What's wrong with the beer as it is now?
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While this thread has been "civil" there is an undercurrent of anti-BN sentiment.
They are having a discussion about this over on the BN forums:
Someone from QUAFF even discusses that they would be the obvious winner if the BN were to disband, but the best comment IMHO is the person who states that the BN should not change anything as it the AHA's issue, not their's, which I wholeheartedly agree with. I'm still puzzled on how the BN separates the business from the club as I still don't think they have defined that line. Not that they have to, but since Justin seems to want to emphasize a separation between the 2, then I am curious how they go about doing that.
Regarding other categories, I thought of the 10.1, but my entry was an IPA, not a pale ale. Live and learn.
I guess I'm just curious why the AHA chose what ends up being the last week of school for many kids as the week for NHC? Why not push it to a "safer" weekend a couple weeks later?
I guess I don't understand the significance of the last day of school. I was always thrilled but it wasn't something I celebrated.
Traveling in winter sucks. I've had flights canceled due to snow and ice before. That is no fun.
Greg Noonan, RIP, proposed in Brewing Lager Beer that roasted grains and malts not be crushed to reduce their astringency. This of course reduces the amount of flavor extracted.
You mean that it is based on something that is as silly as brewing as a competitive sport. This thread has only strengthened my belief that the National Homebrew Conference and the National Homebrew Competition need to be separate events like the Craft Brewers Conference and the Great American Beer Festival. The National Homebrew Competition is too divisive.
I don't know what the answer is...... but, ultimately the problem is pretty simple. For a long time big clubs, in big metropolitan areas that have the ability to draw from a million+ people won the award. Along came a club that had the ability to draw from an even bigger pool of people, has more members and gets more people to participate.... so, now they win all the time. The clubs that are no longer the biggest want the rules changed so that they are the biggest clubs again.... In the end, you are simply swapping one big club with huge reach, for several big clubs with more reach than almost everyone else. The VAST majority of clubs still have zero chance of winning the award in this structure.
Some combination of like-sized clubs, and/or reward for consistency of entering quality beer seems to be the only way to make this award meaningful and truly competitive from year to year.