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Old 03-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default SD Fair competition - gap between drop off and judging

I entered a few beers a couple years back where the procedure was drop off and judging onsite same day.

I was looking at the info for this years comp and noticed that dropoff is June 2 but judging isn't until June 30.

Was this just changed this year?

I know there is often some delay between deadlines and drop off but 4 weeks is a lot of time for a beer to be sitting around, particularly hoppy entries.

Not sure if I'll be entering this year again or not, will depend what styles I have ready to go.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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I know there is often some delay between deadlines and drop off but 4 weeks is a lot of time for a beer to be sitting around, particularly hoppy entries.
World Cup of Beer drop off deadline was the 15th or 16th of Feb and the final judging isn't until this weekend, that is about 4 weeks. Most competitions seem to be at least 2-3 weeks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:42 AM   #3
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If I don't have to stand in line for two hours to drop off, I'm OK with the waiting four weeks to judging. I know that participants get a free ticket, so is it good for the entry date or judging date?

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:51 AM   #4
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I think its from the hb drinking going on at the event...the vendors aren't makin money..
Good times tho!!
Also you don't get any of the beers back from the comp either.

That line sucked last year when registering the beers so I guess that's a plus of not doin this year.

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I think its from the hb drinking going on at the event...the vendors aren't makin money..

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I think it had more to due with permitting and them not being able to control under age drinking. But I will miss hanging out and drinking the friends looser beers.

If you want to drink some home brew sign up to be a steward, Im sure they will need some. I judged last year and will be judging this year too. When ever I judge, if a beer is not heading on to the mini best of show, but is good we tell the stewards that they should try this one. And if its a really bad one we tell them its awesome!

The past few years the competition has really grown, I think there where 1200 entries last year, and 900 the year before.
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I think it had more to due with permitting and them not being able to control under age drinking. But I will miss hanging out and drinking the friends looser beers.

If you want to drink some home brew sign up to be a steward, Im sure they will need some. I judged last year and will be judging this year too. When ever I judge, if a beer is not heading on to the mini best of show, but is good we tell the stewards that they should try this one. And if its a really bad one we tell them its awesome!

The past few years the competition has really grown, I think there where 1200 entries last year, and 900 the year before.
Which categories dont have a ton of entries normally?
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I think the entries mirror what goes on at NHC, so European amber lagers,amber hybrids and dark lagers. they might have the stats listed on the web site.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...s/2012-winners

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How did everyone do at the comp this year?
Anyone place?

I entered 5 beers this year and 3 ribboned!!!

First place in Belgian and French ale(16), also fourth place(wife entered for me) both were saisons..
And third place in the smoked/wood(22) for my 3year old BA RIS....

Sooo stoked!! Sorry had to gloat

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Nice! Good job!

I thought about entering this year, but the only thing I had ready was my DIPA and the day of registering I had one and it didn't taste good (First brew on my new system). I had another one the same day as the judging and it improved greatly! Maybe not good enough to place (especially in that category) but oh well...

I also got the invite to Judge, but I have had so much going on the last month I couldn't justify spending a day drinking at the fair.

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I entered three and felt strongly about my Mounds Porter at least placing. It did not. 23A must have had quite a few entries. My cream ale was a little green and my IPA was too bitter without enough hop flavor or aroma to balance it out. I can't wait to see the scorecards. Congrats with the first place entry. I am brewing like Jehu in order to get bottles ready for other comps!

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