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Old 01-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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So how does it work in homebrew competitions as far as recipes go? Can I brew a recipe I find in a book and compete it, or does it have some be some sort of totally self-invented recipe?

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Old 01-28-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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You can use any recipe you like, including every one in Jamil's book.
It's not a recipe contest.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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Jamil's recipes has put many blue ribbons on my wall. My first comp I entered in my life took first with a Kolsch.
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:27 PM   #4
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Think of it like this: Recipes are guidelines. What worked great for them is more than likely going to be a good place to start. But, everyone's methods are different, and will produce a different beer. Jamil has tons of experience and lots of knowledge. Someone who understands their own system and uses proven methods, will probably get very close to duplicating the flavor that Jamil won an award for.

Someone who is still learning, and hasn't mastered temp control, pitch rate, etc, is not going to get the same beer.

A competition is as much about testing your methods as it is about the recipe you are brewing.
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