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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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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: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
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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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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

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

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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).
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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: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
Fermenting: Maritime Fog (NEIPA)
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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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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by chalmers » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:08 pm

Hey folks, quick reminder that we’re just under 4 weeks out of the submission deadline, and 5 weeks out of the judging. Be sure to sign up and get brewing ASAP! No word yet on how many folks have signed up, but the prizes are certainly amongst the most lucrative in the region, so it doesn’t hurt to throw your hat in the ring! And I assure you that the feedback and scoring will be the best it’s been yet!

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:21 pm

I'm thinking I might brew this week, never done a West Coast before so that could be fun 🤔

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by BBrianBoogie » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:58 pm

Given the fact that they look as if they're trying to make some needed changes this year, I'm willing to give them another shot.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by know1 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:15 pm

BBrianBoogie wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:58 pm
Given the fact that they look as if they're trying to make some needed changes this year, I'm willing to give them another shot.
Agreed! I vowed to stay out but on the basis of their committed improvement, I will put one in anyway.
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:04 pm

Yeah I am brewing up a quick fresh NEIPA and trying it doing pressure fermentation to speed it up due to time constraints with work and family. See how it goes!
Kegged: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
Fermenting: Maritime Fog (NEIPA)
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by Buccaneer » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:37 pm

I just bottled up my entry. Juuuust enough time to carbonate.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:34 am

PMackie wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Yeah I am brewing up a quick fresh NEIPA and trying it doing pressure fermentation to speed it up due to time constraints with work and family. See how it goes!
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:36 pm

I know it's early but has anyone submitted yet? I was just going to do the signup now and just want to confirm that I'm reading this wrong:
How do I submit a beer into the Maritime Home Brew Challenge?

To submit a brew you must pay the $30 entry free with details on your beer through Eventbrite and provide up to 6 bottles of the beer ~ 355mL or larger to your local Gahan House. You must drop it off by October 30th to your local Gahan House with a completed submission form. There is also a $30 submission fee to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid upon drop off.
They way it's worded makes it sound like $60 which I assume is a mistake since it was $30 last year?

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:24 pm

ConanTroutman wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:36 pm
I know it's early but has anyone submitted yet? I was just going to do the signup now and just want to confirm that I'm reading this wrong:
How do I submit a beer into the Maritime Home Brew Challenge?

To submit a brew you must pay the $30 entry free with details on your beer through Eventbrite and provide up to 6 bottles of the beer ~ 355mL or larger to your local Gahan House. You must drop it off by October 30th to your local Gahan House with a completed submission form. There is also a $30 submission fee to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid upon drop off.
They way it's worded makes it sound like $60 which I assume is a mistake since it was $30 last year?
If its 60 dollars I will be keeping my NEIPA for myself haha
Kegged: Raise a Little Helles (Munich Helles)
Fermenting: Maritime Fog (NEIPA)
On deck: All Rye'lled Up, Bitter SOB
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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:30 pm

I emailed asking that question...it is $30 per entry. They are going to reword it.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 pm

mckay75 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:30 pm
I emailed asking that question...it is only $30 entry. They are going to reword it.
Oh nice, thanks! I was 99% percent sure it was just poor wording but just wanted to make sure there were no surprises on drop off.

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Re: Maritime Homebrew Challenge

Post by Hub Brewer » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:50 pm

mckay75 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:30 pm
I emailed asking that question...it is $30 per entry. They are going to reword it.
Awfully curious for a guy who's not entering... :lol:

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