Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nebraska Brewing Company Presents: The 2013 Wort Transformation Competition


We brew the wort and you add some yeast and copious amounts of creativity to ferment and age it to your whim!

How to Enter:
  • Entries will be taken on Friday February 8th and Saturday February 9th.
  • Registration must be made in person at Nebraska Brewing Company during business hours
  • Please be prepared to supply
    • Entry Fee $10 per entry (limit 2)
    • Brewers Name
    • Brewers Phone#
    • Brewers Email Address
    • Number of Carboys to fill
  • Only 60 entries will be accepted, so please submit your entry ASAP 

The Wort:
  • Basic Wheat wort
    • Cooled, unaerated and unyeasted
  • Recipe:
    • Malt
      • 47.5% Brewers 2-Row
      • 47.5% Red Wheat Malt
      • 5% Caramel 10
    • Hops
      • 60 min.  Liberty for 17.6 IBU (equivalent to ~.85 oz. in 5 gallons)
      • 15 min.  Liberty for 2.4 IBU (equivalent to ~.25 oz. in 5 gallons)
    • 13.2 Plato/1.053 OG
    • 20 IBU
    • Color 4.0 SRM
    • Mash Temperature 152 F for 60 minutes

Wort Pick Up:
  • Friday March 1st ~ 4 to 6:30 pm, or Saturday March 2nd ~ 11am to 1pm
    • ** Be aware, due to the shelf life of fresh wort, pick-up times will be strictly enforced, if you do not pick up your wort during these times you'll forfeit your entry.
    • Each entry will get you 5gal of wort
      • bring your own sanitized carboy or fermentation bucket with a lid
      • 2 entry limit
      • Each carboy/bucket fill must be followed up with a beer entry

Labeling Instructions
  • The following MUST be on each of the 6 bottles for entry
    • Brewers Name
    • Beer Name 
    • Categories
      • Traditional Wheat, Hoppy,  Fruit/Spice, and Experimental
    • A short description of special ingredients or processes used.

Beer Drop Off:
  • Friday May 10th, 2013 through Saturday May 11th, 2013
    • Both days we'll accept entries from 11am to 9pm @ Nebraska Brewing Company - Papillion, NE 68046.
    • Each Entry must be accompanied by:
      • 6 - 12oz bottles - labeled correctly
        • Only bottled beer will be accepted for competition
        • For each 5gal of wort you receive you must enter at least 6 - 12oz bottles, if you choose to supply your entries in bigger bottles, we still require 6 total bottles

  • Judging is expected to take place on Tuesday May 14th, 2013
    • All judges will be professionals in the brewing industry or BJCP trained judges.
      • *if you know any one that fits this criteria and you think they might want to volunteer to judge, please let us know.
      • Currently working on making this competition a sanctioned event – stay tuned.
      • Judging will be based on & Awards/Prizes given for the following categories; Traditional Wheat, Hoppy, Fruit/Spice, Experimental & Best in show.

Awards Ceremony and Tasting Party
  • Thursday May 16th, 2013 6-9pm  @ Nebraska Brewing Company - Papillion, NE 68046
  • Bring your friends and family to our formal awards ceremony and tasting party

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