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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2014, 07:20:06 PM »
As an entrant, I always treat the erased pencil marks as my true scores.  I sometimes wish that the judges wouldn't erase so hard so that I could actually read their original scores.

Sometime erasing can be problematic

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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »
As an entrant, I always treat the erased pencil marks as my true scores.  I sometimes wish that the judges wouldn't erase so hard so that I could actually read their original scores.

Sometime erasing can be problematic

Ha!  Strange rubbery odor indeed.  It smells like pencil eraser. ;D
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2014, 09:38:10 PM »
When I first got interested in passing judgement, I read that judges must use mechanical pencils so their sense of smell isn't disturbed. This concerns me. Pencils have no odor to me unless they are on fire. Maybe it's years of smelling things most people could not imagine. I'm hoping smell ability doesn't have to be that acute. I'm curious if scratch paper, like a note pad, is allowed. Because I like to scribble and write my final thoughts on the score sheet. Rather than schmuck it up or fill the room with hot eraser fumes.

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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2014, 11:01:12 PM »
Pencils smell like cedar, especially when they are just sharpened.  Try it.

You are allowed to use scratch paper of course, but I would discourage it.  You are trying to get your thoughts down completely and quickly.  You can't spend 20 minutes judging a single beer.
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2014, 04:28:12 AM »
Pencils absolutely have an odor.

You could use scratch paper, but you are slowing down the process. Smell, see, taste, or sense it and then put it on the score sheet. Too many people sit around and think rather than writing what they perceived. If you truly perceive it, you will not be wrong to write that on the score sheet.
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2014, 04:54:11 AM »
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2014, 06:16:10 AM »
Sometime erasing can be problematic


Looks like this one was completed by a second grader.  I'd pitch it.  Gosh, I'm a hell of a jerk, aren't I.
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2014, 09:37:23 AM »
The photo of the score sheet is a joke just in case anyone thought it was real.

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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2014, 09:41:38 AM »
I remember getting one that had one word comments on each category. But, the overall comments listed things the beer should not have and every one was verbatim against the style guide. For example, it was a 80/- and he said it should have a big hop aroma.

If I didn't know it was real, I would've thought it was a joke.


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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2014, 12:43:49 PM »
Didn't look like a joke to me.  I've seen that level of quality, and worse, from real competitions.
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2014, 05:40:21 PM »
^ great name


Thanks, I've had it for closing in on a half century ;)

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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2014, 06:21:26 PM »
Didn't look like a joke to me.  I've seen that level of quality, and worse, from real competitions.

That scares me. I made it up to be humorous and took a photo. My goal is to do better than that in reality.

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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2014, 11:00:41 PM »
Didn't look like a joke to me.  I've seen that level of quality, and worse, from real competitions.

That scares me. I made it up to be humorous and took a photo. My goal is to do better than that in reality.
Yeah, I thought it was a real one too. :)
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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2014, 11:19:34 PM »
Yikes

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Re: Consensus while judging?
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2014, 12:23:55 AM »