Re: ice beer

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As I understand it, this is very simple:  Partially freeze your favorite
beer (preferably a bock, hence the term eisbock) at the end of fermentation
and remove some of the ice crystals.  Alcohol won't freeze at 32 degrees,
just the water.  Removing the water ice will thereby increase the ABV.  Not
rocket science.

--
Dave
"Just a drink, a little drink, and I'll be feeling GOOooOOooOOooD!" --
Genesis, 1973-ish



Re: ice beer
John G wrote:
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Are you talking about something like an eisbock, or are you referring to
some og the megalagers that are called "Ice"?.  Very different
techniques and reasons for the two.

    --------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

Re: ice beer denny
i am referring to beers like bud-ice rainier-ice
it seems that all the major brands have a new line of ice beer on the
market.. i have tasted rainier-ice. it didn`t have much body to it but
over all flavor was pretty good and i was wondering if the average home
brewer could make ice beer.... can you elaborate further about the
different kinds of ice beers this sounds interesting... i thought there
was only one kind of ice beer...
thank you .............
john g


Re: ice beer denny
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Not sure if you could make an "ice beer" the same way as the commercial
breweries do, but I'd imagine if you just want the "ice beer" effect, which
is essentially higher ABV, you may be able to jack up the alcohol in your
favorite pilsner recipe without adding any color or flavor by adding some
additional corn sugar or rice syrup.  I quite like the rice syrup.  One of
my best beers uses it, no kidding.

--
Dave
"Just a drink, a little drink, and I'll be feeling GOOooOOooOOooD!" --
Genesis, 1973-ish



Re: ice beer denny
"David M. Taylor" wrote:

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AFAIK, the major breweries use "ice beer" as a filtration technique, not
a way to increase alcohol.  George Fix did quite a bit of writng about
it, and tried it on some of his brews.  The idea, apparently, is that if
the beer if nearly frozen, it makes it easier to filter, and comes out
clearer.  The European eisbock, OTOH, uses freezing to increase the
alcohol content.

    ------------>Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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