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« on: April 02, 2014, 11:46:08 AM »
So, I finally decided to enter a beer in the NHC this year and I was accepted.  Just wondering where it goes from here?  The judging will be on April 11, 2014.  If I understand correctly, say the beer does well, will I receive an email notification?  If the beer doesn't do well, I'm guessing I will receive the score sheets via USPS?  I have  read the rules on the AHA website, but am just wondering how the process goes from those of you that have experience.
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Re: HB Competitions
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 11:53:31 AM »
Either way you'll get scoresheets by mail. The top 3 beers in each category from each region go to the final round in June. If you are one of those winners you get instructions to submit the next set of bottles.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:56:58 AM »
So, I finally decided to enter a beer in the NHC this year and I was accepted.  Just wondering where it goes from here?  The judging will be on April 11, 2014.  If I understand correctly, say the beer does well, will I receive an email notification?  If the beer doesn't do well, I'm guessing I will receive the score sheets via USPS?  I have  read the rules on the AHA website, but am just wondering how the process goes from those of you that have experience.
Thanks!
Yes they are suppose to notify everyone at the same time as to rather they advance to the 2nd round or not.  Either way you'll get the scoresheets back in the mail.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 11:59:07 AM »
Either way you'll get scoresheets by mail. The top 3 beers in each category from each region go to the final round in June. If you are one of those winners you get instructions to submit the next set of bottles.

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top 3, and have to score minimum of 30.

to the OP, you could actually volunteer in Denver and at the end hear whether you advanced or not.  Some regions are faster than others, but generally they don't take too long to be mailed.  KC mailed yesterday or today.


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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 12:02:21 PM »
Either way you'll get scoresheets by mail. The top 3 beers in each category from each region go to the final round in June. If you are one of those winners you get instructions to submit the next set of bottles.

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top 3, and have to score minimum of 30.

Unfortunately, I won't be available to volunteer on that day as I have a previous engagement. 

to the OP, you could actually volunteer in Denver and at the end hear whether you advanced or not.  Some regions are faster than others, but generally they don't take too long to be mailed.  KC mailed yesterday or today.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 12:03:39 PM »
Unfortunately I have a previous agreement.
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Re: HB Competitions
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 12:07:35 PM »
top 3, and have to score minimum of 30.

So, 30 is a solid score?  Honestly asking, as I have no idea.

Entered my first comp about a month ago so my frame of reference is limited.

I know 13 is B.A.D. but 30 sounds like it's more middle of the road than outstanding.
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Re: HB Competitions
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 12:10:21 PM »
top 3, and have to score minimum of 30.

So, 30 is a solid score?  Honestly asking, as I have no idea.

Entered my first comp about a month ago so my frame of reference is limited.

I know 13 is B.A.D. but 30 sounds like it's more middle of the road than outstanding.
Minimum to advance is 30.

A solid score, to me at least, is 38 and above. 40s is real solid.

Edit -to Stevenb, good luck!
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Re: HB Competitions
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 12:15:48 PM »
Minimum to advance is 30.

A solid score, to me at least, is 38 and above. 40s is real solid.

Edit -to Stevenb, good luck!

Thanks.  That fits in about where I would expect.
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Re: HB Competitions
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 12:19:56 PM »
Either way you'll get scoresheets by mail. The top 3 beers in each category from each region go to the final round in June. If you are one of those winners you get instructions to submit the next set of bottles.

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top 3, and have to score minimum of 30.

to the OP, you could actually volunteer in Denver and at the end hear whether you advanced or not.  Some regions are faster than others, but generally they don't take too long to be mailed.  KC mailed yesterday or today.

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 12:21:32 PM »
Thank you hopfenundmalz!  I'm anxious to see how it does. 

And Thanks everyone for the feedback!  You all are awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2014, 12:28:25 PM »
So, 30 is a solid score?  Honestly asking, as I have no idea.

Entered my first comp about a month ago so my frame of reference is limited.

I know 13 is B.A.D. but 30 sounds like it's more middle of the road than outstanding.
Minimum to advance is 30.

A solid score, to me at least, is 38 and above. 40s is real solid.

Edit -

I'd go a bit lower for Solid and Real Solid when evaluating how entries did.  probably 33 for Solid. 
35 for Good.  38 often wins a category.  I'd like to see people judge a little higher, but I know I've done it too.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2014, 12:39:41 PM »
So, 30 is a solid score?  Honestly asking, as I have no idea.

Entered my first comp about a month ago so my frame of reference is limited.

I know 13 is B.A.D. but 30 sounds like it's more middle of the road than outstanding.
Minimum to advance is 30.

A solid score, to me at least, is 38 and above. 40s is real solid.

Edit -

I'd go a bit lower for Solid and Real Solid when evaluating how entries did.  probably 33 for Solid. 
35 for Good.  38 often wins a category.  I'd like to see people judge a little higher, but I know I've done it too.

That is more like it judging, and in general for sure. I just know that my beers are "solid" when they are >38. Not always there, of course.
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Re: HB Competitions
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2014, 05:38:36 AM »
to the OP, you could actually volunteer in Denver and at the end hear whether you advanced or not.  Some regions are faster than others, but generally they don't take too long to be mailed.  KC mailed yesterday or today.

KC mailed yesterday.

I hate to start this argument again, but is this true?  I know someone that volunteered in Nashville and they wouldn't give him his scores, scoresheets, or even tell him if he advanced.  All my 4 entries this year cannot be rebrewed so I really don't care and in previous years didn't care about the perceived advantage of people finding out sooner.  However, we all know we are going to hear about it for the next month.

Is the AHA stance on this the same as previous years?

To the OP...good luck in the competition. 

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2014, 05:43:04 AM »
to the OP, you could actually volunteer in Denver and at the end hear whether you advanced or not.  Some regions are faster than others, but generally they don't take too long to be mailed.  KC mailed yesterday or today.

KC mailed yesterday.

I hate to start this argument again, but is this true?  I know someone that volunteered in Nashville and they wouldn't give him his scores, scoresheets, or even tell him if he advanced.  All my 4 entries this year cannot be rebrewed so I really don't care and in previous years didn't care about the perceived advantage of people finding out sooner.  However, we all know we are going to hear about it for the next month.

Is the AHA stance on this the same as previous years?

To the OP...good luck in the competition. 

Udubdawg...advance any ciders?  :P
haha I was thinking the same thing "oh boy, here we go again!"
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