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Old 01-27-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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So everyone talks about steps to prevent oxygen getting into your beer. What does oxygenated beer taste like?

Rust?

Fresh air?

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Old 01-27-2009, 03:56 AM   #2
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So everyone talks about steps to prevent oxygen getting into your beer. What does oxygenated beer taste like?

Rust?

Fresh air?

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poop?

corn?

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:00 AM   #3
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Wet Cardboard.

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I'm told it tastes like cardboard, but I've never tasted it personally.

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On a related note, is there any value in using oxygen absorbing caps? Is there any reason not to?

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On a related note, is there any value in using oxygen absorbing caps? Is there any reason not to?
I use them on big beers I'm going to age for a long time (> 6 months) otherwise I just use regular caps.

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Depends on how aerated the beer was...I've tasted very mild examples of wet cardboard and extreme examples that would be best described as wet cardboard pulled from a NYC restaurant dumpster in mid-July. It's a pretty unmistakable flavor.

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oxidation in beer can produce a wide range of compounds that taste like something. trans-2-nonenal tastes like cardboard or paper. Oxidized melanoidins taste sherry like.

Pretty much any flavor change in packaged beer is due to oxidation or infection. Some compounds, like pentanedione or diacetyl can be caused by oxidation, infection or fermentation.

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While I've never had oxygenated homebrew, I've had oxygenated BMC and it tasted like cardboard used to wipe Satan's anus.

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Oxidized melanoidins taste sherry like.
Which can be nice in a barleywine.
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