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Re: Astringency expected?
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2013, 09:01:38 AM »
Rocket fuel.  You'll likely want to age this beer for a good year or more.

Does age actually reduce fusel alcohols?

They are supposed to.  It certainly does not hurt to put the beer away for awhile and be patient.
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Re: Astringency expected?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2013, 10:10:55 AM »
It shouldn't affect astringency, but it could increase the ester production and possibly fusel alcohol production.

Thought astringency was caused by fusel alcohols.  If not, what do fusel alcohols taste like?

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Re: Astringency expected?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 10:11:25 AM »
Rocket fuel.  You'll likely want to age this beer for a good year or more.

Does age actually reduce fusel alcohols?

They are supposed to.  It certainly does not hurt to put the beer away for awhile and be patient.

Given time, fusels will usually age out into esters.
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Re: Astringency expected?
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2013, 10:44:00 AM »
It shouldn't affect astringency, but it could increase the ester production and possibly fusel alcohol production.

Thought astringency was caused by fusel alcohols.  If not, what do fusel alcohols taste like?

Nail polish remover

Now I wonder what nail polish remover tastes like...  Perhaps with a splash of OJ and some mineral spirits.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton