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Old 07-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Not sure what word im looking for here but I am going to use "Mouth Feel"
If you want fuller tasting beer, ie less watery do you need to mash at a higher temp?
148 to 152 give you a lighter crisper beer? Say for something like a blonde ale?

I recently brewed my first 2 batches of Biermunchers Newcastle cloner and allthough it tasted great it was kind of light in the mouth. What could I do to make it fuller in the mouth.

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Yes, a warmer mash temp can give you more long-chained sugars and that would translate to a fuller bodied beer. I've mashed some stouts at 158, when I wanted a "chewy" feel to it. I mash some full bodied beers at 156-158.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Yes. Higher mash temps gives you more unfermentables which results in a heavier bodied beer.. Lower mash temps gives you a light bodied beer..
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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...and don't forget about adding a little Dextrin malt…

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