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Old 07-08-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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It's very hard for me to explain this but I'll try... When I open a commercial beer bottle (or quality homebrew) and I put my nose next to the opening, there's always a good and pleasant aroma. Also, there's a pleasant "cereal" / nutty / sweet taste.

I love this taste and aroma but I don't know what within the beer makes this. Is it the malt, is it the grains, is it the hops, is it the yeast.. Any ideas?

 
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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If you think it smells like Grape Nuts,then it's the grain.GN is made from malted barley.

 
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Try brewing all grain or even partial mash. Smell the raw grains. They'll drive you wild.

 
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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It is the Grains (Malted Barley).
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:28 AM   #5
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I've brewed my first all-grain recipe (using BIAB method), and oh boy what a huge difference it makes vs extract!! I'm not turning back to extract brewing.. ever!

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