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Re: NHC
« Reply #255 on: April 15, 2014, 03:59:33 PM »
Nice glasd

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Sucks about your beers. Getting good feedback at least feels constructive, not getting it not as constructive. I've been there. BTW, I'd pick the bear too - he looks like he's ready to go.
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« Reply #256 on: April 15, 2014, 04:59:01 PM »
Let me clarify one thing. I am disappointed with the quality of the score sheets I received, and not with nhc or the site organizers. The pace of the hobby is outpacing incoming judges, which is bad for news for those that enter comps for feedback, any feedback. I feel at $14 a pop, comments detailing how the judge came to their score is expected.

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« Reply #257 on: April 15, 2014, 06:08:43 PM »
Some of my score sheets are going to suck. I was new, and rushed at times, but it did improve. Luckily I was always with a good judge so at least one sheet will be ok. Maybe... I agree there is a judge shortage, or too many entries. Not sure maybe both.

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Re: NHC
« Reply #258 on: April 15, 2014, 06:41:16 PM »
Could someone please explain how early results were posted on the www.homebrewcompetition website?  Furthermore, what could possibly change between the day of scoring and "sanctioning" of the results? 

Unfortunately, I (unofficially) showed up on a list as placing in KC, only to find out the sanctioned list did not include my entry.  The list certainly seemed legit, including name, club and entry category.  I am feeling doubly unlucky this year after two beers in the 40's failed to advance, followed by the "sanctioning" snafu.

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Re: NHC
« Reply #259 on: April 15, 2014, 08:00:23 PM »
(he saw the explanation, and in retrospect I should have sent it as a PM, so I'll delete that part.  Guy makes great beer obviously.)
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« Reply #260 on: April 15, 2014, 08:16:44 PM »
Thanks for the explanation.  As mentioned, I was just curious how results were purportedly posted on the site, and then changed.  I will take my medicine... (And drink the rest of the brews I re-brewed last weekend).  It seemed very odd that details down to the club level were posted somewhere, and then found to be in error.

I am not throwing stones.  Only expressing my disappointment.  Thank you for the explanation and even moreso for spending your free time helping me and others with our hobby. 

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Re: NHC
« Reply #261 on: April 16, 2014, 07:47:09 AM »
I just inputted all of the entry counts into a spreadsheet of those sites that have their results posted for 2014. Based on the 4 sites that have posted already only 1 site was close to the ideal 750 entry count. Lots of info can be derive like averages, deviations, max, min counts.

My info is coming from the Results page for each site found at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/winners/

Here is my spreadsheet;
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AJplFF61UGsXaSZWQpqlOI1ZGVnf_LXk_5RMR2vfpmk/edit?usp=sharing

I'll be updating as the results get posted.

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Re: NHC
« Reply #262 on: April 16, 2014, 07:52:01 AM »
I just inputted all of the entry counts into a spreadsheet of those sites that have their results posted for 2014. Based on the 4 sites that have posted already only 1 site was close to the ideal 750 entry count. Lots of info can be derive like averages, deviations, max, min counts.

My info is coming from the Results page for each site found at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/winners/

Here is my spreadsheet;
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AJplFF61UGsXaSZWQpqlOI1ZGVnf_LXk_5RMR2vfpmk/edit?usp=sharing

I'll be updating as the results get posted.

Thanks.  I was thinking of doing the same thing

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Re: NHC
« Reply #263 on: April 16, 2014, 07:58:20 AM »
did some stats yesterday.  if the other 8 had as many empty spots as the first 4, we'd have a SMALLER competition than last year (and the year before).  would be crazy to add 1500 spots over two years but not have any growth in the end.

...but I expect the others will be more full, and we'll have modest growth.

on pace for 780 IPAs.  biggest category ever appears to be 630 Stouts in 2012/Seattle. 

on pace for near record low numbers of meads.  would expect more from some of the upcoming regions.
*random thought* - with so little interest could we maybe add some incentive to enter these?  Like instead of "4 entry limit" say "3 beers/3 meads or ciders and 4 total entries is the limit" - just a thought.

In the 4 regions I found 8 people who had advanced 3 entries.  One of them with just mead.
Re: Ninkasi, last year dbarber advanced 4, and 2nd and 3rd/4th place advanced 3, and 8/3 respectively.  So there's still hope for multiple medal winners I guess.
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Re: NHC
« Reply #264 on: April 16, 2014, 08:20:12 AM »
did some stats yesterday.  if the other 8 had as many empty spots as the first 4, we'd have a SMALLER competition than last year (and the year before).  would be crazy to add 1500 spots over two years but not have any growth in the end.

...but I expect the others will be more full, and we'll have modest growth.

on pace for 780 IPAs.  biggest category ever appears to be 630 Stouts in 2012/Seattle. 

on pace for near record low numbers of meads (well, over last 10 years at least).  would expect more from some of the upcoming regions.
*random thought* - with so little interest could we maybe add some incentive to enter these?  Like instead of "4 entry limit" say "3 beers/3 meads or ciders and 4 total entries is the limit" - just a thought.

In the 4 regions I found 8 people who had advanced 3 entries.  One of them with just mead.
Re: Ninkasi, last year dbarber advanced 4, and 2nd and 3rd/4th place advanced 3, and 8/3 respectively.  So there's still hope for multiple medal winners I guess.

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Re: NHC
« Reply #265 on: April 16, 2014, 12:44:58 PM »
Woo Hoo! it's official, I got two out of four through to finals. my 16E (1st) entry and my marzen(3rd.. but with a 41.5) are headed to grand rapids without me. Take good care of them Mr. UPS guy.

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« Reply #266 on: April 16, 2014, 12:47:03 PM »
Right on Jonathan!  Congrats

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« Reply #267 on: April 16, 2014, 12:50:14 PM »
Nice job !  Very impressive.
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Re: NHC
« Reply #268 on: April 16, 2014, 01:04:34 PM »
Looks like James took a 1st in Sacramento too.

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Re: NHC
« Reply #269 on: April 16, 2014, 01:08:04 PM »
Congratulations, guys!  Looks like I got nothing this year.... :(
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