NR - Brewing competition results...
pug at pug.net
Sun Feb 14 06:30:24 PST 1999
Good Morning one and all,
A week ago, the Barony of Bryn Gwlad Brewers' Guild held a competition
at Candlemas. This competition had a great turn out of almost 40
different entries from I what I believe was 13 brewers and vintners.
There was a good showing from different regions of the Kingdom, with
a strong showing from Bryn Gwlad. (It was our home group, so it helps.)
The winners of the different prizes are:
Al-Yessir (Bryn Gwlad) - Wooden Fruit Press, 2 leather jacks
HL Damaris of Greenhill (Bryn Gwlad) - Lots of honey
Lord Tadhg macAedain uiChonchobhair (Namron) - 5 gallon keg
Baroness Clarissa di Firenze (Bryn Gwlad) - pitcher, embroidered napkins,
decorative bottle, 2 leather jacks
The honorable mentions are:
Master Jin Liu Ch'ang (Shadowlands) - leather bottle, 2 lbs of sealing wax
Lady Magdalena da Cadamosto (Bryn Gwlad) - 2.8 gallon carboy, ceramic mug
Al-Yessir and Baroness Clarissa won the 2 leather jacks for the
"newcomer" category with both of them practicing the art they entered
about 1 year.
NOTE: The top 4 winners were all within 4 points of each other on a
100 point scale.
And to make sure to honor those people who donated prizes, here is the
list of who donated what:
Wooden fruit press - Bryn Gwlad Brewers Guild
5 gallon keg - HL Damaris of Greenhill
Lots of honey - Lord Alexander Ravenshaw
4 leather jacks - Lord Madog Cochfarf (Og)
Pitcher - HL Samuel Piper
Embroidered napkins - HL Suvdchin of the Moritu
Leather bottle - Lord Tadhg macAedain uiChonchobhair
2.8 gallon carboy - Lady Magdalena da Cadamosto (yes, she won her own prize)
Ceramic mug - Baroness Clarissa di Firenze
Decorative bottle, 2 lbs of sealing wax - Phelim "Pug" Gervase and Myfanwy
We did this competition from a "standarized" judging form that covered
the categories of beer/ale, wine, mead and cordials. We also judged
with two committees that ranged from 3 to 6 over the judging as people
needed to do things.
The forms seemed to work well, so we will try them again in the future.
What these forms appeared to show regarding the different entries is that
documentation is the primary thing holding some people back. While
extensive documentation is not necessary, we had several people enter
without any at all that were otherwise excellent entries.
As for the judging, I think groups of 3 or 4 are the ideal size. Larger
than that causes a little too much chaos to be efficent.
I hope that competitions like this in the future help encourage more
people interested in brewing and vintning to show up to compete and judge.
With this style of judging, there is nothing stopping you.
I would like to thank all the entraints for coming down and joining
our competition. As well, I would like to thank the judges for their
time and expertise to help honor these individuals.
Phelim "Pug" Gervase | "I want to be called. COTTONTIPS. There is something
Barony of Bryn Gwlad | graceful about that lady. A young woman bursting with
House Flaming Dog | vigor. She blinked at the sudden light. She writes
pug at pug.net | beautiful poems. When ever shall we meet again?"
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