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$17.00 an entry??
« on: December 16, 2010, 06:55:22 PM »
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 07:00:44 PM »
We actually escalate to keep people from shotgunning the comp. We haven't set the prices this year, but may do $4 first 6, $8-10 next two, $15 above 8. We need $4-5 to break even and this is our only fundraiser...
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 07:13:36 PM »
Yeah, I think $17 an entry is pretty steep.  I wouldn't be competing in that one.
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 07:16:13 PM »
Only a true ribbon whore would go after that one.

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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 11:37:23 PM »
Maybe they're just trying to limit the ammount of entrants, "shotgunning" is the term?  I wouldn't say people are "ribbon whores", I f I had a good beer that I wanted judged, I MIGHT put it it in if there weren't any other local homebrew comps around.  I wouldn't do more than 1 though.  I also avoid mailing entries, that's why the local thing would matter to me.
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 05:24:46 AM »
Maybe they're just trying to limit the ammount of entrants, "shotgunning" is the term?  I wouldn't say people are "ribbon whores", I f I had a good beer that I wanted judged, I MIGHT put it it in if there weren't any other local homebrew comps around.  I wouldn't do more than 1 though.  I also avoid mailing entries, that's why the local thing would matter to me.

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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 05:32:59 AM »
The payout is $1000  :o
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 05:50:56 AM »
and you need to submit 5 gal /in bo0ttles

what is the shipping on that?
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 06:14:34 AM »
Sounds like you need to attend in person. 

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February 26th. Judging Panel begins at 2pm."
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 08:50:00 AM »
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 06:39:35 PM »
This sounds like beerfest that you need to pay money to have your beer served.

Not sure how I feel a out it.
It is my beer and someone else is charging public for tasting it.
Am I missing something?
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 07:15:33 PM »
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

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Not snarky at all, NYC costs are out of control... That's why I live in Colorado
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2010, 07:24:27 PM »
This sounds like beerfest that you need to pay money to have your beer served.

Not sure how I feel a out it.
It is my beer and someone else is charging public for tasting it.
Am I missing something?

Well, pretty much.  But if the public likes it the best you get a thousand bucks.  If I lived down the street from this place I might give it a whirl.
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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2010, 07:45:33 PM »
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.

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Not snarky at all, NYC costs are out of control... That's why I live in Colorado

$2 = entry fee
$15 = taxes

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Re: $17.00 an entry??
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2010, 07:47:30 PM »
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The cost is $17 per brewer
($15 to competition + $2 surcharge to BrownPaperTickets). The maximum number of
participants is 25.
You are almost right.
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