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Old 10-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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http://burleighbrewing.com.au/beers/bighead/


They say only hops, barley, water and yeast...

from what i have heard it is pretty good. How do they do it? Super filtering? Completely dry beer?
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Hm maybe they use some enzymes to break down the extra starches into fermentable sugars? Not sure how Aus. works but in the u.s. it's not uncommon to play games with the serving size so you can round down to say zero carbs. Though it does say 330ml which is very roughly 12 fl oz.

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OK so it has no carbohydrates in it but if that is meant to imply it has no calories, uh uh. There's alcohol in it.

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OK so it has no carbohydrates in it but if that is meant to imply it has no calories, uh uh. There's alcohol in it.
no carbs does not imply no calories. It has 88 calories.
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OK so it has no carbohydrates in it but if that is meant to imply it has no calories, uh uh. There's alcohol in it.
Reading comprehension is lost on you today huh? Link says 88 Calories.
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Someone check my math. I get 76.5 calories from ethanol.

330ml * 0.042 ABV * 7kcal/gram * 0.789 grams/ml = 76.55 kcal

So that means about 11 calories are coming from...what, exactly?

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Food match: BIGHEAD will accompany any meal easily, from a hearty pub lunch to a meal of French delicacies. BIGHEAD isn't fussy!
A beer that goes with anything . . . . riiiiight.

Sounds like a marketing gimmick beer to me; like porcupine said, they probably just played with the serving size to get to 0 carbs
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Hm maybe they use some enzymes to break down the extra starches into fermentable sugars? Not sure how Aus. works but in the u.s. it's not uncommon to play games with the serving size so you can round down to say zero carbs. Though it does say 330ml which is very roughly 12 fl oz.
From what i understand false advertisement is a HUGE no no in Australia.


You might be right, some sort of enzyme to break down the non fermnetable starches. It is either that or filtering it out completely somehow.

Could they be using a very low and slow mash?
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Oh I see weirdboy already calculated it, I came up with pretty much the same thing. They admit to it having 88 calories. Hm let's see if that adds up, 330ml at 4.2%abv would be 13.86ml ethanol, hm let's see wikipedia says ethanol is 7 kcal/g ... hm interesting ethanol's density varies based on temperature ... it gets more dense as it gets colder ... but only very slightly ... let's see I'll go with 10 deg. C. So that's 0.79788 g/cc ... now to put all these values together ...

(330ml)(.042)(7 kcal/g)(0.79788 g/cc)(1 cc/ml) = 77.4 kcal

Hm ok that's less than 88 calories provided they mean kcal, I guess there can be small amounts of protein in beer right? Probably no fat I would assume.

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Carbs in beer are pretty negligible anyway, so I think they are trying to imply otherwise hoping some people do not realize such a thing.

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