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Brewing Clamper 02-06-2007 03:52 PM

Devoted Reinheitsgebot Follower?
 
A simple reply on this thread made me wonder how many of you actually follow the Reinheitsgebot and how many of you don't. Nothing special really, just curious. I myself do it every now and then (when bottling... corn sugar!!) but it's not really a goal of mine. How about you?

Mikey 02-06-2007 03:55 PM

I follow it if I'm trying to make a German beer exactly to style. Otherwise WGAF about the Reinheitsgebot?

chillHayze 02-06-2007 03:59 PM

Yeah corn sugar will get ya! I'm sure ph 5.2 cancels my membership to the Reinheitsgebot club as well. Actually a few things come to mind:

1.) Extract used to make starter
2.) Whirlfloc (in about half my beers)
3.) Ph 5.2 (In all of them)
4.) Kegging w/CO2
5.) Bottling with dextrose

It wouldn't be that tough to make a beer in compliance. Kai, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you have to krausen to prime the keg to be true to Da Reinheitsgebot?

Evan! 02-06-2007 04:00 PM

Mikey's right. I happen to live in 'merka. Not Germany. The only time I follow Reinhetsgebot is incidentally when I'm making a German beer true to style.

the_bird 02-06-2007 04:00 PM

I'm being dumb, but why would extract be a problem? If it's high quality, it's just malt. LME *should* just be malt and water.

rdwj 02-06-2007 04:03 PM

I assume there is an actual book, right? I've know very basic law, but don't know much about it.

Orfy 02-06-2007 04:03 PM

I'd never heard of it 'till recently but that's how I make the majority of my beer. I don't try, it's just my style.

chillHayze 02-06-2007 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_bird
I'm being dumb, but why would extract be a problem? If it's high quality, it's just malt. LME *should* just be malt and water.

Barley:rockin:, Water:rockin:, Yeast:rockin:, Hops:rockin:. No exceptions.

the_bird 02-06-2007 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chillHayze
Barley, Water, Yeast, Hops. No exceptions.

.... and so what's in extract besides barley and water? :confused:

Brewing Clamper 02-06-2007 04:12 PM

What about a hefe?!


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