|Homebruin Cup III|
TN Valley Homebrewers
Homebruin Cup III
Entry Deadline: April 28, 2013
What? Third annual TVH Homebruin Cup Homebrew Competition
When? May 11, 2013
Who? Restricted to TVH membership only
Why? For fun! To exercise judging skills and get feedback on our brews! To get a chance to win TVH Homebruin Cup medals! To get a chance to brew your recipe with Marty for a Great American Beer Fest entry !!!
How? Read on
Marty Velas, brew master at Smoky Mountain Breweries, wants to do a ProAm entry at Great American Beer Fest. ProAm stands for a collaboration between a professional brewer and an amateur brewer. Marty wants it to be a TVH club member's recipe, so this year we are restricting TVH Homebruin Cup competition entry to TVH members only, and the Best of Show beer will be the basis of the ProAm entry.
There is only one requirement for entering the competition and being eligible to win a medal - be a member of TVH - but there is one additional requirement to be eligible for the ProAm entry: GABF ProAm rules require that ProAm participants be American Homebrewer Association members. So if you're not already a member of AHA and you want to take a shot at the ProAm entry, join AHA now and get brewin'. See <http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/join-or-renew> One of the benefits of joining AHA is a subscription to Zymurgy magazine. You must be an active AHA member by the entry cut-off date of the TVH Homebruin Cup competition to be eligible for the ProAm entry, so if you want to be eligible for that, the best advice is to go ahead and join the AHA and be done with it. If you screw around and do it last-minute and AHA does not have you on the books by the time the entry window expires, you will not be eligible.
Marty will work with the BOS winner to scale the winning recipe up to 750 gallons, and the winning brewer will get to assist Marty in brewing the beer on one of the Smoky Mountain Brewery systems. Marty will then serve the beer in the SMB restaurants (and the BOS winner will be locally famous) until it is gone, reserving enough for the GABF ProAm entry, of course. If the winning brewer wants to go to GABF they have to make their own arrangements and pay their own way, but Marty did say that if the ProAm entry takes a medal in the GABF, then the amateur brewer will get a paid trip to next year's GABF.
Marty can brew virtually anything on his production system, using virtually any ingredient or technique, but bear in mind that it will be brewed on Marty's equipment and served to the public, so you might not want to get too crazy. Marty will be the final judge of best of show.
In addition to the grand prize, TVH medals will be awarded to the first three places in categories to be determined; we anticipate combining the various BJCP categories into approximately eight categories for medals purposes. If you want to participate in the competition without going for the ProAm entry, feel free to do that - as long as you're a member of TVH, you can enter and still be eligible for medals.
Styles? Each entry must be entered in a BJCP category and subcategory (2008 guidelines)
How many? Limit one entry per subcategory; no limit on the number of categories
Entry Fee? $7.00 per entry
Bottles? Two bottles per entry. Brown long necks with plain caps are preferred. No swing tops.
Labels? Attach bottle labels to bottles using rubber bands - no tape, please!
Online Entry? April 16 thru April 28th - Click here to enter.
More details will follow and information will be posted here. In the meantime, be advised that it's time to brew!