Maritime Homebrew Challenge

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Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:15 am

Looks like we are getting the first comp in a while.

https://homebrewchallenge.gahan.ca/

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Kegged: Melon Blast (Watermelon Blonde)
Fermenting: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:36 am

I asked about BJCP judges and was only told they have an excellent group of judges lined up for this year...so they don't have bjcp judges basically lol.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:30 am

Its the same every year, they just use their own team. I'll prob enter just because, but I don't expect much in the way of proper scoring lol
Kegged: Melon Blast (Watermelon Blonde)
Fermenting: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by Naboo » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:34 am

At least with a NEIPA category the constant comments of "oxidized beer" might actually be true in some cases!

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Post by BBrianBoogie » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:08 pm

Ughh, the herpes of beer comps.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:05 pm

I'll probably do this one because the prizes are usually good, but man, these folks really don't take community feedback very seriously which is a shame.

If I do I'll be curious if I can outdo the scoring delta I had last year (14 - 42 for the same beer :lol: )

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by Johnnyk » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:25 pm

The nudging is too terrible to even bother with. If I want bullshit feedback I can give beers to my friends.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by Naboo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 am

I've just emailed Gahan challenging the judging, scoring range and lack of constructive feedback. I'll post if they respond with anything worthwhile. I would suggest anyone else who has been frustrated with their judging standards in the last two years do the same. The more this is challenged the more likely they will be to make improvements and we might get this turned around into a decent competition (with great prize money!)

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by chalmers » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:16 am

Just a heads up, I contacted them to ask about the judging, and they are making a concerted effort to improve it. They will be registering with the BJCP, which means a lot of changes to the judging and better feedback to all entrants. There may even be a call to mainland BJCP judges to take part, depending on number of entries and PEI judges! But there are provisions for non-BJCP judges to do it, as long as they adhere to the standards (which they were not doing previously).

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:48 pm

Encouraging!

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by wcturnedec » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:05 pm

chalmers wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:16 am
Just a heads up, I contacted them to ask about the judging, and they are making a concerted effort to improve it. They will be registering with the BJCP, which means a lot of changes to the judging and better feedback to all entrants. There may even be a call to mainland BJCP judges to take part, depending on number of entries and PEI judges! But there are provisions for non-BJCP judges to do it, as long as they adhere to the standards (which they were not doing previously).
Good to hear chalmers!
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:20 pm

That is very good to hear
Kegged: Melon Blast (Watermelon Blonde)
Fermenting: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
In the hole: Oktoberfest beer

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by Naboo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:27 am

That's great to hear Chris. I might re-think entering now

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