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With that much caramel malt, I really doubt you could pass it off as a "dry stout" with a straight face. I would guess "sweet stout" would be the best fit, or possibly "foreign extra stout" (which is, frankly, a catchall style) if there's too much bitterness to put it under "sweet stout". And as Codehopper mentioned above, if it tastes like you added coffee,...


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For long term storage with crown corks (aka: caps), you want to keep the bottle upright, this prevents the content from damaging the seal on the cap. If you are doing long term storage with corks, you want the bottle to be left on its side, or a slight angle, ensuring that the cork is kept moistened by the contents, this prevents the cork drying out and ...


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If it tastes like an APA, then it is an APA. The judges don't get to see your recipe. Always enter based on taste, not based on recipe.


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Being involved with the AHA and having judged national finals several times, I can tell you there are 2 concerns...first, there should be nothing on the bottle to identify it came from you. That's not too difficult. But with the number of entries we get these days, storage is a concern. The reason you should use standard 12 oz. bottles and caps is so that ...


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Other special beer, since you added coffee.


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This homebrewer's blog lists the categories with the five most and five least entries for at least the 2010-2012 NHCs. It looks like it was consistent over those years. This is the excerpt from 2012. 2012 MOST POPULAR BEER STYLE CATEGORIES Stouts (cat. 13) - 630 entries or 8.7% of total American Ales (cat. 10) - 603 entries or 8.3% of total India Pale ...


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