« on: June 26, 2014, 11:55:13 AM »
Time for the White Stout movement to start up.
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How many judges do you think you can get? Also how many Sessions are you planning for Friday and Saturday?
Planning 1 session with 30 judges, so assume 15 tables with worse case 10 beers per flight would be 150 max.
Really trying control as much as possible to ensure first one goes off smooth, so if we get 150 entries and it goes perfect, we happy.
Part of an event were we have to be done at set time for an awards ceremony.
Scores are nice to see but in my opinion they really only tell an entrant if the judges thought the entry was on the low, mid range, or high end of the Scoring Guide group (Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, Excellent, Outstanding) that it finished in. What's really important about a homebrew competition is the feedback that you're supposed to receive about the entry. Unfortunately all that was received here was a score and no feedback. Being a first time entrant it's tough to figure out which comps to enter and which ones don't meet your needs. I'd suggest checking out the competition sections on the AHA, Brewing Network, and Homebrew Talk forms to see what folks are posting about the different competitions. One thing about the forum world, they seldom hold back any punches. I'd also suggest Googling the competition name to see if folks have blogged about their experience with a particular competition. Finally if you belong to a homebrew club ask around to find out what others think about a particular competition.Not if they are entered digitally from the start!
That's what I'm thinking. Wouldn't it be so much easier if you could look at the ID and/or beer name on the slip banded to the beer, select it from the list of beers in that category, and then fill in a form that adds up to a score.
I can see that adding in comments will be harder in a digital environment, but we could allow for an audio comment that would make it even easier than writing it out longhand.
I entered my first comp and just got the scores back last week. All I got was a single score for each beer. Not helpful at all to improve my brewing.
The BJCP does not track the results of competitions nor does it collect any scoring data.That's what the BJCP is for, not the AHA.
What site does the BJCP use to track homebrewers' competition results? I'm not finding it with a google search.
Thx for the help,
If a beer advanced to a mini Best Of Show round, WTF does that mean and when do you find out the results?!
I like club night when the clubs aren't beer dumping. If they only have five great beers, then serve five. No need to bring 20 when 15 are less than stellar. IMO I should not have to dump a club night beer because it has major flaws. YMMV.We're meeting the week before to taste all of the beers. Everyone knows those that blow won't be served at Club Night. Unfortunately we won't know the fate of the cask conditioned brews until they are tapped at Club Night.
On a somewhat related topic, does anybody else feel that it should not be against the rules to have the style number written on the caps? I leave it on in spite of the rules for two reasons: 1) it verifies that the cellar people don't mix up the entries I send in and 2) in every competition in this state, a label immediately goes onto the cap.Assuming the use of BCOE&M, for our competitions we print 3/4 circle labels numbered 1 through whatever. We use these sheets - http://www.planetlabel.com/labels/product/inkjet-laser/white-uncoated-3-4-diameter-circle1
I received my scores today and the sheets say I took second place in one category. Does this mean I'm moving forward in the competition?