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February Club Meeting- Robust Porter Competition

January 26, 2015
At the February meeting, we will hold a competition for the club Robust Porter recipe posted on the Bloatarian website.  Not only was this recipe created by the club as a group, this competition will be judged by all attendees at the February meeting (no judging experience necessary – this is going to be a fun, learning experience).  The club has plenty of certified judges who will offer assistance to anyone with questions – part of the reason for this competition is to help further everyone’s understanding of beer.  When you arrive at the meeting, please sign in with your BJCP rank.  When judging begins, we want to make sure experienced judges are evenly distributed around the room.


For first round judging, all meeting attendees will judge two random entries.  This should ensure that each entrant will receive at least five score sheets which should allow entrants to get plenty of feedback.  After first round judging, all entries will enter a mini-BOS round and all attendees will participate in this round of judging as well.  Due to entry count, we will split the entries to different tables for this round.  Each table will do its own mini-BOS and will have at least one highly ranked judge to help walk the table members through the process.  From each mini-BOS, we will advance a select number of entries to the Best Of Show judging to be conducted by the clubs most experienced, highly ranked judges.  A winner will emerge and there will be much rejoicing!


For Entrants:  In order to supply enough beer for the whole club to judge, the entry requirements are a bit higher than a normal competition.  You must bring either:
  • 10 12-ounce bottles
  • 6 22-ounce bottles
  • 2 half gallon growlers
  • a corny keg
The recipe on the Bloatarian web site must be followed to enter the competition (please notify Mark Brzezinski if the hops for your recipe were not available).  You must notify Mark Brzezinski by email (bblcompetitionmeister@cinci.rr.com) before 8:00 PM Monday, February 16 with your intent to enter and the type on packaging for your entry (of the four above).  You will then receive entry labels by return email which you should attach to your entries by rubber band (no adhesives please).  Please be at the Norwood Community Center no later than 7:10 on Friday, February 20 with your entries.


Good luck to everyone and see you on the 20th – JA-EEEP!!
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