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Re: BJCP Category for Coconut Porter
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 12:00:22 PM »
So, I am going to continue this age old debate.  I brewed a coconut porter with coffee and cacao nibs. SHV or Specialty/23?  If coconut is considered a fruit and coffee/cacao are spice than Cat. 23, no?  But, if coconut is considered a spice then SHV would be the logical answer?  Obviously, it could be entered in both, but can only submit into one category for this contest.  So confusing with the coconut....

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Re: BJCP Category for Coconut Porter
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2013, 01:19:22 PM »
There is another post somewhere here with a quote from Gordon Strong that coconut should be considered a nut (yes, it's a fruit, but the flavor is more similar to a nut) so it should go in SHV. However, he also recognized that it's not clearly stated. I've seen coconut beers do fine as fruit beers. With coffee, cocoa, and coconut - I think you could go with either SHV or Specialty.

Edit: Wait - That was this post. You tricked me...  Still, with all three I don't think you'd be questioned in either 21A or 23.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 01:21:36 PM by mtnrockhopper »
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