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Old 11-28-2017, 10:53 AM
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Hey guys. Is anyone planning to brew beer to enter into Bluebonnet? It is late in the brewing season for a competition that turns in in January, but many styles can still be brewed. For those of you who have never done a "brew schedule" for a competition it can be a fun thing. Does anyone have a brew schedule that they can link to show what I am talking about?
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:44 AM
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Not a calendar tailored to competition per say, but it gives good lead times for styles.

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Old 11-29-2017, 07:55 AM
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That is a great resource. I lump my beers into windows. 6 weekers, 8 weekers, 10 weekers, etc. That way I know what can be brewed for a future time frame without any research and can brew a batch for competition without fuss.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:43 AM
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That is a good way to think about it. Add in 3 weekers. over half, and closer to 75% of the beer styles can be made before December 31st and be ready for BBO. I will spend a great deal of the holiday work break making as much as possible; time to load up and get entries ready
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:24 AM
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I have put together a brew schedule in the past, but I'm slacking again this year, too many competing priorities. However, I have laid out a calendar specifically for Bluebonnet, scheduling when to brew based on pitching yeast slurry from a previous batch to step up the amount of yeast for bigger beers. I'll typically brew a Helles or Vienna, followed by an Octoberfest, and finally a Doppelbock. If my other freezer is open, I will do the same for ales.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:08 PM
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I have one starting today, one in secondary, one already bottled and some mead ready to go already, so yes.
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Keg 1: Coconut Hefe Keg 2:Imperial Dark Saison
Keg 3: Big Brew OktoberFest Ale Keg 4: Rabbit Hole Fusion Brown Ale (7.35%) Keg 5: Pineapple Cider
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Blaecorn Unidragon Clone (9.98%) 12oz, Traditional Dry Mead (~10%) 2.5g keg, Strawberry Pear Cider (5%) 22oz, BBQ Blonde (6.6%) 12oz, Summer Ale (6.7%) 12oz, Salvage Rights wheat wine (8.5%) 12oz,
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