Author Topic: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards  (Read 823 times)

DerekMcKenna

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Re: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 07:45:45 PM »
Sound. I have registered to help out on the day. Never done it before so looking forward to it

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2020, 08:04:10 PM »
Sound. I have registered to help out on the day. Never done it before so looking forward to it

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Great stuff Derek, see you there!

benji

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Re: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 11:53:56 PM »
Can I suggest that you "suggest" to the judges to offer the stewards a taste of the beers.
For some reason the "rules" for this states that the judges may or may not offer a sample but the stewards may not ask the judges for a sample.

Very upstairs downstairs if you ask me.

From my observations last (been my first year TBF), there was a lot more craic and camaraderie (and a little less drunkerdness) on the tables where the judges shared and valued the opinions of the stewards 
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Re: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 02:03:40 PM »
I agree that stewards are given a taste by the judges but they should NOT offer any opinions to the judges.
Remember: The Nationals are just round the corner - time to get brewing

helmet

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Re: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2020, 02:16:59 PM »
Apologies, forgot to reply to this. My experience has been that I was always offered samples when stewarding and have likewise offered samples to stewards when judging. I suppose it's down to individual judges on the dya. As Will said, we should avoid judges having their evaluation influenced by someone else.

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Re: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2020, 09:07:03 PM »
On two occasions when I was stewarding, neither judge offered me any samples. Didn't ask for any either as I wasn't sure of the etiquette. Samples should be offered to the stewards after the scoresheets are completed ie. after the steward can no longer influence scoring/impressions.

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Re: National Brewing Championship 2020: A Call to Arms.........Stewards
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 11:54:53 AM »
Are you getting offered a taste of every beer or just good ones?

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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 06:21:53 PM »
My experience has been that I was offered samples from the high scoring beers and also from the lower end of the spectrum.