Community Picks Recipe Testing

Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Beer

By • December 28, 2012 • 8 Comments

0 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Beer


Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we're accepting up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Happy Testing!


Tags: community picks recipe testing, beer, contests, calling dibs, recipes

The testing period for this contest has closed.

A Lighter Lamb Stew
Aged Cheddar and Pilsner Fondue
Barley, Beer and Dark Chocolate Artisan Bread
Beef and Stout Pot Pie
Bouef Carbonade Louisianne
Brown Butter Spiced Ale
Brussels Sprout and Chorizo Beer Hash
Celeriac-Potato Mash with Beer-Molasses Reduction
Chili Gumbo
Chocolate Covered Beer Marshmallows
Chocolate Stout Pudding
Coq à la Stella
Creamy Mushroom and Swiss Soup
Fennel and Orange Breadsticks
Gingerbread Beer Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze
Guinness Chocolate Cream Pie
Mussels with IPA, Fennel and Apple
Spiced Stout Waffles
White Bean and Quinoa Chili
Winter Ale Chocolate Sorbet

💬 View Comments ()

Comments (8)


over 2 years ago pdagnes1

I have been having a similar issue as sdebrango - I don't even have a "test" button to click on!


over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Hi Pilar, this is because the testing period has passed (notes were due yesterday at 5pm ET). Hopefully you can test a recipe in our next contest! The dibs-calling post for Your Best Leeks will go up next Friday morning (1/11).


over 2 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Wow, I see a couple of recipes I would like to test and may yet volunteer. I work through the weekend including New Year's Eve so I would have to test on Jan to meet deadline. I may still be able to pull that off. At least I'll try.


over 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

It looks like MrsL's Chocolate Stout Pudding already has been awarded CP status. Should it be tested again?


over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Yes, we sometimes nominate CPs again so they have a shot at becoming finalists!


over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I have tried to test a recipe and clicking the test button doesn't work.


over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Thanks for letting us know, sdebrango -- we're looking into it!


over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Sdebrango, this should be fixed now -- let us know if it still doesn't work for you!