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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by PMackie » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Just entered for the first time!


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:08 am

Did they email? I havent heard a word about this year's comp
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by PMackie » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:16 am

jacinthebox wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:08 am
Did they email? I havent heard a word about this year's comp
Popped up on facebook for me
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:17 am

https://www.facebook.com/events/2355738287809828/?ti=as

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by ackes » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:19 am

jacinthebox wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:08 am
Did they email? I havent heard a word about this year's comp
The link fo the comp, is the first message from Henry in this post.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:04 am

ah...dont have facebook.
thanks
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by D.Pepper » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:24 pm

Bought my ticket to take a crack at it!

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Alright folks...no ingredient list this year...so this is what I have. Hoping it’s the same as everyone else...

3.5kg Canadian 2-row
2.5kg Maris Otter
2kg Crystal light
1.5kg Carafoam
1kg Munich
1kg Carafa
1kg Wheat flakes
.6kg TF&S Brown Malt
100g Goldings 4.7AA - labeled as 150g
150g Cascade 7.3AA
150g N.B Grown Sorachi Ace 11AA
100g Columbus 12.5AA - labeled as 150g
150g Bravo 14.8AA
4 Irish moss Tablets
450g dextrose
50g of some unlabelled spicy shit that I kinda wanna put on a steak.
2 mangrove jack M54 - Californian Lager Yeast
2 safale s-04 - ale yeast

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:00 pm

I picked up 2 packages. Both had an extra bag of the spice, both were short 3.5kg of 2-row. Who owns em and how do you wanna get em? I can return to hop yard when I get my missing 2-row or make other arrangements.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by PMackie » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:03 pm

I haven’t been able to get in yet, Will tomorrow. Did either end up with an ingredient list to show what the unknown spice is lol


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:11 pm

PMackie wrote:I haven’t been able to get in yet, Will tomorrow. Did either end up with an ingredient list to show what the unknown spice is lol


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It’s Togarashi. Henry sent an email to everyone of what should be on the bag; was sent just a little while ago.


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by PMackie » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Yeah I see that email now. This should be interesting having never done this one before.
Kegged: All Ryell'ed Up(Rye APA), ACE Session IPA
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:10 pm

I was a lot of fun last year!


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by PMackie » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:19 pm

Picked mine up today, am short 50 grams of hops on all but bravo. Luckily likely will not need the extra 50 of each. Does anyone else re crush their grain? I noticed it came crushed but I know I like mine a bit finer for my own system


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by amartin » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:41 pm

I always crush mine a second time, but I brew in a bag so I want it fine.


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Post by LeafMan66_67 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:41 pm

PMackie wrote:Picked mine up today, am short 50 grams of hops on all but bravo. Luckily likely will not need the extra 50 of each. Does anyone else re crush their grain? I noticed it came crushed but I know I like mine a bit finer for my own system


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Celiacbrew » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:21 pm

My brown malt and my maris otter were both mostly whole. the kernels looked a little on the smaller side so they were probably slipping through their mill’s usual setting. If anyone needs a mill let me know.

My beer is brewed and in the fermentation chamber. I have to say I’m a fan of the Thomas and Fawcett brown malt. And I no longer think crystal and caramel malt are the same thing. The smell today was unreal. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:37 pm

Same. I used all the maris otter and am just about to boil. Time constraints kept me from getting to a mill, but the maris otter really needed another go thru. I guess I’ll know when I get my OG. Really hoping I don’t need to rebrew, other wise is all 2-row base....


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:23 am

What is supposed to be on the beer labels? Just beer name, brewer and style I assume? I think the entry form said the labels would be with the materials, but we didnt have anyrhing...

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:12 am

I found the entry form/details - it was in the email.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by ackes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:59 am

So ..... we’re supposed to send a copy of the album we chose along with our 6 beer.

Correct?


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by amartin » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:10 pm

Ha, I forgot that was this week. It says in the email though that we only have to submit the album if we're a finalist.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:05 am

Yeah, we just provided the name of the album and the rationale.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by PMackie » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:31 am

Yeah I forgot this was this week as well. Good thing I have the keg carbed up. Just wish I had a beer gun, likely will invest in a cheap one asap. The DIY version works ok, but is clunky. Also my beer tastes good, but damn that spice is weird.
Kegged: All Ryell'ed Up(Rye APA), ACE Session IPA
Fermenting: Bitter SOB (ESB)
On deck: All Ryell'ed Up, Cadbeery Milk Chocolate Stout
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Celiacbrew » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:00 pm

I hear you on the seven spice. I use that stuff in my cooking a lot but I can’t picture how it would work in a beer.
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