Author Topic: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?  (Read 970 times)

Offline tomsawyer

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1694
    • View Profile
Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« on: March 03, 2011, 05:21:57 PM »
I see this is coming up next month.  There is a first round comp reasonably close and I could use the judging experience.  Or is it by invitation only?
Lennie
Hannibal, MO

Offline bfogt

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 72
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 07:11:10 PM »
http://www.bjcp.org/apps/comp_schedule/competition_schedule.php

Look there for the closest site to you starting April 2.  If you're a BJCP judge you'll probably get an invitation.  If you're not, you may be asked to steward if they can fill the roster with BJCP judges.

Offline tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8195
  • Redmond, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 09:33:29 PM »
I would contact the organizer and volunteer to judge, it's pretty rare for a comp to turn away judges.
Tom Schmidlin

Offline tomsawyer

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1694
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 06:01:59 AM »
Thanks, I wasn't sure and didn't see a call for judges link in the page I was looking at.  I've got to decide between Madison WI and Indianapolis IN, both are a fair piece from here.  WI has New Glarus.  I've decided to try and judge one contest every month or two just to get some experience.
Lennie
Hannibal, MO

Offline bfogt

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 72
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 06:33:49 AM »
Indy has a lot of very new breweries that are worth exploring.  The location of the judging is Sun King.  They're growing by leaps and bounds.  Either would be a good time.

Offline tomsawyer

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1694
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 06:59:41 AM »
I hadn't researched that possibility, will give them both some more thought.  If I go to Indy we can visit with the in-laws in Champaign, since its on the way.
Lennie
Hannibal, MO

Offline bfogt

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 72
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 07:31:53 AM »
Here is a good start for Indy.  But Bier isn't on there.  There may be others, too.

Offline Janis

  • AHA Project Coordinator/NHC Director
  • Administrator
  • Brewer
  • *****
  • Posts: 274
  • Which came first, the pelican or the beer?
    • View Profile
    • American Homebrewers Association
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 07:15:25 PM »
I see this is coming up next month.  There is a first round comp reasonably close and I could use the judging experience.  Or is it by invitation only?
Hi Tom Sawyer,

You can volunteer to judge or steward in the National Homebrew Competition First Round competitions by contacting the organizer/judge coordinators found on the Volunteering page http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/national-homebrew-competition/participate/volunteering.  I'm sure either of those two competitions would be glad to have you help out.

Cheers,
    Janis
Janis Gross
National Homebrew Competition Director
AHA Project Coordinator
janis@brewersassociation.org

Offline tomsawyer

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1694
    • View Profile
Re: Can You Volunteer to Judge NHC 1st Round?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 12:34:14 PM »
Thanks for the link, just waht I was looking for.  Now to decide on a venue.
Lennie
Hannibal, MO