Originally Posted by AmandaK
My thoughts exactly. I thought my beer was great when I first started brewing... turns out was quite naive.
You needed someone else to tell you your beer wasn't good when you thought it was?
Do you need a weather man to tell you it's raining too?
I don't mean to be argumentative, but if you like your beer, then who gives a crap what someone else thinks? "Good" is subjective.
If you're brewing to win competitions and your objective is to stay in style and all that, then yeah ask someone else if your beer is good or at least what it is supposed to be.
But if you brew beer to drink and enjoy it (imagine that) then your opinion and your opinion alone is what matters.
Is the OP asking for infections and all sorts of issues doing what he's doing? Oh yeah. but if he's happy with what he makes, then who cares.