This thread is relevant to my interests
Originally Posted by ajdelange
I would suggest OP buy and taste as many of the non/low alcohol beers as he can find. These use state of the art processes such as dialysis, vacuum distillation, fermentation with special yeast etc. and should, therefore, produce the 'best' results. I don't think he will be very pleased with any of them.
I'd venture to guess you would not be pleased with much of the mass-produced beer you buy either! Taking a bad mass-market beer and making an NA version of it is kind of doomed from the start. Bud may be a technically excellent beer, but not one that I'd prefer to drink given the choice.
The volatiles and various other yeast byproducts that contribute to flavor, that's a fair point. You need to go for styles that don't rely on these
Hop characteristics, should in theory be pretty trivial to add back - hint, you are heating the fermented beer - nix the flavor/aroma additions in the boil and do a late addition in the evap stage instead..
This all sounds well and good, but still of course just armchair brewing. Planning to give it a few good attempts this summer though!
Anyone have any more experience with NA homebrews that came out well?
Yes these are bruises from brewing. Yes I'm comfortable with that.
BB1: EdWort's Apfelwein
BB2: IDA2 In the Doghouse Pale Ale
Bottled: IDA In the Doghouse Ale, JSW Citrus Wheat (Yuzu/Kabosu), FTS Oatmeal Stout, J2SW Citrus Wheat (Yuzu/Kabosu
/Shikuwasa), NBA Nut Brown Ale, IDA2 Kona Fire clone, 69IPAs - Nugget, Saaz
"69 IPAs" single-hop series - Ahtanum, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Colombus, Cascade.