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Bottle Submission in to a competion
« on: February 20, 2011, 12:16:20 PM »
For all you competition organizers, would you allow this entry in to your competition.  I did, but in hindsight I don't think I should have.  if you got one that came wrapped in ratty t-shirt and and each bottle was inserted in to its own dirty, stained, hole ridden sock, would you let it on to judging?

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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 12:19:50 PM »
No.  Why did you do that?
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 12:23:38 PM »
That's pretty messed up right there.  I'd be tempted to mail the guy's laundry back to him.
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 12:30:10 PM »
At least is was just t-shirts and socks.  Imagine if he'd used old ratty undershorts.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2011, 07:19:56 PM by hokerer »
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 07:10:52 PM »
This belongs on the homepage and/or the next issue of Zymurgy.

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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 05:31:37 AM »
Unless you have a rule about how the beer has to be packaged and shipped...you have to allow it.  ;)
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 06:11:03 AM »
Unless you have a rule about how the beer has to be packaged and shipped...you have to allow it.  ;)

+1 I'm with Mike on this one. Thought the yuck factor is pretty high, I think it should be entered. Now, do you let the judges know about this?  I'm thinking not. Asking the judges to be impartial & ignore something like that is stretching it.  ;D
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 06:43:44 AM »
Make sure you roll up his score sheets and re-insert them in the sock when you mail them out.
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 09:03:54 AM »
Unless you have a rule about how the beer has to be packaged and shipped...you have to allow it.  ;)

I'd love to read a statement in the rules for a competition that said something like, "Packaging material cannot consist of unlaundered clothing.  If you're going to use clothing as packing material please wash it first.  Any packages smelling of people's feet will be rejected."
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 09:19:09 AM »
Unless you have a rule about how the beer has to be packaged and shipped...you have to allow it.  ;)

Yeah, I realize that....but I still wouldn't! 
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 10:59:32 AM »
Make sure you roll up his score sheets and re-insert them in the sock when you mail them out.
It's worth the extra couple of bucks spent on postage in return just to show your loathing. New Rule... Submissions wrapped in dirty laundry will only be considered as category #17 Sour Ale, even if entered in any other category.
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 11:14:05 AM »
Make sure you roll up his score sheets and re-insert them in the sock when you mail them out.
It's worth the extra couple of bucks spent on postage in return just to show your loathing. New Rule... Submissions wrapped in dirty laundry will only be considered as category #17 Sour Ale, even if entered in any other category.

That is the best suggestion yet.  It was allowed in, in the end.  Trust me it never made it to BOS. 

How hard core do you other folks enforce your bottle entry rules, no 22 oz, not flip tops, etc?  We had regulations against them, similar to NHC, but still received entries like that. 
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 11:25:11 AM »
Make sure you roll up his score sheets and re-insert them in the sock when you mail them out.
It's worth the extra couple of bucks spent on postage in return just to show your loathing. New Rule... Submissions wrapped in dirty laundry will only be considered as category #17 Sour Ale, even if entered in any other category.
Now THAT'S funny ;D
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 11:53:17 AM »
Make sure you roll up his score sheets and re-insert them in the sock when you mail them out.
It's worth the extra couple of bucks spent on postage in return just to show your loathing. New Rule... Submissions wrapped in dirty laundry will only be considered as category #17 Sour Ale, even if entered in any other category.
Now THAT'S funny ;D
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A single catch-all line:
"We reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason.  Entry fees will be refunded, the entry will not be returned."

We generally accept all entries, but rarely get anything in flip tops or 22 oz bottles.  The rules are looser for meads and ciders than they are for beer, those come in all kinds of packages.
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Re: Bottle Submission in to a competion
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 02:30:05 PM »
It's worth the extra couple of bucks spent on postage in return just to show your loathing. New Rule... Submissions wrapped in dirty laundry will only be considered as category #17 Sour Ale, even if entered in any other category.
Now THAT'S funny ;D

Maybe the guy just doesn't understand the term "going green" and figured laundering would mess it up.
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