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Old 11-08-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

I have a problem that I am hoping you guys can help with... no, it's not venereal

My issue is that my beers tend to age poorly. I like big body intensive beers (the best example would be dopplebock, stouts, quadruples, etc.)

I usually age the lagers (bocks) for a 3-6 months (the ales much shorter) in the conical before transferring to kegs. My issue is that right after kegging they have full body, great flavor, etc. but after a month in the keg they get boring, flavorless, and lack body. Sure, they end up pretty good, but they lack the characteristics that I want in the beer. Any ideas?

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Old 11-08-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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malodexterin or more malts which aid in body possibly: Malts Chart - Home Brewing Wiki

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