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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2023, 05:36:54 pm »
Since alcohol is sweet I'd guess it would go the other way.

I for one actually don't buy that alcohol is sweet as some suggest.
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2023, 05:41:46 am »
Current gravity 1.020, and airlock still bubbling.
Will it hit 1.014 ? or below ? time will tell.

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2023, 08:33:24 am »
Then why are things which are fermented to "dryness" dry and not sweet?

Maybe you're thinking of 2 different definitions?
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2023, 08:34:03 am »
Since alcohol is sweet I'd guess it would go the other way.

I for one actually don't buy that alcohol is sweet as some suggest.

Whether you buy it or not...
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2023, 09:43:58 am »
Since alcohol is sweet I'd guess it would go the other way.

I for one actually don't buy that alcohol is sweet as some suggest.

Whether you buy it or not...


Sweet or not, I perceive alcohol in many beers as lending a sweetening quality.  And yet in other beers, on occasion, I get a dry, cidery perception of the ethanol.  I guess it depends on the beer and the fermentable composition of the wort from which the alcohol is derived?
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2023, 10:41:42 am »
A sincere tip of the cap to those that can perceive the taste contributions of alcohol in standard ABV beers.  My palate is not nearly that refined.

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2023, 05:50:27 pm »
Then why are things which are fermented to "dryness" dry and not sweet?

Maybe you're thinking of 2 different definitions?
Sweet is a flavor
Dry is a mouthfeel

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2023, 06:13:21 pm »
Then why are things which are fermented to "dryness" dry and not sweet?

Maybe you're thinking of 2 different definitions?
Sweet is a flavor
Dry is a mouthfeel

Perhaps I should have elaborated more.  I'm basically in the same camp as Dave.  I've never perceived alcohol as sweet.  A specific example would be clear spirits.  Something like vodka very much doesn't come off as sweet to me.  That said, I definitely admit that things will taste different to different people.

On the topic of a hypothetical sugar solution fermented to dryness (let's say 0.992 which was mentioned in a reply), I wouldn't expect the resulting liquid to have a sweet taste.  I could be wrong because I've never done that specifically.  But I've had honey ferment as low as 0.990.  This again would be a matter of taste perception, but I can't imagine anyone who would have described that mead as having a sweet flavor.

It's true that dry beer can still have a sweet flavor.  But I would tend to attribute that aspect of the flavor to other parts of the beer, not the alcohol.  Not sure though.  I could be wrong.

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FG Too High
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2023, 06:57:07 pm »
One of the missions of the BJCP is to maintain a common lexicon so misunderstandings would be fewer and further between.

Though there’s certainly no requirement to use their definition, I offer it as common ground for term usage. In this case, Dry is defined as – “same usage as with wine, meaning lacking perceived sweetness. Well-attenuated. Obviously does not mean “opposite of wet” in this context.”

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2023, 07:00:29 pm »
I've tasted straight absinthe at 76% ABV.  If it was perceived as sweet at all, it would be from the anise, not the alcohol.
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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2023, 09:29:21 am »
I am not sure if I am talking about the same thing or not, but I have definitely tasted beers labeled as imperial or double IPA that tasted sweet with what seemed like a table sugar flavor. I have also tasted well made imperial IPAs (like Pliny) that don’t have that table sugar flavor.

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2023, 01:53:50 pm »
Current gravity 1.020, and airlock still bubbling.
Will it hit 1.014 ? or below ? time will tell.

Cheers

Today it's 1.016.

Tilt switching between 1.014 and 1.015 today.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 08:25:17 am by Fire Rooster »

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2023, 08:25:31 am »
Current gravity 1.020, and airlock still bubbling.
Will it hit 1.014 ? or below ? time will tell.

Cheers

Today it's 1.016.

Tilt switching between 1.014 and 1.015 today.

Gravity today is 1.014 @ 60f

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2023, 09:21:29 am »
Current gravity 1.020, and airlock still bubbling.
Will it hit 1.014 ? or below ? time will tell.

Cheers

Today it's 1.016.

Tilt switching between 1.014 and 1.015 today.

Gravity today is 1.014 @ 60f

Gravity switching between 1.013 and 1.014 today @ 59f.

Fire Rooster

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Re: FG Too High
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2023, 02:01:57 pm »
Current gravity 1.020, and airlock still bubbling.
Will it hit 1.014 ? or below ? time will tell.

Cheers

Today it's 1.016.

Tilt switching between 1.014 and 1.015 today.

Gravity today is 1.014 @ 60f

Gravity switching between 1.013 and 1.014 today @ 59f.

Gravity today is 1.013 @ 60f