Question for the experienced judges: What exactly happens in a mini-bos? How are the judges selected to participate and what process is followed to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries?
Usually the more experienced judge of each pair of judges sits on the mini-BOS. The way I've done it is, all of the beers are poured, tasted and then once we are ready, we'll go around the table and each judge will select the beer he/she likes least, if there is consensus then the beer will be out of the mini-BOS. This is done until there are either 3 or 4 beers left and then each judge selects his/her top 3 in order. If it is obvious which beer is 1, 2 and 3 then its a done deal, otherwise there is discussion until there is consensus which beers are 1, 2, and 3.