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Old 06-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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HOMEBREWDAD, ...respect you entering contests...hope you are sucessfull. I brew for my own enjoyment...Don't follow guidelines,just my taste buds Good luck with your entries

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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HOMEBREWDAD, ...respect you entering contests...hope you are sucessfull. I brew for my own enjoyment...Don't follow guidelines,just my taste buds Good luck with your entries
Psh, I'm not there yet, dude. That's my point - I'm not planning on entering anything in the near future, so I'm not worried about exceeding the style for my Irish red. If I was going to enter it, I would regin in the gravity a bit.

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #13
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I think that it is fair to say that everyone here brews for their own enjoyment. But some actually enjoy nailing a style spot-on with heir equipment/process. At the end of the day, only you have to be satisfied with your brew.

You are not the only brewer venturing outside style guidelines. Commercial/craft brewers do it all the time. Ever hear of a White IPA?

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #14
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Make whatever you want and like. I made my last Wit for example by adding irish moss and cold crashed on top of that. I wanted the taste not the cloudy look. It was great beer however it went against the "wheat" style by being spotlessly clear.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #15
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That's what I'm talkin about.....non conformity, throwning dill pickles in the fermenter,etc...lol.....It's all good if it suits you ,Right? Remember"Never throw out a misconcocted Brew" there maybe someone out there that will drink it.....lol !

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #16
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Dill pickles?

Yeah, I'm too mainstream for you, dude. I cringe at some of the serious "out there" stuff that I see posted here, but more power to those that enjoy it.

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #17
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but your dill pickle beer would probably fit in style guidlines for category 21A of the BJCP. Or category 23A...

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:03 AM   #18
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I was just kidden about the pickle,but you see where I'm comin from,Use your imagination. Brew your own concoctions,from your own recipes.I have yet to brew one from my own recipes that did'nt go over well.

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:18 AM   #19
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I have yet to brew one from my own recipes that did'nt go over well.
You haven't been brewing that long then.
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