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11 years 8 months ago #7

My question surrounds what is meant by: [i:330ch0yv]"Availability of ingredients must be considered, both from a seasonal point of view and the quantities available to do a full commercial brew."[/i:330ch0yv]

How are we supposed to know what ingredients are and are not available to professional breweries in Ireland??!?
-This is the big thing I'm struggling with.

Is the plan for Trouble Brewing just to brew this as a "one-off" one time brew or are they possibly thinking about making it a permanent addition?
It's an important dileneation as the mass market appeal and cost of the brew would be more important. (AKA a low gravity beer will have this one all wrapped up.)


Adam

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11 years 8 months ago #8

the mass market appeal and cost of the brew would be more important.[/quote:3ru6rpek]

the beer’s ability to appeal to a mass market is [b:3ru6rpek]not[/b:3ru6rpek] a factor.[/quote:3ru6rpek]I think that bit's pretty clear, at least.

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11 years 8 months ago #9

My question surrounds what is meant by: [i:nm5h7jsk]"Availability of ingredients must be considered, both from a seasonal point of view and the quantities available to do a full commercial brew."[/i:nm5h7jsk]

How are we supposed to know what ingredients are and are not available to professional breweries in Ireland??!?
-This is the big thing I'm struggling with.

Is the plan for Trouble Brewing just to brew this as a "one-off" one time brew or are they possibly thinking about making it a permanent addition?
It's an important dileneation as the mass market appeal and cost of the brew would be more important. (AKA a low gravity beer will have this one all wrapped up.)[/quote:nm5h7jsk]

It'll be a one-off, and hence mass-market appeal or the cost [size=75:nm5h7jsk](within reason)[/size:nm5h7jsk] won't be a determining factor.

The seasonal nature of the ingredients would refer to the fact that if you're brewing a beer now, it'll be a Autumn beer, where as the full brew will be in the Spring. Hence a pumpkin beer, to use the most obvious example, would be very seasonal and might not work in 6 months time. It's just something to keep in mind.

I'd imagine that nearly all the ingredients available to home-brewers are available to commercial brewers too, certainly from a grain/hops/yeast perspective anyway.

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11 years 8 months ago #10

Also, is this an "Ale only" competition or are they willing and able to leave a lager "lagering" for an extended period of time?

I'm thinking about a malty Oktoberfest/Marzen but I'm not sure if they're up for lagering and I'm uncertain if their equipment can do a decoction or should I stick to an Oktoberfest recipe that just uses infusions?

More detailed guidelines would be nice because I'd hate to brew a beer only to find out that it's ineligible to win because the recipe is incompatible with their equipment...

The seasonal nature of the ingredients would refer to the fact that if you're brewing a beer now, it'll be a Autumn beer, where as the full brew will be in the Spring. Hence a pumpkin beer, to use the most obvious example, would be very seasonal and might not work in 6 months time. It's just something to keep in mind.

I'd imagine that nearly all the ingredients available to home-brewers are available to commercial brewers too, certainly from a grain/hops/yeast perspective anyway.[/quote:1hlm6fm8]

Thanks so much for the clarification! (Note to self: don't brew an Oktoberfest for this one.)


Adam

P.S. This competition is the most exciting news... maybe EVER!

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11 years 8 months ago #11

I'm hoping we have a cold September now as my last brew felt the effects of the extra warm Summer........Fruitaaaay! <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? --> <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

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11 years 8 months ago #12

P.S. This competition is the most exciting news... maybe EVER![/quote:3goecwt9]

haha Adam I think you just might be the most excitable homebrewer... maybe EVER! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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