« on: January 01, 2011, 02:23:48 PM »
American Brown Ale.
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That was my best day ever fishing, two bass over 6 pounds and one catfish around 10 pounds.Did not intend for this to be a debate on competitions, value of medals, etc. Just wanted the advice of some of the highest ranked judges on interpretting the rules.
Nice stringer of bass in your avatar there stlaleman!
Only list those ingredients that are apparent to the senses. It doesn't matter what went into it as much as what they are going to be judging it as.
There is no rule that I know of that says you have to list everything you put into a batch.
It will be judged, as you say, with respect to what the judges taste and smell, so only list those things that are apparent.
+1 to all of the above. One thing I did not see mentioned: What was your fermentation temperature? Anything greater than about 68 F can cause fusels that have a tendency to kill head. So keep fermentation temperatures down to improve head as well.
+1 - no amount of cara-pils or wheat can save the head on a beer fermented too warm, not to mention the other nasty flavors that come along with fermentation temps that are out of the range, or un healthy picthes of yeast. Use the pitching calc at www.mrmalty.com to get an idea how much yeast you need to pitch. A good fermentation is the key to great beer, including great head!
No, there is a difference between the regulators. Technically, I'm not sure what it is, but nitrogen is dispensed as a gas while CO2 is dispensed as a liquid. Since nitrogen is a gas, it needs a higher pressure regulator to dispense versus a CO2 regulator. Also, I believe that the threading is different for both regulators, so you can't really connect a nitrogen regulator to a CO2 tank.Not quite right. The CO2 is stored as a liquid, but your regulator gets gas from the headspace. If you lay the tank on its side or upside down, the regulator will very quickly quit working, freeze up. The regulators are the same. Now if you had a flow meter on it, then the different gases would change things.....