Well, the results are in from my first competition. I submitted 3 beers. A RIS, Old Ale, and Irish Red. The Russian Imperial got a rating of "very good", Old Ale & Irish rate received a score of "good." I don't think this is to bad with my first competition, and hobby that I have been involved in for about 1.5 years.
However, my major concern is with the Old Ale & Irish Red. Both judges stated that the Old Ale was showing signs of infection! I "thought" I was very careful about sanitation.
One Judge wrote, "Good base beer but beer is infected. Keep recipe watch sanitation." The other judge wrote, "watch sanitation, there is clearly something in there."
The beer had 0 signs of infection in the fermenter, bottled as normal, no gushers, nothing weird that I have experienced (maybe a touch overcarbed but head retention is good). Can you have MINOR infections or do these fester overtime and eventually turn the beer??
Hopefully someone can help shed some light on what they meant. I absolutely not saying they are wrong. I'm just confused!!