- Dec 15, 2014
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This is interesting. I've been thinking about developing a more deliberate approach to preparing for competitions. There are many, many beers that improve with age (to a point), whilst others (like IPAs and heffeweissen) that peak much sooner.Had one of my DIPAs last night and the hop aroma is almost completely gone. I'm actually amazed at how fast it went, I thought I might be getting a cold or something. I'll have to time my next one to be at prime hoppiness for competition.
Too often, if I have 22Lt in my FV this really equates to a full corny of clean beer - and I don't bottle any.
I think that I need to have the discipline of bottling 10-15 of every brew. Over time this should mean that I always have available beers to easily offer, and across a range of styles.
Dunno if it might be worth having a thread on competition approaches? split off from here? What do you think @Chippy_Tea