Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Gravity and sweetness
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
joejaz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joejaz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 375
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Gravity and sweetness

Is it the final gravity that governs how sweet the beer is or is it the amount of hops that balance and determine how sweet the beer is. I always thought it was the gravity but I looked at a chart of some commercial beer and Sam Adams Boston Lager's FG is 1.016 Anything I make above 1.012 is really sweet. So now I'm really confused.

__________________

Joe

"Life is too short to drink cheap beer."

joejaz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-01-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
jcarson83
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jcarson83's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 942
Liked 14 Times on 9 Posts

Default

It's the balance. BU:GU ratio. Last time I checked anyway. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.

__________________
jcarson83 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-01-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
Thalon
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Thalon's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: St. Louis Park, MN
Posts: 365
Default

If Starting Gravity (SG) - 75% (approximate attenuation for most yeast strains) = Finishing Gravity (FG), then the yeast have fermented all the sugars they can. If you have this ratio with your FG of 1.012 and it still tastes sweet, it's possible you're somehow introducing unfermentable sugars that remain in the final beer.

__________________
Thalon is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5.2 Sweetness? DaleJ Recipes/Ingredients 12 06-08-2009 07:04 AM
Question about sweetness and gravity TwoHeadsBrewing All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 20 04-21-2009 08:55 PM
will the sweetness die out? Righlander Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 05-08-2008 12:57 AM
Little help with determining sweetness Kris Cider Forum 2 02-25-2008 11:57 PM
Gravity and sweetness? Brewno Extract Brewing 61 11-30-2006 07:10 PM