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Mars Colonist
01-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Who's going? This will be my 3rd year...

male
01-21-2014, 05:17 PM
I'm going, for the first time.

anir dendroica
01-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Going to submit a few entries this year for the first time. Need to get a couple of batches bottled first...

GntlKnigt1
01-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Alas....I will be there in spirit(s).

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skunkboy
01-21-2014, 08:19 PM
Was hoping for the mixer to happen, now not so sure... :(

Chevette Girl
01-22-2014, 01:18 AM
If life would quit happening at me, I'd love to get some stuff bottled and sent out... but I won't be making it myself this year. Attending it IS going on my bucket list (as in, if I don't get a passport soon TheAlchemist is gonna drive to my house and kick my bucket;D)...

WVMJack
01-22-2014, 06:14 AM
http://www.mazercup.com/

A link for those interested to find it for the first time. WVMJ

TheAlchemist
01-22-2014, 03:44 PM
if life would quit happening at me, i'd love to get some stuff bottled and sent out... But i won't be making it myself this year. Attending it is going on my bucket list (as in, if i don't get a passport soon thealchemist is gonna drive to my house and kick my bucket;d)...

exactly! !!!

kudapucat
01-22-2014, 04:49 PM
I wish I could join you, but I have CG's problem. Maybe in 10 years.

mmclean
01-22-2014, 07:31 PM
... this year we are going to have to limit the number of entries in both the Home and Commercial Meadery competition...

I'd guess first come, first serve.

Enter early, enter often. :)

jkane
01-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Planning on going. Wondering about the hotel this year. Is outlook still a hotel?

sandman
01-27-2014, 04:49 PM
I'm going. Better make my hotel reservations now I guess.

mannye
01-28-2014, 09:20 PM
Can't go this year but next year for sure.


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loveofrose
01-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Maybe next year I'll go and enter a BOMM!

GntlKnigt1
01-30-2014, 06:55 PM
You should enter a BOMM this year even if you don't go. You deserve the accolades.

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mannye
01-30-2014, 08:41 PM
Seriously! Mail a BOMM in!


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Shmafty
01-30-2014, 09:01 PM
Seriously! Mail a BOMM in!
Just don't say that to the guy at UPS...

"...and what's in the package, sir?"
"A BOMM. I made it myself!"
"Just a second. Hello... FBI?"

mannye
01-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Lol. That's true.


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Oskaar
02-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Who's going? This will be my 3rd year...

Yo dude, did you get email from our Volunteer Director to verify? If not PM me and I'll put you two together to get things worked out.

Also: Sandman and Male, be sure to read the first page of the mazercup website. We have a group rate for volunteers and judges and you have to call the hotel and speak to the front desk, and tell them you want the Mazer Cup Rate. Be sure to read all the info there before paying for a room. You'll get a better deal if you call and make sure you follow the info on the site.

Cheers,

Oskaar

sandman
03-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Done and done sir. All is in ready and my entries are safe in Wayne's hands.
:cheers:

male
03-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Also: Sandman and Male, be sure to read the first page of the mazercup website.

Oskaar

Done, three entries sent out, room booked.

khooleo
03-06-2014, 06:12 AM
It's our first time! Wooohooo!

GntlKnigt1
03-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Ahhh. Yes...you always remember your first

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Seth8530
03-21-2014, 11:35 AM
I sent in my cranberry mead. Cant wait for the results!

GntlKnigt1
03-21-2014, 12:58 PM
Anyone have any news on how things are going there? I see the agenda/schedule http://www.mazercup.com/ but no reports or updates...

Dreadstar
03-21-2014, 02:14 PM
Commercial competition is underway!

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GntlKnigt1
03-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Wow!!! Thanks Dreadstar. Can you give us a live feed? or maybe a periodic update?

mannye
03-21-2014, 05:40 PM
I am so going next year. Maybe not to compete but at least to volunteer!


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GntlKnigt1
03-21-2014, 06:13 PM
I would love to watch the telecast. And, as I said, will be there in spirit(s). Hee

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Dreadstar
03-21-2014, 10:32 PM
Sorry all. Workers signed an agreement to not to post during the event. *oops*
I highly encourage anyone that wants to know how it goes to volunteer next year!

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skunkboy
03-21-2014, 11:45 PM
I'm really hoping they have the pairing dinner next year....

GntlKnigt1
03-22-2014, 01:13 PM
I can't believe it... facing a Mazer Cup news blackout.... You'd think they hadn't 'sold out the stadium'..... Grin. Oh well. ....

Medsen Fey
03-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Is it mere coincidence that a mead competition is scheduled to coincide with the vernal equinox? :dontknow:

mannye
03-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Is it mere coincidence that a mead competition is scheduled to coincide with the vernal equinox? :dontknow:

Coldly calculated by those sneaky Druids.

GntlKnigt1
03-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Maybe they should move it to Stonehenge next year....

fatbloke
03-23-2014, 07:48 AM
Maybe they should move it to Stonehenge next year....
If you'd been there, you'd know that it would take forever Doug, just getting past it on the A303 can be a rather long and involved event...... Probably better asking if you could pitch tents at Amesbury, just down the road - but we'd likely have to register as a religious group as English Heritage can be a strange bunch and it's usually only the druid types that get in.....

GntlKnigt1
03-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Well, mannye said the druids run it....maybe he knows " a guy".....

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fatbloke
03-23-2014, 10:39 AM
Well, mannye said the druids run it....maybe he knows " a guy".....
He will speak with the wrong accent for that ;D He'd have to run it past them from the TV angle, making a programme about druid mead makers etc.......:rolleyes:

mannye
03-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Hmmmph. I haven't met An official I can't convince. Everyone wants to be on TV.


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fatbloke
03-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Hmmmph. I haven't met An official I can't convince. Everyone wants to be on TV.

Exactly, so you should remember from your time at the Beeb what it's like dealing with mega conservative, public school educated (British version of "public" school, not US), chinless pillocks. With their mono-tone answers in a "received pronunciation" accent.......

"Oh, I say, erm, no, erm, no definitley won't do old chap. Got to keep the plebs away from the culture haven't we, they'd want to........ well, erm, photograph it and the like. Wouldn't want any flash camera lighting damage to the stones would we, erm, no, er sorry"! or of course, words to that effect (all in 1950's BBC english, as alluded to above).....

Or of course the threats to "scoop your eyes out with a spoon" a la Alan Rickman or Steve Berkoff........:mad:

GntlKnigt1
03-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Well, that's for next year... maybe mannye can start with Vicky and get her to WANT to do it as Stonehenge... THEN he can tackle the stiff upper lip Brits.

Anyway... back to the present. The 2014 Mazer Cup International winners are...... (drum roll please... and who has the results? )

mannye
03-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Haha. John Smith kinda sorta talked like that. I made him sort of laugh when I told him the bathroom was "roit up th' apples guvnah and te the left!"
No. I didn't. But I wanted to!


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fatbloke
03-23-2014, 02:26 PM
Haha. John Smith kinda sorta talked like that. I made him sort of laugh when I told him the bathroom was "roit up th' apples guvnah and te the left!"
No. I didn't. But I wanted to!

Now now, none of that Dick Van Dyke "comedy cockney" crap - his effort was only the vaguest nod of the head to the dwindling number who actually use the rhyming slang "in anger".......

And yes, Dougs right.

We'll have to wait to find out whether the winners list is gonna be announced here, or facebook or even twitter.........

Either way, well done to all those who entered and more so if your efforts have caused you to collect a medal........

GntlKnigt1
03-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Facebook has some of the winners....on the Mazer Cup page

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wayneb
03-23-2014, 11:45 PM
All will be revealed, in the traditional manner, on Monday on the MCI website (and likely mirrored here on GotMead).

Can't say more at the moment -- after all, if we told everyone what was going on in realtime, there'd be no incentive for you guys to consider coming to Boulder to help with the competition next year! ;)

GntlKnigt1
03-24-2014, 03:34 AM
Oh... and for those that haven't found the Facebook page..... https://www.facebook.com/mazercup

Seth8530
03-24-2014, 11:20 AM
And the results can be seen on the youtube link!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFxtYOQ9dk&feature=youtu.be

GntlKnigt1
03-24-2014, 02:18 PM
Trying to lift the names of the winners and put on a spreadsheet, but someone moved camera about 38 minute in so hard to do.... It wont be complete

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Medsen Fey
03-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Yeah, but there were several Gotmeaders that got awards:

Sandman took two golds!!:blob7:
Yabodie took a medal
Male got one too.

Congratulations folks! Stand up and take a bow!:hello2:
That's outstanding.

Who else had some winners?

Seth8530
03-24-2014, 04:12 PM
My dry cranberry melomel took silver. Not sure who else got some hardware.

Medsen Fey
03-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Ken Schramm took two in the commercial competition.

ScottBehrens
03-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Bronze for a cinnamon metheglin. Down from gold last year. How about a half-bow.

Medsen Fey
03-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Bronze for a cinnamon metheglin. Down from gold last year. How about a half-bow.

No indeed!
ANY mead that takes a medal at the mazer cup deserves full honors. Even honorable mention meads are excellent. To take a bronze means it is some GOOD stuff! :)

ScottBehrens
03-24-2014, 04:54 PM
You forgot to mention yours...at least one Gold that I saw.

Medsen Fey
03-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Yes, the Golden Oldie Dwójniak (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/16258-Brewlog-Golden-Oldie-Dwójniak-Meadeira?p=150698&highlight=golden+oldie#post150698)(not madeirafied) took a gold. I need to update the brewlog, and oh what a tragic tale it is....

Noe Palacios
03-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Yes, the Golden Oldie Dwójniak (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/16258-Brewlog-Golden-Oldie-Dwójniak-Meadeira?p=150698&highlight=golden+oldie#post150698)(not madeirafied) took a gold. I need to update the brewlog, and oh what a tragic tale it is....

When I grow old ... I would like to be like you.

Medsen, how meny medals do you have now? how many Best of the Show? Just curious.

Saludos,

wayneb
03-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Why Medsen! How could you be so callous to one of your creations??!!??

;)

FWIW, oldies apparently were goodies at this year's Mazer Cup. Remember a certain spin on the old Apple Butter Cyser I did back a few years (well, way back about 7 years ago)?

For those of you relatively new to the GotMead forum, it is this recipe: http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/11922-Brewlog-ABC-Spiced-Cyser-Recipe-Group-Brew-wayneb?p=100576#post100576

It was the Honorable Mention in this year's Open Sweet category. :)

pokerfacepablo
03-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Yeah, but there were several Gotmeaders that got awards:

Sandman took two golds!!:blob7:
Yabodie took a medal
Male got one too.

Congratulations folks! Stand up and take a bow!:hello2:
That's outstanding.

Who else had some winners?

Right up there with Wayne. My first and only entry received Bronze for the open sweet. Tough category... The best in show was in this one.

smertz001
03-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Congrats to all of you! Great job! Maybe I will have something worthy of Mazer Cup next year to give it a whirl myself!

Cheers!

Noe Palacios
03-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Right up there with Wayne. My first and only entry received Bronze for the open sweet. Tough category... The best in show was in this one.
Pablo, next time you'll be in Central America you have to bring some of your bronze mead, congratulaions.

Saludos,

pokerfacepablo
03-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Pablo, next time you'll be in Central America you have to bring some of your bronze mead, congratulaions.

Saludos,

Oh that's a definite yes! 8 bottles left... holding them tightly.

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GntlKnigt1
03-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Maybe auction one and see what it goes for. If high enough, maybe a new vocation!

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Medsen Fey
03-25-2014, 03:13 PM
FWIW, oldies apparently were goodies at this year's Mazer Cup. Remember a certain spin on the old Apple Butter Cyser I did back a few years (well, way back about 7 years ago)?

For those of you relatively new to the GotMead forum, it is this recipe: http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/11922-Brewlog-ABC-Spiced-Cyser-Recipe-Group-Brew-wayneb?p=100576#post100576

Wow. An oldie but a goodie.
That Brewlog is like a master course in high gravity fermentation.



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paraordnance
03-25-2014, 03:51 PM
I won!!! Unreal... I just don't understand how many medals I won. One of my entries (sour cherry) listed as first in two categories (253 and 254). Does that mean 2 medals?? Also, my strawberry got silver in - 256 Berry Melomel, Dry.

Medsen Fey
03-25-2014, 04:09 PM
I won!!! Unreal... I just don't understand how many medals I won.
Congratulations. Clearly you have a way with fruit. (Though you should submit a mead to only one category).

I hope you will post up a meadlog or recipe thread so others can learn from you.


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Seth8530
03-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Looks like you did great and congrats on the medal! It might be a mistake though since their appears to be a duplication in the two catagories.


Gold Thomas Repas Cabernet Pyment None
Silver Yancy Bodenstein The Grape Escape BURP
Bronze Ben Backlund Gewurztraminer Pyment None

253 - OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL, DRY
Medal Mead Maker(s) Mead Name Club
Gold Ivan Kozoletov Sour cherry None
Silver Yancy Bodenstein The Grape Escape BURP
Bronze Ben Backlund Gewurztraminer Pyment None

paraordnance
03-25-2014, 04:21 PM
Congratulations. Clearly you have a way with fruit. (Though you should submit a mead to only one category).

I hope you will post up a meadlog or recipe thread so others can learn from you.


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That's what I did, I submitted my sour cherry melomel to only 1 category (Melomel Dry, Other) and only sent 3 bottles of it. I'm not sure why and how this melomel ended up in two categories simultaneously. FG was 1.008 so I considered it as dry.

Medsen Fey
03-25-2014, 04:40 PM
That's what I did, I submitted my sour cherry melomel to only 1 category (Melomel Dry, Other)
Oh.
Well then,... I'll leave it to Oskaar or Wayneb to explain.


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wayneb
03-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Looks like a little proofreading of the MCI web winners list is in order. I've alerted Oskaar.

BBBF
03-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Congrats everyone

cam07ds
04-03-2014, 08:34 PM
Congratulations everyone! It was a fun year. Sorry its been so long for a post but life got in the way for a while. And now its almost time to brew. (for me anyway)

Steve

WVMJack
04-04-2014, 02:53 AM
Anyone get their scoring sheets yet? WVMJ

pokerfacepablo
04-04-2014, 03:55 AM
I received it yesterday.

paraordnance
04-13-2014, 04:35 PM
I got the score sheets but what about the Mazer Cups for the winners? :confused: I was really hoping to get these nice little Mazer Cups in a mail as well :( I saw them at award ceremony when they called my name... Does anybody know if they will be mailed out?

sandman
04-16-2014, 04:31 PM
I brought my score sheets home with me. Both of my new mazer cups are proudly displayed above my fireplace where I can look at them each day and ask myself what to brew next.
:cheers:

GntlKnigt1
04-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Congrats Sandman. Paraordnance, send an email to gotmead@gotmead.com and ask Vicky about it.

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paraordnance
04-17-2014, 04:14 PM
I got my 2 cups today! They are beautiful! Thank you all

mannye
04-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Pic? Would love to see one!


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Oskaar
04-27-2014, 01:29 PM
I got the score sheets but what about the Mazer Cups for the winners? :confused: I was really hoping to get these nice little Mazer Cups in a mail as well :( I saw them at award ceremony when they called my name... Does anybody know if they will be mailed out?

Please send inquiries to info@mazercup.com. Vicky is on the Executive Board of The Mazer Cup International, Inc, however our commercial and home registrars will be able to answer your questions.

Cheers,

Oskaar