Post Number: 351
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 05:17 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 1015
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 05:27 pm: ||
I would answer both of your questions with, it depends.
Enter them in both.
Post Number: 1500
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 06:25 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 244
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 07:12 pm: ||
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.