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Would you pay to have your beer evaluated by a panel of judges and get full written feedback, just not in a competition?

Definitely yes
0 (0%)
Probably yes
1 (16.7%)
Unsure
1 (16.7%)
Probably not
1 (16.7%)
Definitely not
3 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: August 17, 2020, 04:11:52 PM

Author Topic: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?  (Read 248 times)

Offline johnny_mo

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What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:42:57 PM »
Hey Everyone, it's John with your AHA. How're we all doing?

This will surely cause some debate, but I'm curious to know.

I'm looking to gather some testimony and feedback on what everyone's doing in a year where so many of us have time to brew but many competitions have either been canceled or postponed until further notice.

I found this thread which sparked my interest in bringing up some ideas again: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=25104.0

If competitions in your area are canceled or postponed until sometime next year, would you pay to have your beer evaluated by a panel of judges and get full written feedback, just not in a competition?
I'd imagine the judging panel would need to comprise of at least 3 judges with a ranking of Grand Master or above. Open to discussion.

What if you had to ship the beer instead of dropping it off somewhere locally? Point noted that there are already inherent worries about shipping that plague this idea but interested to hear people's thoughts.

Would you use such a program?

Be well, take good care of yourself, and thank you
« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 04:12:13 PM by johnny_mo »

Offline Cliffs

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Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 04:43:42 PM »
Id normally be very interested, but with the economic uncertainty im basically saving all the money I have right now in case I get laid off. I imagine others are in the same boat as me

Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 09:31:44 PM »
I would pay a reasonable cost, but not sure what most would consider a reasonable amount.  I'm retired and my income is not affected by the virus.  I have been donating a modest amount to a couple of local charities to try to help those who need it.
It's easier to read brewing books and get information from the forum than to sacrifice virgins to appease the brewing gods when bad beer happens!