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Title: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: johnny_mo on December 05, 2017, 03:58:50 AM
The AHA posted updates to the National Homebrew Competition for 2018 on HomebrewersAssociation.org and we want to make sure all AHA Forum users see the information.

Competition Updates
You can find all the current 2018 information, including important deadlines, on the NHC main page. (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/) Please make sure to read the updated Rules and Regulations (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/entrant-volunteer-information/), which also contain the National Homebrew Competition styles that are reorganized from the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program Style Guidelines (https://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php). For more specifics on styles, please reference the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines (https://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php) for beer, mead, or cider. The Online Competition Application opens January 23, 2018 and runs through January 30, 2018. Mark your calendars!

Keep an eye on the NHC main page (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/) for more specific dates and other information to be announced.

Update Your Club Info

If you'd like your club to compete for the NHC Homebrew Club Award and the Gambrinus Award, check to see if your club is in our club database (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/community/clubs/find-a-homebrew-club) and that the information is correct. If not, make sure to register or update (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/community/clubs/club-updates-form/) your club's information by midnight, December 31, 2017. Club registration with the AHA is free.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: theDarkSide on February 08, 2018, 07:13:17 PM
I know some friends of mine in Philly have received their notifications for entries.  Are the regions staggered for notifications?  Just curious.

I guess if I don't hear anything by next Thursday, I'll have my answer :)
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: braufessor on February 10, 2018, 01:32:31 PM
I got notified I have 4 at KC.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: riceral on February 10, 2018, 01:35:06 PM
Still waiting to hear about my 1 entry. I think the notification window is through the 15th so we have a few more days to hear.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: Ace_Atlas on February 10, 2018, 08:03:11 PM
I got my notification on the 6th but I registered with the first day.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: theDarkSide on February 12, 2018, 12:25:06 PM
I got my notification on the 6th but I registered with the first day.

I also registered in the first day (first hour actually) and others who registered a day later already got notified.  But they were in a different region so I'm hoping it's just a matter of time.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: pintabone on February 13, 2018, 08:51:21 PM
Same, I registered and still haven't heard anything for the Philadelphia location. Do you get a response regardless whether yes or no?
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: riceral on February 13, 2018, 09:33:00 PM
Make sure you check your junk mail folder.

I found my final notice email in my junk folder yesterday and submitted payment and registration details just under the wire. Maybe my initial notice went there and I didn't see it.

Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: pintabone on February 14, 2018, 12:45:00 AM
Make sure you check your junk mail folder.

I found my final notice email in my junk folder yesterday and submitted payment and registration details just under the wire. Maybe my initial notice went there and I didn't see it.

I've been checking and haven't seen anything in the junk folder either.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: theDarkSide on February 14, 2018, 12:59:54 PM
Got my notice with number of entries from NY yesterday
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: udubdawg on February 14, 2018, 03:20:41 PM
like a lot of people I logged in and saw that I had entries before I got the email.
Just sayin' people should be proactive if something is important to them, not sit waiting until deadlines potentially pass while emails are lost in cyberspace or spam folders.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: EnkAMania on February 14, 2018, 05:12:11 PM
Got mine yesterday evening.  Wanted Portland because we can drop off entries, but I got Sacramento instead.  Lifetime members should get first pick.   :)
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: klickitat jim on February 14, 2018, 06:20:03 PM
Everyone should have to ship, make everyone jump the same hurdles.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: theDarkSide on February 14, 2018, 06:34:39 PM
Trying to decide if I want to drive 4 hours to drop mine off.  Bunch of breweries around the dropoff point in NY.   ;D
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: Wilbur on February 14, 2018, 06:58:02 PM
like a lot of people I logged in and saw that I had entries before I got the email.
Just sayin' people should be proactive if something is important to them, not sit waiting until deadlines potentially pass while emails are lost in cyberspace or spam folders.

I didn't even think I could do this, but looks like I have two entries for Chicago. Registered on the last day, haven't gotten an email yet though. My question is: I have 72 hours to pay for entries from when I get an email. If I don't get an email, how do I know when I have to pay? Question 2: if I understand the dates and deadlines in the link below, I have until March 30th to declare a style for my entries?

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/dates-deadlines/ (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/dates-deadlines/)
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 14, 2018, 07:18:21 PM
like a lot of people I logged in and saw that I had entries before I got the email.
Just sayin' people should be proactive if something is important to them, not sit waiting until deadlines potentially pass while emails are lost in cyberspace or spam folders.

I didn't even think I could do this, but looks like I have two entries for Chicago. Registered on the last day, haven't gotten an email yet though. My question is: I have 72 hours to pay for entries from when I get an email. If I don't get an email, how do I know when I have to pay? Question 2: if I understand the dates and deadlines in the link below, I have until March 30th to declare a style for my entries?

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/dates-deadlines/ (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/dates-deadlines/)

Yes, you can edit entries/styles later. I don’t know the answer to your other question.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: udubdawg on February 14, 2018, 08:34:58 PM
like a lot of people I logged in and saw that I had entries before I got the email.
Just sayin' people should be proactive if something is important to them, not sit waiting until deadlines potentially pass while emails are lost in cyberspace or spam folders.

I didn't even think I could do this, but looks like I have two entries for Chicago. Registered on the last day, haven't gotten an email yet though. My question is: I have 72 hours to pay for entries from when I get an email. If I don't get an email, how do I know when I have to pay? Question 2: if I understand the dates and deadlines in the link below, I have until March 30th to declare a style for my entries?

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/dates-deadlines/ (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/dates-deadlines/)

Yes on the second part about March 30th.
As to the first, if the alternative is possibly having missed an email and thus your 72 hours has already started, I'd just go ahead and see if you can pay now, ya know?

Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: pintabone on February 15, 2018, 02:06:20 AM
like a lot of people I logged in and saw that I had entries before I got the email.
Just sayin' people should be proactive if something is important to them, not sit waiting until deadlines potentially pass while emails are lost in cyberspace or spam folders.

Login to what? I've tried logging into the competition site and it says it isn't your AHA login but something that you get from the e-mail confirmation that you were accepted.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: Wilbur on February 15, 2018, 04:15:02 AM
I'll note that Gmail decided to automatically archive my emails (First notice, deadline approaching, and deadline extended emails), so definitely check that. I was checking my spam and my inbox and didn't see it. I think if you've competed before you can reset your password and get in that way.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: theDarkSide on February 15, 2018, 12:29:10 PM
Login to what? I've tried logging into the competition site and it says it isn't your AHA login but something that you get from the e-mail confirmation that you were accepted.

www.brewingcompetition.com
use the email address you used when registering for your entries and you AHA number (including leading zeros) as your password.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: pintabone on February 15, 2018, 05:44:07 PM
Login to what? I've tried logging into the competition site and it says it isn't your AHA login but something that you get from the e-mail confirmation that you were accepted.

www.brewingcompetition.com
use the email address you used when registering for your entries and you AHA number (including leading zeros) as your password.

Thanks but no dice. Not sure what happened to my application.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: brewinhard on April 21, 2018, 12:01:13 PM
Anyone know why the AHA has decided to compile and report basically ALL the other regional judging site results that have already taken place EXCEPT for both PHILLY and NYC that were judged the very first week?

Makes no sense....
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: narcout on April 21, 2018, 07:15:35 PM
NY is up.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: brewinhard on April 21, 2018, 08:46:08 PM
Philly? 

Entries were judged over two weeks ago!
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 21, 2018, 09:19:41 PM
Philly? 

Entries were judged over two weeks ago!
Were data submitted on time? Were those data correct and able to pass the checks run by the AHA competition staff?

Just saying that some taken longer in the past due to issues.

Edit - I judged 3 first rounds last year, and say that there is a large amount of heavy work (physical and mental) that happens at each site by the local organizers. They have much to do in a short time.

Sorry that I was unable to judge any this year, but will judge Second Round. Some better scheduling on our part might get us to one or two next year.


Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: brewinhard on April 21, 2018, 10:41:02 PM
Yes, I understand the amount of work, coordination, and planning that goes into regionals (and any other large competition for that matter).

And I have also been on the end of some regionals (in the past) where lack of judges showing up came into play and extended judging times had to be used.

Just seems rather odd since for two weeks now results have been "verifying" in Philadelphia when all others that were judged have been reported. 
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: narcout on April 22, 2018, 01:17:29 AM
And I have also been on the end of some regionals (in the past) where lack of judges showing up came into play and extended judging times had to be used.

I don't have any firsthand knowledge, but I heard this was the case in NYC.  Maybe it was the same issue in Philadelphia?
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: smkranz on April 22, 2018, 01:22:25 AM
Yes, I understand the amount of work, coordination, and planning that goes into regionals (and any other large competition for that matter).

And I have also been on the end of some regionals (in the past) where lack of judges showing up came into play and extended judging times had to be used.

Just seems rather odd since for two weeks now results have been "verifying" in Philadelphia when all others that were judged have been reported.

I was in Philly for judging Friday and Saturday two weeks ago.  They could not finish due to a shortage of judges.  My sense was that it was a matter of fewer judges signing up rather than no-show judges.  I don't have direct knowledge of the current status, but there has been chatter on the AHA's NHC Facebook page.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: brewinhard on April 22, 2018, 01:34:40 AM
Yes, I understand the amount of work, coordination, and planning that goes into regionals (and any other large competition for that matter).

And I have also been on the end of some regionals (in the past) where lack of judges showing up came into play and extended judging times had to be used.

Just seems rather odd since for two weeks now results have been "verifying" in Philadelphia when all others that were judged have been reported.

I was in Philly for judging Friday and Saturday two weeks ago.  They could not finish due to a shortage of judges.  My sense was that it was a matter of fewer judges signing up rather than no-show judges.  I don't have direct knowledge of the current status, but there has been chatter on the AHA's NHC Facebook page.

Thanks for the reply. Figured it could be something like that.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: udubdawg on April 22, 2018, 12:53:23 PM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 22, 2018, 02:12:28 PM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland
Well, that explains it!  :o
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: jeffy on April 22, 2018, 02:31:03 PM
Yes, I understand the amount of work, coordination, and planning that goes into regionals (and any other large competition for that matter).

And I have also been on the end of some regionals (in the past) where lack of judges showing up came into play and extended judging times had to be used.

Just seems rather odd since for two weeks now results have been "verifying" in Philadelphia when all others that were judged have been reported.

I was in Philly for judging Friday and Saturday two weeks ago.  They could not finish due to a shortage of judges.  My sense was that it was a matter of fewer judges signing up rather than no-show judges.  I don't have direct knowledge of the current status, but there has been chatter on the AHA's NHC Facebook page.

Thanks for the reply. Figured it could be something like that.
We were short handed in Tampa this year (I will not put the blame entirely on Jeff for not coming ;)).  We only managed to finish on time by giving the judges bigger flights.  Instead of an average of 8 beers in a flight we probably had closer to 10 or 11. 
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 22, 2018, 05:08:47 PM
Yes, I understand the amount of work, coordination, and planning that goes into regionals (and any other large competition for that matter).

And I have also been on the end of some regionals (in the past) where lack of judges showing up came into play and extended judging times had to be used.

Just seems rather odd since for two weeks now results have been "verifying" in Philadelphia when all others that were judged have been reported.

I was in Philly for judging Friday and Saturday two weeks ago.  They could not finish due to a shortage of judges.  My sense was that it was a matter of fewer judges signing up rather than no-show judges.  I don't have direct knowledge of the current status, but there has been chatter on the AHA's NHC Facebook page.

Thanks for the reply. Figured it could be something like that.
We were short handed in Tampa this year (I will not put the blame entirely on Jeff for not coming ;)).  We only managed to finish on time by giving the judges bigger flights.  Instead of an average of 8 beers in a flight we probably had closer to 10 or 11.
Had fun last year. Maybe next year? We might push our spring trip all into April, and maybe HBC will be earlier in June, making first round earlier in March.

We hope that is how it works.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: brewinhard on April 22, 2018, 09:54:25 PM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland

Thanks for the update!   8)
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: macbrews on April 23, 2018, 12:46:41 PM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland
Wow, KC results already up. Talk about efficiency!
Nice job!


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Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: udubdawg on April 23, 2018, 03:16:40 PM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland
Wow, KC results already up. Talk about efficiency!
Nice job!

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I was pleased to hear your name when they were announced in KC; good luck in Finals, Mac.
Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: macbrews on April 23, 2018, 03:40:53 PM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland
Wow, KC results already up. Talk about efficiency!
Nice job!

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I was pleased to hear your name when they were announced in KC; good luck in Finals, Mac.
Thanks Michael.  See you there!


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Title: Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 24, 2018, 12:01:35 AM
Philly finished judging yesterday.
(KC did too, and CHI was just about done last I talked with someone there.)
Good luck to everyone, and I'll see ya in Portland
Wow, KC results already up. Talk about efficiency!
Nice job!

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I was pleased to hear your name when they were announced in KC; good luck in Finals, Mac.

Congrats, Mac.

Hey, udubdog did an outstanding job 4/4!