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what category of beer does this fall into
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:49:01 AM »
what kind of beer do you guys think this recipe falls into? I was shooting for a stout but im not sure it fits in there apter seeing the color and tasting it.

5 gal

9 lbs 2 row
1 lb crystal 80
12 oz chocolate malt
8 oz black barley
8 oz of oats

1/2 oz magnum at 60 mins and 1/2 oz kent at 15

when bottling this i made a cold brew and added it.

Would this fall into some kind of special beer category or what do you guys think this falls into?
Thanks for the help and I willing to hear what you guys think about the recipe and take suggestions.

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 02:49:59 AM »
Pics?

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 03:03:54 AM »
You hit the mark -- good job.  Probably tastes pretty good, that's my guess.  You can safely call it either an English Porter or an Irish Stout.  Review the BJCP guidelines for both and see where you land.

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 03:13:49 AM »
Ok i will go read up in English porter and the Irish stout! I can pour one tomorrow and take a pic of the color and post it on here if you guys want to see the color!

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 03:30:12 AM »
What makes you think it doesn't fit as a stout?

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 03:34:46 AM »
The color of it doesn't seem like fits the stout maybe not dark enough... but after reading the the BJCP guideline for an Irish stout the taste fits perfect for it!

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 01:04:03 PM »
what kind of beer do you guys think this recipe falls into? I was shooting for a stout but im not sure it fits in there apter seeing the color and tasting it.

5 gal

9 lbs 2 row
1 lb crystal 80
12 oz chocolate malt
8 oz black barley
8 oz of oats

1/2 oz magnum at 60 mins and 1/2 oz kent at 15

when bottling this i made a cold brew and added it.

Would this fall into some kind of special beer category or what do you guys think this falls into?
Thanks for the help and I willing to hear what you guys think about the recipe and take suggestions.

Cheers
You say you added coffee at bottling?  That makes it a coffee beer, but the base style may be a porter or a stout.  If there was a significant dilution from the coffee addition, it may be closer to a porter.
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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 02:00:53 PM »
I added a cup and a half at bottling.

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 02:07:55 PM »
I assume you are competing with this beer. That's the only reason to care what style. If you can detect coffee it's a vegetable beer. If not, you decide what style it most closely fits based on your tastes.

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 03:45:01 PM »
Jim is right.  If you can smell or taste coffee, then it needs to be entered as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer with stout being the base style.
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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 04:55:20 PM »
You hit the mark -- good job.  Probably tastes pretty good, that's my guess.  You can safely call it either an English Porter or an Irish Stout.  Review the BJCP guidelines for both and see where you land.

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I'd say neither based on the amount of crystal, but I'd have to taste it to be sure.
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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 05:40:43 PM »
so Denny how much crystal should of been in there?

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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 02:07:26 AM »
A half pound is plenty for a typical 5 gallon batch of porter, but if you like it a bit sweet, then adjust to your taste.
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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 06:34:49 PM »
This could probably fall into several categories. What yeast strain did you use? And I also wonder, how dark, sry wise, did the beer turn out?
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Re: what category of beer does this fall into
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 06:47:06 PM »
Sometimes recipe will make it pretty obvious what style it is. But the very best way to determine which style to enter in a competition,  or just when handing it to a beer snob..  Is to poor a sample and compare what you see, smell, and taste, to the style guidelines. Some styles are (controversial) very similar to others. For example, in the glass, a certain pale ale might actually line up better to IPA guidelines. Or a beer with some vegetable in the recipe might not be present in the glass. There are numerous examples where a slight bump can move a beer from one style to another.