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Old 01-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have a coconut milk stout on tap that I think is fantastic. I'd like to enter it in some local competitions but am having difficulty categorizing it correctly.

I orginally thought Cat. 13-B Sweet Stout, but since I've used coconut in the boil, and 'dry hopped' would it still be acceptable in that category, or would it need to be in a category 23 setting?

I appreciate the replies, brew on!
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I'd say category 21A. http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style21.php
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share your vital statistics: OG, FG, IBU, SRM, and ABV

Then all the ingredients you used.
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I agree, 21A is where that beer belongs
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I agree, 21A is where that beer belongs
Only if when you drink the beer you say "Yep, definitely coconut milk."
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Wait, did you use coconut MILK or just plain coconut?
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share your vital statistics: OG, FG, IBU, SRM, and ABV

Then all the ingredients you used.
Sure, here is what I used:

5 Gallon Batch

7# 2-Row
.75# Crystal 60
.75# Chocolate
.75# Munich
.62# Flaked Barley
.5# Flaked Oats
.25 Roasted Barley
1# Lactose (10 mins left on boil)

1oz Magnum - 60mins 14% AA
1 oz US Goldings - 10mins 5% AA

Safale - 05

Mash - 151 for 1 hour
60 Min Boil

OG 1.061
FG 1.013 80% Eff.
ABV - 6.3%
IBU - 49
SRM - 38.8


Secondary 3lbs toasted unsweeted coconut (3 weeks)


I'm thinking you guys are right, probably belongs in 21A.
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Only if when you drink the beer you say "Yep, definitely coconut milk."
well sure, I am guessing that you must be able to taste it...otherwise if you can't then it might as well go in 13B. There is a guy in my homebrew club that enters a coconut porter in competition every year that goes in 21A and does very well. That said, it is a very coconut forward beer.
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Sure, here is what I used:

5 Gallon Batch

7# 2-Row
.75# Crystal 60
.75# Chocolate
.75# Munich
.62# Flaked Barley
.5# Flaked Oats
.25 Roasted Barley

1oz Magnum - 60mins 14% AA
1 oz US Goldings - 10mins 5% AA

Safale - 05

Mash - 151 for 1 hour
60 Min Boil

OG 1.061
FG 1.013 80% Eff.
ABV - 6.3%
IBU - 49
SRM - 38.8


Secondary 3lbs toasted unsweeted coconut (3 weeks)


I'm thinking you guys are right, probably belongs in 21A.
Oh yeah definitely 21A. I thought you used coconut milk and with that i would CONSIDER arguing that it didn't necessarily have to be categorized 21A. Coconut chunks are a whole different ballgame. Your vital statistics are right in line for a Foreign Extra Stout and American Stout. Anyway, cheers!
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Thanks, I forgot to add in that I used 1 LB of Lactose as well; the whole point of the sweet stout anyways :P
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