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Old 06-10-2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default Looking for help as to which competitions to enter...

I've quietly been stashing away beers I think are worthy of entering and now have a pretty solid army of bottles ready to ship.

How do I find a list of good competitions to enter? Cheers!


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Old 06-10-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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Here's a good place to start! Competition Schedule


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Thanks Yooper, so do you just pick them arbitrarily?
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Thanks Yooper, so do you just pick them arbitrarily?
That's what I do. Whichever one catches my eye ... and is not in another country.
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Some of them are not for me- the "big beers only" for example or the "real ale" competitions. That said, I'm NOT into competitions at all. I've entered two- the National, and the Green Bay Rackers comps.

I often have done beerswaps with others here at HBT for feedback, though. The good part of doing a competition is that the feedback is honest. Not that we'd lie, but I feel that some of the reviews here aren't as honest as they would be if we didn't "know" each other.

So, a competition is a great way to get feedback. You get back scoresheets with very helpful hints, and constructive criticism. You might get back, "Great flavor, but a bit thin on mouthfeel. Try mashing at a higher temp (AG) or adding some carapils (extract)" which is very helpful. I recommend entering a few and read the scoresheets.
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Good call Yoops, thanks!
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Yep. That link, choose one closest to you (shipping cost) that seems like it will be a decent turnout. That's what I did.
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And if you have any hoppy beers made up, you can send them to Yooperbrew and I for evaluation.

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