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Grafton Show Home Brewing Competition 2015

Discussion in 'Competitions & Results' started by Brew Matt, 27/12/14.

 

  1. Ducatiboy stu

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    Posted 9/4/15
    At $40 a night its still better than the crappiest of motels....and I should know from all the years spend travelling and staying in pub & motels
     
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    Posted 9/4/15
    That'd be great! I'll only be there saturday night. Shoot me a pm if i need to transfer dosh, otherwise ill pay on the day.

    Looking forward to it, sampled one of the longnecks of my entry, it warranted a second bottle being opened to confirm my thoughts about the first.
     
  3. Ducatiboy stu

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    Posted 9/4/15
    Just pay when you turn up.

    Your name will be in the book.

    Just an old school pub. Nothing fancy
     
  4. Ducatiboy stu

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    Posted 9/4/15
    For those that know Tidal Pete, There will be a milk crate at the border with an envelope.

    In that envelope will be his Visa to enter into NSW

    As I have seen his name, in pencil, written in the big book that sits behind the bar with all the room bookings, I felt that I should get his Visa ready for him.

    Welcome to NSW, and Welcome to Grafton. Tidal Pete and rdeVjun
     
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  5. sp0rk

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    Posted 10/4/15
    I can see this getting very very messy later on in the night...
    Matt, would 200-300ml Piccolo wine bottles bottles be too small for the spirits classes?
    A friend has just given me a dozen and I thought they'd be perfect for entering in that class without sending in too much of my delicious hooch :lol:
     
  6. Ducatiboy stu

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    Posted 10/4/15
    You mean your essence flavoured Vodka
     
  7. sp0rk

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    Posted 10/4/15
    That is completely correct, my bottle of store bought stoli that has essence and some oak chips in it
     
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    Many thanks Stu, Bribie & ors for taking care of bookings etc. TPV acquisition will be transacted en route as arranged and we will send for him next Summer when there is finally some room back here once all the cockroach blowins have gone back to where they really belong. ;)
     
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    Posted 10/4/15
    Sent a Pale and Stout up for the Show.
    First time for me.
    Looking Forward to the results coming back.
    Wish I could be there for Sat night .
    May you create Legends Gents.
     
  10. Ducatiboy stu

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    At you can keep the toads. We dont really need them here
     
  11. droid

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    Posted 10/4/15
    1,447km
    distance

    16hr19min
    duration

    there goes my idea of getting the scoot out and burning up there incognito

    sounds like great fun to be had - pics would be nice, or it didn't happen
     
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    I will be driving through Coffs on Monday and need a little more clarification on the multiple smaller bottles part of things, as my stock of bottles is dwindling. Would the following be right or is there another standard?

    1. 1x tallie + 2x stubbie

    2. 3x 500ml

    3. 4x stubbie
     
  13. Ducatiboy stu

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    Posted 11/4/15
    Really only Longnecks that are traditionely accepted, but I am sure the rules can be bent
     
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    Posted 12/4/15
    I may or may not need a room at Roches now :/
    Mrs sp0rk's mum had a minor stroke this week and will be in hospital for a few weeks until she can walk again
    We've decided Mrs sp0rk should probably stay behind and look after her mum
    I'm chasing up with a mate if he wants to come along and spectate and I'll crash at his place, hopefully I'll know in the next day or 2 if I'll need a room booked
     
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    Posted 12/4/15
    Thanks for the pmed explanation Matt.

    Had a major catastrophe in the kitchen this arvo removing labels for the comp. I would not recommend using a knife to remove labels (although it was fast and dry) as explosions may occur! I must have shook them up too much in the process, but two 500ml bottles went bang 5min apart. It took hours upon hours to clean up and luckily the baby was asleep and not in the same room. I am super worried about him getting glass in him even after 2 different vacummes and a mop.

    Anyone got good ideas for protection of their bottles while conditioning? Anyway here are some pics. IMG_20150412_150956.jpg IMG_20150412_151620.jpg IMG_20150412_151633.jpg
     
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    Are you sure you are not over priming? Takes a fair bit of pressure to blow up a bottle! I mainly keg, but bottle a few in swing tops from most batches, and use plastic long necks for comps / case swaps etc. No issues with explosions!
     
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    Posted 13/4/15
    Also the judges don't appreciate a beer shampoo.
     
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    If this hasn't already been covered: If submitting a number of bottles by post, how do we indicate on the bottles which brew is which? I can't find a bottle label template and note in the rules that labels aren't required.
     
  19. Brew Matt

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    Some sort of detachable label or tag would be fine. One of each bottle can have an optional label for display purposes.
     
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    So I've sorted a room at my mate's place and he'll be tagging along to the judging with me
    Looking forward to the day :)
     
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