Categories 1 – 5 will be judged by the panel on the Saturday. The winning entries in each of these categories will go forward to the final judging for the Best in Show award.
People’s Choice entries are judged at an open judging session on Sunday, followed by the prize giving ceremony. All are welcome to attend and join in with the judging. Venues and times for the Sunday session will be confirmed soon!
Please register you account and entries early so we have an idea of numbers, and good luck!
Any queries please use the contact forms on the Competition Website. Good luck!
White Labs WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
6no. Swansons L.Plantarum Tablets, crushed and added to warm water.
Ca 65, Mg 8, Na 50, CL 96, SO4 15
This is a fermenter soured beer. Other souring methods should work too!
Mash at 67C for 90 mins
Boil for 60 mins. Do NOT add any hops to the wort
Co-pitch the Yeast and L.Plantarum tablets into the fermenter.
Ferment at 20C
Monitor the pH until it reaches circa 4.00 or your preferred level of sourness. This should take around 7-10 days – you can add more tablets or up the temperature by a few degrees if it seems to have stalled.
Once the desired pH is reached, dry hop to kill off the L.Plantarum and stop further souring. Add the fruit puree to the fermenter.
Allow the fruit puree to ferment out, c.5 days, and package to 3.0 vol.
Jordan Sadler’s American IPA with six hop varieties took first place in the American category, going on to secure third place in Best in Show. He’s shared his recipe below.
American IPA – Rebel Rebel
76% Pale Malt
17% Vienna Malt
For a 10L Batch
1.33g each of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Chinook, Warrior and Simcoe @75mins
1.33g each of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Chinook, Warrior and Simcoe @45mins
1.33g each of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Chinook, Warrior and Simcoe @15mins
1.33g each of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Chinook, Warrior and Simcoe @5mins
1.33g each of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Chinook, Warrior and Simcoe @0mins
13.35g each of Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Chinook, Warrior and Simcoe – Dry Hop for 5 days