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Offline Fire Rooster

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10 Little Indians
« on: March 18, 2021, 05:12:51 am »
After some time brewing, IBU and ABV were lowered to my preference.
Out of curiosity popular beers were analyzed to see what the majority
of Americans were favoring, regarding ABV & IBU.
Coincidentally, it's inline to what I've been brewing lately.

TOP 10 (2018) BEER        ABV   IBU
              1   Bud Light          4.2   6
              2   Coors Light      4.2   10
              3   Miller Lite           4.2   12
              4   Budweiser              5   12
              5   Michelob Ultra      4.2   10
              6   Corona Extra      4.6   18
              7   Modelo Especial      4.5   18
              8   Natural Light      4.2   10
              9   Busch Light      4.3   10
            10   Busch           4.3   10
         
                    AVG                 4.37   11.6
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 07:35:37 am »
I do not brew many light beers, especially something like an American Light Lager...man it's tough to overdue the hops easily. That's the part I struggle with. Learning, but Cream Ales, American Lagers, Kolsch I have brewed...just too much hop character.

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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 07:51:08 am »
I generally make beers between 4.5 and 5% and my IBUs are generally low by homebrewing standards but not that low.  I am concluding that IBUs is a very tough measuring stick.  We have all of these calculators, we have FWH, WP and DH additions adding zero IBUs and when hops are older or have been mishandled they lose their punch so you may think you made a beer with 25 IBUs but it might really be 18.  I have been using some Hop Heaven pellets lately and my beers seem 'punchier'.  That tells me that the hops I was getting from the LHBS or maybe MoreBeer, etc. were weaker or not as fresh.  Also, it seems like "gold" beer is still very much a player in the US beer-drinking world.  Many craft places I know still make a helles, blonde ale, kolsch, pilsner, low-IBU wheat beer, etc.
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 08:08:23 am »
After some time brewing, IBU and ABV were lowered to my preference.
Out of curiosity popular beers were analyzed to see what the majority
of Americans were favoring, regarding ABV & IBU.
Coincidentally, it's inline to what I've been brewing lately.

TOP 10 2019   BEER        ABV   IBU
              1   Bud Light          4.2   6
              2   Coors Light      4.2   10
              3   Miller Lite           4.2   12
              4   Budweiser              5   7
              5   Michelob Ultra      4.2   10
              6   Corona Extra      4.6   18
              7   Modelo Especial      4.5   18
              8   Natural Light      4.2   10
              9   Busch Light      4.3   10
            10   Busch           4.3   10
         
                    AVG                 4.37   11.1
Source please.
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 08:48:44 am »
After some time brewing, IBU and ABV were lowered to my preference.
Out of curiosity popular beers were analyzed to see what the majority
of Americans were favoring, regarding ABV & IBU.
Coincidentally, it's inline to what I've been brewing lately.

TOP 10 2018   BEER        ABV   IBU
              1   Bud Light          4.2   6
              2   Coors Light      4.2   10
              3   Miller Lite           4.2   12
              4   Budweiser              5   12
              5   Michelob Ultra      4.2   10
              6   Corona Extra      4.6   18
              7   Modelo Especial      4.5   18
              8   Natural Light      4.2   10
              9   Busch Light      4.3   10
            10   Busch           4.3   10
         
                    AVG                 4.37   11.6
Source please.

All over the place, I looked them up individually.
There could be some errors on ABV & IBU.
Correction, the year was 2018.
Saught any reference to what's best selling to get an
idea on what people are drinking, regarding ABV & IBU.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/19/beer-brands-americas-31-most-popular-beers/39490347/
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 09:12:54 am »
The Bud and Bud Light don't surprise me.  I would have thought Corona would be higher (especially higher than Michelob Ultra) and Busch, Natural Light and Busch seem high although I shouldn't pretend to know.  I suppose some people guzzle this stuff. 
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 09:22:46 am »
I think my IBUs brewed now are about 10-20.
I take a sip of the wife's beer now and then as a reference, Yuengling Light Lager, 3.8 ABV 10 IBU.
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 09:58:00 am »
I'm not sure about the other data, but Bud is 12 IBU. It was one of the calibration standard beers used the last time I had a beer analyzed.

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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 10:25:11 am »
I'm not sure about the other data, but Bud is 12 IBU. It was one of the calibration standard beers used the last time I had a beer analyzed.

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That's very likely, I found 2 IBU's for the same beer online.
So I just winged it and chose one.
Goal was to get top selling beers, and average their ABV & IBU.

How do you get your beers analyzed ?
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 04:30:00 pm »
I'm not sure about the other data, but Bud is 12 IBU. It was one of the calibration standard beers used the last time I had a beer analyzed.

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That's very likely, I found 2 IBU's for the same beer online.
So I just winged it and chose one.
Goal was to get top selling beers, and average their ABV & IBU.

How do you get your beers analyzed ?
At the time, I used Coastal Science Labs, but the company that took them over doesn't do beer analysis any more. It's too bad, because they offered cheap a la carte tests instead of having to order a full panel.

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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2021, 05:22:17 pm »

How do you get your beers analyzed ?

https://oregonbrewlab.com/


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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 02:41:04 am »

How do you get your beers analyzed ?

https://oregonbrewlab.com/


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Looking into this.
Thank You !

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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 05:05:01 am »
I'm not sure about the other data, but Bud is 12 IBU. It was one of the calibration standard beers used the last time I had a beer analyzed.

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That's why I asked, Bud had gone back up a few years ago.

The sales ranking and ABVs looked OK.
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 07:02:41 am »
I'm not sure about the other data, but Bud is 12 IBU. It was one of the calibration standard beers used the last time I had a beer analyzed.

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I tend to agree.  I have always heard that it was 11 IBU's, but 11, 12, what's the difference?
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Re: 10 Little Indians
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2021, 08:47:44 am »

How do you get your beers analyzed ?

https://oregonbrewlab.com/


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