Originally Posted by KingBrianI
Let me get this straight. Are you guys proposing to deny someone entry into a public contest because their beer doesn't conform to a certain recipe?
No, because it doesn't conform to the RULES. You are completely altering what the people that formed this competition are attempting to accomplish because someone is short some fuggle hops? If you have different aims my I suggest you hold your own? Can I send a stout? It is just a different recipe too? See the difference? Altering the recipe is altering the very purpose of holding this competition.
Again, the people organizing this wanted ONE variable. Start throwing in more and their reason to do this is shot. No one is forced to enter this and anyone is free to hold a different contest with their own rules if they don't like the ones laid out.
Oh the irony......
Originally Posted by KingBrianI View Post
How tight to the original recipe do we want to keep it? I'm all for sticking to the recipe exactly, 70C mash, nottingham yeast, etc. Sound good?