Ask and you shall receive.
The first annual Pigapalooza Homebrew-B-Q is here! This is your chance to combine 2 of everyone’s favorite things: barbecue and beer. This contest is to challenge you, as home brewers, to use some items that you may not necessarily have thought of using before. We have provided a list of 10 commonly used ingredients in barbecue as chosen by our crack team of professionals…err heavy drinkers and barbecue lovers. We then leave it up to you to choose 2 or more of the ingredients on the list and use them in brewing up a beer. This is not a BJCP sanctioned event; it will involve prizes for the top 5 beers. Judging and feedback procedures are outlined below (see judging). We hope to see some inspired and original beers come out of this. So, get those thinking caps on, and get to brewing! You only have 8 weeks.
Please contact Marvin Kinney via email at Simianbrewingco@gmail.com with any questions.
Thank you for your participation, and good luck!!!
Contest is only open to Idaho residents age 21+, with valid identification.
Beer must be brewed at home; commercially produced beer or “Brew on Premises” beers will not be eligible.
You are not required to be an AHA member to enter.
Contest is open to contest staff, volunteers, and contest stewards.
Entrants will not be selected as judges; safeguards are taken to ensure fairness.
There are no categories; this will be judged Iron Brewer style.
Choose at minimum two (2) of the listed ingredients:
Acidulated Malt (our vinegar replacement)
Any color peppercorns (please specify what color used on recipe sheet)
Any hot or chili pepper (Jalapeno, Habanero, Cayenne etc…)
Any smoked malt (please specify what malt used on recipe sheet)
Any Stone Fruit (Plum, Cherries, Peaches, Apricots etc…)
Brown Sugar (traditional brown sugars such as Piloncillo or jiggery are acceptable)
There are no Entry fees; we just thought this would be fun to do.
Limit one (1) entry, per entrant, for solo efforts.
If club or co-brewing, only one (1) entry will allowed per brewing team/club.
Entrants are allowed to enter one (1) beer as a solo entrant and one (1) beer as a brewing team/club entrant.
Entries must consist of three (3) 22oz bottles.
This will enable us to have enough beer for the “judging by peers” at the Pigapalooza event (see judging below).
Bottles not meeting the following requirements to ensure anonymity will be disqualified:
All bottles must be capped with either silver or gold crown caps.
Swing top (Grolsch-style) closure bottles will not be accepted.
All labels MUST BE REMOVED to further help with anonymity.
Each beer must have a bottle ID label attached with a rubber band (no tape or glue). Using the BJCP certified labels provided at the link is best. Please type your information.
All entries MUST include a completed recipe form to ensure that at minimum two (2) of the required ingredients were used. Also, you must list the base style for the beer brewed. This will help the judges be able to judge the beer more consistently.
Bottles will not be returned to the entrants.
Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM on May 12th.
Entries can be dropped off at Brewforia in Meridian.
Entries may also be shipped to:
Brewforia Beer Market
Attn: Rick Boyd
3030 E. Overland Rd. #100
Meridian, ID 83642
We strongly recommend using UPS or FedEx ground to ship your contest entries.
It is illegal to ship beer via the US Postal Service, and we cannot be responsible for entries lost because they were shipped this way.
All shipping costs are the responsibility of the contest entrant. Entries shipped COD will be refused and will not be entered in the contest.
The best way to identify the contents is to list the entries as “samples for analysis” or “yeast samples” as most carriers prohibit the shipment of beer by unlicensed individuals.
For safe handling we suggest writing “GLASS-FRAGILE THIS SIDE UP NON-PERISHABLE FOOD” prominently on the outside of the box.
Pack entries in a sturdy box.
Make sure glass bottles do not touch each other directly. We suggest wrapping each bottle in paper, then in a layer of bubble wrap. Pack a good packing material such as shredded paper, newspaper, or tightly packed peanuts around each bottle. Line the inside of the box with a plastic trash bag in case a bottle breaks or leaks in transit.
Please take necessary precautions to insulate beer properly as the weather in Idaho is wild and it could be snowing sideways in May for all we know.
This is not a BJCP sanctioned event.
Beers will be initially judged by local Chefs and Professional Brewers who will
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