The 2015 SJPORR Challenge is underway

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What is the SJPORR Challenge

A few years back several home brewers on YouTube started the SJPORR Experiment. These educational experiments set guidelines for each brewer involved: to use the exact same recipe with the only alteration being the type of hops used in the first experiment and yeast in the second experiment. With each experiment the interest and participation grew.

In 2013 each brewer was given a base recipe with a cap on IBU’s and an overall grain bill of 18 pounds. The interest went world wide with 16 brewers across the United States, 12 brewers from New Zealand, and 8 brewers from the United Kingdom.

Without realising it, we actually had the very first worldwide Homebrewing Challenge. So in 2014 we officially launched and we had 180 brewers from 14 countries around the world participate to brew “A beer that can stand the test of time.” There were no boundaries for this challenge. There is no set IBU, ABV, or grain bill. The only guideline is that the brewer brew their best beer, their “X-Factor” beer, a beer that they would be proud to share around the globe.

So what lined up for 2015

The 2014 Sjporr Challenge was a huge success and now it’s time to build from that and make 2015 even better. In 2014 the theme was “Brew Your Best Beer, A Beer That Can Stand The Test Of Time”. It was a totally open competition pitting style against style with Nate Pekoc coming out on Top with his Black IPA, Grant Baker coming in second with a Baltic Porter, and Dan Filihiahekava with his Imperial Russian Stout rounding out the top 3 in the world. Not to mention all the winners and styles from each country.

This years theme is "Brew Local, for the World" pick your style and your ingredients. Civilisation was formed around beers, taverns attracted people, and grew communities, producing beers from local ingredients. Its time to showcase your community, and share it with the world.

So start planning, picking ingredients or a style that you want to bring to the world stage, showcasing your community. More information will be coming out soon, but now its time for you to think about your recipes.

How does it work

The Challenge is a world wide beer swap, simply brew your beer and swap it with other participating brewers in our country. Each brewer rates each others beer to determine an overall country winner. Once all of the ratings are in, the top 3 beers are swapped with the top 3 beers from each other participating country, to determine the world wide winner.

How to package your beer

The following video is a great tutorial on how to package your beer for shipping. Kevin has shipped many beers around the world and knows all the tricks and tips to make sure you beers arrive safety at their required destination.

2014 Winners Announcement

After having over 2458 beers rated we now have the top 15 brewers out of 180, from 14 countries, who have made it into the World Finals.

2014 World Final Placings

  1. 41.78 - NA072US, Nate Pekoc
  2. 41.07 - GR032NZ, Grant R Baker
  3. 40.29 - DA044NZ, Dan Filihiahekava
  4. 40.04 - TO007NO, Tony Yates
  5. 38.90 - RI076US, Rick Maggine
  6. 38.86 - BR063US, Brad Alford
  7. 38.71 - NA038NZ, Nathan Mckenzie
  8. 38.50 - LE174CA, Lee Hillman
  9. 36.98 - LE132UK, Lee Immins
  10. 36.37 - DA154GB, Daniel Noyce
  11. 36.31 - TO068GB, Tom Watson
  12. 36.20 - MI079CA, Mike Mcnabb
  13. 36.06 - BR026FR, Brian Mujati
  14. 34.62 - DA183NO, Daniel Smith
  15. 29.74 - RO175CA, Robert Black

2014 Country Placings

Australia

  1. 39.00 - JA042AU, James Rimmer
  2. 37.60 - CA206AU, Cam Stansell
  3. 37.00 - CH203AU, Chris Healy
  4. 36.90 - GA127AU, Gavin 'gash Slugg' Ellicott
  5. 34.25 - PI114AU, Pete Marchant
  6. 32.00 - AA173AU, Aaron Shearer
  7. 31.10 - DA196AU, Daniel Craze
  8. 29.50 - RA205AU, Rahne Maxwell

Canada

  1. 38.78 - RO175CA, Robert Black
  2. 37.31 - LE174CA, Lee Hillman
  3. 36.64 - BR181CA, Brandon Ricker
  4. 35.88 - MI079CA, Mike Mcnabb
  5. 35.69 - SA004CA, Sam Larkman
  6. 35.41 - JA010CA, Jason Toews
  7. 35.38 - NA177CA, Nathaniel Heppell
  8. 35.36 - NE172CA, Neal Howell
  9. 35.06 - CR095CA, Craig Farraway
  10. 33.18 - DO185CA, Doug Glover
  11. 31.53 - RO136CA, Rob Shillinglaw

Europe

  1. 38.75 - TO007NO, Tony Yates
  2. 36.88 - BR026FR, Brian Mujati
  3. 35.33 - DA183NO, Daniel Smith
  4. 35.08 - DO021ES, Dominic Fernandez
  5. 34.83 - TA113IT, Tassoni Alessandro
  6. 34.75 - FR070SE, Fredric Johansson
  7. 31.17 - KE116FR, Kenneth Floen
  8. 31.00 - HE029DE, Henning Freese
  9. 29.50 - GE186NO, Geir Mathello De Lange

New Zealand

  1. 38.06 - DA044NZ, Dan Filihiahekava
  2. 37.08 - NA038NZ, Nathan Mckenzie
  3. 36.76 - GR032NZ, Grant R Baker
  4. 36.00 - PA100NZ, Paul Finney
  5. 35.31 - PA911NZ, Paul Wicksteed
  6. 34.97 - SA198NZ, Sam Ryan
  7. 34.86 - ST083NZ, Steven Bellward
  8. 34.64 - AD093NZ, Adrian Woodhouse
  9. 34.55 - SC167NZ, Scott Bennison
  10. 34.31 - RO028NZ, Robert Hough
  11. 34.00 - KE057NZ, Kerry Gray
  12. 33.94 - DA097NZ, Damon Taylor
  13. 33.88 - OL159NZ, Oliver Drake
  14. 33.83 - EU199NZ, Eugene Black
  15. 33.73 - DA189NZ, Darryn Oakly
  16. 33.72 - IA110NZ, Ian Watson
  17. 33.42 - VE158NZ, Veronica Hale
  18. 32.92 - MI190NZ, Mike Allan
  19. 32.25 - ZI163NZ, Zimba Mckenna
  20. 31.47 - AL041NZ, Allan Sheblom
  21. 31.11 - ZA031NZ, Zane Lawrence Maxwell
  22. 31.07 - JO142NZ, Jonathan Saunders & Shayne Forrest
  23. 30.75 - CA187NZ, Cam Ellis
  24. 30.36 - TY056NZ, Tyron Johnson
  25. 29.59 - MA040NZ, Matt Downer
  26. 29.22 - BR096NZ, Brayden Rawlinson
  27. 28.82 - BR176NZ, Brent Sarten
  28. 28.11 - JA208NZ, Jason Franssen
  29. 27.81 - KA107NZ, Karl Hayes
  30. 27.31 - MA197NZ, Matthew Mckay
  31. 27.01 - DE084NZ, Dean Coleborn
  32. 25.72 - PA126NZ, Paul Low
  33. 25.28 - SP191NZ, Springer Browne

United Kingdom

  1. 37.43 - TO068GB, Tom Watson
  2. 36.89 - LE132UK, Lee Immins
  3. 36.85 - DA154GB, Daniel Noyce
  4. 36.45 - JO140GB, Jonathan Ellis
  5. 36.28 - CH006GB, Christopher Harrison-hawkes
  6. 35.08 - AD099GB, Adam Wimbledon
  7. 34.50 - PA143GB, Paul Rowlett
  8. 33.67 - RI179GB, Rigas Malamoutsis
  9. 33.43 - IA188GB, Ian Hunter
  10. 33.38 - DE073GB, Denis Hanna
  11. 32.83 - RI020GB, Richard Spate
  12. 32.70 - BR103GB, Brian Sherriff
  13. 32.58 - NE200GB, Neil Cranston
  14. 31.20 - AN182GB, Anthony Howard
  15. 31.08 - JA064GB, James Stephens
  16. 29.60 - PA112GB, Paul Taylor-burrell
  17. 29.09 - AD075GB, Adam Buck
  18. 28.70 - GA150GB, Gary Fry
  19. 27.62 - CA169GB, Carl Selby
  20. 27.25 - SH120IE, Shane Vickers
  21. 26.40 - GR144GB, Greig Thomson
  22. 26.23 - CL015GB, Clive Sillis
  23. 21.13 - BE147GB, Ben Martin

US East Coast

  1. 39.06 - BA035US, Barry Wasser
  2. 39.00 - JO058US, Joseph Ryan Belcher
  3. 37.87 - CH091US, Chef And Gadget
  4. 37.56 - ST005US, Stephen J Porr
  5. 35.75 - PA082US, Paul Remaley
  6. 35.00 - SU105US, Sue Bumbaugh
  7. 34.43 - GA049US, Gary Fortin
  8. 31.31 - DA085US, Dan Desilets
  9. 29.00 - ST160US, Stephen J. Goldberger

US Mid West

  1. 41.58 - NA072US, Nate Pekoc
  2. 39.79 - TY024US, Tyler Everson
  3. =39.29 - RI086US, Rich Norton
    & BR161US, Bradley Pekoc
  4. 39.02 - MA019US, Mark Gryc
  5. 38.81 - DO046US, Doulas Runde
  6. 38.77 - MA162US, Matthew Gapinski
  7. 38.65 - KY062US, Kyle Orstead
  8. 38.38 - BR039US, Brad Watson
  9. 38.29 - CL013US, Clint Harris
  10. 36.58 - DO094US, Don Howell
  11. 36.21 - TR166US, Troy Levalley
  12. 34.71 - TI121US, Tim Osborne
  13. 34.54 - JA014US, James Longo
  14. 25.08 - BO151US, Bobbi Meyer

US Southern

  1. 35.90 - LA060US, Larry Lentz
  2. 34.90 - BR063US, Brad Alford
  3. 34.30 - LE025US, Lee Smith
  4. 33.75 - JA101US, Jamie Thacker
  5. 32.25 - MA125US, Matt Moore
  6. 31.50 - WI077US, William Hunt
  7. 29.60 - CH145US, Chris Gibbons
  8. =29.10 - RI081US, Richard Bish
    & JA055US, Jason Davies
  9. 28.90 - PA034US, Paul A Hartless Jr
  10. 28.60 - AN066US, Andrew Roberts
  11. 27.80 - KE157US, Ken Jordan
  12. 26.40 - MA080US, Matthew Morris

US West Coast

  1. 37.09 - RI076US, Rick Maggine
  2. 36.82 - JO207US, Josh Hoover
  3. 36.55 - JE053US, Jesse Hepburn
  4. 36.18 - MI036US, Michael Saraceno
  5. 35.64 - BE087US, Ben Stadther
  6. 35.09 - TR017US, Travis Trembly
  7. 34.82 - CH138US, Christian Clements
  8. 33.64 - KE003US, Kevin Clements
  9. 31.18 - W.074US, W. J. Miles
  10. 31.09 - DI137US, Dioni De Morena Morales
  11. 30.82 - KI027US, Kirk Sexton
  12. 29.64 - VI052US, Vincent Martinez
  13. 29.36 - ST011US, Steve Mertz

US Finals

  1. 39.23 - NA072US, Nate Pekoc
  2. =38.13 - RI076US, Rick Maggine
    & BR063US, Brad Alford
  3. 38.11 - TY024US, Tyler Everson
  4. 37.94 - JE053US, Jesse Hepburn
  5. 37.41 - BR161US, Bradley Pekoc
  6. =36.96 - LE025US, Lee Smith
    & BA035US, Barry Wasser
  7. 36.34 - JO058US, Joseph Ryan Belcher
  8. 36.13 - LA060US, Larry Lentz
  9. 35.74 - RI086US, Rich Norton
  10. 34.72 - CH091US, Chef And Gadget
  11. 34.38 - JO207US, Josh Hoover

2013 Country Placings

United States

  1. Kevin Clements
  2. Everty Homebrewing
  3. James (mr_sparty) Longo

New Zealand

  1. Brent Sarten
  2. Paul Wicksteed
  3. Dene McDonald

United Kingdom

  1. Rooben 65
  2. Harrybrew69
  3. Denis Hannah

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