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Offline bernman

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Beer recipe credit
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »
I am going to be entering a couple beers in competitions that were based on recipes I found online or in magazines. I did not brew any of the recipes identical to the original recipes. I changed either the yeast, types and amounts of malts and/or hops. One recipe I only chagned the yeast and the amount of spices added.

Evan though the recipes I brewed are not exact to the original recipes, but based on the original recipes, should I name them the original recipe names? Should I just make a note on the entry sheet which recipe I based mine on?

Offline dannyjed

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Re: Beer recipe credit
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 09:20:14 PM »
Since you changed either the malts, hops, or yeast, you have made it your own.  I don't think you need to mention the original recipe.  Remember, they got their idea for that recipe probably from another recipe.
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Offline nateo

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Re: Beer recipe credit
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »
I think it's fair to add an "inspired by" credit if you're sharing the recipe in detail, but I don't think it's fair to use the exact name of the beer if it's not the exact same recipe.
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Offline Jimmy K

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Re: Beer recipe credit
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 06:34:22 PM »
Name it what you want, it is your beer. I think it is fine to credit the original if you want, but 3 points come to mind. 1- Organizers probably won't care and the judges won't see the entry sheets either. 2- Brewing technique accounts for 50% or more of your beer's quality. 3- I imagine many, many competition entries are brewed from kits.
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Offline jlo

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Beer recipe credit
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 11:28:37 PM »
By default I use the name of the recipe if I found it on a forum or a book and followed the recipe exactly, otherwise I just add a "Kinda like a " to the beginning more so that I can remember what I entered.

I know we can enter the name we want, but I may suck at naming.