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BJCP Category for a APA with Rye and Wheat

What would be a proper BJCP category to enter a Pale Ale with Rye and Wheat? The wheat contribution is nearly 30% but the Rye is less than 10%. It is crystal clear with a nice light rye bite. It ...
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Aging beer/cider/mead in beer bottles for competition

So, I'm in a process of planning for the next year competitions. In fact, I'm little bit behind since I'm planning to do big brews (few meads and beers). I already had a similar thread about ...
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Packaging for competitions

Quick question regarding packaging for competitions... Usually samples should be submitted in 12oz bottles with caps... is it the case for Belgium styles? Some beers have to be conditioned in ...
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What makes a Stout

I've brewed up what the recipe calls a Stout, and from the samples I've taken, its quite good I think. There is a local competition coming up, and I was thinking about entering it, but I'm not sure ...
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What are the most and least competitive categories in BJCP sanctioned competitions?

It seems like there are a lot more entries in certain style categories (American Ale, Belgian and French Ale, Specialty Beer) and a lot fewer in others (Lager categories). A category with more entries ...
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What posted recipes have you personally brewed multiple times and have had success with? [closed]

Brewing recipies posted online are very numerous, but I get the feeling that a lot of them might be 'ideas', and maybe have never been even brewed. I'm sure some members here have had success with ...
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Is it possible to make a beer worthy of a competition with malt extract?

I was wondering if it's possible to make a beer worthy of entering a competition that stands a chance of doing well. I'm still pretty new to brewing but wanted to know if I need to make the jump to ...
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What BJCP category does this breakfast stout fall under?

Into what BJCP category should I enter this beer for competition? I think I have to enter it in 21A - spice, herb, or vegetable beer - due to the use of cacao nibs, coffee, and bourbon. The ...
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How should I prep bottle conditioned beer for a competition?

I'm going to start entering my beers in competitions. I'm really interested in getting good feedback from BJCP judges. To improve my showing, is there anything I should do with my bottle conditioned ...
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How Would You Categorize This Beer?

I created a beer called Rye of the Hurricane II and would like to enter it in competitions. Problem is, I am not sure it fits in a BCJP category. Where would you enter this? It is too dark for ...
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Competitions & Kegging

I keg my beer but I would like to enter some of it into competitions. I've bottled directly out of the tap, but carbonation suffers. What would you do in this situation?