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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:41 pm

Packaging my 3 entries for this tonight...anyone else brew for this?
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by Naboo » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:10 pm

I've got 2 going in, one's already bottled and the second I'm doing tonight, if it's carbed enough :?

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by GCR » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:17 pm

I entered a beer that I dropped off a month ago.

I have a RIS ready that I *could* enter but I dont know if that is an option - I just sent them an email to ask.

I also havent heard anything back about the t-shirt, and I dont see any updates on the website or Facebook - kinda almost get the impression that they are not overly well organized.

I dont think I will be able to make it to PEI that weekend.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:45 pm

Good luck to those that entered
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:39 pm

Dropping my entries off tomorrow or Sunday. Entering all 3 again.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by PMackie » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Bottling up my stout likely tomorrow for this. Finished Carbing today, just trying a glass now. Tasting pretty good. Carb seems good.
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by Hub Brewer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:05 pm

Brewed a few beers with the intention of entering but lost the motivation somewhere along the way and never got around to bottling. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm

Took a couple of people before they had someone that knew about the comp when I dropped them off, when they did I asked them if it was 6 bottles since one question on the FAQ says "up to 6 355ml" and another says "at least 6 355ml" bottles which he said it was 6. He then went to ring me through at $180 and said it was $30 per bottle. Bit of confusion there! Haha

Eventually got it all cleared up, but a sort of funny experience nonetheless.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by know1 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:48 pm

Ended up entering two categories. Hadn't planned specifically for it but happened to have two on hand that I felt were good contenders. Best of luck to all!

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by chalmers » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Good luck folks, announcement this weekend!

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by GCR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:03 pm

Wooo! Snagged third place in the IPA category - our first homebrew comp win! Congrats and cheers to all who participated. :cheers2:

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:36 pm

good job everyone
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by chalmers » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:22 pm

Great job everyone, lots of Brewnosers names on here!

Full results here: https://homebrewchallenge.gahan.ca/

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Any word on getting scoresheet?

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by GCR » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:01 pm

The email I got on Saturday said "You’ll all receive individual emails next week with your score sheets and feedback." So... sometime this week hopefully :)

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by GCR » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Trophy (and cheque) came in the mail today. Pretty nice trophy I gotta say.Image

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by Naboo » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:19 am

So scorecards are in and I'm not sure there's any improvement over last year. I have scores ranging from 10 to 33 on both my entries and a couple noted they were oxidized. I'd be interested how many of us had at least one oxidized comment on their scoresheets. They also have my name at the top in the same writing as the judging notes so they are clearly not blind tasting the beers. Poor judging again so not taking too much notice of the scores but I'll still enter again next year to try and snag a cash prize lol
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by ConanTroutman » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am

I placed with scores ranging from 15 to 41 :lol:

Certainly hard to gauge the feedback when they range from high praise to one scoresheet that noted "smells like javex and tastes like horse barn??" and one that just listed "Unpleasant." Worth a laugh at least!

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by GCR » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:56 am

Naboo wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:19 am
So scorecards are in and I'm not sure there's any improvement over last year. I have scores ranging from 10 to 33 on both my entries and a couple noted they were oxidized. I'd be interested how many of us had at least one oxidized comment on their scoresheets. They also have my name at the top in the same writing as the judging notes so they are clearly not blind tasting the beers. Poor judging again so not taking too much notice of the scores but I'll still enter again next year to try and snag a cash prize lol
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I had several "oxidized" comments.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:05 pm

Did they use certified judges this year? my scoring on my stout (4th place) range from 23 to 37.
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by GCR » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:07 pm

ConanTroutman wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am
I placed with scores ranging from 15 to 41 :lol:

Certainly hard to gauge the feedback when they range from high praise to one scoresheet that noted "smells like javex and tastes like horse barn??" and one that just listed "Unpleasant." Worth a laugh at least!
My range was 18 (someone with a red pen didn't like it very much lol) to 40 - most were in the mid to high 30's.

Fave comments "Colour a bit off putting" and "Unappealing murkiness".

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:10 pm

New drinking game! Let's all get together and read our scoresheets aloud...every time you see oxidized have a beer! :drunk:

Mine were a complete shit show as well...my IPA had a range of 17 to 43. If nothing else at least there is some great entertainment value in these!

Rumor has it the same judges made their way through over 60 entries in one day.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:11 pm

jacinthebox wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Did they use certified judges this year? my scoring on my stout (4th place) range from 23 to 37.
Nope...Chalmers even emailed and offered up his excellent judging services and I don't believe they ever replied.

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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by LiverDance » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:20 pm

This is why I didn't enter this contest. Until they take the judging as serious as we take making our beer then i'm out. It's really embarrassing for them and disappointing for those who entered. I doubt anyone will find anything that will help them become a better brewer from the comments which is mostly what we all seek when entering these contests.
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Re: Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Post by BBrianBoogie » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Embarrassing once again. 14 to 34 on one beer, 20.5 to 31 on the other. Completely contradictory comments, like pulling out of a grab bag. And yes, oxidized slipped it's way in again.

The sheets read like nothing but personal taste/bias, with exaggerated scoring .

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