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Offline morticaixavier

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Re: Final gravity and moutfeel
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 12:07:05 PM »
There seems to be confusion here between body and mouthfeel.

How do you distinguish the two things Denny?

From the BJCP Study Guide...

"The body of a beer is characterized as its fullness, viscosity, or thickness on the tongue and palate;
descriptors range from watery or characterless to satiating or thick. Body is a component of mouthfeel,
which encompasses physical sensations such as astringency, alcoholic warmth and carbonation; the
combination of all those components determines how the beer stimulates the palate. The body is
determined by the levels of dextrins and medium-length proteins. Lack of dextrins is caused by low
saccharification temperatures, excessive use of adjuncts or by highly attenuative yeast strains. A low
protein level may be caused by excessively long protein rests, excessive fining or the addition of large
amounts of fermentable sugars. Light body is appropriate in American light lagers and lambics, but not
in strongly malt-accented styles such as barleywines, Scotch ales, and doppelbocks."

cool so a more nuanced answer for the OP is that while FG does affect Body to some degree there are still other components of Body that have major effects. Additionally as Body is only one component of Mouthfeel it would be even less comprehensive to use FG as a measure of Mouthfeel.
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Re: Final gravity and moutfeel
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013, 01:16:10 PM »
Well said Mort.  Thanks for the refresher Denny !
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Re: Final gravity and moutfeel
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2013, 03:54:18 PM »
Mouth feel is the driving force in the universe, basically the whole reason any of us exist. Or is it hyperbole? I get the two mixed up sometimes

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Re: Final gravity and moutfeel
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2013, 04:41:52 PM »
Mouth feel is the driving force in the universe, basically the whole reason any of us exist. Or is it hyperbole? I get the two mixed up sometimes

:D     That's what I hear.
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Re: Final gravity and moutfeel
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2013, 04:57:21 PM »
Mouth feel is the driving force in the universe, basically the whole reason any of us exist. Or is it hyperbole? I get the two mixed up sometimes

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Re: Final gravity and moutfeel
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2013, 05:24:13 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.

The BJCP quote really sums it up well.