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Old 08-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #11
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So, anywho, back to the original topic: Is the "twang" what makes malt liquors so disgusting?
There isn't any such thing as "twang" from malt extracts. Malt extracts
are exactly the same thing you get out of a mash. Most beginning
brewers don't know what they are doing and most of them use malt
extracts, so the off-flavors were mis-attributed to the extract instead
of the brewer.

Malt liquors are high alcohol and any high alcohol brew is going to have
a lot of residual unfermented sugars unless you wait a really long time
for it to attenuate. That's why malt-liquors taste syrupy. That's the
whole point behind "ice beers". You can make a high alcohol beer
by brewing a normal beer, then freezing some of the water out
to concentrate the alcohol, thus getting a clean crisp taste out
of it.

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Old 08-21-2010, 11:45 PM   #12
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Okay, so here's the breakdown...

I bottled a week and a half ago. I kept it in the bottle to carb for a week. I tested a bottle after this week of fermenting at room temp and the beer was pretty decent! Now it's been in bottle for a week and a half and it's getting better really fast! Not only is it getting better, but it's flying out of my fridge!

It doesn't taste like a stout, definitely not heavy enough. It tastes more like a brown ale, but I am more than okay with that. My roommate and several other "taste testers" compared it with Moose Drool.

I'm really surprised how much it changed in just a week and a half in the bottle and I can't wait for it to really mature after a few weeks!

Thanks for your input!

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:09 AM   #13
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<snip> Not only is it getting better, but it's flying out of my fridge! <snip>


<snip> I'm really surprised how much it changed in just a week and a half in the bottle and I can't wait for it to really mature after a few weeks! <snip>
You think it'll make it that far?
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:55 AM   #14
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"There isn't any such thing as "twang..."
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I've suspected as much for a long time now...

Folks, have also noticed now that billions of folks all over the world now have cell phones/cameras, etc. and that there ain't no UFOs anymore either...

Maybe just a coincidence, huh?


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