I've been toying with the idea of doing a challenge beer for one of the 3 beers. Maybe make it suggested and voluntary so no one feels like they have to do it or not join the swap.
2016 Spring Swap Challenge Beer
3lbs DME must be used (any kind or color)
Not more than 8oz of any steeping grain may be used but not required
Not more than 8oz sugar (any kind) may be used but not required
Hops may be Cascade, Centennial, or Magnum, or any combo of the 3, used any way you want in any amounts
Yeast may be US04 or US05
Equipment and process limits
Stove top with no pumps, chillers, or filters
Thermometer, hydrometer, and spoons are allowed
Electronic fermentation temp controls not allowed
No post boil fining allowed
Must be bottle conditioned
What do you guys think?