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Re: "Chopped" beer competition.....calling it "Skunked"
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2013, 07:25:28 AM »
How about bird seed?  See how may folks would try to malt it first.  8^)

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At the last local club meeting somebody was telling me the club did a wal-mart competition where people could only brew with stuff they bought at wal-mart. One guy bought bird seed. Apparently the beer wasn't too bad but I wonder whether it was a good beer in its own right or a good beer among the others in the competition.
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Re: "Chopped" beer competition.....calling it "Skunked"
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 07:29:14 AM »
The local club also does an Iron Mash competition. We get a box of the key ingredients--hops, grain and yeast--and brew at one of the local breweries so there's hot and cold water already available. Then there's a second box of special ingredients that contains four spices/fruit/who knows. You have to use all of one of the special ingredients and at least a small amount of the other three.

I haven't decided whether to compete this year (and it would be my first) but I'm interested in seeing what ingredients they give out and what kinds of beer people are making.
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Re: "Chopped" beer competition.....calling it "Skunked"
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2013, 08:55:43 AM »
I have tried to mash breakfast cereal before back in my stupid, stupid youth.  Please don't.

It was the secret ingredient at one of our Iron Brewer comps a few years back.  I'll never forget the color of a Froot Loops mash....

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Re: "Chopped" beer competition.....calling it "Skunked"
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2013, 09:37:04 AM »
I have tried to mash breakfast cereal before back in my stupid, stupid youth.  Please don't.

It was the secret ingredient at one of our Iron Brewer comps a few years back.  I'll never forget the color of a Froot Loops mash....

Hahaha. I love homebrewer 'war stories'.

I received many death threats that day.  I never realized homebrewers could be so vindictive!

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Re: "Chopped" beer competition.....calling it "Skunked"
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2013, 12:00:20 PM »
I used GrapeNuts in a beer once.  A brown ale, I think.  The beer was good but I can't really say the cereal did anything other than increase the batch cost.  It made people think twice about drinking it though.

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