2021 Hunter Homebrew Comp - 19th June 2021

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Cloud Surfer

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I thought it would make sense to send the prizes out with the scoresheets. I’m not worried about it really, I entered for the feedback and what I got back was gold. So that’s good enough for me.
 

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They probably split it as prizes weren't sorted and they didn't want to delay getting people their feedback. That's perfectly fine by me. I was itching to get my sheets to read, happy to wait for prize (if any).
 

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They probably split it as prizes weren't sorted and they didn't want to delay getting people their feedback. That's perfectly fine by me. I was itching to get my sheets to read, happy to wait for prize (if any).
The feedback was gold, a couple of things I suspected and a few I did not, will be able to implement changes quickly to improve my brewing.
 

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Totally agree with everybody regarding the scoresheets.

The feedback has really helped me improve my beers tenfold, even from where I was after last years competition to this years (5 points higher on average).

I think we all think our beers are the shit, we are biased, so feedback is great. Anytime I try to get feedback from my friends, they all just say nice things. I need criticism and unsolicited feedback in order to improve. Entering into competitions allows this.

Congrats to all that entered, and cheers to improving our beers to come.

This is such a great hobby/passion to have.

Daz
 

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Last year’s prizes took a while to come out.

After a few weeks the organisers sent an email and arranged the physical prizes and gift cards.

Don’t forget everyone has a day job!
 

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I just had my prize pack hand delivered by Andrew. What a champion. It’s full of local Newcastle beers, malt, hops and yeast. I know nothing about this Vic Secret hop, though it says it’s AA is 18.7% which is impressive.

I’ve decided I’m going to make a beer that combines all my winning ingredients. That way I’ll probably end up brewing something I normally wouldn’t make.
 

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I just had my prize pack hand delivered by Andrew. What a champion. It’s full of local Newcastle beers, malt, hops and yeast. I know nothing about this Vic Secret hop, though it says it’s AA is 18.7% which is impressive.

I’ve decided I’m going to make a beer that combines all my winning ingredients. That way I’ll probably end up brewing something I normally wouldn’t make.
Got my prizes today as well. Thanks for delivering Stas! I've heard vic secret is similar to galaxy but a bit different. More subtle?? Not sure though I haven't used. Keen to try mine in some brews.
 

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Got my prizes today as well. Thanks for delivering Stas! I've heard vic secret is similar to galaxy but a bit different. More subtle?? Not sure though I haven't used. Keen to try mine in some brews.
I just read up on Vic Secret. I think you’re pretty close. I don’t know if we all got the same stuff, but I can fit my ingredients into a NEIPA, so I might make that.
 

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Congrats to all the prize winners.

Andrew delivered mine today also.

I received some Pilsener malt, Galaxy hops, and a Saison liquid yeast amongst a few other goodies, so spent the afternoon writing a recipe for a Galaxy Saison.

Thanks to all the sponsors, judges, and organisers for an awesome competition. Thumbs up!

To those with Vic Secret, I find it pairs well with Idaho 7 and Galaxy.

Happy brewing
Daz
 

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My prize pack arrived today. Thanks again to the organisers and sponsors! Was an awesome haul of stuff. And extremely well timed. I ordered ingredients for a stout last week and afterwards found out they were short 1kg of flaked barley. Opened up my box today and there's 1kg of flaked barley in there, unbelievable!
 
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