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01-24-2013, 05:55 PM
Hi guys. I have a quick question for you about my Mazer Cup entry. What SG readings would be dry, semi-sweet, and sweet? Also, what are the Strength Qualifications (abv or SG drop) for Hydromel, Standard, Sack?


01-24-2013, 07:00 PM
Take a look at the BJCP Style Guidelines (http://www.mazercup.com/mch_bjcp.htm) on the mazer cup site. The bottom portion of the first tab has the info you're looking for.

Vital Statistics

OG: hydromel: 1.035 - 1.080 standard: 1.080 - 1.120 sack: 1.120 - 1.140+

ABV: hydromel: 3.5 - 7.5% standard: 7.5 - 14% sack: 14 - 18%

FG: dry: 0.990 - 1.010 semi-sweet: 1.010 - 1.025 sweet: 1.025 - 1.040+

01-24-2013, 09:43 PM
Thanks Brian. I couldn't get the mazer cup web site to work. All of he links were coming up as "can't find page".

01-25-2013, 09:53 AM
The judges won't know what your actual measurements are. Those are guidelines. Enter based on taste, aroma, and body/mouthfeel. If it's really sweet, then sweet. If not sweet at all, then dry. Everything else is semi-sweet. If it burns or leaves alcohol after, it's a sac. If it has no recognizable alcohol then hydromel. Everything else is standard.

Good Luck! :)