Recently participated in my first homebrew competition and recently received my score sheets.
Didn't do too bad with an averaged score of 30 (one 28 and one 31). There was 25 entries in the IPA (14a,b) category.
It was an IPA with Amarillo, centennial, falconer's flight and warrior bittering. I thought it turned out really good and received great feedback from everyone who tried it.
I guess I was a little perplexed with one comment about oxidation. The comment indicated there was oxidation present and that took away from the beer significantly. I was a little confused as I, along with others, some who are certified judges, never picked up any oxidation when trying this beer previously. I looked at my notes to see if I transferred to a secondary but I didn't on this one. So, I was confused about oxidation.
So my question is, what are some of the best practices to prevent oxidation? Maybe I am doing something wrong.