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Old 03-11-2011, 01:27 AM   #1
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Just curious if mouthfeel (dependent on style) will develop over time while the beer is conditioning?


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Old 03-11-2011, 01:58 AM   #2
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fist question is how early did you drink it?

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Old 03-11-2011, 03:29 AM   #3
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Well this particular batch after three weeks, it tastes great now and i love it. My question is more out of curiosity.

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Old 03-11-2011, 03:35 AM   #4
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for me, mouthfeel really improved when I went all grain.

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I was wondering this also. My first batch tastes good but it feels watery.

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Old 03-11-2011, 04:38 AM   #6
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i agree, definite improvement since going all grain, but does anyone know if conditioning a beer will change/improve mouthfeel?

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I had a vanilla stout that was an extract kit. It was very watery, I just finished the last bottle (7 mos old) and it had considerably better mouthfeel than I remember.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:35 AM   #8
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I'm not providing a scientifically backed answer here so hopefully I won't have my home ransacked for answering your question...

Once carbonation levels have stabilized, I don't feel that mouthfeel will be effected by aging - with one caveat - oxidation can add mouthfell (IMO).

My experience is this:
Increasing residual sugar - increasing mouthfeel
Increasing malt residuals (non sugar) - increasing mouthfeel
Increasing non-fermentable adjuncts (non-aromatics) - increasing mouthfeel
Increasing aromatics (hops) - no effect on mounthfeel
Increasing CO2 levels - decreasing mouthfeel/body, increasing bite and increasing fillingness
Increasing Oxidation - increase mouthfeel, increase fillingness. Decrease bite.

I'd like to know what others experience is around these parameter and others, this was just my quick first pass.

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:13 AM   #9
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For me it seems that mouth feel and taste improve with age. The last two brews I did were a little thin tasting at 3 weeks but great after 4-5 weeks

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Old 11-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #10
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I will say that my first kegged batch, a Belgian tripel from extract (emergency brew) get considerably better over time. It was good at first, but after about 3-4 weeks in the keg, the carbonation was really good, the head retention improved, and the mouthfeel SEEMED better. It may not have actually improved in the mouthfeel, but my perception of it was that it had.

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