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    Objectively Judging Your Homebrew

    I've seen this and similar statements posted several times around the forum: "If you don't submit your beer to contests, you don't know if your beer is good". The point they are making is that without having a contest score associated with your beer--OR--a large homebrew club sampling with BJCP...
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    Drink Like A Beer Judge

    When people find out I'm a beer judge, they usually have a wide array of responses. Anything ranging from "Lucky you! Free beer!" to "Aren't all beers the same?" to "What's that supposed to mean?" Sometimes there are even people who are aware of beer judging and have negative opinions of...
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    How to Better Describe Your Beer - A Simple Framework

    How can we have a conversation with someone about beer when all taste is subjective? Tastes vary wildly. Some people love fish and some can't even stand the smell. Some people can drink scorching hot sauce by the bucket while others wince at medium salsa. Although taste is subjective, there is...
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    The Road to Becoming a BJCP Judge

    Picture this - you come home from work and grab the mail. You are excited to see a manila envelope from the coordinator of the homebrew competition you entered a few weeks prior. This is it! You are ready to receive the glowing reviews of your finely crafted malt beverage. You open the...
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    Lessons from a BJCP Competition Rookie

    I live in South Africa and started brewing in March 2013. I made the jump to all grain on my second brew and haven't looked back since. In March this year I entered my first BJCP competition with Lil' Sparky's Nut Brown Ale . The competition was held at the Devils Peak Tap room . I scored, in my...
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    The Road to Becoming a BJCP Judge

    Picture this - you come home from work and grab the mail. You are excited to see a manila envelope from the coordinator of the homebrew competition you entered a few weeks prior. This is it! You are ready to receive the glowing reviews of your finely crafted malt beverage. You open the...
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    Lessons from a BJCP Competition Rookie

    I live in South Africa and started brewing in March 2013. I made the jump to all grain on my second brew and haven't looked back since. In March this year I entered my first BJCP competition with Lil' Sparky's Nut Brown Ale . The competition was held at the Devils Peak Tap room . I scored, in my...
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