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Chuck Myhre (209.74.96.64)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey All, Hoppy New Beer! (Maltose Falcons will recognize that greeting).

I want to start submitting some brews in competitions, but most of what I'm brewing are clones...so what do you call them? Do they have to have a name at all?

Thanks for your help...read this forum every day, but haven't posted for a few years now.

Chuck.
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nope, in most competitions, you'll never _need_ a name. The judges will never know...
 

chumley (199.92.192.126)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always like those that take off from the beers that they try to clone. My personal favorite was a label in BYO last year or so called Pilsener Urkell, which featured a picture of that nerdy black kid of that name from a 90s sitcom that I can no longer remember the name.
 

Chuck Myhre (209.74.96.64)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks...I always find good advice in here.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's no requirement for a name in competitions. You can simply call it "Northern Brown Ale" or "IPA" or "Oktoberfest" if you wish. All the jugdes will see is a plain bottle with a number and the style, something like "35722 - American Amber Ale" or "79K42 - Belgian Witbier".
 

Chuck Myhre (209.74.96.64)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Bill, Tomorrow I'm going to be brewing a version of your Imperial Honey Porter out of BYO. I'm pretty sure it's yours anyway...

I'm going to omit the chocolate malt and most of the honey and use Vanilla beans in the secondary for a Vanilla Imperial Pale Porter. I'll lay it down until next Thanksgiving - if I can wait that long.
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm sorry, but I can't let this one pass...there is NO SUCH THING as a pale porter!!! It's like a blond stout...NO WAY!!! I'm not one who believes you have to brew to style, but for God's sake, at least use the proper terminology!
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought the same thing. It's very difficult to call a beer without roast or chocolate malt a porter.
 

Michael (69.132.111.174)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, Denny, you haven't seen my all 2-row hefeweizen. I'll send you the recipe. :>)
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 07:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, it's not difficult...it's IMPOSSIBLE!!!!
 

Chuck Myhre (4.63.29.71)
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, my bad...I won't call it that. Didn't mean to offend anyone. I guess it'll just be an old Ale then, right?

I understand what you guys are saying...blond stout - LOL! So what makes a bock a bock - how come they can be pale or dark?
 

PaulK (68.32.217.196)
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 01:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chuck - It's one thing to tweak a recipe, but what you're doing is nothing short of butchering. It's like leaving hops out of an IPA. If you don't like the roasted characteristics of a porter, why bother brewing one?
 

Chuck Myhre (4.63.29.71)
Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, I do like porters - traditional ones, I've found that the high gravity dark beers are not my favorite. I guess I just should have said that the Imperial Porter recipe in BYO gave me inspiration to try brewing this pale version.

Right or wrong, I swear I've seen 'Pale porter' before - it's not something I made up.

Another thing I'd like to try is to brew a high gravity belgian and ferment it with a lager yeast.
Experimenting...I thought that was part of homebrewing.

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