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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2008 * Archive through March 01, 2008 * Competition Categories for Oak < Previous Next >

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Little Dipper
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Username: Littledipper

Post Number: 351
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 206.114.61.199
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If I make a beer of any style and add oak chips for a couple weeks, does that automatically put my beer in the wood-aged category? So if I make a Russian Imperial Stout with oak, it no longer should be in the RIS category? Just curious. Thanks.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 1015
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 64.233.251.195
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would answer both of your questions with, it depends.

Enter them in both.
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1500
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.32.253.156
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LD, I would say the following:

1) If the wood character dominates everything else, that's too much. Blend it or don't enter it.
2) If the wood character is distinct but harmonious, enter it as a wood beer.
3) If the wood character is just a background note, indistinct, or hard to identify, consider simply entering it in its base category.
 

Tex Brewer
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Username: Texbrewer

Post Number: 244
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 216.203.59.252
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LD, you might try putting chips in bottles, if you are bottling. Try some with 1 chip, some with 2, and so forth. That would give you a calibration scale for future brews. I have put 1 chip in a DIPA and noticed very little difference.

I agree with the other posters on multiple categories. Often, beers seem to be entered in more than one category, and they may win medals in both.