Category: Competitions

Competitions

Competition Brewing Series: Shipping

The shipping window for NHC has come and gone, but don’t worry! There will always be a need to ship your beer. When it comes to shipping, there are some important things to keep in mind – even before your start wrapping up your bottles to put in a box for shipping. Follow the Rules! …

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Competition Brewing Series: Bottling

In previous posts, we’ve talked about why  we submit our beers to competitions and we’ve discussed judging feedback and how to plan ahead. The shipping deadline for the competition you’re entering is getting closer and, if you’re kegger, it’s time to put that beer into bottles. If you’re a bottle conditioner then you get to skip …

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Competition Brewing Series: Evaluating Feedback and Planning Ahead

Evaluating Feedback In the previous post we talked about asking ourselves why we enter homebrew competitions. Some of us are motivated by the hardware and some of us are motivated by the judge’s feedback. Applying that honest and unbiased feedback to your brewing process or recipe is what will eventually lead to more consistent (and …

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Competition Brewing Series: Why Do We Compete?

Since the 2018 homebrew competition season is in full swing, and since the NHC first round shipping deadline is just around the corner, I’ve decided to write a series of posts with competition tips a tricks. The first topic I’ll cover is what I’ll call “competition philosophy”. Why are we entering these competition? The answer …