Author Topic: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!  (Read 4093 times)

Offline AmandaK

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1475
  • Redbird Brewhouse
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2014, 09:49:57 AM »
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/2014-national-homebrew-competition-registration/

Any mention of what the fee will be per entry?  That could be a deciding factor for some deciding how many they want to enter.

Looks like $14 here: http://www.bjcp.org/apps/comp_schedule/competition_schedule.php
Amanda Burkemper
Kansas City Bier Meister; BJCP Master
Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
Our Homebrewed Wedding, AHA Article

Offline snowtiger87

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2014, 12:30:09 PM »
$14  >:(

That is ridiculous. A 45% increase in price over last year. What do we get for that increase?
Brewing since 1989 - BJCP National Rank
Member of KROC and Foam on the Range

Fermenting: Imperial IPA, Belgian Blonde
Conditioning: Dortmunder Export, English Barleywine
On tap: CAP, Steam Beer, ESB, Honey Doppel Mai-Bock
Newly Bottled:Belgian Tripel, Belgian Easter Ale, Summer Saison

Offline theDarkSide

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2569
  • Derry, NH
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2014, 12:39:05 PM »
$14  >:(

That is ridiculous. A 45% increase in price over last year. What do we get for that increase?

Last year was $12 entry fee so only 16%
Sergeant - BNArmy CLUB Member
Seacoast Homebrew Club - Portsmouth, NH
AHA Member
Stephen Mayo
------------------------------------------------

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7517
  • Underhill VT
    • View Profile
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2014, 12:39:49 PM »
$14  >:(

That is ridiculous. A 45% increase in price over last year. What do we get for that increase?

Last year was $12 entry fee so only 16%

+1
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

"errors are [...] the portals of discovery"
- J Joyce

Offline mabrungard

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1467
    • View Profile
    • Bru'n Water
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2014, 01:10:39 PM »
What do we get for that increase?

I think the only thing that the contestants can and should expect from that increase is that a better contest is held. I'm hoping that the extra dollars are going toward providing better support to the judges, stewards, and organizers that donate a lot of time for this great event.

Having contestants kick in a few extra dollars doesn't seem that outrageous. If the cost gets too high, contestants can maybe hold back on sending off that questionable beer and only send beers that they think are real winners. That is how supply and demand works. When the cost is under the perceived value received, that invites contestants to send any beer in. Unfortunately, I can bear witness that there are a LOT of poor beers sent to the NHC first rounds!

Here is to an even better NHC! 
Martin B
Carmel, IN

BJCP National
Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)

Brewing Water Information at:
https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/

Like Bru'n Water on Facebook for occasional discussions on brewing water and Bru'n Water
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brun-Water/464551136933908

Online klickitat jim

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 5265
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2014, 01:34:53 PM »
How about everyone is welcome to enter. But if your beer scores below 30 you are banned for a year, and the names of the banned brewers are published along with comments on how bad it was. That might make people only send their best.

Offline AmandaK

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1475
  • Redbird Brewhouse
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2014, 01:39:10 PM »
How about everyone is welcome to enter. But if your beer scores below 30 you are banned for a year, and the names of the banned brewers are published along with comments on how bad it was. That might make people only send their best.

Ha! What if you send in 15 beers and do poorly with all of them? Lifetime ban?

jk, jk  ;D
Amanda Burkemper
Kansas City Bier Meister; BJCP Master
Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
Our Homebrewed Wedding, AHA Article

Offline james

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 361
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2014, 01:39:40 PM »
How about everyone is welcome to enter. But if your beer scores below 30 you are banned for a year, and the names of the banned brewers are published along with comments on how bad it was. That might make people only send their best.

I'm sure that is in jest but beers less than 30 aren't bad, in fact I'd say generally that is right around the average score. 

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6412
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2014, 02:18:08 PM »
How about everyone is welcome to enter. But if your beer scores below 30 you are banned for a year, and the names of the banned brewers are published along with comments on how bad it was. That might make people only send their best.

That would be a big job. Are you volunteering?



Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, AHA Member, BJCP Certified
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline AmandaK

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1475
  • Redbird Brewhouse
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2014, 02:33:21 PM »
How about everyone is welcome to enter. But if your beer scores below 30 you are banned for a year, and the names of the banned brewers are published along with comments on how bad it was. That might make people only send their best.

That would be a big job. Are you volunteering?

It would be a huge job. We sometimes do this in our competition for our own amusement. Beers over 30 are saved and under 30 are dumped. The over 30 beers become part of the "mystery beer party" later in the night.
Amanda Burkemper
Kansas City Bier Meister; BJCP Master
Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
Our Homebrewed Wedding, AHA Article

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6412
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #70 on: January 11, 2014, 08:05:25 AM »
Having all the beers above 30 reminds me of Lake Wobegone, where all of the children are above average.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, AHA Member, BJCP Certified
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 14113
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: NHC entry problems : SOLUTIONS!
« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2014, 10:38:07 AM »
It would be a huge job. We sometimes do this in our competition for our own amusement. Beers over 30 are saved and under 30 are dumped. The over 30 beers become part of the "mystery beer party" later in the night.

We save the bad ones fro off flavor training sessions.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe