Do Adjuncts “Dry Out” Beer? Fining Beer, Smoky Off-Flavor, and pH 7

Is there a good reason that brewers add corn or rice to beer to “dry” it out? Learn the answer to this as well as Mr. Wizard’s favorite way to fine beer, possible causes to a smoky off-flavor, and why distilled water can’t be used to calibrate a pH meter.
Issue: January-February 2022