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Ross

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All the ones sent via CraftBrewer are there safe & sound along with 5 kegs for the club night :)

Getting excited :party:

Cheers Ross
 

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Very much looking forward to meeting some interstate AHB'ers at club night on Saturday.

Who from AHB is coming along?
 

Darren

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Hey All,

As a brewer with no beers entered in this comp, can I conclude that there are enough judges to ensure that no-one will be judging their own beer on the day?

It would be a significant downer to Aussie homebrewers if it were to happen again as happened with the NSW state comp.

cheers

darren
 

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For those of us who are coming as observers (read general socialising & brewery tours) does anyone know what time things are kicking off tomorrow?
 

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Cheers, Got every bit of faith in the people running the comp. Havent got alot of faith in aussie post handling though.
You can all rest easy - I didn't get one soggy box out of the whole lot

cheers

Charles
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Charlie

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For those of us who are coming as observers (read general socialising & brewery tours) does anyone know what time things are kicking off tomorrow?
We are aiming to get the first beers served by 9:30, but there might not be a great deal of room for spectators.

If you have every seen a beer judging session before, its hardly a spectator sport !

Given what the weather is supposed to be, you're better off sleeping in and heading to the Olims beer garden for a quiet one !
 

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The latest schedule had judging finishing around 1pm, time for a quick feed before heading off on the tours.
 

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How was the first day of judging?
 

bconnery

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Hey All,

As a brewer with no beers entered in this comp, can I conclude that there are enough judges to ensure that no-one will be judging their own beer on the day?

It would be a significant downer to Aussie homebrewers if it were to happen again as happened with the NSW state comp.

cheers

darren
Actually, I've got a better idea. Instead, judges should always judge a category in which they are entered. That way, those who support the comp by brewing and judging can get an extra reward because they'll always win.
If all three judges in a class were entered then there's places 1, 2 and 3. Judging over, time saved, and we can all go down the pub...
 

Peter Wadey

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Jebus, how old are some of you guys?
Have you become so used to instant gratification that you require up to date information on everything?
Get a grip!
The people organising such things have much more important things to do than just pander to the requirements of the web community.
Get involved and you might have a different perspective on things.

And in case you were wondering,
Yes I do have a beer entered (didn't drink them all this year apparently).
Yes I have been involved before.
Yes I was around before children were given access to ARPANET.

Wadey
Yes, my real name, not some anonymous internet handle.
 

clean brewer

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Jebus, how old are some of you guys?
Have you become so used to instant gratification that you require up to date information on everything?
Get a grip!
The people organising such things have much more important things to do than just pander to the requirements of the web community.
Get involved and you might have a different perspective on things.

And in case you were wondering,
Yes I do have a beer entered (didn't drink them all this year apparently).
Yes I have been involved before.
Yes I was around before children were given access to ARPANET.

Wadey
Yes, my real name, not some anonymous internet handle.
Wasnt the above reply a reason why people dont post on here anymore??? :unsure:

Maybe a simple answer like, "Sorry guys, I have no idea on whats been/being judged today, keep an eye out though" might not stir the pot as you've done somewhat................

CB
 

Steve

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Yes you are right. What sort of prick am I to not take time off work and go on an interstate trip that I cant afford and stay at home and work on the house and play with my two, 3.5 and 18 month, girls. i really should get my priorities right.

Dont worry about it bradsbrew. Family comes first. You HAVE got your priroties right.
Cheers :beer:
Steve
 

The King of Spain

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Wasnt the above reply a reason why people dont post on here anymore??? :unsure:

Maybe a simple answer like, "Sorry guys, I have no idea on whats been/being judged today, keep an eye out though" might not stir the pot as you've done somewhat................

CB
I read that little rant waiting for the punch line except there was none. He was serious :huh:
 

Peter Wadey

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Wasnt the above reply a reason why people dont post on here anymore??? :unsure:

Maybe a simple answer like, "Sorry guys, I have no idea on whats been/being judged today, keep an eye out though" might not stir the pot as you've done somewhat................

CB
Cleanbrewer,
While it might be 'nice' posting a reply that say's I know nothing, I think it would be a waste of bandwidth and something I would happily leave for others.

Have you ever organised a comp to appreciate my point?

Steve,
Nobody ever said he didn't have his priorities right. Just that he needs to learn some patience.
Am sure the girls will teach him this in time. Not sure how he manages to play with his girls & play on the internet at the same time though.

Spare a though for the organisers and workers,
Peter
 

Maple

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Cleanbrewer,
While it might be 'nice' posting a reply that say's I know nothing, I think it would be a waste of bandwidth and something I would happily leave for others.

Have you ever organised a comp to appreciate my point?

Steve,
Nobody ever said he didn't have his priorities right. Just that he needs to learn some patience.
Am sure the girls will teach him this in time. Not sure how he manages to play with his girls & play on the internet at the same time though.

Spare a though for the organisers and workers,
Peter
Peter, seriously, go see a proctologist about that thing that's crawled up your back-side. I see your point that patience is a virtue that maybe isn't all that common of late, but maybe take it back a touch. RDWHAHB (seems like you have a few of decent quality to make it to Nats)
 

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Jebus, how old are some of you guys?
Have you become so used to instant gratification that you require up to date information on everything?
Get a grip!
The people organising such things have much more important things to do than just pander to the requirements of the web community.
Get involved and you might have a different perspective on things.

And in case you were wondering,
Yes I do have a beer entered (didn't drink them all this year apparently).
Yes I have been involved before.
Yes I was around before children were given access to ARPANET.

Wadey
Yes, my real name, not some anonymous internet handle.


give us a Wadey sandwich and make it really snappy :p


Yard

(anonymous handle)
 

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Wasnt the above reply a reason why people dont post on here anymore??? :unsure:

Maybe a simple answer like, "Sorry guys, I have no idea on whats been/being judged today, keep an eye out though" might not stir the pot as you've done somewhat................

CB
I tend to agree with what Peter said - but it could have been framed a bit more politely.

The original question, even though innocently posed, is fairly offensive to those who work hard to make the beer comps a success. BradsBrew, nobody is saying that you should travel across the country to work at the Nationals, but your question suggests that you have not even helped at your local or state competition.

Beer competitions are not like horse races. The beers are not paraded in front of the judges and the winners announced after each flight.

It is essential that the identity of the brewer be kept secret until the conclusion of the competition to avoid bias and misunderstandings. Imagine if it was announced that at the end of day one, the sour Russian Imperial Stout was a cracker beer in the Specialty class and that it was a shoe-in for BOS. Now there may only be one such beer in the comp so the brewer gets an early result and starts to boast to all his mates. What happens if the Specialties were actually being tasted over two days and all the beers from the second day were perfect, so that when the results were announced The Sour RIS doesn't even get a mention. You can imagine the cries of 'rigged', 'corrupt' etc that would ensue.

Then there is all the checking of the mathematical accuracy of the score sheets (ie do they add up, are they within range etc) and the Cheif Judge reviews them for quality comments and consistent scoring. Often beers may have to be re-tasted to bring two panels into line to select the placegetters etc. Add to that the fact that all the officials are usually too stuffed to care what was tasted at the end of each day to give a daily announcement.

As you can see there is a lot of effort that goes into running a competition and all the many hours are put in by volunteers who do it just for the love of good beer.

David
 

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