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Old 04-05-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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I dont mean to insult the tastes of others, but being a home coffee roaster that that cant abide by flavorings added to "coffee" (snob...I know), how much stuff (fruit, etc) can one add to a brew before its not beer anymore? i hope to start a fiery debate like the one on odds, only more interesting....(maybe not as interesting as Mary Ann vs Ginger)



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Old 04-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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i hope to start a fiery debate like the one on odds, only more interesting....)
Why?

Just like what you like, don't like what you don't like, and don't be a tool about it or judge or even care what other folks like in their beer.

No one really cares what you like, so why should you care what other folks do? There's many flavors of pleasures on this planet, and plenty of room for all.

Especially where beer is concerned.


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Old 04-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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What's beer?

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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I believe that as long as you have the 4 core ingredients per the German Reinheitsgebot (Beer purity law), which states in the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. The law also set the price of beer at 1-2 Pfennig per Maß. The Reinheitsgebot is no longer part of German law: it has been replaced by the Provisional German Beer Law, [2] which allows constituent components prohibited in the Reinheitsgebot, such as yeast, wheat malt and cane sugar, but which no longer allows unmalted barley. - Wikipedia

Water, Barley, Hops, Yeast. Anything else is extra. There are beers whos style lend them to additional flavorings, but in my opinion, as long as it compliments the base beer and dose not overpower it, it's fine with me.

Now, I also abide by a few rules when I make or consume my beer:
1. With VERY few exceptions - Thou shalt not "Fruit" thy beer
2. I make beer that I like. To hell with what anyone else thinks of my beer.
3. Beer is NOT A MIXER - See rule 1
4. Beer is for drinking and experancing. Liquor is for getting drunk.

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I knew I was gonna be slapped down for a poorly posed debate question, the question I intended to ask is about what people consider "beer", not what we like verses don't like. when does something go from beer to wine, of from beer to a cooler?

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Why?

Just like what you like, don't like what you don't like, and don't be a tool about it or judge or even care what other folks like in their beer.

No one really cares what you like, so why should you care what other folks do? There's many flavors of pleasures on this planet, and plenty of room for all.

Especially where beer is concerned.
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Revvy nailed it. Nobody really gives a rat's butt, look at all the threads here.

BTW, your coffee is flimsier than Maxwell's.

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All I know is Bud Light = Bud Light + fresh lime = Bud Light Lime =

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BJCP says fruit beer is beer. You can even put vegetables in beer.

Oh, and nuts.

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I think we can all agree it has to be fermented.

Does it have to be fermented by Brewer's Yeast? What about other strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, e.g., wine yeast or bread yeast? What about all-brett beers, are they in?

It's gotta be barley-based.... or, does it? Can we leave out hefe with a majority of wheat in their grist? What about various obviously-beerlike gluten-free beers? Or, if we let them in, do we accidentally admit soju, sake, or, gawd-forbid, BMC-brewed beverages?



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