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Old 05-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Was thinking about how different beers from my kitchen are, even in the same batch, quite different from one another when bottled. Then I realized that Abita, Lazy Magnolia, and even Sam Adams have variations from bottle to bottle.

So... how EXACTLY does, Anheuser-Busch make every single Budweiser take the EXACT same???



 
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Was thinking about how different beers from my kitchen are, even in the same batch, quite different from one another when bottled. Then I realized that Abita, Lazy Magnolia, and even Sam Adams have variations from bottle to bottle.

So... how EXACTLY does, Anheuser-Busch make every single Budweiser take the EXACT same???
Crazy amounts of temperature control, blending batches, yeast batch verification with microscopes...things that no homebrewer could ever hope to accomplish with our limited resources.



 
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Science!

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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The same way coca-cola does it- perfect recipe control and process, made easier by large industrial sized equipment and batches that can average out small differences into massive volumes.

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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In addition to science, they encourage drinking their brews so cold, you can't taste much. Plus, they are filtered and pasteurized, minimizing any change in flavor and infection.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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Abita, Lazy Magnolia
+1 for great southern beers!

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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Brewing is interesting, it's in someways free-form and organic, especially in homebrewing where most folks have really simple systems, but it's also about numbers....gravity, ibu's, pitch rate, temp, and those things can all be controlled with really sophisticated systems. It's two ends of the same spectrum. And commercial breweries, regardless of whether it's bmc or craft, are usually really sophisticated computer controlled endeavors.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #8
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Bud has a master taster just for their shipments of rice. The train rolls in, he creates a sample of it and tastes it. If it differs from the accepted the WHOLE ENTIRE train cart of rice goes back. That is quality control

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #9
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #10
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There is a documentary that I just watched this week on Netflix about them that roughly answer these questions. Also if you listen to the American light episode from the Jamil show. They have smaller companies that test all new ingredients one at a time. if you are interested in the answer to this question I found both of those shows very interesting.


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