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Old 03-14-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Okay, stop hounding me, I'll enter it...

So last night was Poker Nite, and most of my friends are big wine/beer connoisseurs. A couple of them are or were homebrewers. So I brought out, amongst other selections, a bottle from my dwindling supply of Dark Horse Stout v1.0. Now, I know, they told me this the last time they tried it, but, damn. They hounded me like crazy to enter it in a comp before it's gone. "This is one of the best HB's I've ever had!!" I mean, they simply would not let it go.



So...I'm gonna oblige them, and enter it. I just need to know which comp I should send them to, and when it is. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've never done this before. I know alot of people here will come back with the kneejerk reaction that comp threads usually get: DON'T ENTER COMPS! THEY'RE A WASTE OF TIME! But, look, I've never done it before, and I figure, why the hell not just try once? So, having preempted it, does anyone have any advice other than that?

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Old 03-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Now you're just bragging!! Then again I would too if I had a great beer. I say go for it! At the very least you'll get some good feedback from "trained" judges that might help you make your beer even better. I'll be entering an oatmeal stout to a comp here in the SF Bay Area, a bit far from your neck of the woods though...

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Old 03-14-2007, 06:59 PM   #3
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Send it to NHC, it seems like that would be the best place to get feedback to me.

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm not bragging, though I am proud of that batch. I'm gonna go the NHC route. That's what popped up during my Google search earlier, but I wasn't sure if anyone had any other thoughts.

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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I'll second the NHC. You get great judging results and it is by far the most professionally run competition I've ever entered. That and its cool winning a medal from the NHC... talk about a heavy duty piece of gear!

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Check out this link for up to date comps.

http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showforum=50

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Do it! I entered three different competitions last year. I didn't win squat, but I did learn a few things from the feedback I got and I think it helped me tweak and improve the recipes of the beers I entered. There is a good list here. The Bluebonnet is a pretty big one.

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Dood (not to be confused with 'Dude'), how do you even say that name???

Anyhoo, the beer swap alone has given me really great feedback on my beers. I would definitely enter your beer.

I'm confused though, is the general consensus that contests are a waste? I haven't heard that, but with shipping and all...

At least with the swap you get beers and give them...
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So last night was Poker Nite, and most of my friends are big wine/beer connoisseurs. A couple of them are or were homebrewers. So I brought out, amongst other selections, a bottle from my dwindling supply of Dark Horse Stout v1.0. Now, I know, they told me this the last time they tried it, but, damn. They hounded me like crazy to enter it in a comp before it's gone. "This is one of the best HB's I've ever had!!" I mean, they simply would not let it go.



So...I'm gonna oblige them, and enter it. I just need to know which comp I should send them to, and when it is. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've never done this before. I know alot of people here will come back with the kneejerk reaction that comp threads usually get: DON'T ENTER COMPS! THEY'RE A WASTE OF TIME! But, look, I've never done it before, and I figure, why the hell not just try once? So, having preempted it, does anyone have any advice other than that?
Spoken like a true EAC. Go on my son, enter it!!! GO FOR IT
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Seems like once a day guys are coming up to me at work and asking if I am going to enter the Longshot competition. They haven't even tasted my beers. I would like to get into competition someday just for the feedback. I would think it would take a truly outstanding beer to actually win and I am nowhere near that level yet.

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