We have talked about feedback from judges, but honest feedback from friends and family is also great for a number of reasons:
1. It is faster and free to share - you get instant feedback
2. You can use the feedback and make subtle changes and have the same people try the update to learn if you made the correct changes based on their palette or critique.

A few tips:
1. Join a homebrew club. These usually have BJCP members and the meetings often include trading of homebrew. Learn from each other!
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