Been brewing for 2 years hard-core all grain and am going to enter my IPA 7.65% into a competition. It's a $6 entry supply three bottles. My IPA is balanced, malty, hoppy, bitter and w/ pacman yeast overall in my opinion and alot of my buddies it GOOOOOOD! 15 oz of hops for 10 gal. But anyway. You guys got any crazy stories about these events? My friend said he entered an all-grain and a extract, in reality they were the same all-grain beer. But the beer snob judges ranked the extract lower. Look, I'm not into giving away my $100 plus batch of IPA for nothing. I would like to see them taste it and get their feedback on it . just seems like a fun new experience ya know? not looking for acceptance cause I like my beer but Is it worth the while to enter these things? I can win the chance to have my beer commercially brewed even though I doubt the would b/c of cost.