Author Topic: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition  (Read 1633 times)

beerfly

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2019, 01:04:55 PM »
Looking for a few judges anyone interested let me know, judging is Sunday morning in the headline.

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2019, 08:38:14 PM »
Looking for a few judges anyone interested let me know, judging is Sunday morning in the headline.

I'm not around on Sunday but I have said it to the rest of GCB to see if anyone is available to help.

I'm having difficulty getting the Garden County entries collected, there was an arrangement in place from Capital to collect them from me but communication seems to have ceased so now we are at a loss as to what is happening.  Can someone give us an update please as the competiton is in 3 days, thanks.

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2019, 01:25:22 PM »
Not from the horses mouth, but rather from the @CapitalBrewers twitter feed:

“Hey everyone. Due to logistical reasons we need to move the Dark Ales comp out by a week. New date tba”

I’m sure they’ll update when everything’s confirmed.

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2019, 07:25:19 PM »
Looking for a few judges anyone interested let me know, judging is Sunday morning in the headline.

Might be a daft question but can anyone be a judge?

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2019, 07:44:56 PM »
Anyone can be a judge and we actively encourage novice judges in GCB comps with one prerequisite, they are paired with strong BJCP judges if they are new to it.
Also our newbie judges have done a bit of stewarding and we actively get them to taste a beer post scoring to see if they pick up the same issues as the judges and also the amazing beers.
Not a good idea to have novice judges together for the quality/consistency of the comp and outa respect for entrants.
The most important element of any judging is not the spotting of off flavours but the advice to the entrant.
Commercial brewery judges are the absolute worst for this

Best example I saw of quality judging recently was my GCB entries where I couldn’t of been arsed to weigh out the minerals and didn’t use them. I scored two 32 pointers and the comment was they were ok, no flaws just ok, but amazingly Andrew(BeoirFinder) picked up the fact that my soft well water wasn’t treated.
Now that’s quality judging. I haven’t told him yet either, he’d never get his head through the door and every time I’ve seen him since all I hear in my head is,
“Now that’s some quality H2O”

phildo79

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »
Ah, ok. Cool. I would love to give it a try sometime. Been homebrewing for well over 5 years now and have found myself being super critical when it comes to all beers. Done my fair share of geeking up too by reading lots of brewing books. I think it would be a really interesting, thought provoking and probably eye opening experience that could only help me become a better brewer.

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2019, 08:58:39 PM »
100% Have you done any stewarding at all? Really is best place to start to get your name out there so if not deffo put your name down for this one or the Nationals as well.

phildo79

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »
Never done any stewarding. I'll have to try and make it to one of the events. Or at the very least, enter a beer. Are they held in various locations or just Dublin?

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2019, 09:40:25 AM »
Any word on scoresheets lads?

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Re: Capital Brewers Stout & Dark Ale Homebrew competition
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2019, 11:04:04 AM »
Any word on winners?
I assume the comp went ahead.