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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:28 pm
by triple-oh_six
aleguy wrote:sorry, I'm not familiar with American brown. Is that the same as American amber?

10B. American Amber Ale
Commercial Examples: North Coast Red Seal Ale, Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale, Deschutes Cinder Cone Red, Pyramid Broken Rake, St. Rogue Red Ale, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, Lagunitas Censored Ale, Avery Redpoint Ale, McNeill’s Firehouse Amber Ale, Mendocino Red Tail Ale, Bell's Amber

10C. American Brown Ale
Commercial Examples: Bell’s Best Brown, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale, Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale, North Coast Acme Brown, Brooklyn Brown Ale, Lost Coast Downtown Brown, Left Hand Deep Cover Brown Ale

If you want the full style guidelines:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:25 am
by aleguy
Thanks for the clarification. I guess I just always thought of brown ale as a singularly British style (except for Flanders Brown.) Not having any interest in becoming a BJCP judge, nor in brewing to any style, I never really paid much attention to the guidelines.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:35 am
by redtail28
Embrace the guidelines

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:30 pm
by aleguy
sorry. I'm just the kind of guy who thinks outside the bottle.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:08 pm
by Imakewort
we need to pick 4 styles so I can send them to the redsticks by the end of the month, if we have over 4 styles to send I suggest we put them in a hat and draw to make it fair, I can not make the next meeting because of work so it must be brought up,

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:24 pm
by aleguy
My votes go to IPA and American Amber.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:18 pm
by yeastmeister
Mine go to Oatmeal Stout, and Hefe. I can almost guarantee that the redstick guys are going with a brown ale. Thats what one of their members won 1st at the dixie cup with. I'm not suggesting the one I won with since I know most people don't seem to like a Wit.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:32 pm
by redtail28
I vote
Amber Ale (Red Rocket clone)
English IPA (?)
Hefe ?
Oatmeal Stout (Gene didnt you place once with this style)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:57 pm
by triple-oh_six
Maybe I vote for whatever my VBIP categorizes to.

We should discuss this at the next meeting,
I think we need to discuss the most democratic way of picking our catogories.
I'm all for pulling out of a hat, but we should make sure that the clubs insterests, as a whole, are being met.

Just my $.02

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:02 am
by redtail28
Man its early took me 5 minutes to
figure out what VBIP was :oops:

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:26 am
by aleguy
I'm not familiar with the BJCP guidelines as wellas the rest of you but I think the VBIP would probably fall into the specialty category. Come to think of it, maybe specialty category should be a choice. That pretty much encompasses everything that isn't covered by the other categories. Wide open with few to none commercial examples to go by.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:43 pm
by Imakewort
I vote style 15 A thru D, style 1D &1E, style !0 A thru c, and my favorite style11A B &C porters, someone cast this vote for me as I have to work :cry:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:00 am
by aleguy
making beer or making a living? Tough choice. Unfortunately making a living always trumps beer, but remember this: Homebrew will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no homebrew.
By the way, are you going to be here for the club brew on the first?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:08 am
by Imakewort
no I will have to work will not be back till 11/5/08, and if I did not work then no beer brewing because I would have no house to do it at.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:30 am
by aleguy
What happened to everyone's sense of humor? lighten up already, it was just a joke, though I sincerely hope you didn't get stuck with one of those horrible sub primes.