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    • Hi there KR, The BJCP 32B smoked specialty beer category would suffice, as the base beer can be anything and does not have to be a classic style. Of course you would need some smoked malt in the mix somewhere.  Alternatively 34C Experimental Beer can be pretty much anything you nominate. From BJCP Guidelines 2015:  34C. Experimental Beer
      This is explicitly a catch-all category for any beer that does
      not fit into an existing style description. No beer is ever “out of
      style” in this style, unless it fits elsewhere. This is the last
      resort for any beer entered into a competition.
      Overall Impression: Varies, but should be a unique
      experience.
      Aroma: Varies.
      Appearance: Varies.
      Flavor: Varies.
      Mouthfeel: Varies.Comments: This style is the ultimate in creativity, since it
      cannot represent a well-known commercial beer (otherwise it
      would be a clone beer) and cannot fit into any other existing
      Specialty-Type style (including those within this major
      category).
    • Had some crackers over the past week, pick of the pack is the peach milkshake NEIPA and the breakfast stout.  
    • Baltic Porter. These usually use a large amount of vienna or munich as the base.  Made one recently, using approx 3kg of each in a 9.7kg malt bill for 23 litres.  
    • Mine does similar although not that high up usually. I suppose I'm at a bit of an advantage with kegs; I usually pour a couple of schooners out with the tap on full bore to clear the immediate area of sediment, then pour a third at about the speed I fill the keg which I drink as a taste test. The FV is then left to rest for 5-10 minutes while I prep the keg. No sediment in the glass because the flow speed isn't high enough to disturb it, which means barely any gets into the keg.  If you are bulk priming in a separate vessel you could do the same sort of thing to reduce sediment in the bottles. 
    • Honestly I don't even think hops would be noticed in a beer like that, but of course it's up to you ultimately. 
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