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Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 am

Hi Everyone,

I came across this happening again:

https://homebrewchallenge.gahan.ca/

The details on the website are quite vague this year. Anyone entering this or thinking about entering it?

Thank You,
Kegged: All Ryell'ed Up(Rye APA), ACE Session IPA
Fermenting: Bitter SOB (ESB)
On deck: All Ryell'ed Up, Cadbeery Milk Chocolate Stout
In the hole:: Pale Ale

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by wcturnedec » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:18 am

PMackie wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 am
Hi Everyone,

I came across this happening again:

https://homebrewchallenge.gahan.ca/

The details on the website are quite vague this year. Anyone entering this or thinking about entering it?

Thank You,
The FAQ contains some more info on dates etc.

FAQ


Where is my local Gahan House?

We have Gahan House locations in Charlottetown, Halifax, Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.



How do I submit a beer into the Maritime Home Brew Challenge?

To submit a brew you must provide up to 6 bottles of the beer ~ 355mL or larger. You must drop it off by October 27th to your local Gahan House with a completed submission form. There is also a $30 submission fee to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid upon drop off.



How do I pay my submission fee?

You can pay with cash, credit or debit at the Gahan House location you are dropping your beer off to. Once this is paid, you will receive a complimentary Maritime Home Brew Challenge t-shirt (not bad, eh?!).



Should I label my entries?

Yes – please put your name, your beer name and beer style on each beer bottle you drop off. You must drop off at least 6 355mL or larger bottles.



Are there any beer recipe rules?


Only two. Your beer must qualify as one of three styles: IPA (any style), Mixed Fermented/ Sour, Stout and a portion of every brew needs to be partially mashed or steeped.



Are there any beer recipe rules?
Only two. Your beer must qualify as one of three styles: Lager/ Pilsner, Hoppy Ale/ Saison and a portion of every brew needs to be partially mashed or steeped.



Can anyone submit a beer?
Yes! As long as you are not a certified brewer or brew for your career (and you are over the age of 19).


Can multiple people submit a beer together?
Absolutely! We’re all about partnerships. The person/ team listed on the submission form claims the prize.



What are the prizes?
The Grand Champion (best overall beer) will receive $1,000 cash and a limited edition can release in partnership with the PEI Brewing Company and The Gahan House.

The top 5 in each style will receive the following:

1st – $500 cash

2nd – $250 cash

3rd – $100 cash

4th – $100 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card

5th – $50 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card



When are prizes awarded?
Prizes will be awarded at our Maritime Home Brew Challenge weekend November 8-9th, 2019 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at the original Gahan House! More information regard- ing weekend itinerary will be out soon, but it will be all about brewing.



Additional questions?
Email homebrewchallenge@gahan.ca
On tap: Belgian Table beer, Kveik Pale Ale, Rye Vienna Lager
Fermenting: Barleywine II, RIS II, Pink Peppercorn/Lemongrass Wit, Summer Krusher, Booby Berliner, Helles, Tripel
Coming up: Centennial IPA, Booby Beer #2
Bottled: RIS, American Barleywine
Souring: Golden Sour, Sour Saison, Sour Red, Golden Sour II

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am

Hard to pass up with all the cash prizes. Just hope they do better with judges this year...the feed back last year was embarrassing on their part.

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Post by wcturnedec » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 am

mckay75 wrote:Hard to pass up with all the cash prizes. Just hope they do better with judges this year...the feed back last year was embarrassing on their part.
Agreed, three categories with that amount of $$$ in each style is pretty damn good! But as a brewer you’d want a little more constructive feedback, it’s almost worth more than the cash prize!

I have a golden sour sitting around that I might throw some fruit at, would be a perfect excuse for me to finally bottle it! Haha

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On tap: Belgian Table beer, Kveik Pale Ale, Rye Vienna Lager
Fermenting: Barleywine II, RIS II, Pink Peppercorn/Lemongrass Wit, Summer Krusher, Booby Berliner, Helles, Tripel
Coming up: Centennial IPA, Booby Beer #2
Bottled: RIS, American Barleywine
Souring: Golden Sour, Sour Saison, Sour Red, Golden Sour II

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:57 am

I ended up entering using the online form on the site, haven't received an email or anything to confirm yet.
Kegged: All Ryell'ed Up(Rye APA), ACE Session IPA
Fermenting: Bitter SOB (ESB)
On deck: All Ryell'ed Up, Cadbeery Milk Chocolate Stout
In the hole:: Pale Ale

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by Buccaneer » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:31 pm

Not good when even the FAQ is confusing. IPA, mixed fermentation/sour, and stout listed as the 'styles', yet lager/pilsner, hoppy ale/saison listed in the recipe rules.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by Woody » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:21 am

It looks like they cut and paste info from lasts years comp in the FAQ. This year is brew any type of IPA you want, any stout and a mixed fermentation/sour.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by velvetelvis » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 am

Buccaneer wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Not good when even the FAQ is confusing. IPA, mixed fermentation/sour, and stout listed as the 'styles', yet lager/pilsner, hoppy ale/saison listed in the recipe rules.

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Major confusion, I hoping to brew a saison in the next coming week and would love to enter.......If that is actually an acceptable style.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:38 am

velvetelvis wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 am
Buccaneer wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Not good when even the FAQ is confusing. IPA, mixed fermentation/sour, and stout listed as the 'styles', yet lager/pilsner, hoppy ale/saison listed in the recipe rules.

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Major confusion, I hoping to brew a saison in the next coming week and would love to enter.......If that is actually an acceptable style.
The Saison was last year for sure, I wouldn't brew it with the hopes of entering it this year.
Kegged: All Ryell'ed Up(Rye APA), ACE Session IPA
Fermenting: Bitter SOB (ESB)
On deck: All Ryell'ed Up, Cadbeery Milk Chocolate Stout
In the hole:: Pale Ale

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by chalmers » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 am

Paul is right, I confirmed with PEIBC/Gahan, they missed removing last year's styles by mistake. Having said that, a mixed ferm saison would fall into the acceptable category of IPA, mixed fermentation/sour, and stout.

(Ignore what's currently on the site, they took off the correct one and left last year's! But I have emailed them again to 100% confirm. They may need to allow the incorrect styles as well, seeing as they've let this go wrong for a while, so some folks may have brewed already)

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:21 pm

Not sure what's going on with this competition, but a lack of announcement and inconsistencies on the only page with any details is a little bizarre. If you're doing mixed ferm you'd presumably want to give people as much notice as possible for anyone who doesn't already have something brewed.

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