Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

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Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by ackes » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 pm

Just saw on the Facebook page.

Altbier this year.

Don’t have to submit til Jan this year. Lots of time for this one.


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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by amartin » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:49 pm

Awesome!

Didn’t they do altbier already?


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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by amartin » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:54 pm

Oh, sticke alt. That’s different then.


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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by PMackie » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:50 am

Can't say I have ever had a hoppier Altbier so should be interesting to tackle.
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Post by ConanTroutman » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:24 pm

Tanner & Co have a sticke Alt in their rotation for anyone wanting to try one.

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Post by Naboo » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:22 pm

Has anyone heard back from Jeremy on their comp entry yet? I emailed him Oct 28 and had nothing back yet. He's typically good at replying so I'm wondering if my email went into cyberspace (or his junk folder). If nobody else has heard then I'll just wait but I would like to get the yeast and start brewing soon.

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Post by PMackie » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:22 pm

I haven't even contacted him yet, I plan on it thought. Anyone know of any commercial releases of this available in the Halifax Area. As Geoff said Tanner does make it, but they do not seem to have any on hand right now.
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Post by Jamveino » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:33 pm

Naboo wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Has anyone heard back from Jeremy on their comp entry yet? I emailed him Oct 28 and had nothing back yet. He's typically good at replying so I'm wondering if my email went into cyberspace (or his junk folder). If nobody else has heard then I'll just wait but I would like to get the yeast and start brewing soon.
Same here, I haven’t heard back either.

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Post by Jamveino » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:02 pm

Got my email today

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Post by The_Thirsty_Beggar » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:56 am

Looking forward to this! Best of luck to those who enter!

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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by ackes » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:48 pm

Was gonna head in and pick up my yeast tomorrow.
Anyone out in the Hammonds Plains / Hubley / Tantallon - I can pick up if you’re interested.

This time of year - temperature not much of an issue. But I’ll still take my electric cooler and keep it plugged in. Incase anyone’s worried about transport temp.

I can either drop off or you can pick up at my place in St. Margaret’s Bay.


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Post by know1 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:08 am

Anyone else lagering yet? I transferred to secondary on sunday for a couple weeks of lagering. I brewed up a kolsch batch and transferred directly on the yeast and it went from 1.042 to 1.012 in less than 24 hours....and at 15C, crazy fast!!
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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by Jamveino » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:17 am

know1 wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:08 am
Anyone else lagering yet? I transferred to secondary on sunday for a couple weeks of lagering. I brewed up a kolsch batch and transferred directly on the yeast and it went from 1.042 to 1.012 in less than 24 hours....and at 15C, crazy fast!!
Mine went into the kegs Sunday and I dropped a California Common on top. Yeast was working well lastnight at 18c.

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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by chalmers » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:21 pm

Crunch time brewers! Looking forward to next weekend's judging!

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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by ackes » Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:29 pm

Congrats to Tim on winning for a 2nd time !!! Can wait to try it.
Congrats to Ian for second place!



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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by RubberToe » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:44 am

Way to go, congrats guys!
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Re: Big Spruce Homebrew Challenge 2021

Post by Tim Gregory » Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:52 pm

Thanks! Big brew day tomorrow!

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