just brew it! wrote:Holy crap, 852 entries this year at our annual Drunk Monk Challenge!
I'll be spending tomorrow afternoon helping to unpack and sort all of the entries by category... and then my wife and I get to figure out how to assign ~100 judges to all the flights! It's basically a huge optimization puzzle. At least one highly ranked BJCP judge per table if at all possible, give judges their preferred styles (and/or avoid their "don't you dare give me that" styles) if they specified any, and ensure that judges who also entered beers in the competition aren't judging any of their own.
We also volunteered to do essentially the same job for our region's site in the first round of the AHA NHC this year. WTF were we thinking?!??
If they hit me up to help with Sam Adams' Longshot this year I am going to tell them I just want to judge!
Interest in homebrewing has skyrocketed in the past few years. They say that homebrewing surges whenever the economy is in the tank... I guess that makes sense. People have more free time to brew and more incentive to drink; and those who like craft/microbrewed beer can make their own for less than it costs to buy the commercial stuff so there can be a financial incentive as well.
Awesome man! I'm telling ya, TR needs its own BEER forum! haha push for it!
I just got done judging Michigan's "2012 Homebrew at the WEB" competition. They had OVER 1,000 entries! crazy, yeah?
It was so prestigious, we had GORDON STRONG as a judge! and JOHN PALMER too! holy crap, right?
I judged 3 sessions. (cat's 8, 9, and 19). Had an awesome time!
Oh, and I even came out with an Honorable Mention for one of my 21A beers, my "Caribbean Jerk Ale"! woot! scored a 41 average!