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Online Jimmy K

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Re: Non-standard 12 oz bottles and NHC
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2014, 11:45:31 AM »
Non long necks should be ok. A long as if fits "correctly" in the case box. Judges will make a mental note if you use anything other than a long neck that matches what you buy at the home brew store (you may have just lost a point). Some judges will even make a "I didn't know anchor made a xyz beer" comment. A passive aggressive way of saying this is nationals, bring it strong, don't cheap out, no excuses.

If a judge is taking a point off because of bottle type someone needs to slap them around a bit
I hear that sometimes, but fact is there are no points associated with the bottle inspection, only comments. I think people read negative comments and infer something or get dramatic.
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Re: Non-standard 12 oz bottles and NHC
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2014, 01:18:13 PM »
That's my thoughts as well Jimmy.  I've never been with another judge that tried to take points off for a bottle or the fill in a bottle.  But I always note down that stuff.
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Re: Non-standard 12 oz bottles and NHC
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2014, 01:38:46 PM »
You shouldn't lose points based on bottle appearance or fill level.  That being said, you're paying $14 an entry for the NHC - if you're worried about DQ'ing then maybe should use the standard 12 oz bottle?  I've ever seen one entry in a competition be nearly DQ'ed for a bottle, and that was an entry at the NC State fair where the brewer submitted a Heineken bottle with the Heineken label still in place.  It was a stout, and you could clearly tell that it wasn't Heineken, but the judges were very close to DQ'ing it. 
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Re: Non-standard 12 oz bottles and NHC
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2014, 09:00:14 AM »
That's my thoughts as well Jimmy.  I've never been with another judge that tried to take points off for a bottle or the fill in a bottle.  But I always note down that stuff.
In fact - Question 49 in the T/F written exam questions listed in the guidelines
  The results of the bottle inspection does not affect the scoring.  - True
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