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Old 12-13-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
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Has anybody entered a homebrew contest? If so, how did you do? What style did you enter?

If you won. Congrat's...
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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The only HB contest I ever entered I submitted a German-style Hefe Weizen.

It won Best of Style and Best of Show beating out over 100 other brews.

Never had the desire to enter another one...
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:23 AM   #3
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I entered our local comp this year (the Dominion Cup) and came in dead last with both beers.

I entered a Heather Ale and a 'Porter' (supposed to be a stout).

BTW, Buford did quite well in the comp, and Dude won Best of Show the previous year.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
The only HB contest I ever entered I submitted a German-style Hefe Weizen.

It won Best of Style and Best of Show beating out over 100 other brews.

Never had the desire to enter another one...
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:36 AM   #5

My brew partner and I entered our Oak Aged Imperial IPA in the National Homebrew Competition. We took second place in the Wood Aged Beer category in the regionals ...but failed to place in Denver.

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:05 AM   #6
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I sent off a couple bottles of my Wee Heavy and placed third. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:40 PM   #7
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My second ever AG was an AIPA. I entered in a local HB contest and took first in category. I knew I liked the beer, I was happy to find out the someone else did too.

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:52 PM   #8
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My first entry was a Blonde Ale, and a recognized BJCP judge and apprentice cut me down hard ;-)

I'm looking forward to the next one. Thank you sir may I please have another !
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:59 PM   #9
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I had the last bottle of my porter that placed 1st in the Dominion Cup's browns and porters category the other day at a BJCP study session. The stuff was a year old by that point, and just had apparently aged poorly (it was low alcohol). I don't remember how it scored in the comp back in the summer, but I do remember it tasting a little better than that last bottle. That last bottle was scored 27 by several people at the study session, including myself.

I tried entering an out of state comp a while back but UPS busted my box.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:06 PM   #10
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I entered a nut brown this year just to get the results. The first time I brewed the recipe it came out wonderful and received praise from my lhbs. I brewed a second batch specifically to enter in this competition.

Yeah, uh, it bombed as I figured it would. I was so worried about it turning out well that I kept opening my fermentor to taste samples. In the process I severely oxidized it. DOH, lesson learned. At least both judges agreed that it was a solid recipe. The heavy oxidization was the fatal blow.

It wasn't until after the comp that I compared batch #1 with #2 side by side. Wow, what what a mistake entering #2 was. lol

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