Reminder, the July COC deadline to register and drop off beer is July 9. You can enter the same beer in COC and Limbo!

Reminder, the July Club Only Competition (COC) registration closes Tuesday, July 9th at 5pm and your entries of 2 bottles need to be turned in at the July 9th club meeting which will be held at North Texas Home Brew Supply. If you can’t make the meeting, please reach out to me and we can make other arrangements ahead of time.

You can register your entry and print off labels at coc.nthba.org

Full Brewer Royale / COC rules can be found at nthba.org/brewer-royale

And for anyone who did not enter, please consider being a judge, no experience needed, and best of all you get to drink free beer (you can register on the COC site)

Any questions, ping me at [email protected]

July 2024 Newsletter is Published

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Quick Sips for July:

WhatWhereWhenTime
Officers MeetingLion and Crown AddisonJuly 2nd6:30am – 8:30pm
Limbo Entry Openshttps://limbocomp.org/bcoemJuly 7thNoon
Club MeetingNorth Texas Homebrew SupplyJuly 9th6:00pm – 8:30pm
BrewdayNorth Texas Homebrew SupplyJuly 20th9:00am – 3:00pm
Quick Sips

The Limbo Challenge BCOEM is up and running. Go ahead and create your account now. Entry registration opens on Sunday July 7th at Noon.

How to get all your precious entries in the competition:

  • Sequence entry registration from low medal category number to higher. The lower numbered categories usually fill up first. Light Lagers and such.
  • Put just enough information in each entry to be able to save it. This may just be one character for the name. Then save your entry. You can go back and edit later.
  • You will have one hour after you save your entry to pay for it. Don’t panic. That will be plenty of time. Also don’t panic if after paying for your entry, BCOEM does not show the entry as paid immediately. It takes PayPal a little bit of time notify BCOEM of payment. Trust your PayPal receipt.
  • At your leisure, go back and edit the entry details like name and required special ingredients. Note: you are only guaranteed to change style to another style in the medal category. You will not be able to change the style to a different style in a full medal category.
  • If you have questions, talk to Jimmy before the entry window opens.

    Cheers,
    Jimmy

    Limbo competition is less than one week away!

    Limbo Competition, hosted by North Texas Homebrewers Association, will open entry registration starting at 12pm on 7/7. There are category limits of 24 so expect some to fill fast! If you plan to enter, register your account ASAP and prepare to register your entries as soon as entry registration opens.

    ACCOUNT REGISTRATION IS OPEN! – As of 12:00 am on 7/1, you can register your account in bcoem. Create your account ahead of time to save time registering entries when entry registration opens.
    NOTE: All accounts from last year have been deleted so you must create a new account!

    HELP NEEDED! – As host of the competition, volunteers are needed to ensure a quality competition. Two roles that need a volunteer ASAP are the Head Judge, and Head Steward. If you would like to volunteer for either role please contact [email protected]

    • Head Judge – Creates judging schedule and assigns judges. Oversee judging, shifting judges as needed. Answer judges questions regarding style eligibility.
    • Head Steward – Coordinate entry checking supplies and judging supplies. Oversee sorting of entries. Assist head judge during judging.

    We will also need lots of judges. Once the schedule is set up, you will be able to sign up in bcoem. New and inexperienced judges will be paired up with BJCP experienced/certified judges so if you have not judged before, don’t be afraid to sign up.

    Full competition info can be found at limbocomp.org

    May COC results are in!

    The May COC had a very good turn out with 9 entries, representing 9 different styles, the quality of the beers was excellent with half the entries scoring a 40+ over better as judged by a James “Smitty” Smith and Mike Grover (who is a BJCP certified judge).

    After the mini-BOS, the judges selected Randy Grogan’s Belgian Blond Ale for the Bronze, Terry Olinger’s Helles Bock for the Silver and the Gold goes to Mark Rendon’s Dark Mild. All excellent beers.

    You can see the results over at coc.nthba.org and download your score sheet.

    Thanks to North Texas Homebrew Supply (now open on Mondays) for allowing us to use their store for few hours and Jimmy for staying late.

    Reminder you collect Brewer Royale points and a $10 gift card for being a COC judge.

    Thanks again to all who entered, the next COC will be in July, registration will open July 1st and close the day of the July club meeting (COC takes place on the odd numbered months).

    Cheers John,

    [email protected]

    Quick reminder, the May COC deadline to register and drop off beer is May 14.

    Reminder, the May Club Only Competition (COC) registration closes Tuesday, May 14th at 5pm and your entries of 2 bottles need to be turned in at the May 14th club meeting which will be held at North Texas Home Brew Supply. If you can’t make the meeting, please reach out to me and we can make other arrangements ahead of time.

    You can register your entry and print off labels at coc.nthba.org

    Full Brewer Royale / COC rules can be found at nthba.org/brewer-royale

    And for anyone who did not enter, please consider being a judge, no experience needed, and best of all you get to drink free beer (you can register on the COC site)

    Any questions, ping me at [email protected]

    Reminder, the May COC is open, deadline to register and drop off beer is May 14.

    Reminder, the May Club Only Competition (COC) registration closes Tuesday, May 14th at 5pm and your entries of 2 bottles need to be turned in at the May 14th club meeting which will be held at North Texas Home Brew Supply. If you can’t make the meeting, please reach out to me and we can make other arrangements ahead of time.

    You can register your entry and print off labels at coc.nthba.org

    Full Brewer Royale / COC rules can be found at nthba.org/brewer-royale

    And for anyone who did not enter, please consider being a judge, no experience needed, and best of all you get to drink free beer (you can register on the COC site)

    Any questions, ping me at [email protected]

    March COC results are in !

    The March COC had a record number of entries, with a total of 14 entries showcasing 13 different styles, which always makes for an enjoyable round of judging.

    After much discussion among the judges; Jimmy Orkin, Marcus Burleson, Des Mora, and Charlie Henderson, the judges selected a Rauchbier brewed by James “Smitty” Smith for the bronze, a Saison brewed by Evan Brady & Bruce Robinson for silver and a Dunkel Weissbier brewed by Steve Littel for the gold.

    You can see the results over at coc.nthba.org and download your score sheet.

    Thanks to North Texas Homebrew Supply (now open on Mondays) for allowing us to use their store for few hours and Jimmy for staying late and sacrificing his entry so he could be a fill in judge. We still drank both his entries.

    Reminder you collect Brewer Royale points for being a COC judge.

    Thanks again to all who entered, the next COC will be in May, registration will open May 1st and close the day of the March club meeting (COC takes place on the odd numbered months).

    Cheers John,

    [email protected]