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Old 02-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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I follow it if I'm trying to make a German beer exactly to style. Otherwise WGAF about the Reinheitsgebot?

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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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?

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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, Water, Yeast, Hops. No exceptions.
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Barley, Water, Yeast, Hops. No exceptions.
.... and so what's in extract besides barley and water?
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What about a hefe?!

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