Okay, seeing as there hasn't been any results posted about the "Battle of the Brew", I will give some feed back. I enjoyed the comp, and Michael Jackson was a good MC. It would have been good if they had a small PA to use as at times it was hard to here. It seems they were a bit disappointed with the amount of entries, however, with the short amount of time we were given to come up with an entry, I think they were lucky to get the amount that they did. I also thought that there was a distinct lack of communication about some of the finer details like "when entries close" ....
Overall, it was fun, and I think that the idea of having some of the finalists supply a few bottles for the other finalists to try after judging is a great idea.
On the negative side, the only down side I can think of is that beers arent judged by styles.
Maybe next year we will have to think inside the box a little.
Anyway, for those interested, here is the recipe for the Dark Lager that I entered.
Turned out a good drop
Original Gravity (OG): 1.052 (°P): 12.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.013 (°P): 3.3
Alcohol (ABV): 5.11 %
Colour (SRM): 22.2 (EBC): 43.7
Bitterness (IBU): 22.7 (Average - No Chill Adjusted)
72.49% Pale Ale Malt
4.28% Crystal 30
2.79% Special Roast
2.79% Wheat Malt Midnight
0.8 g/L Northern Brewer (9.6% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.2 g/L PH 5.2 @ 5 Minutes (Mash)
0.2 g/L PH 5.2 @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.2 g/L Brewbrite @ 5 Minutes (Boil)
Multi Step mash infusion -
54°C for ten minutes
62°C for 40 mins
69°C for 20 mins
Mash out at 76°C for 10 mins
Boil for 60 Minutes
Fermented at 12°C with Saflager W-34/70 (Ferment was started at 18°C and dropped 2°C every 2 days until 12°C was reached)
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