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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2014, 04:10:52 PM »
Judging the Specialty category last year at NHC we must have had four versions of Denny's Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter.

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2014, 04:12:34 PM »
Side question...how often do you suppose people just pour a commercial beer into a bottle and submit?

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2014, 04:15:08 PM »
Side question...how often do you suppose people just pour a commercial beer into a bottle and submit?

I doubt it happens all that often given that there isn't really any monetary prize. I've heard of it happening but more like, pull the label off and black out the cap.

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2014, 05:30:01 PM »
Side question...how often do you suppose people just pour a commercial beer into a bottle and submit?
Someone who knows about O2 exposure would not pour from one bottle into another bottle.
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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2014, 06:03:12 PM »
Nothing a little dash of yeast and sugar couldn't fix  ;)

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2014, 06:10:33 PM »
Kind of hard to fix oxidation that way. It actually would be a great experiment to build yourself a little sample of what oxidation tastes like. Try it with a light lager like Coors. Buy two Coors light bottles, pour one into a sanitized bottle and recap. Do a side by side test in a couple weeks.

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2014, 06:14:57 PM »
Could you drink 2coors lights :o

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2014, 06:30:24 PM »
For the right money, yes.

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2014, 06:36:54 PM »
OP - No worries. As said, if you have qualms with using a recipe verbatim, make a change and make it your own. But I think the BEST thing to do is to make one of Jamil's recipes to the letter, take good notes, and then you can change it to your liking. And then you have your own recipe, refined to your tastes. And I bet Jamil would tell you that each of the recipes in that book started from a recipe he found and refined to his tastes. Good luck !
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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 06:38:22 PM »
For the right money, yes.

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2014, 06:45:43 PM »
In all seriousness, knowing what oxidation tastes like, especially if you can do it for a buck? Pretty important.

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Re: Brewing other's recipes for competitions?
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2014, 09:14:29 AM »
Side question...how often do you suppose people just pour a commercial beer into a bottle and submit?

I've judged a lot over the last 15 years and I've never seen it happen.
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