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Old 03-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just a random curiosity I had. Why does malt liquor taste so bad? Is it too much adjunct or a rushed fermentation schedule for profit?


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Old 03-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Mitch that actially is a great question. I used to love schlitz beer many year ago and it tastes way different now and not as appealing. I too would like to know because if it is a process issue I might give it a try and see if I cant clean up the taste a bit, at least enough to make it drinkable anyway.

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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I think one thing is it isn't very well ballanced and I am sure there is a lot of adjunct then throw in probably cheaper ingredients and more rushed brewing than Budweiser. I am sure you could make a pretty good one if you tried.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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most likely a mix of super cheap ingredients, extremely fast production times, and extremely high abv for the style of beer it should be.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #5
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Corn syrup.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #6
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Depends on what brand you're talking about. I find Olde English 800 to be preferable to BMC beers. Though I understand that it's different incredients and processes up here than in the states in some cases.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:25 AM   #7
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Ironically I just read this article for no particular reason about 15 minutes ago...

http://beeradvocate.com/articles/288
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #8
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I want to make a batch of Malt Liquor now that I know the secrets. Anyone had luck resealing the caps on a 40 with some Teflon tape?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:25 AM   #9
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Schlitz Malt Liquor is actually a preety good beer. Good BU's balanced with malt. You should give it a try.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:48 AM   #10
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I've had a few of the Schlitz in the past several months, and aren't they claiming to have gone back to a recipe from the 60's or something to that extent? Nevertheless, I think it's not too bad of a beer, but this is coming from a guy who prefers Miller High Life for his "go to" beer.


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