Hey guys! I crafted my first recipe on here last month with the help of some of the more experienced home brewers in the recipe section, and I had home brew success!
I want to enter my beer into a competition to get some good honest constructive criticism to help me out in the future.
-4lbs 0oz Crisp Marris Otter
-3lbs 2oz Weyerman Dark Wheat
-0lbs 13oz Weyerman Rye Malt
-0lbs 13oz Biscuit Malt
-0lbs 13oz Flaked Oats
-.5oz Challanger at 60 min
-.5oz Challanger at 15 min
- Yeast: WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast
Carbonation: 4 volumes
Two Problems Though:
I am not sure what category to enter my beer into, there are three that I am looking at and they each have some draw-backs.
-Weizen: I don't use German base malt or noble hops although challenger imparts a spicy character , and I fall short of 50% wheat. However, the "hefe" yeast flavor is pretty spot on.
-American Wheat: I have to much yeast character for an American Wheat beer, and I am to dark as well.
-Specialty: Honestly, the only thing that I don't like about this category is that it is kinda the hodge podge of "everything else", and I really don't know how my beer would reviewed without something concrete to compare it to. Someone with some experience could help me out with the details of this.
I really don't know a good competition to enter, I want to find one that is known to have judges that are really good for giving plenty of constructive feed back, this is the second thing that I need advice on.