So, I got my NHC judging sheets a few weeks ago. They were much lower than I would have hoped or expected. So, I figured I bombed pretty bad.
Today I got 2 silver certificates and 3 bronze certificates. The only beer I did not get a certificate for was one that scored 20.
So what do these mean exactly? Is this just something everyone gets for participating so long as they score above 20?
Thanks for entering the 2010 National Homebrew Competition!
Certificates are awarded based on scoring ranges. Here is the description from the National Homebrew Competition Rules & Regs;
"(2) Certificates will be awarded to First Round brewers based on judges’ scoring and the following standards: Gold-Certificate winners have scores of 38-50, Silver-Certificate winners have scores of 30 to 37; Bronze-Certificate winners have scores of 25 to 29. Certificates are awarded separately from the ribbons and DO NOT indicate winning first, second or third place within a category or advancement to the Final Round."
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator