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General Homebrew Discussion / any opinions on how to enter these beers?
« on: January 14, 2012, 06:16:39 AM »
i've got 3 beers that i'm trying to work in to a comp. only one entry per category. i have a 1 year old saison brett beer(fairly strong brett character). i know that traditional saison would have brett and the bjcp style guide says some sourness/tart is ok. it also mentions lacto but not specifically brett. i could enter it in belgian specialty but i have a 100% brett beer with honey, 2 sugars and a little oak that i think needs to be in that category. it doesnt have enough oak to stand out in the oak category. also i have a clean belgian version of that beer that could be entered as belgian specialty or maybe belgian pale but the little oak and the slightly dark color from the buckwheat honey dont quite fit in the pale. i'm thinking brett saison should go into the saison category but what would you do with the other two?  i also thought about the experimental category for the clean or 100% brett beer but they dont stand out enough(the brett had a big starter and no o2 so the character is subtle). if anyone can make sense out of my rambling and has some insight it would be appreciated.

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Kegging and Bottling / gelatin and repitching
« on: November 25, 2011, 08:45:23 AM »
i 've always assumed that if you're going to repitch then you can't use gelatin/finings but i realized that i've never actually read that. what's the official word on fining and repitching?

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