From the HBD Archive
From: Andy Newman <NEWMAN@Venus.YCC.Yale.Edu>
Subject: Cidery taste in beer
Date: 1989-01-12 21:51:00 GMT

In response to the query as to whether anyone ever experiences a
cidery taste to their brew, I offer the following:

Almost all beer I've made that contained a substantial addition
of corn sugar (1 or more pounds per 5 gallon batch) came out of
the primary with a distinct cidery smell and taste. Without fail,
the cidery taste dissipated quickly over a period of one week from
bottling. By the time the beer was mature enough to drink, the
cidery taste seemed to have aged out.

I have never experienced ANY cidery phenomemon with beers made either
with mashed barley malt or canned extract alone. Since I have
extremely limited experience with other adjucts (rice, wheat, etc...)
I can't comment on their effects with regard to a cidery taste.


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