« on: April 29, 2012, 04:51:51 am »
I don't know much about the competition, but the hobby has taken off like wildfire. I prefer to spend my time brewing, rather than going through what sounds like a pretty time consuming and perhaps expensive process to become a BJCP level judge, so in fairness I don't enter the competition. Maybe require anyone to become a judge and participate in judging if he enters more than x number of beers over a y period of time and also to work toward BJCP certification in order to continue in the competition each year and require that they sit out two years if they don't do that. Also support/compensate the judges who participate (free NHC registration, dues waiver, special perks or similar benefits) in order to further incentivize participation as judges. Again, I don't know how the competition works and I have never entered, so this may be completely unreasonable for some entrants - just my two Lincolns.