Re: distilling hopped beer
- Exactly, Wal.
I've been thinking about this lately, and I suspect that people tend to like bier schnapps more when it's distilled from a less-than-strongly hopped beer, as in classic American and (slightly less so) German beers.
It seems to be the heavily-hopped British IPA's and the American lupulin-crazed corruptions of IPA's that back drinkers off when distilled.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
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> Bier schnapps?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tgfoitwoods" zymurgybob@ wrote:
> > I only have experience with 2 kinds of hopped beer distillation, and
> > they match what Nicodeamus says. As a demonstration for the book, I
> > distilled small amounts of American lager (probably Bud), and had no
> > objections to the very light hop flavor in the distillate.
> > When I distilled a holiday ale my son had brewed (and didn't like) the
> > distillate hop flavor was fairly strong and unpleasant to my tastes.
> > Admittedly, my son is kinda heavy-handed with hops. I just don't know
> > about the Belgian
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