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Do all Crystal malts taste relatively the same


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erway 1004:41
Only one thing adds mouthfeel... more malt. As far as crystal malts, they vary INCREDIBLY from one maltster to the other. I don’t find one maltster even the slightest bit close to another in aroma, flavor or color. They are clearly their own artists just as we are. They are not beholden to any one set of guidelines or testing, but I can appreciate that, and use my non-year-round beers to find out what I think of different crystal and other specialty malts.
11/1/2012 7:33:07 PM

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bitbucket 2159:63
Originally posted by erway
Only one thing adds mouthfeel... more malt.

Really?

We’re talking about residual proteins and dextrins. It seems like there should be multiple ways to affect those numbers.
11/1/2012 8:21:16 PM

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17thfloor 2429:18
mmm crystals
11/1/2012 9:44:16 PM

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HornyDevil
Originally posted by erway
Only one thing adds mouthfeel... more malt.


Surprised that you would say something like this.

Sure, adding more malt resulting in a higher finishing gravity will add mouthfeel, but more protein and glycerol enhance mouthfeel as well.
11/2/2012 6:19:13 AM

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erway 1004:41
My personal opinion is that, the more malt in a beer (and this can result in higher FG obviously) the more mouthfeel you will have. As far as crystal malt, I have never been able to add body with it. Perception of body though color, aroma, and flavor? Sure. Never andy mouthfeel though.
11/2/2012 6:30:07 AM

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Unclerudy 12:3
Mash temp can also affect mouthfeel too.
11/2/2012 7:24:24 AM

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