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Hey brewers! We're about to launch an on-demand homebrew review service where you can get feedback on your homebrew and recipe from professional beer judges. We need a couple willing participants for our final testing. You'll get a written evaluation and competition-like numerical score for half the normal price! Includes a protective beer shipper, pre-paid shipping, and your review. Only two requirements: 1) You're a US resident over the age of 21 and 2) you have one 12 oz bottle of homebrew to send in for review.

If you're interested, go to www.reviewmyhomebrew.com, click the Order Now button in the header, and enter promo code BETATESTER during checkout for 50% off. Promo code will expire after 3 people claim it. Cheers!

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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 10:20:51 PM »
I have pondered ways to have people pay me to drink beer. This is awesome.

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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 10:25:19 PM »
What constitutes a "professional beer judge"?

Edit: nevermind. Found it near the bottom.
Double edit: $40?? Our homebrew club membership is a steal at this rate!
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 10:32:20 PM »
Hmmm...why not just submit into a competition? $7 an entry seems much more affordable...
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 10:35:52 PM »
What constitutes a "professional beer judge"?

Edit: nevermind. Found it near the bottom.
Double edit: $40?? Our homebrew club membership is a steal at this rate!

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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 10:40:51 PM »
Grand Master Judges. Nice, but it doesn't necessarily mean better than a Master judge. It just means they have performed more service to BJCP and that doesn't make a better judge, just more conscientious.
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 10:49:26 PM »
Hmmm...why not just submit into a competition? $7 an entry seems much more affordable...

We wanted to provide another channel for brewers to get feedback on their beers. We love competitions (and enter them frequently), but there are a few inherent problems we felt we could address.

For one, competitions occur on a particular date so you have to arrange your brew calendar around them. We think there's value in an on-demand service that accommodates your schedule rather than the other way around.

Also, competition feedback is usually minimal out of necessity. There are so many beers to judge and so little time to spend on each one. Our service allows the judge the luxury of spending more time with each brewer's beer.

Lastly, unlike competitions, we provide a way for brewers to submit recipe and process information for the judge to look at while evaluating the beer. This allows the judge to provide specific and actionable feedback that is deeper than what you receive in competition score sheets.

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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 10:52:27 PM »
Hmmm...why not just submit into a competition? $7 an entry seems much more affordable...

We wanted to provide another channel for brewers to get feedback on their beers. We love competitions (and enter them frequently), but there are a few inherent problems we felt we could address.

For one, competitions occur on a particular date so you have to arrange your brew calendar around them. We think there's value in an on-demand service that accommodates your schedule rather than the other way around.

Also, competition feedback is usually minimal out of necessity. There are so many beers to judge and so little time to spend on each one. Our service allows the judge the luxury of spending more time with each brewer's beer.

Lastly, unlike competitions, we provide a way for brewers to submit recipe and process information for the judge to look at while evaluating the beer. This allows the judge to provide specific and actionable feedback that is deeper than what you receive in competition score sheets.

Got ya. So instead of learning on your own how to make a beer better, you are basically paying a consultant to tell you how to do it?
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 11:02:11 PM »
Hmmm...why not just submit into a competition? $7 an entry seems much more affordable...

We wanted to provide another channel for brewers to get feedback on their beers. We love competitions (and enter them frequently), but there are a few inherent problems we felt we could address.

For one, competitions occur on a particular date so you have to arrange your brew calendar around them. We think there's value in an on-demand service that accommodates your schedule rather than the other way around.

Also, competition feedback is usually minimal out of necessity. There are so many beers to judge and so little time to spend on each one. Our service allows the judge the luxury of spending more time with each brewer's beer.

Lastly, unlike competitions, we provide a way for brewers to submit recipe and process information for the judge to look at while evaluating the beer. This allows the judge to provide specific and actionable feedback that is deeper than what you receive in competition score sheets.

Got ya. So instead of learning on your own how to make a beer better, you are basically paying a consultant to tell you how to do it?

We see our service as another tool for homebrewers to use to hone their skills and brew better beer. Brewing has been passed down in a Master/Apprentice model for ages. We don't view getting pointers from experts as a bad thing.

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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 11:24:56 PM »
I'm not a fan of having the recipe in front of the judge while they are tasting. It's too easy to taste what you're expecting to taste when you have the ingredient list in front of you. Too much room for bias that way. A blind tasting would be much more valuable.

Not having a local club or LHBS myself, I can appreciate the service you have to offer. If I was seriously into competitions or planning on opening a brewery, then I'd certainly give it a shot.

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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 11:26:11 PM »
I see that pre-paid shipping is included. Actually, I think it has a place for some brewers. Personally, I've brewed long enough to be comfortable with cause and effect of ingredients and process, and can eval my beers pretty effectively. So I wouldn't be liable to use the service. But that doesn't mean it couldn't be of value to someone newer to brewing. Of course entering comps can give you good feedback as well. This is just another option.
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2015, 01:48:55 AM »
I can see its worth.  Especially if someone is trying to go pro. or really fine tune their brews.  I can't see myself using it, but I can see people using the service.  Plus it would beat getting feedback like some of the comps I've entered.  I like the idea
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2015, 03:13:52 AM »
My club has several very capable judges who are willing to give honest feedback, as well as a couple pro Brewers, so I don't see the need.  Even so, I can see those Brewers who don't have access to a good club using this service.
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2015, 03:17:28 AM »
I too see the value for specific brewers. I can't myself imagine spending more than I spend on a batch. I enter competitions mainly to get feedback but understand how this could be better.
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Re: Get your beer evaluated by a professional judge! Beta testers needed.
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2015, 03:18:40 AM »
Is there a list of the BJCP ID's of the judges who will be evaluating the submissions?