« on: February 08, 2015, 01:48:34 PM »
Is it in Texas?
No. Sod it, it's Midwinter Homebrew in Milwaukee.
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Is it in Texas?
I just want to go on the record and say that while KCBM 32 matches nearly all of the qualities of the comp mentioned here (judging dates, same circuits), it is certainly not KCBM 32. We would not move an entry and will call the entrant directly if we think that there is confusion to ask the entrant what they want to do.
I'm in the same boat, had my fruit beer moved to category 34 against my will. Worse still, it is a clean fermented beer with tartness only from the fruit.
There are no style guidelines published for this category, just the name "specialty sour and brett beers".
I had to dig pretty deep in the competition web site just to find out they even had this special category, sure didn't know about it up front.
I've seen it before where other competitions have a specialty IPA category or similar, in that case it was prominently noted that any specialty IPA's entered in 16E or 23 would be moved to the "Specialty IPA" category. I have no problem with that, as long as you know what you're getting into up front.
I'm with you - seems a bit odd. A Berliner aged on fruit would go in 20A, and certainly it could have a hint of Brett, so what's the difference? Maybe they're hung up on base style? But still...
No one but the entrant should determine the category.
For 5 gal I'd try the following to get the color without the excessive roast. This is real close to my all grain recipe I brew regularly.
8 oz BlackPrinz
8 oz Midnight Wheat
1 lb C-60/75
6lbs Extra light DME
2oz Chinook @ 60 mins (~75 IBUs)
4oz of assorted finishing hops at flameout
4oz of assorted finishing hops in dry hops
Hops wise I think lots of late Chinook, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade, Mosaic, Galaxy etc work well for this style.
That'd make an excellent extract beer. Love Blackprinz and/or Midnight Wheat for that.
I'm boring when it comes to spending bonuses. The first things that came mind were:
1) Pay down son's college loans
2) Extra principle payment on the mortgage
3) put in savings account or IRA
I'm sure you can come with something more fun.
I am the same way Paul.
But back to OP, you can build yourself a nice little E-Brewery for $2k. Notice I said "build yourself". That $2k would be the parts to build one without a full control box. High Gravity out of Tulsa sells 'dial type' switches for electric elements, which would bring down the cost of going electric considerably. Dave Knott is a great guy and will probably be who I go to when I break down and convert the Sabco to electric.
good info, thanks.