General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 124 members to not get into the 2014 home brew competition, post here« on: February 25, 2014, 03:33:22 PM »
Yes it sucks.
Last year the forum was filled with unhappy people who didn't get in, as they had jobs, server crashed, etc.
They did accommodate many more in the competition this year.
The bottle neck is the availability of judges, to form judging sites. The solution is to have more take the test to increase the pool of BJCP judges. I became a judge a few years back, after having competed, it was time to pitch in and judge also.
This is a good point. Even better than voting (which is always great!) we can each help out by getting involved in the judging itself. I'm signed up for a training course and exam this fall! so that should take care of it!
Right on guys, I'm signed up for the course and exam this spring too.
To the OP, sorry you didn't get in this year and I think the AHA did a great job of improving the process on several levels this year.