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Old 04-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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In regards to 2008 BJCP style guidelines, does an American Pale Ale have to use American 2-row or is Maris Otter acceptable within the style?

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Old 04-14-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines - Category 10

Ingredients: Pale ale malt, typically American two-row. American hops, often but not always ones with a citrusy character. American ale yeast. Water can vary in sulfate content, but carbonate content should be relatively low. Specialty grains may add character and complexity, but generally make up a relatively small portion of the grist. Grains that add malt flavor and richness, light sweetness, and toasty or bready notes are often used (along with late hops) to differentiate brands.
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