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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2010, 01:01:43 PM »
If you are defensive about your experience with competitions, why not just avoid the threads discussing them?

Perhaps there are members of the Brewers' Association who feel that the association spends too much time and resources promoting competition instead of just promoting brewing?

I didn't see that opinion voiced.

Well there ya go then; that opinion must not exist.
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2010, 01:04:57 PM »
I think they spend too much money on competitions.
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2010, 01:07:38 PM »
If you are defensive about your experience with competitions, why not just avoid the threads discussing them?

Perhaps there are members of the Brewers' Association who feel that the association spends too much time and resources promoting competition instead of just promoting brewing?

I didn't see that opinion voiced.

Well there ya go then; that opinion must not exist.


I didn't say that....I was referring to this discussion.
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2010, 01:08:08 PM »
If you are defensive about your experience with competitions, why not just avoid the threads discussing them?

Perhaps there are members of the Brewers' Association who feel that the association spends too much time and resources promoting competition instead of just promoting brewing?

I didn't see that opinion voiced.

I think they spend too much money on competitions.

How much do they spend?
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2010, 01:10:05 PM »
If you are defensive about your experience with competitions, why not just avoid the threads discussing them?

Perhaps there are members of the Brewers' Association who feel that the association spends too much time and resources promoting competition instead of just promoting brewing?


I didn't see that opinion voiced.

I think they spend too much money on competitions.

How much do they spend?

Well, I'll ask you that question. Shouldn't it be public record?
« Last Edit: December 29, 2010, 01:11:38 PM by Mikey »

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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2010, 01:25:15 PM »
If you are defensive about your experience with competitions, why not just avoid the threads discussing them?

Perhaps there are members of the Brewers' Association who feel that the association spends too much time and resources promoting competition instead of just promoting brewing?

What does the BA have to do with homebrewing competitions? 

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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2010, 01:26:47 PM »
Did not intend for this to be a debate on competitions, value of medals, etc. Just wanted the advice of some of the highest ranked judges on interpretting the rules.

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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2010, 01:55:28 PM »
Actually, any particular competition can set the rules any way they desire. The BJCP nor the AHA has any say so WHATSOEVER in that. Bottle size, limiting entries, changing the guidelines for a comp, etc...all are perfectly fine.
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2010, 01:58:39 PM »
Did not intend for this to be a debate on competitions, value of medals, etc. Just wanted the advice of some of the highest ranked judges on interpretting the rules.

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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2010, 02:01:15 PM »
I think they spend too much money on competitions.
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Are you allowed to post to this forum if you are not?
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2010, 02:04:49 PM »
I think they spend too much money on competitions.
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Are you allowed to post to this forum if you are not?

Yes, you do not have to be a member to read or post to the AHA forum. There are benefits restricted to members (like Ask the Experts) but the forum itself is open.
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2010, 02:05:15 PM »
I think they spend too much money on competitions.
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Are you allowed to post to this forum if you are not?

Yes but in either case you must be confusing the BA and the AHA. I don't suspect the AHA spends much money at all on competitions. I would guess the NHC is a money maker and other than that all they are doing is printing the names of some competitions in Zymurgy and online, but then they get some part of the $30 registration fee for that.

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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2010, 02:11:54 PM »
I think they spend too much money on competitions.
Are you a member?

Are you allowed to post to this forum if you are not?

Yes but in either case you must be confusing the BA and the AHA. I don't suspect the AHA spends much money at all on competitions. I would guess the NHC is a money maker and other than that all they are doing is printing the names of some competitions in Zymurgy and online, but then they get some part of the $30 registration fee for that.

The AHA is a part of the BA.  The BA is the mothership.  The AHA was the start of it all though.

I did not know non-members could post to the forum.  I thought they could look-only.
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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2010, 03:05:33 PM »
I think they spend too much money on competitions.
Are you a member?

Yes, I am a member.

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Re: Competition Ethics
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2010, 03:16:28 PM »
This thread is getting way off topic,
Let's bring it back to the melomel
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