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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP 2015 Guidelines - American Rye
« on: June 22, 2016, 12:43:26 AM »
Thanks santoch!  I entered the beer in the Alternative Fermentables specialty category, listing rye as the specialty grain and american wheat as the base style (since it used to be the american wheat/rye category and I couldn't think of any other base style).  Both scoresheets have "rye in place of wheat" written by the judges on the "specialty ingredients" line, which is exactly what I entered when I registered the beer.

Should I have ignored entering a base style and just called it an american rye beer with no mention of American Wheat Beer as a base style?   

General Homebrew Discussion / BJCP 2015 Guidelines - American Rye
« on: June 22, 2016, 12:23:33 AM »
Hello all.  I have a question on the BJCP 2015 guidelines for american rye beers.  I used to enter my american rye in the 2008 american wheat/rye category.  I've never used any wheat in these beers and was never dinged for not using wheat. 

2015 guidelines state "American rye beers should be entered in the Alternative Fermentables specialty category".  I just received results for my american rye entered in the alternative fermentables category in a comp using the 2015 guidelines and both score sheets dinged me for not using any wheat with statements like "no wheat flavor", "lacks wheat characters", "different category??", "very clear for a wheat style beer", "no bready wheat character", "out of place with a wheat ale base".

The beer won a gold medal so I'm very happy and not sour-graping, but should I consider using wheat malt with my american rye beers or am I misunderstanding something?  Are there different expectations for american rye beers now with the updated guidelines?  Thanks for any feedback! 

Classifieds / Two 2013 NHC tickets for sale
« on: June 11, 2013, 12:25:36 AM »
EDIT:  Sold!

I've been furlough-fudged so need to sell my two (2) 2013 NHC tickets. They are "full conference" tickets (

Grand Banquet NOT included.

I paid $209 each (includes processing fee), and am selling them at cost. I'll transfer the tickets over after payment (Paypal probably easiest). I'll need your name/email address/AHA member number to transfer them over.


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