Muntons & CHAOS Scottish Light Competition

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Muntons & CHAOS Scottish Light Competition

Muntons & CHAOS Scottish Light Competition

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

[Link to Entry form Here]

Enter CHAOS’ Club-Only competition, sponsored by Muntons Malted Ingredients - the winning brewers will be featured in a national ad for Muntons in either BYO or Zymurgy and top three will receive medals.

A BJCP accredited competition, you’ll get high-quality feedback from BJCP judges. Beers entered will be judged as a Scottish 60 Shilling/ 14(a) Scottish Light in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.  According to the guidelines, a 14a Scottish Light is:   

A malt-focused, generally caramelly beer with perhaps a few esters and occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramelly, but is never roasty and especially never has a peat smoke character. Traditionally the darkest of the Scottish ales, sometimes nearly black but lacking any burnt, overtly roasted character.

Commercial Examples: McEwan's 60

There are two Scottish Light Recipes in the Brewing Classic Styles book.

This is a one-style/two category competition. The first category would be judged to the exact 14(a)style as listed above. The second category would be a specialty beer with 14(a) as the base beer.  The specialty category could be a smoked Scottish Light, or a Heather Scottish Light, etc

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, April 23, 2018:  Entries due at the Brewhouse by midnight

Friday, April 27, 2018 6 pm - 8:00 pm:  Judging

Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00 pm:  Announcement of awards, sharing of entries, bottle share, food

Prize and Metal Presentation:   Chaos Cinco De Mayo Party

                                             (Winners would be encouraged to serve the beer at the party)

RULES:

1.       Participation is limited to members of CHAOS

2.       All entries must be brewed and fermented at the CHAOS Brewhouse

3.       Must be brewed using a Muntons Base Malt (Maris Otter, Propino Extra Pale currently available to members)

4.       One entry per brewer

5.       Enter your beer here by April 23, 2018

6.       Submit two 12-ounce bottles of your beer, in brown bottles with no distinguishing markings, with your name on a piece of paper rubber-banded to each bottle by April 23, 2018

7.       For the specialty beer category, please include a description for the judges of the specialty ingredients or process

Entering competitions like this is a great way to get feedback on your beers - the entries will be made anonymous by the competition coordinators so the judges won’t know who brewed which beer and the feedback will be unbiased.

You can brew for this in pairs, with co-brewers, if you’d like.   With 3+ months notice, you can start planning your brew now and reserve a brew time.  For more info on Scottish Light, take a look at the https://beerrecipes.org/BJCP-2015-Style/43/14a-scottish-light.html and https://www.winning-homebrew.com/Scottish-60-Shilling.html

Questions?  Ask the organizing committee:  Patty McGuire, Jim Vondracek 

Jim Vondracek
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Woot!  The national

Woot!  The national advertisement is an unusual and very cool prize!  
 

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Very cool! I'm looking

Very cool! I'm looking forward to this!!

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This is awesome! Patty/Jim,

This is awesome! Patty/Jim, thanks for organizing the competition!

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Don't think I can make it to

Don't think I can make it to judge that day, so time to start brewing some beers and get back in this CHAOS comp game!

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Let's do it!

Let's do it!

--james

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Thanks everyone that set this

Thanks everyone that set this up. This is just one of our great perks of joining Chaos to get great feedback and great smack talk among the member.  I love these!

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It just came back to me: the

It just came back to me: the Style Spotlight column in the July/August issue of Zymurgy is about Scottish ales. They don't have a 60/ recipe, but it is a great discussion about the style.

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Please sign up using the link

Please sign up using the link to the form above. While entries aren't due until April.16th, I need to know how many judges to recruit, based on the number of entries. Thanks!

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Hey Jim, just a heads up, but

Hey Jim, just a heads up, but that's going to be 1st Round National weekend which generally has a Friday night session. So you may want to start your recruitment (possible poaching process) soon!

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Son of a brick, maybe time to

Son of a brick, maybe time to push it back a week.

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I bet you can get some judges

I bet you can get some judges who live in the city to skip the NHC and judge ours. They still get points and won't have to drive out to the suburbs.

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Yeah, I'm kinda thinking the

Yeah, I'm kinda thinking the same as Jeff actually - especially if it's all the way out in Aurora again. Just wanted to give you that heads up. 

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When we set the date with

When we set the date with Muntons back in November, I looked and the Chicago regional date hadn't been set yet.  

Lets think about whether we want to put ourselves in the position of having Joe or whomever is organizing it this year looking at us askance because we might be pulling potential judges from the regional, which never has enough judges.  

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Date Update!!! We need to

Date Update!!! We need to move this to 4/27. Also, please sign up so we can gage how many entries we will have.

Thank you!

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Are we allowed to submit one

Are we allowed to submit one entry under the Scottish Light and one entry under the Scottish Light specialty? Or are we only allowed to submit one entry total?

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Per rule #4, one entry per

Per rule #4, one entry per brewer. Make your choice, J!

We were concerned that everyone would enter two beers and we'd have to get double the number of judges, hence the limit of one entry - pick either the base style or the specialty style. The styles will not be judged against each other - there will be medals in both.

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