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MaltySMoOTH

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I'm entering my first cider competition in a few days. I have a cider I fermented with Wyeast Belgian Saison 3724. What category should I enter in? Being that I fermented with a saison yeast, is it a common cider or a specialty cider?

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I would think that if the main (or only) key ingredient is apple then this is a common cider. I don't think the kind of yeast is an issue.
 
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Thanks bernardsmith, I don't think so either. The cider doesn't have strong yeast characteristics of a Belgian saison yeast, probably because I fermented on the lower end of the temperature scale.
 

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You say it doesn't have strong characteristics of Belgian yeast, but I'm curious how using saison yeast differs from US04 or Notty? Do tell
 
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