I made a Russian Imperial Stout with 12oz of molasses, and a Stout with cocoa powder and smoked chipotle peppers. So other than the odd additions their styles are easy to tell.
Would I put these under the Russ. Imp. Stout and American Stout, or do they both need to go with Specialty Beers? I figure the chocolate pepper one is, but as for the one with molasses, I am uncertain.
From BJCP, it states for category 23 Specialty Beers:
"Unusual fermentables (e.g., maple syrup, honey, molasses, sorghum)"
If I only had 12oz in a 18lb grain bill, does that count as a large enough amount of fermentables? or does it only count if molasses is the main fermentable?
Thanks for any thoughts, entering my first competition so wanting to make sure I do this right!