I recieved my scoresheets in the mail on thursday. I got a big ribbon thingy for best of show and a smaller ribbon for winning my catagory. Firstly my wheat, It scored a 25. One of the judges said it would do better in the german weisen catagory. Both sheets said I needed more wheat flavor next time I'm not using any crystal malt and lots of flaked wheat. My lager scored a 28. It was said that it had too much flavor. I agree. I had one yesterday and it tasted a bit like bubble gum i think. My IPA scored a 36. This was a tad surprising because, knowing I won, I assumed I scored much higher. The judges said I had too much body and it could use more hops. I think I'll back off the carapils and add more late addition hops. All of these scores are out of 50 by the way.
On Sunday august 12, 2012 I attended to best of show judging at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair 17th annual Homebrew competition. I did't expect to win anyhting at this round of judging but I hung out and listened to what the judges had to say. It was fiscinating to hear descriptions of style guidlines as well as their comments on the beers themselves. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. They went through about 23 different beers and then compared notes and selected the best of show winners. My IPA won best of show. This is truly a proud day in my life. It says to me that although I have much to learn and do, that I'm at least doing something right and heading in the right direction. Thanks to all who have helped by tasting my various brews and giving me honest critiques. Unfortunately I have only a very few of these left. I think this calls for a rebrew. Cheers!!!!!
Last weekend was the first round of my very first homebrew competition. I don't know how I did yet. Final judging is tomorrow and they said to wait two weeks after that to expect a score sheet. Since it is too hot to brew I took time to make a few labels. Its fun and interesting. I added a labels page to showcase them. I am due up for a trip to the homebrew store for provisions. I am definately going to try to reproduce my all chinook amber ale. It was a batch of leftover ingredients but I took good notes so I hope I can get it just as It was last time.
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