Discussion in 'Meetups, Competitions and Events.' started by Oneflewover, Jan 11, 2019.
4 beers received now. Still time to get your entries in, must be loads of you brewers out there with an American pale ale.......
Right this second working on a NEIPA after my failed IIPA submission.
Here's hoping it'll be ready and done for the 9th if I get a few things right...
Nearly the end of the month. Any more for any more?
I planned to get mine today but the snow stopped play.
If you don't mind a late entry I can send an AIPA at the start of next week? Would be with you before judging day
It's fine by me Dan, thanks
Meanwhile in a dirty sweat dungeon, tasting commences...
Tasting was undertaken in most civilised surroundings I'll have you know. Sort of.
We've really enjoyed the judging this evening. I'll post the results tomorrow/ later today.
Ok, in reverse order.......
In third place:
IainM with a Black IPA.
Lovely complex beer.
In second place:
Beercat with 'Hoppy Nob' a no boil wheat.
And in first place.....drumroll.....:
Ghillie with an IPA
This was unanimously voted no.1. Even our non beer drinking partners enjoyed it.
I think 'balance' is the key to this beer. Everything works beautifully together. Would love to see the recipe, in particular the water profile .
I'll pm all entrants with more detailed feedback. Thanks once again everyone, really enjoyed all the beers. Of the 6 samples there were only 5 points between 2nd and 6th place
I snuck one of my own in for comparisons' sake and I came last!
Thanks @Oneflewover and congrats @Ghillie and @BeerCat. I'm glad you liked the BIPA!
Congratulations to @IainM and @Ghillie and a big thanks for @Oneflewover for judging. :)
Sorry everyone, just realised we scored mouthfeel out of 3 not 5!
I'll edit PMs and adjust above posts out of 48 total score
Well done everyone and @Oneflewover
Gutted I couldn't get mine in the post in time.
For all you dark beer fans, you are up next.
I've given everyone feedback and scores via pm now. Up to them if they want to post in the thread
So are the recipes posted as before?
Thanks for the feedback @Oneflewover, delighted with it! And a very well done to @BeerCat and @IainM!
Here is the judging comments:
Sweet, fragrant, fruity, citrusy. A delight. 10.5/12
Beautiful amber colour. Crystal clear. Lovely fluffy white head and lacing. 3/3
Fruity, flowery, citrus. You got the malt to really sing too - hints of toffee and caramel. Touch of sweetness and a bit of tartness. Balanced bitterness. Delicious. 16.5/20
Mouthfeel: ( sorry, we marked out of 3 rather than 5)
My co-judge described it "gentle on the palate". I get what he means. Carbonation perfect. Body balanced excellently with other aspects of the beer. 3/3
Excellent, really drinkable. Very well liked by everyone who sampled it. Congratulations! 9/10"
And the recipe:
**Note, the recipe I made for the comp never had lager malt in it, this is a change I have made for the next batch. It was 5.3kg pale malt and 0.2kg caramalt only for this competition's beer.**
Mash temp: 66C for 60 minutes.
Mash out temp: 76C for 10 minutes.
Fermentation temp: 19.5C (0.5C differential) for 3 weeks.
Carbonation: 2.7vols (kegged).
Fined with gelatin at -1C for 3 days.
This was my first time making such an aggressive S04/Cl- ratio, and I think it helps the hops come through a lot more. I'm certain DH adds flavour too, maybe it's the old "an onion is tasteless whilst holding your nose" carry on. But, anyway...
Mg: 2 (did not adjust)
Mash pH: 5.25
Thanks a lot again, delighted with the result
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