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Offline reuman

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Do any of you use a non-BJCP scoring sheet for your club competitions? Some of the competitions we are doing this year don't follow BJCP guidelines and the BJCP scoring sheet isn't really appropriate for that.

Also, just a general gripe. I'm disappointed with the lack of resources the AHA has for clubs on the website. It would be helpful to have more suggested best practices for local clubs on the AHA website. There's good stuff on the forum but it's not even close enough if you are newer to club leadership.   

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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 08:54:55 AM »
There have been seminars at HomebrewCon covering clubs. A quick scan of the 2016 conference showed that there are 3 or 4 that may apply.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/resources/conference-seminars/

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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 09:03:01 AM »
One of the AHA's goals this year is to re-design the section of the AHA website pertaining to clubs to offer more resources like these. We began by launching the Club Connection newsletter in November. The next issue will be sent out at the beginning of March to your club's email that is registered with the AHA. You can see the last 2 issues here:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/club-connection-november-2016-issue-1/

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/club-connection-january-2017-issue-2/

The January issue actually focused on new clubs, which is a topic that you mentioned... so I highly recommend checking it out!

If you have suggestions for what you would like to see in the website re-design, you can email me directly at matt@brewersassociation.org, you can send your suggestions to the AHA Clubs Subcommittee: aha-clubs@brewersassociation.org. We're always looking for suggestions.

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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 10:31:25 AM »
Okay Matt, I've worked in associations and I get your point. I'll email my additional gripes off-line.

My main question still remains. I'm still looking for a non-BJCP score sheet if anybody has anything. 

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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 10:57:19 AM »
Okay Matt, I've worked in associations and I get your point. I'll email my additional gripes off-line.

My main question still remains. I'm still looking for a non-BJCP score sheet if anybody has anything.

No need to take anything off-line! This is the kind of feebback that we appreciate, and are happy to act on.

Unfortunately we don't have a non-BJCP scoresheet as you described - but this is a great suggestion. Feel free to email the subcommittee suggesting it! I'll keep tabs on this thread for any examples that others on the forum might post, and maybe we can turn that in to a resource in the new web design. Thanks!
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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 11:12:36 AM »
Is the short form more to what you want? You can ignore the style parts and just rate the beer and check the boxes, and rate on your impressions as to how you like it.
http://www.bjcp.org/docs/Beer_checklist.pdf

Or make up your own.
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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 11:30:37 AM »
One competition I participate in each year made their own scoresheet. The comp is only for stouts. The scoring categories include color, "is it dark enough to be a stout?". Taste, "is it roasty enough?" and creativity. If interested I could probably get a soft copy and email it to you.

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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 02:15:25 PM »
My main question still remains. I'm still looking for a non-BJCP score sheet if anybody has anything.

You'll probably have to create your own sheet if you want it customized to your specific needs. But, the BJCP score sheet is meant as a heuristic for general beer evaluation. Even if you don't use official styles, the general categories of aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and overall impression are good ways to think about and evaluate beer.

I've seen some use a variation of the scoresheet used at the WBC...It's very simple, and is more about checking where the beer falls on a range of appropriate to inappropriate for a given characteristic . You'd probably have to re-create it though, as I didn't see it available online anywhere. Pic: http://hoptripper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WBCballot2.jpg.

For some of the intro judging classes I teach, I created a really, really basic mini scoresheet (4 to a standard 8.5 x 11 page) that follows the BJCP categories and scoring. I have it in my Dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/he4wmttsrclsi8h/Mini%20Beer%20Scoresheet.docx?dl=0

I hope some of that info helps.
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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 07:45:39 AM »
Thank you, that gives me some ideas for creating my own score sheets.




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Re: Non-BJCP Scoring Sheet for Club Competitions and General AHA Gripe
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 09:37:45 AM »
Mirella over at the beerology.ca website has a nice one.

http://beerology.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Beerology-Evaluation-Sheet.pdf
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