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How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?

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3 (5.9%)
10-25
17 (33.3%)
26-50
21 (41.2%)
51+
8 (15.7%)
All of them!
2 (3.9%)

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Offline macbrews

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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 10:11:13 AM »
36 for me.

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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 01:01:25 PM »
I always thought there were only 2 styles: light and dark. ;D
Going through the list I realized I'd brewed a lot more than I ever imagined.  46 including ciders and mead.  I haven't done any strong ales that I can remember, and I haven't done any true fruit beers.  I've used fruit in Flanders red, and some brett beers, but no "normal" beers with fruit.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2013, 01:34:21 PM »
Wow, I knew I had brewed quite a few styles but after counting I discovered I have brewed 61 including a couple of ciders.
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 08:25:42 PM »
four or five. I brewed a really good chocolate porter/stout. Want to enter it into the Washington state fair, but I need to figure out what style it really is. If only I knew someone whose girlfriends uncle has been brewing for years... Oh wait, I just found out my girlfriends uncle has been brewing for years. Kaplah!

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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 09:11:04 PM »
I voted 10-25...but most would be without any consultation to the guidelines, and practically accidental.  Since I don't enter comps, the guidelines are pretty much irrelevant to me...the end result and the taste rules the day.

Brewing with style will always be more important than brewing to style.
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2013, 07:21:05 AM »
What a great question.  I always figured I've brewed most the styles that exist, but turns out it's only like 41 of the beers and 4 meads and ciders so that's 45 total.  As much as I love dark lagers, altbier, English brown ale, and Belgian sours (LOVE them), sadly, I have never brewed those yet, at least not on purpose.  This is all about to change based on this discussion.  I was already planning to brew Pete's Wicked, so that one's covered.  And I've actually made an English brown before, but I added smoked malt and shouldn't have.  Of course, I have brewed probably a dozen different Category 23 beers.  I suppose you could say Cat 23 is my "specialty"!

Now... time to go design that perfect altbier recipe!
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 08:41:20 AM »
Brewing with style will always be more important than brewing to style.

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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2013, 10:33:42 AM »
Brewing with style will always be more important than brewing to style.



I really should give credit where credit is due for that quote. 
So, thanks go to Lew Bryson, one of the better no BS 'beer writers' out there (and one of only 3 or 4 I actually enjoy reading) for his words of wisdom. 
They really do ring true, bringing home an important point that we often lose sight of.
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2013, 10:42:44 AM »
Lew is great.  I discovered him 15 years ago, within a few months of becoming a homebrewer, and learned a lot about beer by reading what he'd write in the usenet group rec.food.drink.beer.  We share a birthday (although I'm older) and I write to him every year to wish him happy birthday.
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2013, 05:58:26 AM »
I have 27 separate subcategories under my belt.
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2013, 09:45:09 AM »
From a rough count in my head, it's in the mid 40's somewhere. Got to admit that I think quality is much more important than quantity. I think most of us would agree with that. :)
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2013, 12:04:15 PM »
I counted them up and it was worse than I thought, 57 beers, 6 meads and 3 ciders....I think I need an intervention.
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2013, 12:44:40 PM »
I counted them up and it was worse than I thought, 57 beers, 6 meads and 3 ciders....I think I need an intervention.

...said Pope Jamil the Second.  ;)
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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2013, 12:52:18 PM »
I counted them up and it was worse than I thought, 57 beers, 6 meads and 3 ciders....I think I need an intervention.

...said Pope Jamil the Second.  ;)

Hahahahaha!

Way to represent Pa. Dave! Might as well start calling it Pennsylfornia!

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Re: How many BJCP subcategories have you brewed?
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2013, 12:31:59 PM »
62 for me.
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