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Homebrew Competitions / Specialty Beer Ingredients
« on: September 30, 2015, 11:20:30 AM »
Question about what information judges receive. In a competition using 2008 Guidelines I entered a specialty beer where, "Polish Grodziskie / 100% Oak Smoked Wheat" went into the Special Ingredients/Classic Style block on the form. I got my results back and all it says by Special Ingredients on both scoresheets is "Oak Smoked Wheat". Nothing about the Grodziskie style or being 100% Oak Smoked Wheat. Since judges don't see the entry form, how do they get the description? Does it come from a steward?

Asking because, from the comments, it sounded like either they didn't know it was a Grodziskie or they didn't know what a Grodziskie was.

One judge was Recognized the other was Professional Brewer (non-bjcp)

Ingredients / Maple Extract
« on: September 16, 2015, 07:05:08 AM »
IMO, the best way to get maple flavor is with a good maple extract.

Old quote, but this seems to be a common theme from Denny and others. Problem is, I'm having trouble finding specifics.

What is a "good" maple extract? Is there a perceptible difference between Imitation Maple Flavor and Pure Extract? (examples linked below)

How much in a 5 gallon batch for a subtle but noticeable flavor? The only reference I found was for 2oz/5gal at bottling or kegging.

Homebrew Competitions / 2015 Category Question
« on: September 03, 2015, 10:59:37 AM »
Trying to find a place in the 2015 guidelines for a Stingo that's spent some time in a Oak Whiskey barrel. This was a fresh barrel, so the whiskey is prominent, but not overbearing. I'm thinking 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer?

Beer Recipes / Wheat and Maize Grain Bill
« on: July 10, 2012, 11:13:10 AM »
Long unimportant story as to why, but on Sunday I mashed with a 50/50 mix of malted wheat/flaked maize. Hopped to 17 IBU with Willamette and added some simple sugar at the end of the boil. It’s now fermenting nicely with a clean ale yeast. The brewday was done for testing some new equipment, but what do you think this beer will be like? I can't find any information on a grain bill like this.

Homebrew Competitions / NHC 2012 Entry Link
« on: March 02, 2012, 11:44:04 AM »
Last year I remember there being a link to find the number of entries in each region. Is there something like that this year? Can't seem to find it and it would be nice to know the urgency of signing up.

Ingredients / Rye
« on: February 04, 2012, 10:03:05 AM »
I brewed a specialty rye beer and have some concern about it having a slick mouthfeel. It’s a 1.075 OG recipe that had 40% rye (30% malted / 10% flaked) and 80 IBU's of American hops. Kind of a Roggenbier meets American IPA experiment. It's tasty, but I’m thinking the mouthfeel might be a distracting problem.

So, here's the question. Is it even a problem? In a BJCP competition, would slick mouthfeel take away points in a rye based beer in the Specialty Beer category? The guidelines describe a Roggenbier as having a medium to full body, but nothing specifically about slickness. Any judges or someone experienced with rye beers have an opinion on how the beer would do in a contest?

Homebrew Competitions / NHC 2011 Final Round Recipes
« on: June 07, 2011, 07:28:10 AM »
Is there a link where we can edit or at least verify that our recipe submissions have been received?  Or a link where we can view all the recipes that made the second round?

Homebrew Competitions / NHC First Round Results
« on: April 04, 2011, 05:46:12 AM »
Waiting for score sheets is expected, but will there be an on-line source for finding the first three advancing entries from each category? Perhaps something from each location posted as soon as the results are known. Anyone have the web addresses for individual sites or a central location?

Homebrew Competitions / NHC Region Rule
« on: March 23, 2011, 06:34:39 AM »
I have a couple of entries going to Saratoga Springs, but just discovered that a Robust Porter brewed not too long ago will also be ready. The problem is that Saratoga Springs is full and there doesn't seem to be a way to send to multiple locations or switch locations once you've commited.

I have a family membership with my wife as a member. Would I be allowed to enter a beer under her name and AHA number and send it to another region even though she is an assistant brewer?

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