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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by mckay75 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:04 pm

Just got a message back...they will be emailing them out on Monday.

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Post by jacinthebox » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 pm

Couldn't wait...when down to pick the trophy up this am lol
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:28 pm

jacinthebox wrote:Couldn't wait...when down to pick the trophy up this am lol
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by Jmac » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:43 pm

jacinthebox wrote:
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Wicked
I went down this evening and there was a bit of confusion... Got the trophy and prize after five minutes though.

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Post by jacinthebox » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:30 pm

I pretty much opened the place lol...was there when they opened the doors
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by mckay75 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:30 am

Still nothing on the results...man this is frustrating.

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by wcturnedec » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Ya this is dragging on way too long!
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:16 pm

I appreciate anyone putting off a competition, it’s a lot of work. However when you ask people from all over to submit beers and a pile of people put in the time and effort to do so the least you can do is let them know how they scored. Probably seems like an insignificant thing for someone running such a business but that ends up being your downfall if you aren’t careful.

I also didn’t get any feedback from the last competition they did.

That’s honestly why I enter.



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Post by mckay75 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:12 am

That's why enter too. No better way to see how your beer stands up and to work on improving. When I emailed I made mention how we home brewers really look forward to the feedback and just how important it is. I appreciate all the work that goes into it...but we also paid a lot of money to enter. Results should have been emailed out within a few days of the awards.

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by chalmers » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:08 pm

I’ve been chatting with a friend who works at Gahan: the sheets are being scanned and emailed shortly. The DME closing news had the brew crew turning their attention elsewhere for a while, but the sheets are now with the marketing team for digitization and distribution.

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by wcturnedec » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:28 am

chalmers wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:08 pm
I’ve been chatting with a friend who works at Gahan: the sheets are being scanned and emailed shortly. The DME closing news had the brew crew turning their attention elsewhere for a while, but the sheets are now with the marketing team for digitization and distribution.
Thanks Chris!
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:27 am

chalmers wrote:I’ve been chatting with a friend who works at Gahan: the sheets are being scanned and emailed shortly. The DME closing news had the brew crew turning their attention elsewhere for a while, but the sheets are now with the marketing team for digitization and distribution.
I want to go back to when my brewing sheets were my biggest concern.


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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by jacinthebox » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:15 am

score sheets are out.
generally lacking in feedback...scores for our 1st place Hoppy Ale range from 23 (guessing not a fan of the style/almost no feedback) to 39...weird

Trophy, shirt and cash are cool tho lol
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by wcturnedec » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:26 am

jacinthebox wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:15 am
score sheets are out.
generally lacking in feedback...scores for our 1st place Hoppy Ale range from 23 (guessing not a fan of the style/almost no feedback) to 39...weird

Trophy, shirt and cash are cool tho lol
Ha! Agreed on the feedback, my scores ranged from 21-41 (for 3rd place in Saison) and comments were minimal at best.

But the cash was a nice bonus to feed my hobby/addiction!
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by mckay75 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am

Just got mine...they too are all over the place...ranging from 16 to 37 for my Pilsner (2nd place). I wish I didn't get them now haha...just kidding (kinda).

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by wcturnedec » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm

mckay75 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Just got mine...they too are all over the place...ranging from 16 to 37 for my Pilsner (2nd place). I wish I didn't get them now haha...just kidding (kinda).
A 16? Wow!
On tap: Sumac Saison, Topless Hefe (BS Comp), Hoppy Rye Golden Ale
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by BBrianBoogie » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:41 pm

28 to 39 for me :lol:

A few one or two word comments here and there, that's about it.

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by Woody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:07 pm

My Munich Dunkel got scores between 27 and 42. Little feedback aside from a few judges who scored higher and added a few words.

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by jacinthebox » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:47 pm

wcturnedec wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm
mckay75 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Just got mine...they too are all over the place...ranging from 16 to 37 for my Pilsner (2nd place). I wish I didn't get them now haha...just kidding (kinda).
A 16? Wow!
I would kindly disregard that score due to lack of detail...
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by mckay75 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:41 pm

jacinthebox wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:47 pm
wcturnedec wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm
mckay75 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Just got mine...they too are all over the place...ranging from 16 to 37 for my Pilsner (2nd place). I wish I didn't get them now haha...just kidding (kinda).
A 16? Wow!
I would kindly disregard that score due to lack of detail...

Haha. I'm assuming that same judge started to write a comment on one of my other entries but must have said fuck it because they scratched out the single letter they wrote down lol. 14 on that one.

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

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jacinthebox wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:15 am
score sheets are out.
generally lacking in feedback...scores for our 1st place Hoppy Ale range from 23 (guessing not a fan of the style/almost no feedback) to 39...weird

Trophy, shirt and cash are cool tho lol
Crazy - my Hoppy Ale scores range from 20 - 41 and I didn't place in the top 5. I never even got the novice brewer award! No idea how they chose the winners but I'm thinking it was based on one person's opinion rather than these score sheets!

Oh, and one of the few comments on my beer was it appeared "chunky" WTF!

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by jacinthebox » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:58 pm

Yea my 23 was a stand alone score...most were mod to upper 30s...top being 39. Maybe they averaged or just picked one. Only criticism was a little thin. That's it. The 39 score sheet had the best and most comments.
One judge I guess was having a bad day?
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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by Woody » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:41 pm

jacinthebox wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Yea my 23 was a stand alone score...most were mod to upper 30s...top being 39. Maybe they averaged or just picked one. Only criticism was a little thin. That's it. The 39 score sheet had the best and most comments.
One judge I guess was having a bad day?
My low score was a stand alone as well. I'm thinking your right on the bad day! :lol:

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Re: Gahan Homebrew Competition

Post by BBrianBoogie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:18 am

Mine was as well, high 30s otherwise. I'm thinking an inexperienced judge is a likely explanation. A good portion of wheat is not "oxidative colouring", it's wheat.

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