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Old 03-05-2008, 12:26 AM   #1
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A few weeks ago I observed an older gentlemen add salt to his bud light. First, I will put fruit in my beer to "enhance" flavor (Corona, lime). However, I dont understand adding a few dashes of salt to my brew like Emeril. Second, "Chill" brewed by I think Miller, is advertised to have this such salt taste. Whats wrong with more hops to the wort. Is the American palate so weak for more bitterness yet the tang of salt will suffice.

Excuse my rant, but I hope my homebrew cronies will agree!

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Old 03-05-2008, 12:55 AM   #2
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I have seen my best friend add salt to a beer to create bubbles.
Nothing more.

I asked him why did he need to see bubbles, and he said all beer needs bubbles.

We shared a can of Caffreys (sp) tonight and he did it again. I can only shake my head.

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:10 AM   #3
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My dad does this. But he's a die hard bud light drinker...so what does he know about beer?

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Salt in a BMC beer is not that uncommon and probably makes it taste better. Salt is a flavor enhancer and it can add the illusion of body to a lighter beer and bring out more flavor. So salt up the Bud, but don't get that shaker near my homebrew Jimmy Buffett!

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:22 AM   #6
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This is how my grandfather taught me how to drink beer. He always added a dash of salt to his Hamm's. In the video "The American Brew" there is a shot of a man, circa 1920's or 30's, adding salt to his beer. And NO, I don't do this now, very often anyways. I do get the craving every once in a while, especially when thinking of my grandfather.

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Gose has salt in it.

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Salt is used to enhance body and accent bitterness, i.e. Gosebier.
EDIT: HaHa, I posted a sec after olllllo!

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I went for speed, you -- accuaracy.

Supposedly 4 Peaks is making a Gose.

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