I'm in the Chicago land area and I'm taking a Documentary production class. The final project in the class is for everyone to make their own short documentary. The two most important things to consider when selecting a topic are that it's something you're passionate about and practicality. So a documentary about homebrewing is perfect for me. However, I need to add a certain element of story to make it more than an elaborate how-to video. So I decided my buddy and I should make our first attempt at concocting our own recipe, brew it, and take it to a competition. Even though we are novice and will get brewed out of town I thought it was a good idea. So if anyone has ideas, comments, our knows about competitions reasonably close I'd appraciate it.