NHC check-in/info/trades/etc.

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Agold, Jun 26, 2013.

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  1. Agold

    Agold Defender (623) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    NHC is starting soon!!

    Heres some helpful info a guy in a local homebrew club put togehter:
    Overview
    bit.ly/143wRWu
    Seminars
    bit.ly/143wwD4
    Book Signings
    bit.ly/15wQuUx


    Ill be bringing some bottles of my 18mo old oaked impy stout, a bretted saison, and a bourbon english barleywine maybe a growler of an english mild and a hoppy kolsch with hbc342(has an interesting watermelon aroma).

    Who's gonna be there? What are you bringing etc.
     
  2. bigk84

    bigk84 Initiate (98) Jun 2, 2011 Michigan
    Trader

    Bringing my old ale and BA version, cherry triple, triple, and a tupelo mead. I have two entries in I hope i get some hardware! Great info maybe I'll run into you there.
     
  3. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,763) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    Bringing my "Frankenberry IPA" aka "Galaxy Topper" and serving it at "Bar #2" during the 2pm - 4pm social on Thursday. Sweet red fruit tasting ipa brewed with Conan yeast I cultured from cans of Heady Topper and a combo of Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and Galaxy hops. FWH, FO Hopstand, Hop Backed, and Double Dry Hopped :slight_smile:
     
  4. epk

    epk Initiate (168) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    I'll be there. First time for me - I had no idea we should bring bottles to share and trade. :slight_frown:

    Don't really have any bottles on hand, we keg. I'm already in the city today - maybe I can grab a growler of my Kolsch I have on tap. How exactly does this sharing stuff work?

    I do have a question - The Spiegelau – Beer Connoisseur Tasting, did you have to sign up extra for that? Or is it open to just social package people?
     
  5. epk

    epk Initiate (168) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Now that I think of it, I asked a funny question... Unless your a 1st grader that is knew to sharing toys. I think I'll figure it out.

    What I can say is that I'm pretty much already check out of work. I'm ready to go!
     
  6. Timmush

    Timmush Aspirant (265) Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I will be there tomorrow night with the ANNiHiLATED out of NewHope/Lambertville. Have a cask that has a Belgian Tripple Aged in an Apple Brandy Barrel been sitting on brett for a while. Going to be fun watching that thing pop open.
     
  7. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,763) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    My keg kicked very quickly today. I hope some BA's had a chance to try it!
     
  8. Agold

    Agold Defender (623) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    So........ who else had a roundguys can explode?

    Edit: I think I got a pour of that and it was solid iirc. Good stuff.
     
  9. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,871) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Society

    Heh. My can got a little warm (I guess) and blew out. Soaked my bag of swag.
     
  10. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,763) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    A buddy in my brew club had his can explode in his book bag which contained an ipad and various other techno gadgets.
     
  11. Agold

    Agold Defender (623) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Did round guys/aha say anything about that? I haven't heard anything out of anyone, but to be fair, the conference isn't even technically over yet.
     
  12. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,763) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    Round Guys / AHA - Not that I'm aware of.
    I was in one seminar on Friday (forgot which one) and the speaker did mention it / warn the attendees about it.

    That bruclear saison was very highly carbonated as well, but the belgian bottle w/ cork and cage naturally dealt with it better than those cheap ass cans the round guys brew came in.
     
  13. epk

    epk Initiate (168) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Hmmm... should I be worried about that round guys can in my fridge?
     
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  14. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,482) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Yes you should. Smells like a Brett infection.

    Several guys I know had them blow in their luggage driving home.

    My wife saw one let go setting on the table at registration. Much strong language ensued by the staff.
     
  15. epk

    epk Initiate (168) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Ouch... hopefully it hasn't already done so down in my beer fridge. I'm crack that baby open tonight if it's still possible
     
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,352) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Society

    “Smells like a Brett infection.”

    “Several guys I know had them blow in their luggage driving home”

    Oh boy, Round Guys didn’t do themselves any favors by giving away free ‘bad’ beer.:grimacing:

    Cheers!
     
  17. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,352) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Society

    I opened up my can of Round Guys beer with the can sitting in my kitchen sink. The beer immediately foamed up. I slowly poured it into a large (20 ounce glass) but I could only pour about ½ of the can into the glass: 2/3rds foam and 1/3 beer. I eventually filled up the glass and took a few sips. My wife took a sip and stated: it tastes like a Belgian beer.

    Yup, there is definitely something wrong with this beer. After two small sips I dumped the beer.

    Cheers!
     
  18. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,482) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Jack, I am not 100% on this, but I think the AHA funds the production of the commemorative beers now.
     
  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,352) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Society

    As an AHA member can I request that the AHA obtain a refund from Round Guys for the can bombs!?!

    Cheers!
     
  20. dogglebe

    dogglebe Initiate (85) Feb 12, 2013 New York

    I've heard of a dozen instances when the can exploded. If you still have yours, either wrap it in a towel before opening it or toss it against a hard surface to burst the cane. My roommate at the conference had his burst while in his baggage for the trip home.


    Phil
     
  21. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    No one else thinks the infected and/or overcarbed beers are apropos for the homebrewers conference? :wink:
     
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  22. epk

    epk Initiate (168) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    I just had the same exact experience right down to the thought that it tasted like a Belgian. Somewhat saison-like I'd say. I reread the can a couple times to make sure I wasn't crazy. Pilsner?!
     
  23. Agold

    Agold Defender (623) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Not only do they not fund them, but a homebrew club ended up helping fund the sly fox 750 (hence bruclear getting their names on the bottle). RG acknowledged to the mobile canners that the beer was over carbed and perhaps not fully attenuated when they canned it. My guess is that they were rushed and just pushed the beer out.
     
  24. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,482) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    You are right. I asked some questions, and the raw materials are often donated, the brewery agrees to help brew a recipe, and packaging is also donated in most cases. If you get too fancy,you will end up with some costs that need to be absorbed.

    It would be nice to have a mead or cider at GR, I think those might be cost prohibitive.
     
  25. Agold

    Agold Defender (623) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    im sure if they talked to b. nektar they could whip something up. Maybe a little nip bottle?
     
  26. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,482) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    All depends on the honey used to get to desired ABV.

    In a few weeks Schramm's Meadery will be open, FYI.
     
  27. dogglebe

    dogglebe Initiate (85) Feb 12, 2013 New York

    Figure 3000 split bottles would equal 300 gallons of mead. Figure 3 pounds per gallon would come to 900 pounds. Dutch Gold charges $135 for a sixty pound pale. Honey would cost approximately $2025, not counting shipping .


    Phil
     
  28. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,482) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Update, a GC member said that the AHA will fund the ingredients if need be. Suppliers will step up for that to get their name as a conference sponsor. Usually the AHA does not have to pay for ingredients. The reason the Bruclear name was on the Sly Fox Rye Saisois that the 750 caged and corked bottle was out of scope. If you pay $0.25 extra for that, then times 3500 bottles, and you have some big money that needs to be picked up by the club or brewery. It was an excellent beer.
     
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  29. RoundGuyBrewer

    RoundGuyBrewer Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Pennsylvania


    That is correct. Between getting ready for Philly beer week and the conference we were rushed. Not our best moment. I can tell you the beers we kept on hand were not infected
     
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