below).

 

The original style classes also remain from before the comp became BJCP sanctioned - for those that may prefer to use these.

 

Will be looking for BJCP certified judges again, as well as judges that are on the BJCP path.

 

We again expect to have home brew shops around the country accepting entries which will then be forwarded to Grafton.

 

More information to follow shortly.

 

www.facebook.com/homebrewcomp

www.graftonbrewingcompetition.com (will be updated shortly)

info@graftonbrewingcompetition.com

 

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:52 AM

Any idea of the cutoff date for entries to be received? 



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:22 AM

Friday 1st April

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:32 AM

Was good to get a blue ribbon in the mail for wood aged from last year's comp, thanks Matt.

Will throw another barrel aged RIS in again this year.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:23 AM

Thanks Yob, look forward to your entry.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:25 AM

That RIS was awesome



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:56 AM

Cut off date is Friday 21st April 2017.

 

If you are using a drop off point, it is best to check directly with the drop off point, as they may ship the collected bottles early.

 

Judging takes place on Saturday 29th April 2017.



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:44 AM

Thanks Matt. I was going off the facebook page.
Gives me an extra 3 weeks.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:37 AM

Only 55 days until entries close. Seems like plenty of time, but 'too much time is never enough"!

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:47 AM

Getting your entries to the competition

Entries for the Grafton Brewing Competition can be dropped off at the Grafton Show Office (located at 149 Prince Street, Grafton NSW 2460 – enter the showground, and follow the signs). The show office is open on Wednesday’s and Fridays, from 9am to 3pm.

Should this not be convenient, contact the chief steward on 0266435000 to make alternate arrangements (before the cut off date!)

Please have entries enclosed in a box or packaging, clearly and logically marked, with completed entry form and entry fees enclosed.

For those wishing to enter but living outside of Grafton, then the following drop off points have been kindly setup in the following areas thanks to the generosity of the home brewing shops as detailed:

Brisbane Area Queensland

Brewers Choice Wacol
Unit 1, 1236 Boundary Rd, Wacol 4076 (Next to BP Servo) Phone: 3271 1373
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Brewers Choice Ipswich
246 Warwick Rd Churchill, QLD 4305 Phone 3281 0205
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Brewers Choice Browns Plains
Cnr Browns Plains and Beaudesert Rds, Browns Plains, QLD 4118 Phone 3800 9633
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Brewers Choice Stafford
12 Webster Road Stafford, QLD 4053 Phone 3356 0527
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Coffs Harbour Area NSW

Country Brewer Toormina
8/1 High Tech Drive, Toormina NSW 2450 Phone 6658 8397
COB 21st April 2017 is close off for entries

Newcastle Area NSW

Country Brewer Maitland
1/128 Melbourne St, East Maitland NSW 2323 Phone 4933 0058
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Melbourne Area Victoria

Australian Home Brewing Richmond
143 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121 Phone 9429 2066
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries


Australian Home Brewing Oakleigh
24 Eskay Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167 Phone 9575 3904
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Canberra Area ACT

Belco Brew Supplies Flynn
22 Joyner Crescent, Flynn ACT 2615 Phone 0432044908
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Tasmania

Brew By You Invermay
120 Invermay Road, Invermay TAS 7248 Phone 6326 6881
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Brew By You Moonah
51b Main Road, Moonah TAS 7009 Phone 6278 3881
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

South Australia

Country Brewer Clovelly Park
8/1240 - 1242 South Rd, Clovelly Park SA Phone 8177 1110
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Western Australia

Brewmart Brewing Supplies Bayswater
32 Railway Parade, Bayswater, WA 6053 Phone 9370 2484
COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

Sydney Area
TBA

Cut off times may be subject to change – please check with venue to confirm.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:50 PM

Ooh tempting, I have a few bottles of Stout tucked away downstairs...

Wouldn't have a snowflakes chance as far as the competition goes but it would be good to have some feedback from experienced tasters.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:23 PM

Ooh tempting, I have a few bottles of Stout tucked away downstairs...

Wouldn't have a snowflakes chance as far as the competition goes but it would be good to have some feedback from experienced tasters.

So what's stopping you coming down for the weekend and enjoying some man lurve and meet the rat pack?



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:53 PM

Could do, could do.. .

Better half might insist coming though (7 months preggas). Will be slightly hamstrung.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

Getting your entries to the competition (updated, with new venues added).

 

Entries for the Grafton Brewing Competition can be dropped off at the Grafton Show Office (located at 149 Prince Street, Grafton NSW 2460 – enter the showground, and follow the signs). The show office is open on Wednesday’s and Fridays, from 9am to 3pm.  Should this not be convenient, contact the chief steward on 0266435000 to make alternate arrangements (before the cut off date!)

 

Please have entries enclosed in a box or packaging, clearly and logically marked, with completed entry form and entry fees enclosed.

 

For those wishing to enter but living outside of Grafton, then the following drop off points have been kindly setup in the following areas thanks to the generosity of the home brewing shops as detailed:

 

Brisbane Area Queensland  

 

Brewers Choice Wacol

Unit 1, 1236 Boundary Rd, Wacol 4076 (Next to BP Servo) Phone: 3271 1373

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Brewers Choice Ipswich

246 Warwick Rd Churchill, QLD 4305 Phone 3281 0205

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Brewers Choice Browns Plains

Cnr Browns Plains and Beaudesert Rds, Browns Plains, QLD 4118 Phone 3800 9633

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Brewers Choice Stafford

12 Webster Road Stafford, QLD 4053 Phone 3356 0527

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Coffs Harbour Area NSW

 

Country Brewer Toormina

8/1 High Tech Drive, Toormina NSW 2450 Phone 6658 8397

COB 21st April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Newcastle Area NSW

 

Country Brewer Maitland

1/128 Melbourne St, East Maitland NSW 2323 Phone 4933 0058

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Melbourne Area Victoria

 

Australian Home Brewing Richmond

143 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121 Phone 9429 2066

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Australian Home Brewing Oakleigh

24 Eskay Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167 Phone 9575 3904

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Canberra Area ACT

 

Belco Brew Supplies Flynn

22 Joyner Crescent, Flynn ACT 2615 Phone 0432044908

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Tasmania

 

Brew By You Invermay

120 Invermay Road, Invermay TAS 7248 Phone 6326 6881

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Brew By You Moonah

51b Main Road, Moonah TAS 7009 Phone 6278 3881

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

South Australia

 

Country Brewer Clovelly Park

8/1240 - 1242 South Rd, Clovelly Park SA Phone 8177 1110

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Western Australia

 

Brewmart Brewing Supplies Bayswater

32 Railway Parade, Bayswater, WA 6053 Phone 9370 2484

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Sydney Area & South Coast NSW

 

The Brew Shop Peakhurst

60A Henry Lawson Drive, Peakhurst, NSW 2210 Phone 9533 5952

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

The Brew Shop Campbelltown

55 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW 2560 Phone 4625 6800

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

The Brew Shop Kirrawee

18 Flora St, Kirrawee NSW 2232 Phone 9521 1091

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

The Brew Shop Nowra

32 Jellicoe St, South Nowra NSW 2541  Phone 4422 1919

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

Sydney Home Brew

17 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015 Phone  8399 0633

COB 20th April 2017 is close off for entries

 

 

Cut off times may be subject to change – please check with venue to confirm.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Classes 19.0 to 22.0 require two bottles of the same brew to be submitted at room temperature (ie. two bottles for each entry). A label/artwork on one of the bottles is invited but not mandatory (for display purposes), with the other bottle having no affixed label (for judging) (a string label, or paper label attached with rubber band is used by some entrants). Bottle capacity should be ‘longneck’ sized (approx. 640-750ml each). ‘Longneck’ bottles are preferred, but where these are unable to be used, then multiple smaller bottles may be submitted. Bottles larger than ‘longneck’ size are accepted should this suit entrant.

 

So just to confirm, 2 bottles are required even if they are longnecks?



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

Classes 19.0 to 22.0 require two bottles of the same brew to be submitted at room temperature (ie. two bottles for each entry). A label/artwork on one of the bottles is invited but not mandatory (for display purposes), with the other bottle having no affixed label (for judging) (a string label, or paper label attached with rubber band is used by some entrants). Bottle capacity should be ‘longneck’ sized (approx. 640-750ml each). ‘Longneck’ bottles are preferred, but where these are unable to be used, then multiple smaller bottles may be submitted. Bottles larger than ‘longneck’ size are accepted should this suit entrant.

 

So just to confirm, 2 bottles are required even if they are longnecks?

Correct
Grafton is a fairly traditional show, your second bottle gets displayed in a cabinet on the show days
Plus there's been incidents in the past where they've needed to use the second bottle as bottles have smashed upon opening, one of the bottles was infected, etc (the infamous beer that tasted like the Brisbane river...)


Edited by sp0rk, 07 March 2017 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Is jt acceptable to enter two stubbies per entry?

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:10 PM

In past competitions, where brewers may have already bottled beer using bottle sizes smaller than a long-neck, the equivalent volume of the smaller bottles has been accepted. 2 long-necks are preferred however.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

The 2017 Grafton Brewing Competition Programme can now be downloaded from www.graftonbrewingcompetition.com

Also on this page is the Entry Form (required to enter the comp), the AABC style guidelines (for classes 1.1 through to 18.7), and the Forwarders list (for those outside of the Grafton area).

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:37 PM

Matt, if it saves you a dollar, I've still got my Style Guidelines book from last year to bring with me,  so no need to print an extra for me.

 

Cheers

 

Michael