Originally Posted by erichsmith
I must say I'm impressed with the response. I will also say that maybe I need to re-look at my view point. Give me that adjunct and let's brew beer.
Strictly speaking, an adjunct is just an unmalted grain(?) used in the mash. A wheat beer made with malted wheat doesn't contain any adjuncts.
As far as "anti-adjunct" goes, I'd imagine the reason behind that thinking would be a matter of confusing taste with process. The big producers of tasteless American lager famously use a large proportion of (cheaper) adjuncts, but those beers are also meant to be mostly tasteless. Adjuncts need not diminish taste, and can add flavors and qualities that are otherwise unobtainable.