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Old 11-10-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Ok, so I have this "know it all" friend (who coincidently comes to me when he has a problem with brewing. When I try to trouble shoot his problem he gets insulted and plays off the help like it's stupid and won't work....so, now you understand his personality ) who keeps saying the same thing to me. Now it’s really starting to annoy me.

"I really like your beers, but they would be better if they were kegged. I can taste the priming sugar and it's horrible".

I'm calling BS (I don't say it, I just ignore what he says). I use the appropriate 3/4 a cup for ALL of my bottling. All the beers are perfectly carbed and don't explode in the bottle so I’m not using too much. I don’t taste priming sugar in my beers and no one else has ever said anything. Is there any ways that what he’s saying can be true?



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Old 11-10-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Simple solution is to stop giving him beer.

Even in a lighter beer, I can't see the priming sugar having a noticeable effect on flavor. Ask him what it tastes like.



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Old 11-10-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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^What he said. This clown doesn't deserve your beer.

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Once your beer is carbonated, there is NO priming sugar in it. Sounds like he could cover the back forty all by himself.

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How exactly can he taste the sugar after the yeast have consumed it all up?

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How exactly can he taste the sugar after the yeast have consumed it all up?
Ya know, I'm going to ask him that very same thing next time. He'll probably get flustured and come up with some BS statement liek, "It produces off flavors".
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Ha! A friend of mine has another friend just like this. Except it's an odd mustard-like aftertaste that only he can taste. These people are amusing and, imo, ultimately jealous.

You should come up with something really fancy sounding and say that all his beers have it.

Seriously though, if he's brewing his own and complains about yours, tell him to bring his own.

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Too much sugar CAN produce off flavors. That's why I said to ask him what it tastes like, if he says sugar, you can call him on total BS. Like I said, though, the amounts we're talking about it shouldn't be an issue at all.

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Every time he comes to you for advice on his beers, tell him you think they seem to lack an adequate "wetness factor ratio." See if he can figure that one out.

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Two words- cock punch.



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