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Title: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tesgüino on March 02, 2012, 11:44:04 AM
Last year I remember there being a link to find the number of entries in each region. Is there something like that this year? Can't seem to find it and it would be nice to know the urgency of signing up.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tygo on March 02, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
Go to the registration page:

http://www.brewingcompetition.com/NHC/register.php?a=r

About 3,000 entries submitted already.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tesgüino on March 02, 2012, 12:23:50 PM
Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: Mark G on March 02, 2012, 12:37:03 PM
Looks like Portland may fill up today with over 500 already!
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tschmidlin on March 02, 2012, 04:38:28 PM
Over 5000 so far, 696 in Portland . . . crazy.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: Hokerer on March 02, 2012, 06:46:03 PM
Looks like Portland may fill up today with over 500 already!

Yep, Portland's done
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: bluesman on March 02, 2012, 06:48:45 PM
Looks like Portland may fill up today with over 500 already!

Yep, Portland's done

Less than 24hrs...amazing I'll tell you.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tschmidlin on March 02, 2012, 07:14:16 PM
SF just closed too . . .
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: bluesman on March 02, 2012, 07:17:37 PM
It's likely the NHC will be completely booked by the end of the day tomorrow.  :-\
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tschmidlin on March 03, 2012, 12:35:46 AM
Over 6000 and it hasn't been 24 hours.  That's over 80% sold.  Damn.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: marty on March 03, 2012, 05:55:00 AM
All 3 west coast regions closed, Denver at 733 and likely drawing west coast entries now. Philly at 702 and it's just about to hit 8am on the East coast
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: theDarkSide on March 03, 2012, 06:27:17 AM
Portland's closed at 751 entries...it's rigged I say.  :P

Looks like this is going to be a great NHC this year.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tygo on March 03, 2012, 08:57:21 AM
Portland's closed at 751 entries...it's rigged I say.  :P


Actually its open again now with 747 entries.  Guess someone didn't pay.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: bluesman on March 03, 2012, 09:01:05 AM
Portland's closed at 751 entries...it's rigged I say.  :P


Actually its open again now with 747 entries.  Guess someone didn't pay.

Probably right.  The allotted time to pay is 24hrs...right?
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: james on March 03, 2012, 10:03:42 AM
Portland's closed at 751 entries...it's rigged I say.  :P


Actually its open again now with 747 entries.  Guess someone didn't pay.

That was me actually, I deleted 3 entries I decided against sending.  Then paid for the rest.  I suspect a lot of people registered entries they might send in and will end up deleting them when they pay.

Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tygo on March 03, 2012, 10:34:01 AM
Probably right.  The allotted time to pay is 24hrs...right?

Yeah, after 24 hours they're automatically deleted.

I suspect a lot of people registered entries they might send in and will end up deleting them when they pay.

Yeah, there may be some of that.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: james on March 03, 2012, 10:56:12 AM
Probably right.  The allotted time to pay is 24hrs...right?

Yeah, after 24 hours they're automatically deleted.


I'm not sure if they expire exactly at 24 hours when they were entered or if there is a batch purge that runs at midnight or something.  We shall see
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: bluesman on March 04, 2012, 09:22:25 AM
Portland, San Fran, San Diego, Denver and Philly are currently maxed out!

Amazing  8)
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 04, 2012, 08:01:38 PM
At 10:00 PM EST on Sunday, it looks like it will be full by Midnight.  WOW.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: bluesman on March 04, 2012, 08:26:37 PM
At 10:00 PM EST on Sunday, it looks like it will be full by Midnight.  WOW.

Yup...only 24 more beers on the wall.  8)
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 04, 2012, 09:55:37 PM
11:53 PM Sunday, checked and it is full up.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: theDarkSide on March 05, 2012, 06:28:07 AM
I haven't checked all weekend and now see this morning every region is closed!!  Amazing!

12 regions next year  ;)
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: james on March 05, 2012, 08:13:03 AM
I haven't checked all weekend and now see this morning every region is closed!!  Amazing!

12 regions next year  ;)

If more regions are added I imagine the cost per entry will have to go up, which would probably also help keep the numbers down.   If prices get much higher I'll likely reduce the number of entries I submit
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: udubdawg on March 05, 2012, 09:03:53 AM
wow, it would seem likely there's a lot of unmet demand here (I didn't enter but considered it - definitely next year!), but I wonder how much more growth can they have and still finish the final round in 1 day?!?

hopefully I can at least steward in Seattle and watch the Masters at work.   8)  Can't wait!

cheers--
--Michael

Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: theDarkSide on March 05, 2012, 09:07:58 AM
wow, it would seem likely there's a lot of unmet demand here (I didn't enter but considered it - definitely next year!), but I wonder how much more growth can they have and still finish the final round in 1 day?!?

hopefully I can at least steward in Seattle and watch the Masters at work.   8)  Can't wait!

cheers--
--Michael

If it grows too much, they'll have to break the first rounds into regions, then a semi-final round, then the finals.  March Madness of Homebrewing.  Can you imagine what that bracket would look like?  ;D
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: morticaixavier on March 05, 2012, 09:09:59 AM
wow, it would seem likely there's a lot of unmet demand here (I didn't enter but considered it - definitely next year!), but I wonder how much more growth can they have and still finish the final round in 1 day?!?

hopefully I can at least steward in Seattle and watch the Masters at work.   8)  Can't wait!

cheers--
--Michael

If it grows too much, they'll have to break the first rounds into regions, then a semi-final round, then the finals.  March Madness of Homebrewing.  Can you imagine what that bracket would look like?  ;D

I would think it would have to get bigger and go more rounds. otherwise how quickly you can get to your computer at entry time will begin to play as big a part in who wins finals as how good your beer is. or go the mcab route and have other contests act as qualifiers.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: denny on March 05, 2012, 09:11:29 AM
wow, it would seem likely there's a lot of unmet demand here (I didn't enter but considered it - definitely next year!), but I wonder how much more growth can they have and still finish the final round in 1 day?!?

hopefully I can at least steward in Seattle and watch the Masters at work.   8)  Can't wait!

cheers--
--Michael

That's definitely a concern.   People also ask about increasing the number of first round judging centers, but we can barely find enough judges for the number that exist now.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: denny on March 05, 2012, 09:13:12 AM
or go the mcab route and have other contests act as qualifiers.

That's been discussed and unanimously voted down by the Governing Committee as being to exclusive.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: udubdawg on March 05, 2012, 09:27:25 AM
If it grows too much, they'll have to break the first rounds into regions, then a semi-final round, then the finals.  March Madness of Homebrewing.  Can you imagine what that bracket would look like?  ;D

Should make for an awesome selection show.  Paint an awesome Anthony Davis-style unibrow on #1 seed Gordon Strong, with us lowly #16 seeds just happy with our play-in game.   ;D 

Hopefully some place like Tulsa can host the 1st round next year.  FOAM has experience with big competitions.  Dallas didn't work with proximity to Bluebonnet, but March/April isn't anywhere near the FOAM Cup timeframe. 

cheers--
--Michael
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 05, 2012, 09:30:01 AM
Saw Gordon at a the WEB competition judging this past weekend.  Someone asked if he had entries in the NHC, and he smilled and shook his head no.  At least that is what I remember.

Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: denny on March 05, 2012, 10:27:38 AM
I think both Gordon and JZ have decided that they're done entering.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tschmidlin on March 05, 2012, 09:55:04 PM
I think both Gordon and JZ have decided that they're done entering.
Gordon told me he was done, and I don't imagine JZ has the time for homebrewing any more.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: donger on March 06, 2012, 10:56:44 AM
JZ is pro and this is an amateur comp. Although, JZ's beers have really never tasted amateurish.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tschmidlin on March 07, 2012, 01:20:31 AM
JZ is pro and this is an amateur comp. Although, JZ's beers have really never tasted amateurish.
Pros can enter as long as they brew the beer at home like the rest of us.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tesgüino on March 18, 2012, 08:09:49 AM
Another question. It looks like in the "View/Change/Print Entries" section of the entry form you could change to a totally different beer category. If a beer isn't aging the way you'd like, can you switch to something else after you already declared the style when registering? And if it is aright, do you have up until the last day (March 28th) to make the decision?
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: narvin on March 18, 2012, 08:47:28 AM
Another question. It looks like in the "View/Change/Print Entries" section of the entry form you could change to a totally different beer category. If a beer isn't aging the way you'd like, can you switch to something else after you already declared the style when registering? And if it is aright, do you have up until the last day (March 28th) to make the decision?

You can change the style, but I think you have to reprint the labels for your bottles, so you have to do it before you ship.
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tschmidlin on March 18, 2012, 10:16:13 PM
Another question. It looks like in the "View/Change/Print Entries" section of the entry form you could change to a totally different beer category. If a beer isn't aging the way you'd like, can you switch to something else after you already declared the style when registering? And if it is aright, do you have up until the last day (March 28th) to make the decision?

You can change the style, but I think you have to reprint the labels for your bottles, so you have to do it before you ship.
Were you planning to change beers AFTER you ship? :)
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tesgüino on March 19, 2012, 05:19:03 AM
Were you planning to change beers AFTER you ship?
Got lucky this year. There's a drop-off less than a hour from my house. Guess I have until next Wednesday to make the decision?

Re-brewed an American Brown based on the score sheet from a local competition. Scored 36 there, but have high hopes for the new version. Still have to keg and bottle.  :P
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: narvin on March 19, 2012, 05:49:29 AM
Another question. It looks like in the "View/Change/Print Entries" section of the entry form you could change to a totally different beer category. If a beer isn't aging the way you'd like, can you switch to something else after you already declared the style when registering? And if it is aright, do you have up until the last day (March 28th) to make the decision?

You can change the style, but I think you have to reprint the labels for your bottles, so you have to do it before you ship.
Were you planning to change beers AFTER you ship? :)

Ha.  I guess I misread that as changing the style category he was entering the beer in, not changing the actual beer.  :)
Title: Re: NHC 2012 Entry Link
Post by: tesgüino on March 19, 2012, 07:14:24 AM
Ha.  I guess I misread that as changing the style category he was entering the beer in, not changing the actual beer.
Actually . . . both.  :o




And the big question for next year:
Can you just grab a bunch of spots in categories not requiring a lot of detail and then sort out what you're actually going to enter later?