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Title: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: resto3 on December 17, 2010, 01:55:22 AM
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

Richie
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: MDixon on December 17, 2010, 02:00:44 AM
We actually escalate to keep people from shotgunning the comp. We haven't set the prices this year, but may do $4 first 6, $8-10 next two, $15 above 8. We need $4-5 to break even and this is our only fundraiser...
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: tygo on December 17, 2010, 02:13:36 AM
Yeah, I think $17 an entry is pretty steep.  I wouldn't be competing in that one.
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: Mikey on December 17, 2010, 02:16:13 AM
Only a true ribbon whore would go after that one.
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: brewmasternpb on December 17, 2010, 06:37:23 AM
Maybe they're just trying to limit the ammount of entrants, "shotgunning" is the term?  I wouldn't say people are "ribbon whores", I f I had a good beer that I wanted judged, I MIGHT put it it in if there weren't any other local homebrew comps around.  I wouldn't do more than 1 though.  I also avoid mailing entries, that's why the local thing would matter to me.
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: alikocho on December 17, 2010, 12:24:46 PM
Maybe they're just trying to limit the ammount of entrants, "shotgunning" is the term?  I wouldn't say people are "ribbon whores", I f I had a good beer that I wanted judged, I MIGHT put it it in if there weren't any other local homebrew comps around.  I wouldn't do more than 1 though.  I also avoid mailing entries, that's why the local thing would matter to me.

The entry is limited to 25 people...

Full rules here http://brooklynwort.com/BrooklynWortRules&Regs_Feb11 (http://brooklynwort.com/BrooklynWortRules&Regs_Feb11)
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: MDixon on December 17, 2010, 12:32:59 PM
The payout is $1000  :o
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: bonjour on December 17, 2010, 12:50:56 PM
and you need to submit 5 gal /in bo0ttles

what is the shipping on that?
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: tygo on December 17, 2010, 01:14:34 PM
Sounds like you need to attend in person. 

"All competitors must show up between the hours of 12:30pm and 1pm on Saturday,
February 26th. Judging Panel begins at 2pm."
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: glitterbug on December 17, 2010, 03:50:00 PM
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

Richie

<snarky comment about the cost of living in nyc>
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 18, 2010, 01:39:35 AM
This sounds like beerfest that you need to pay money to have your beer served.

Not sure how I feel a out it.
It is my beer and someone else is charging public for tasting it.
Am I missing something?
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: brewmasternpb on December 18, 2010, 02:15:33 AM
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

Richie

<snarky comment about the cost of living in nyc>
Not snarky at all, NYC costs are out of control... That's why I live in Colorado
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: tygo on December 18, 2010, 02:24:27 AM
This sounds like beerfest that you need to pay money to have your beer served.

Not sure how I feel a out it.
It is my beer and someone else is charging public for tasting it.
Am I missing something?

Well, pretty much.  But if the public likes it the best you get a thousand bucks.  If I lived down the street from this place I might give it a whirl.
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 02:45:33 AM
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

Richie

<snarky comment about the cost of living in nyc>
Not snarky at all, NYC costs are out of control... That's why I live in Colorado

$2 = entry fee
$15 = taxes

Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 18, 2010, 02:47:30 AM
Quote
The cost is $17 per brewer
($15 to competition + $2 surcharge to BrownPaperTickets). The maximum number of
participants is 25.
You are almost right.
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: gordonstrong on December 18, 2010, 03:55:03 PM
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

Richie

<snarky comment about the cost of living in nyc>
Not snarky at all, NYC costs are out of control... That's why I live in Colorado

$2 = entry fee
$15 = taxes



As an ex-New Yorker, I think it's probably more like:

$2 entry fee
$5 taxes
$5 union shakedown
$5 mob taste

Remember The Sopranos?  I thought it should have shown on PBS instead of HBO because it seemed like a documentary to me.
Title: Re: $17.00 an entry??
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 04:47:13 PM
Now you're just splitting hairs.  Items 3 and 4 are sub-categories of item 2.

HBO is the for-profit arm of PBS.