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Old 03-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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What is the best way to increase body character? Is it a mashing technique?

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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Mashing at higher temperatures, adding crystal malts like carapils, or adding maltodextrin to the boil comes to mind. They all result in more unfermentables in the beer, which increases body.

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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This BYO article is really good at explaining all that goes into body/mouthfeel'

Invasion of the Body Killers - BYO May 1999

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