Black Box Challenge

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by amartin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:32 am

Three spots left!

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Jayme » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:51 pm

I enjoyed participating the last 2 years, but was not impressed by the false promise of brewing the top 4 beers last year - 1, 3, and 4 were brewed... and I might add, zero communication from Henry as to why 2nd place was completely ignored.

Anyway, good luck everyone!
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:02 pm

Really excited to participate this year! The format is too cool.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by mccutheon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:48 am

Just snagged the last ticket

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Black Box Challenge

Post by SFR709 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:41 pm

I’m pretty excited to take a swing at a home brew challenge as well, regardless of the outcome I’m sure I’ll learn a lot!


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by mumblecrunch » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:30 pm

Jayme wrote:I enjoyed participating the last 2 years, but was not impressed by the false promise of brewing the top 4 beers last year - 1, 3, and 4 were brewed... and I might add, zero communication from Henry as to why 2nd place was completely ignored.
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Jayme » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:50 pm

@mumble - LOL!!
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by oceanic_brew » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:44 pm

Jayme wrote:I enjoyed participating the last 2 years, but was not impressed by the false promise of brewing the top 4 beers last year - 1, 3, and 4 were brewed... and I might add, zero communication from Henry as to why 2nd place was completely ignored.

Anyway, good luck everyone!
3rd place wasn’t brewed. That was Steve Cranes Steinbier right?


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by SFR709 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Does anyone know what's in the box yet? Work has been insane I won't make it over until tomorrow, just curious.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:19 pm

I haven't seen the contents personally yet as someone else picked it up (getting it on the weekend), but have heard there's some two-row, vienna, choc, aromatic, crystal light and medium, Magnum, Amarillo, Saaz, some other hop I can't remember, ginger-infused green tea, and Safale BE-134 (hopefully another yeast too, but I'm not sure?). I am hoping there's an ingredient sheet like there appears to have been in previous years...

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Lisa J » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:50 pm

GCR wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:19 pm
hopefully another yeast too, but I'm not sure?)
Yup. US-05
And there is an ingredient sheet with weights of each component.
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by BobbyOK » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:56 pm

oceanic_brew wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Jayme wrote:I enjoyed participating the last 2 years, but was not impressed by the false promise of brewing the top 4 beers last year - 1, 3, and 4 were brewed... and I might add, zero communication from Henry as to why 2nd place was completely ignored.

Anyway, good luck everyone!
3rd place wasn’t brewed. That was Steve Cranes Steinbier right?


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by SFR709 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:55 pm

Awesome thanks for the info!


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:02 pm

:spilly: Awesome! Thanks everyone! And good luck to fellow competitors.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:19 pm

We brewed up our entry last Saturday...everyone brew up yet? Quick turn around for this comp
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by amartin » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:22 pm

I brewed last weekend. This weekend I think is really the latest I’d want to brew, but I hate rushing, I like giving it three weeks in the fermenter if I can, that leaves one and a half to two in the keg. But then it left only a few days to think of something.


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:24 pm

Pressures of brewing lol
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by amartin » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:28 pm

I brewed last weekend. This weekend I think is really the latest I’d want to brew, but I hate rushing, I like giving it three weeks in the fermenter if I can, that leaves one and a half to two in the keg. But then it left only a few days to think of something.


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by ackes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:55 pm

jacinthebox wrote:We brewed up our entry last Saturday...everyone brew up yet? Quick turn around for this comp
Was away. Just got back Wednesday. So I’m brewing mine tomorrow.


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Hub Brewer » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:07 pm

Brewed mine yesterday. I brew 10 gallons at a time, haven’t brewed 5 on my equipment for quite a while so I didn’t want to gamble on hitting my numbers making two smaller batches. So just one shot. Hopefully make it count. On the plus side, the tea is only going into half the batch. So if it’s a shitshow, I’m only dumping half lol.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:12 am

I got brewed up last weekend too; 2 5gal batches of different styles. Saison and an IPA. Racked 'em both to secondary yesterday. Both taste pretty good. IPA's getting a little dry hop action and I'm debating the tea right now....

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Lisa J » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:46 pm

Brewed one batch last weekend. Dry hop added tonight. Will brew the second tomorrow night.
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by SFR709 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 am

Nice, I doubled down on the saison with two different 5 gallon batches. Hopefully one of the two is a stand out.


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Fishcoppop » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:07 am

I just brewed mine yesterday, my brew partner bailed out at the last minute and left me scrambling to come up with a recipe and brew it all in a day, fingers crossed it’s going to turn out.


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