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Old 09-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Picked up wort from Bell's for competition

Picked up the wort for the 4th Annual Homebrewing Competition.

Line for sign-in was long! Need to get here earlier next year.

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Got it home and it clicks on at 1.048(ish) on my hydrometer pre-boil, and about 15 SRM.

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Good luck to all that entered!

Happy brewing!

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wait, they supply the wort? is it sweet or bitter wort?

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wait, they supply the wort? is it sweet or bitter wort?
Yeah, they sure did!

They supplied unhopped, minimally boiled 100% Pale Malt. You could do anything you wanted to it, but have to be able to reproduce it as the winner will go on tap on the Eccentric Cafe.
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That's gotta be the coolest idea ever for a brewing contest.

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Yeah, they sure did!

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That's gotta be the coolest idea ever for a brewing contest.
no joke! start off with a base wort & play from there! good luck on the comp, Smoke!
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A brewery did something similar here one time. The 3 weeks (2 ferment, 1 in bottle) seemed to be too quick of a turnaround as most of the bottles seemed undercarbed and highly cloudy, but you couldn't tell until you opened it that someone waited until the last day to bottle.

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A couple months back Boulevard did the same thing, a way cool idea for a homebrew competition!

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... but you couldn't tell until you opened it that someone waited until the last day to bottle.
Speaking of...

This is my first time bottling for a competition. I keg my beers or let them naturally carb in the bottle. Turn in day is 42 days from the start of the competition; which is plenty of time for brewing, fermenting, dry-hopping, and kegging.

I would like to push this out to about 33 days before I keg. Leave in the keg under pressure for a week (40 days) and bottle on that day.

How many days in advance should I bottle from pulling off my keg? I take it waiting until the last day is not advised, but is 2 days ahead of time OK?
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So could you add more wort to it? Like you brew a stout then add it to this wort? Or you can only add hops yeast and other stuff like fruit?

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