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Building Viscosity

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pellegjr
beers 395 º places 16 º 04:44 Wed 9/12/2012

What techniques do you use?

 
SpringsLicker
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beers 3253 º places 139 º 05:47 Wed 9/12/2012

Viscosity or mouthfeel is what dextrins add to a beer. These are mostly unfermented sugars and long-chain starches. A higher mash temperature or crystal malts such as Cara-Pils are what many use, together or in combination, depending on the style of beer you are trying to brew.

 
HornyDevil
06:04 Wed 9/12/2012

IMO, the only way to build this character is to end up with a high finishing gravity, so lots of dextrins and a less attenuative yeast strain are the ways to go.

 
chils
14:02 Wed 9/12/2012

In addition to the above mentioned. Darker kilned base malts such as munich, vienna or pale ale

 
Christian
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beers 11804 º places 240 º 14:23 Wed 9/12/2012

I love brewing sub-4% beers. I recently discovered BrewBody which is brilliant, with few bad side effects

 
matt7215
beers 2265 º places 71 º 15:17 Wed 9/12/2012

i have a saison that has a "sick" pedio thing going on right now

its quite viscous

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 10:37 Thu 9/13/2012

Additionally protein and raw grains are probably most effective in lower abv beers.

 
HornyDevil
12:54 Thu 9/13/2012

Originally posted by matt7215
i have a saison that has a "sick" pedio thing going on right now

its quite viscous


saison + pedio =

 
matt7215
beers 2265 º places 71 º 14:24 Thu 9/13/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by matt7215
i have a saison that has a "sick" pedio thing going on right now

its quite viscous


saison + pedio =


twas a truely terrible idea that will hopefully turned out ok in about a year.

 
HornyDevil
06:02 Fri 9/14/2012

Originally posted by matt7215
Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by matt7215
i have a saison that has a "sick" pedio thing going on right now

its quite viscous


saison + pedio =


twas a truely terrible idea that will hopefully turned out ok in about a year.


This would be one of the very few instances that I would recommend pitching Brett into a saison.

 
Unclerudy
beers 12 º places 3 º 06:52 Fri 9/14/2012

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